Welcome to Random Short Take #71. A bit of home IT in this one. Let’s get random.
- Ever written a script that did something entirely unexpected? This one is a tough read, but it looks like that’s what happened to some folks at Atlassian.
- There was a new release deployed for VMware Cloud on AWS recently, and you can read more about what’s new here.
- In news that should surprise no-one, Zerto has published a press release that talks about research revealing that ransomware readiness is essential to mitigation, yet significant gaps exist pretty much everywhere. I don’t want to be that guy, but if you’re not worried about this stuff, you should be.
- I love my Harmony remotes, and hate that Logitech has shut it down (ostensibly). Is the Sofabaton X1 what we’ve been waiting for? I hope so.
- Howard published a typically thorough article on M1 Macs and their lack of support for USB-C.
- Jeff Geerling doesn’t just mess about with Raspberry Pi devices on YouTube. He also updates his old articles on DVD and Blu-Ray ripping. So that makes two of us who still bother to do this.
- It’s a good thing I was only ever a storage consultant, and not in charge of choosing the products, because I would totally buy hardware based on looks. Well, mostly. Check out these Blackmagic Design Cloud Store devices.
- I switched to Google WiFi at home a few years ago. Generally speaking, it’s been good, although mesh networks are a special kind of hell at the best of times. But I experienced this issue recently, and I found it tremendously frustrating because it was one of those problems that wasn’t a problem, but somehow was. I was thinking of replacing the Google WiFi stuff, but to be honest I was hoping to get a bit more than 3 years out of it.