A light list today reflecting some (light) travel this weekend to visit family.

  • How Signal is playing with fire: Hard to deny that cryptocurrency is popular for illegal activity. The whole ecosystem of ransomware is boosted by Bitcoin, for example. This piece explores what might happen when an end-to-end encrypted messaging service embraces anonymous or pseudonymous payments via crypto.
  • Will Smith turned down the role of Neo in the Matrix (YouTube Link): I both completely understand Will Smith’s logic on this, and I also cannot imagine anyone but Keanu Reeves in that role. Also, we got Wild Wild West. Thank you, Will Smith. 🙃
  • tkellogg/dura: Autosave for your git repos in a way that doesn’t muck with your actual branches. Seems interesting. (via labnotes.org)