podcast May 27, 2022

Games are good, mods are immortal (Ep. 446)

On this home team episode of the podcast, Ben, Cassidy, and Matt talk about small computers, big nostalgia, and security flaws that you could script a truck through. 

On this home team episode of the podcast, Ben, Cassidy, and Matt talk about small computers, big nostalgia, and security flaws that you could script a truck through. 

Episode notes

Following the success of the Mac Mini, Windows is getting into the tiny computer business. Oh, and it’s running on ARM chips. Oh, and Visual Studio and VS Code will now offer native ARM support.

Video games got a lot of us into programming thanks to their openness to mods. It’s what made The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind such a hit 20 years ago. 

Minecraft may live forever thanks to its modding community and parent-friendly tools. Just don’t be surprised when you have to ban local kids for virtual arson and murder

The old security exploit hits are still out there: cross-site scripting, SQL injection, and cross-site request forgery. Could be because 86% of developers do not view application security as a top priority.

Two great questions today: Is it illegal to ride a drunk horse? and a Lifeboat-worthy response from Markus Meskanen on Checking if a number is not in range in Python.

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