Tag «operating_systems»

Ken Thompson on Security

I just stumbled on a very good article by Ken Thompson on computer security: Reflections on Trusting Trust In this article Ken shows how easy it is to alter a compiler  to compromise all binaries created with it. Although 24 years old this article is a very interesting read.

us_de Keyboardlayout

The more I used it, the more unhappy I became with the us-intl keyboard layout. Especially all the dead keys (keys that may modify the following key e.g. ” + a to write √§) made typing tiresome. Always typing a space after double quotes is really not suited for programming. I found a good tutorial …