Makzan’s Dispatch 19w44: Tel Aviv University

This week, I’m in Tel Aviv University, Israel. 

It is a three day course about cyber security. There are sessions about DevSecOps, BlockChain, Private-Public-Partnerships. The following picture is the Cyber Horse that was built during Cyber Week 2016.

This week I also finished listening to the book digital minimalism. It is from the same author of the book deep work.

We are surrounded by digital devices and services all the time every day. And the book tells us to think twice which one this is essential and which is not.


Links worth sharing

The story of getting SSH port 22

The story on how SSH port is officially registered as port 22 in 1995. It is 22 because SSH is designed to replace both telnet (port 23) and ftp (port 21)

A tweet about client-side routing

There’s a chance I believe client side routing on the web is usually not preferred. Which is ironic. 

Might be best for screens where the majority of the UI persists, which is the edge case.

Browsers handle page transitions really well.

SQL Murder Mystery

This is a learning game to solve the mystery by using SQL commands.


A collection of bad practices in HTML, copied from real websites.

Everything about my (Louis Abraham’s) email

The query box below allows you to determine if the email you sent me is in my important inbox and unprocessed.

A stats about how much the website owner has processed his emails and whether your email sent to him get processed or discarded.

Dark Patterns at Scale: Findings from a Crawl of 11K Shopping Websites

Dark patterns are user interface design choices that benefit an online service by coercing, steering, or deceiving users into making unintended and potentially harmful decisions. We conducted a large-scale study, analyzing ~53K product pages from ~11K shopping websites to characterize and quantify the prevalence of dark patterns.

Quote worth sharing

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” —Annie Dillard

Until next week,