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Inklings in February 2013

Create a local PyPI mirror

Young Wonder: To You

War is peace

Concerns the recent YAML parser security issues in Rails. This I thought was worth quoting:

BTW, this whole circus reminded me of Allen Short’s excellent lightning talk from PyCon 2010: Big Brother’s Design Rules (skip to 17:30). To summarize Allen’s pithy maxims:

  • War is Peace: assume you are at war, all input is an attack, and then you can be at peace.
  • Slavery is Freedom: the more you constrain your code’s behavior, the more freedom you have to act. The smaller your interface, the smaller your attack surface.
  • Ignorance is Strength: the less your code knows about, the fewer things it can break. This is the principle of least authority.

Colour swatch creator

Pretty nice! X-axis is hue, Y-axis is value/lightness, and scrolling give you saturation. The default saturation is good for pastels.