Four short links: 13 March 2018
El Paquete, Ingenious Malware, Region Evacuation, and Deck Template
- Inside El Paquete, Cuba’s Social Network — In a country where the government keeps tight control over the media, citizens are able to access an extraordinary amount of information from around the world in the form of a terabyte-sized weekly file dump, Bring Your Own Hard Drive. Nation-scale sneakernet. (via Andy Baio)
- The Slingshot APT FAQ –malware that disabled disk defragmentation because it stores its own encrypted filesystem in the unused sectors of yours.
- Netflix Region Evacuation — This article describes how we re-imagined region failover from what used to take close to an hour to less than 10 minutes, all while remaining cost neutral.
- YC Seed Deck Template — The deck below is a template for how I think companies should build seed decks. While the main target for this template is a company raising its seed round, the deck is not all that different from best practices for a Series A deck—which we’ll release next.