Heck yes, I wish more people knew this. It's super easy. There's loads of interesting (and "interesting") stuff in apps. Even better: you can get your phone's framework code (usually in odex files) and decompile it! I've found and worked around some insane things that Samsung has done to their SMS providers on some phones....
Broken APIs can usually be worked around by doing a couple smaller queries and gluing the data together (often performs better anyway), partially covered indexes often mean the same thing (or just making do with less data in your app). And/or just decompile the stock app and see what it does differently.
SQL injections are fun tho, I managed to use a couple to dump the full databases, or add / repair missing indexes or triggers (never shipped code that did this, but it helped locally! would've probably broken if they ever upgraded the provider version tho). Some phones also try to protect / escalate Facebook data / access, but if there's an injection you can usually change the "protected" marker on its data.
I love that android has these shared providers, they let you do some super interesting and useful things, and for the most part everyone plays nice (but the "social stream" stuff in contacts is... odd, and rare). They seem to get pretty low amounts of attention tho, e.g. the sms provider had a few rounds of "caching bug in stock app" -> "finally make that pk autoincrement so it stops reusing ids" which were painfully obvious from reading the source: https://github.com/aosp-mirror/platform_packages_providers_t... . The current version has most or all of these fixed, but it took a few years to get there.
But can I suggest making it half the current size?
By making it smaller you could release more often, keeping awareness/interest alive. It's also easier to read in a single sitting, rather than have to come back to it.
I don't think we could speed up releases at this point, but once we have a steady inflow of articles and all the DTP scripts finalized I'll revisit this idea.
With POC||GTFO as well as "The Diagram", Paged Out will fill a very definite hole in my daily ablutions ..
Note: Dewdney's role in the Algorithms Magazine is not mentioned in the Wikipedia article.
Not yet, but it could be if someone edited the article. That's what's so great about Wikipedia!
But usually people forget to prefix that with "if you have third party sources about this...".
If you just put assertions in the article without backing then, it's likely that someone will come and dispute (or even just delete) them.
So make everyone (including yourself) a favor and always source what you add to Wikipedia.
I have a few (damaged) issues myself. I'll scan them and put the online if I can get Dewdney's permission.
Will definitely follow :-)
This means that while we can recommend fonts, we can't really enforce them in this model.
I know the idea for the authors to do the layout is at least 'experimental' (that's the word I prefer to use), but it also gives one more space to be creative (and makes it easier for us from a certain perspective too). See also https://pagedout.institute/?page=faq.php#layout
Edit: I can see it's quarterly in FAQ
Good news tho! It's public, and you can get RSS feeds for google groups groups: https://groups.google.com/forum/feed/pagedout-notifications/... (click the "about" non-underlining-text link in the top-right to get rss/atom feed links)
RSS is the only way I follow stuff like this. I don't want emails. I don't notice emails.
If anyone could point me to something similar, that'd be great (I know of 2600 and Phrack). I'm aware that Lainchan produces their own community magazine, but progress has been slow.
Edit: I just bought the 2nd print version after seeing that ad :)
Where did you originally put out a call for articles? I generally feel pretty tuned in to tech circles, but am kind of surprised you were able to get this many submissions without having to spam lots of places and not have been a blip on my radar somewhere- and I also wonder what I may be missing in terms of good communities.
But does every page have a different retro theme, or is there a unifying pattern to it all that I am not genius enough to detect?
All the details are here:
https://pagedout.institute/?page=writing.php - technicalities / topics accepted
https://pagedout.institute/?page=cfp.php - process
One small nitpick that I hope you can fix for upcoming editions is the shocking alignment of the page numbers on the table of contents. It's just so messy and amateur looking, please try and tidy that up!
Somewhat tangential: I often want to read PDF files and am never happy with my printing setup. Is there a service that will print any PDF at high quality, bind it for larger prints, and snail mail it to me?
Maybe you can even arrange shipping, after an initial meeting to make sure they're printing what you want, like you want it.
My motive is that this content is interesting but not enough to get me to setup meetings with local print shops. More often than not people start businesses to save others time/money and offer convenience, I'm hoping someone did it for this particular need.
People could also print the top pages off The Economist every week and I'm sure some do but the overwhelming majority of those who read it on paper have it printed at high quality and mailed to them.
That header takes up nearly half of my screen. Why would they not "display: none;" on scroll? Jeepers.
Nice publication though! :)
Also why no HTML version?
The administrator of this site submitted a Bitcoin affiliate spam site to Lobsters, was one of the very few users to hit the automatic anti-spam threshhold (MIN_KARMA_TO_SUBMIT_STORIES), and abused our issue tracker to have us configure this site for him. So, uh, no, we have nothing to do with this site and are not exactly fans.
I filed a github issue on your lobsters open source project asking how to change the logo. If not there, where else should I file issues related to the codebase??
Edit: The problem is that PDFs are basically usability wise readable only on iPad and even then not that spectacular. Also my iPad usually stays at home so no reading from laptop or from phone either.
This is probably because PDFs are supposed to be a format for printers. What's readable on paper is not necessarily readable on a screen.
I hired 5 different artists to design the page decorations, and they delivered cool and interesting assets. But then I decided this doesn't really align with my vision and decided to do the decorations on my own in "my usual style".
So yeah, this is what you get when a programmer does page design. Sorry :)
P.S. Actually it's even worse - I kinda like the outcome, so it will probably stay.