That’s the first month of 2022 and most places are drowning in Omicron cases. The virus must be the only being who went through the whole year with reinvention. I hope all of you are safe and doing well.
This Newsletter is turning 2 with this issue 🎉 January of 2020 was my first issue and it’s been a spectacular journey. It’s something I started during a new year to force myself to read more and to know it has helped a few more people is very pleasing. Thank you for all the feedback, let’s have a wonderful year ahead.
Open Source community had a new shocker this week with popular projects - faker and colors being intentionally sabotaged to output “LIBERTY LIBERTY LIBERTY” by the founder developer. Also, a reference to Aaron Swartz. This broke several other packages that were depending on these projects. NPM saw these actions as malicious and proceeded to revert the package while it’s parent company decided to block the developer’s access altogether. Here’s worthy links to find out more: