If you don’t get it, ask a friend who knows computer networking. Alternately, you could do a little Googling…
Unfortunately, VPNs don’t finish their tasks with a great song-and-dance scene.
I need to look up this grill to see what its embedded controller does. Aside from…
- reporting its current settings and temperature, and
- some limited ability to control it remotely (very limited, if at all — the computers in IoT devices are cheap and insecure, and attackers can cause all sorts of mischief with a networked propane tank)…
…what else does it do that needs an update, never mind an update big enough to interfere with cooking?
printf()) works for these pros…
- Linus Torvalds: “I don’t like debuggers. Never have, probably never will.”
- Guido van Rossum: “…often the quickest way to debug a program is to add a few print statements to the source: the fast edit-test-debug cycle makes this simple approach very effective.”
- Robert C. “Uncle Bob” Martin: Debuggers a re wasteful timesink.
…and it works pretty nicely for me, too.
If you’re into open source, you’re probably aware of the different kinds of free, thanks to the expressions “Free as in beer” and “Free as in speech”.
If you’ve dealt with some particular open source codebases, you’ve probably also internalized a third kind of free: Free as in mattress.