Weekly Update 213

The week's update comes on the back of a very long week for me, but it's good to be "out there" speaking at events even if they are just from the comfort of my own home. There's also more adventures in IoT, Chrome's experiment with URL paths in their omnibox and Apple messing around with MAC addresses on my phone and watch. Oh - and I did manage to track down what my favourite Norwegian beer is following a question from the audience:

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  1. I've ordered some Xiaomi Aqara wireless switches (these are Zigbee based and will trigger various Home Assistant automations)
  2. Watching the reactions to Chrome's omnibox experiment to hide the path has been... entertaining 🤣 (but seriously, there's an interesting discussion to be had around people's ability to interpret URLs and how much value there is in removing this "noise")
  3. In iOS 14 and watchOS 7, Apple is randomising the MAC when connecting to new networks (good for privacy, but it messes up a bunch of things including my nice Ubiquiti icons)
  4. Sponsored by Varonis. SecurityFWD. A brand new YouTube show from Varonis. Watch Episode 1: How Far can Wi-Fi Travel?
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Hi, I'm Troy Hunt, I write this blog, create courses for Pluralsight and am a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP who travels the world speaking at events and training technology professionals