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@TechnicolorRainbow Time to choose the next book to read for the book club. We'll be avoiding the textbook stuff for a while, so if that has been keeping you away, please know it won't be the norm! You're encouraged to join the discussion.

Vote for what you'd like to read. We're going to meet again in 3-4 weeks. The date will be announced after the book is chosen, but it will continue to be on Thursday evenings EST, unless it is found to be hindering participation.

If you have book suggestions, please add them to our Etherpad: etherpad.qbfreak.net/p/PuJ10KB

Just knowing it arrived safely - and that it has been read - takes the edge off somewhat. And if someone’s too busy or too rude to reply, then that’s all I need to know.

Oh, I'd reply alright.

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Although obviously bad, neither of these were enough to deter me from using the email tracker. I now don’t send an email without using it.

independent.co.uk/life-style/e

Investment/finance scumbaggery 

Another thing that was said in the investment webinar that I was in earlier...

When viewing a chart that showed how the health care industry had lost money for investors over the past year:

"We see that health care has been unable to focus on profits and instead has been fighting COVID."

I mean.... what does that tell you?

I was in a webinar this week about retirement savings and stuff, and it was kind of embarassing how much they were pushing people to use their app to "manage and watch their investments".

Seeing some goose stuff in my timeline which reminds me of the time that we were feeding some ducks an old loaf of bread in the park some years ago and suddenly we were surrounded by a lot of ducks and geese vying for the food. They were getting close to rushing us, looking for some nibbles.

I'm not scared of them, but lemme tell ya, that was a bit unnerving.

Also, it's generally not a good idea to feed bread to birds. We don't do that any more.

Gentle reminder: minimalism just pushes the complexity elsewhere.

Try to guess the year this was printed. (Answer in the alt-text.)

Giving Slackware a go in a VM on Windows. Just bombs out on QEMU. Kernel panic sometimes with VMware Workstation.

As usual, this stuff promises and doesn't deliver without a lot of busywork.

Darkly comic violence 

For some reason, I am reminded of ED-209 today.

youtube.com/watch?v=Hzlt7IbTp6

@TechnicolorRainbow Time to choose the next book to read for the book club. We'll be avoiding the textbook stuff for a while, so if that has been keeping you away, please know it won't be the norm! You're encouraged to join the discussion.

Vote for what you'd like to read. We're going to meet again in 3-4 weeks. The date will be announced after the book is chosen, but it will continue to be on Thursday evenings EST, unless it is found to be hindering participation.

If you have book suggestions, please add them to our Etherpad: etherpad.qbfreak.net/p/PuJ10KB

@TechnicolorRainbow We finished the technical tome! Overall, we thought Hacking: the Art of Exploitation (2nd ed.) was decent but dated. Maybe not the first book you should read if you're looking to get into infosec.

@TechnicolorRainbow Last week for Hacking: the Art of Exploitation. We're discussion chapter 7 and the book in general.

When: 2020-02-25 @ 2000 EST

Where: On jitsi!

meet.jit.si/TechnicolorRainbow

@TechnicolorRainbow Good (but short) discussion tonight. We're almost done! Then it will be on to less technical, and probably more entertaining, reading.

Next week is the last chapter: chapter 7 of Hacking: the Art of Exploitation.

When: 2020-02-25 @ 2000 EST

Where: On jitsi!

meet.jit.si/TechnicolorRainbow

@TechnicolorRainbow Tonight's discussion: chapter 6 of Hacking: the Art of Exploitation.

When: 2020-02-18 @ 2000 EST

Where: On jitsi!

meet.jit.si/TechnicolorRainbow

Please observe Olivia's extremely graceful and ladylike method of getting inside her kitty condo.

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hackers.town

A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.