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Listening to one of those albums that tries to be serious and fails miserably, to the point where I can only laugh when I listen to it.

I am a cat, I'm ready to proceed, and I'm gonna shred your ass.

So good.

squatting valid internal package names was a nearly sure-fire method to get into the networks of some of the biggest tech companies out there, gaining remote code execution, and possibly allowing attackers to add backdoors during builds.

Attempting to do some script-like stuff in Emacs Lisp.

Doing my best not to hate life as we know it.

I think it's pretty funny that Windows continues to support the special filenames from the DOS days.

Do not use the following reserved names for the name of a file: CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9.

It never ceases to amaze me how bad random software I find recommended on the Arch Wiki really is.

Watching kitten adoption videos because I need something warm and fuzzy in my mind before going to sleep.

This was fun.

Now I will only think of ditches whenever I watch movies of this nature, or play D&D.

Not sure about all the self-citations in this, but I will say it's a good read, if you're into that sort of thing.

Tech story of the week.

  • Have (really) old Apple TV.
  • Crave app says it will stop working soon on really old Apple TV.
  • Buy new, shiny Apple TV because I don't feel like switching things up too much.
  • Very different interface, but whatevs.
  • Install only two apps we use: Netflix and Crave.
  • Netflix crashes every time. Uninstall. Reinstall. Crash.
  • Turn off Apple TV and don't touch for 5 days.
  • Turn on and there are new apps I didn't install.
  • Netflix now works. Crave continues to work.
  • Confidence level drops precipitously.

I've had a bit of an "old man yells at cloud" kind of day, so I'm going to repeat my current mantra in case others share my attitude:

I love technology but I hate tech.


Democrats should try campaigning on the truth: The Republican Party is controlled by intelligent, college-educated, and affluent elites who concoct dangerous nonsense to paper over a bigoted, plutocratic agenda and to justify attacks on the democratic process.

Once again, the Bitcoin wackiness in my Twitter feed delivers.

The ideal place for a Bitcoin
mining farm. Cheapest electricity on the planet.

@TechnicolorRainbow Tonight's discussion: chapter 5 of Hacking: the Art of Exploitation.

When: 2020-02-04 @ 2000 EST

Where: On jitsi!

sox FAIL formats: no handler for file extension `mp3'

Here is why audio on Linux pisses me off.

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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.