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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.

medium.com/@alex.birsan/depend

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.

docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windo

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.

youtube.com/watch?v=xPGdOXstSy

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.

palladiummag.com/2020/05/28/ho

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.

uspol 

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.

newrepublic.com/article/161266

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!

meet.jit.si/TechnicolorRainbow

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

Here is why audio on Linux pisses me off.

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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.