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I've been hacking unix systems since the mid-80s in a good way, and I try to stay in the unix/free software/open source software world as much as possible.

I build far too many workflows that mix bash, python, awk, sed and golang together to drag data from odd places, polish it up, and put the results somewhere where the sun does shine. With possibly less input safety than is needed ...

For money, I do infosec. For fun, I play Elite:Dangerous and help run the in-universe radio station

I also live somewhere that isn't in your timezone, have a family that just wants their tech to work, and look forward to owning electric vehicles.

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Kinda saw that coming.

"Richard M. Stallman resigns — Free Software Foundation — working together for free software"

What's the past tense of 'output' as a verb?

Re-assert all the values as "current" now we've outputted them


Re-assert all the values as "current" now we've output them

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Lol my niece is a furry and I think she was expecting me to not know what that is like the rest of the family

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So this just happened:

- a bot found a vulnerability in a dependency
- a bot sent a PR to fix it
- the CI verified the PR
- a bot merged it
- a bot celebrated the merge with a GIF

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This is the #PineTime (actual photo) - a #Linux smartphone companion and a side-project of ours. Are you a or developer with an interest in smartwatches? - let us know.

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#Codec2 is a low-bitrate speech #codec.

Codec 2 is a patentless codec which provides extremely low bitrate (450 to 3200 bits per second) speech encoding. Codec 2 has been used in amateur radio to provide understandable speech in areas of very low signal quality and slow data rates. Codec 2 is used as the audio codec in the open hardware and software SM1000 SSB digital vocoder.

Website 🔗️:

apt 📦️: codec2

#free #opensource #foss #fossmendations

I cannot find a copy of

MAGE-TO-MAGE Magical Combat System and Spell Description Language

except for the one I saw originally,
Version 0.75 Copyright 1989 Robert M. Reimann (

I'd love to see any updated version of this, or indeed any current sightings of so we can ask him directly 🙂 Apparently there was once a version 0.82 ... ?

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never use a phone or a computer

New SIM Card Flaw Lets Hackers Hijack Any Phone Just By Sending SMS

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Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"

Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".

There have been some excellent tools suggested in this thread so far, thanks everyone.

Still not finished here; but I'm getting closer to a solution. I think that I could build what I want with the Zim wiki and a custom plugin ...

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Switched over to from vscode, glad someone already did this

The new keyboard isn't dropping any keystrokes at all; the old HHKP connected to the same USB cable/hub was dropping chars, but that could have been the PS/2 to USB converter, or the kbd itself. I'll have to pop off a few keys to see if there's toast in there somewhere ... :-)

The "Menu" function mapped to the Any key works fine under Windows (don't judge me, I play Elite so I need a Windows machine around ...) but doesn't seem to do anything under macOS. I'll have to think of another use for it.

My co-worker has a model 01 - its Any key emits a different character each time you press it, which is cool. I'm not sure if I can configure that from the kiibohd configurator here ...

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"My definition of privacy is 'I want to keep my secrets.' The Google definition is 'We want to host your secrets and keep them secret from everyone else.' It's a small difference." - Bert Hubert, PowerDNS


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lewd, technical 

I might switch Fox with Caps Lock ... and perhaps Any with Star ... I keep on hitting the Any key on the way to Backspace ...

Playing with the layout ... Fox and Star are LGUI and RGUI, Any (yes, I now have an Any Key) is Menu. The Control matches my Happy Hacking board, and old Sun keyboards.

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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.