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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.

Somebody's been maintaining my code!
Somebody's been maintaining /my/ code!
Somebody's been maintaining _my_ code and they're still there!

Discovered the 'official video' to Greta Van Fleet's "Safari Song".

Glad the "weird shit" school of music video is still going strong ... (obviously mad props to Caravan Palace's video collection)

Dogelang – A Python with Haskell Syntax

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I'm not following enough new music, so I'm glad I saw this (NYT) article fly past - an interview with Tones about her big hit 'Dance Monkey'. She's got a really interesting voice and a great sense of humor and honesty.

Actually, why not.

"SFTP is a protocol offered as a subsystem of SSH2 (RFC4254 and draft-ietf-secsh-filexfer-13)"

There, I feel better now.

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"If your adversary has more than two arms, tuck your hand under their lowest extremity. Results may vary if your opponent is a shapeshifter."

Is there a way I can follow someone on pluspora in here??

Reading/quoting RFCs because its the only way to get someone's "requirements" agreed on.

You wanted to use PGP? Surely you meant OpenPGP (RFC4880)?

You wanted the date/time in the filename? We'll be using RFC3339 format.

You want it in your local timezone? We'll be using the IANA Time Zone "region/city".

I almost used an RFC to define sftp, but I started to go crosseyed and backed off ... I did at least specify port 22 ...

Just realised that since I switched jobs I haven't been reading any webcomics. So I've been catching up on #QuestionableContent as a start.

I totally agree with Bubbles' opinion of IPA.

It seems a little heavier/darker than my usual font Hack, but seems worth having available to play with.

Show thread - a new monospaced font, the main version has ligatures, the Mono variant doesn’t. There's also a Powerline variant with glyphs for interesting things ...

Went to the local 'organic' coffee-shop/restaurant for a mid-afternoon snack. Picked a ✔️ Vegan item ... luckily saw that the back of the ticket listed "eggs" as an ingredient ...

When questioned, they did have a folder full of products & full ingredients to double-check, so here's your lesson kids; if it matters to you, don't take someone else's word for it.

Trust, but Verify.

Yes, of course I want a rotary cell phone.

The power switch is an actual slide switch. No holding down a stupid button to make it turn off and not being sure it really is turning off or what.

Round-the-world travel gear for the avid unicycler ...

(I tried to learn unicycling recently, but didn't succeed sadly)

We are where all good origin stories begin.

KAWAIICON 2020, Nov 6-7. Same town, same place. Deets soon (once we awake from this noodle coma)

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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.