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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 RadioSidewinder.com.

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.

Even in these enlightened days where less() is the console pager of choice for almost everyone on linux, more() still has its place.

When you want to see the contents of a series of small files all in one go, more()'s default behaviour of adding a header with the file name when stdout is not /dev/tty makes for pleasant reading ...

$ more *files* | less

Try it some time 🙂

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Anne Harding and I made a hand-drawn, hand-cranked version of Truncation (shonk.tumblr.com/post/12997043), showing cross sections of a hypercube.

Check it out in person at the Curfman Gallery (lsc.colostate.edu/campus-activ).

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hey so!!! are you asking a specific question online and not getting any help?

make a second account and answer your own question incorrectly

people will be piling on to correct you with specific explanations within an hour

it works literally every time ive been doing it for years

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@se2b hot take: all numbers are lowercase. the uppercase ones are like *'&£@'+

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I'd encourage the good @codeforall folks (codeforall.org/ ) with the great goal of "creating fair & open digital societies" - to reconsider their use of Slack as a collaboration platform... here's why: davelane.nz/why-slack-better-a

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Hello there, after taking over and completely renewing Libravatar, we took the time to compose a blog post with details about what's new, where the infrastructure runs, who sponsors us and who are the new team members. You can read our blog post here: blog.libravatar.org/posts/Brav

Oh, The Register must never give up, it has such a good attitude ... photo captioning is an especial art of theirs :-

"Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, holds an invisible beach ball"

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Dogs tend to align themselves to magnetic north more than random directions by a statistically significant margin so don't tell me evolution doesn't have a sense of humor

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I can't even... the cat made a little blanket fort and only her ears stick out!

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"I became unreasonably passionate about fantasy sports for the very first time in my life. Not fantasy football or baseball or anything like that. I got into fantasy birdwatching."

'Fantasy Birding Is Real, And It's Spectacular' (via Deadspin)

deadspin.com/fantasy-birding-i

Still nothing. I have a candidate password that looks perfect, but isn't working.

It isn't like there aren't ways to get my password changed (there are about a dozen other sysadmins available) but ... what would I change it back to?

The one it's supposed to be, or the way I'm misremembering it?

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"Swiss Post's position is that since the bug only allows elections to be stolen by Swiss Post employees, it's not a big deal, because Swiss Post employees wouldn't steal an election."

schneier.com/blog/archives/201

Turns out Pokemon Go is getting popular again, according to my high-school-age offspring.

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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.