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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.



Get your family and friends off Facebook and cable news as though their lives depend on it.

Hey hackers! Some gorgeous objects in this collection of 3d printed "mathematical illustrations" from Henry Segerman ...

Some interesting work, reverse-engineering Minecraft worlds ...

The first video is about finding the Title Screen image - they also managed to locate pack.png, see the second link

We followed up with District 9, and to wrap the night off Donnie Darko.

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Introducing my eldest (17) to Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (33).

British actors need not apply for the role of young prince William, due to #Brexit:

"A new casting notice asking for boys aged between nine and 12 years old, who could conceivably play William at age 11, stipulates that only European passport holders can apply. “NOT British-European,” warns the note, “due to new Brexit rules from 1st January 2021.”"

Strong and stable! Brexit means Brexit!

Hey so, Salesforce just bought Slack. Salesforce has a history of monetizing things they buy in really aggressive manners so I'm expecting some Changes there soon.

If you use Discord, I'll also note that when a thing's main competition has a problem is when companies choose to make Big Moves so don't be shocked if Discord makes major changes or either gets bought themselves very soon.

I've been banging the drum of "Have backups for your communities" for years now, but it's more serious now.

uspol 💩 

Trump can pardon anyone except himself ...

finally got the last few caps for this. love the look, even if not all the labels are correct. #keyboards #appleii

So the keyboard is almost perfect, but I wanted to have access to the ";:", "\|" and "=+" keys on the base layer, so I made one more modification and added a column on the right hand side. Now it's almost a traditional layout (only square brackets are in a weird place) and still small enough for me to reach all keys without moving my hands. Also added an expansion port in the middle, so that I can experiment with various modules.

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I have no meetings between now and the end of the week!

But I suppose I still should do some work ...

You Need to Opt Out of Amazon Sidewalk

TL;DR Amazon added a new opt-out peer-to-peer network between their devices, including those on your neighbors’ networks. You share up to 500MB of bandwidth with the houses next to you. Yeah, hell no.

We have a Keyboardio Model 01 in the office, the proud owner keeps on thinking that they're 'too busy' to actually sit down and start using it ... I need to nag them a bit more I think. They really should get using it ...

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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.