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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.

If you have not seen Chronicles of Stampadia, let me recommend it.

It's a daily roguelike, generated solo pen-and-paper game. The entire game content is obscured and you reveal it as you go. It's shockingly good, and the kind of thing that might make a long flight or long camping trip or night without power very bearable.

The publication, tweet or retweet of this picture is punishable by 30 days of prison or a fine of 3000 rubles in Russia.

Shame if people on the Internet were to copy it everywhere.

How I hacked Google’s bug tracking system itself for $15,600 in bounties - Alex Birsan: (Medium via Scribe)

Seems like a bunch of cryptographers are unhappy with the idea of mandatory Client Side Scanning of devices

Another pentest report, another PDF with detailed technical reports that I can't copy/paste properly into the ticketing system because PDF isn't a useable format for this to happen.

I don't need the formatting, I need the text.

@ajroach42 I would add @scanlime to the list of must see channels, and @craftykat is nice to watch too

also I wander around sometimes and of course

:blob_gnikniht: cheat codes cheapen the authenticity of the art of the game

:blobcoffee: cheat codes are an invaluable tool not only in dev but also on the user end, whether simply to access already-paid-for content or to resolve any number of technical or logistical problems that no developer can hope to anticipate without the most draconian & self-limiting of walled garden setups

:blobaww: cheat codes cut away distraction & delay, revealing the authentic fulness of the game's artistic merit

Exciting EU study on open source software:

> strongly contributes to GDP
> avoids vendor lock-in
> reduces costs & maintenance
> drives state-of-the-art tech
> fosters competition, interoperability & tech-neutrality

Are you using a screen reader to access Mastodon?

Hall and Oates
Nine Inch Nails
Iron Maiden

Hall and Nails - "I Can't Get Closer for That"

The basics for which health and disability activists have been campaigning for years – telecommuting, tele-health and distance learning – were quick and easy adjustments to make, once the able-bodied population needed them.

Ooh, this is tempting. Tri-factor authentication, I guess: password, plus physical access, plus biometrics. Would be nice as a primary security key you carry around while having a non-biometric key as a backup in a safe.

This happened a few days ago, Mark Kettenis submitted a patchset adding Apple M1 support to the U-Boot project. This will be used by both #OpenBSD and Linux in the future. :flan_thumbs:

Ugh. I'm so frustrated to be continually asked to participate in talks & panels on Zoom specifically about tech ethics & #opensource. There are great #FOSS systems for this. See @fosdem's successful use of solely FOSS solutions for over 30,000 participants. #jitsi #BigBlueButton

ARPA IN 1974: we're inventing the internet because networked comptuers are decentralized and therefore there is no single point of failure


A thing of some beauty ...

$ dig

; <<>> DiG 9.10.6 <<>>
;; global options: +cmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: SERVFAIL, id: 15146
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 0, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 1

; EDNS: version: 0, flags:; udp: 4096
; IN A

;; Query time: 34 msec
;; WHEN: Tue Oct 05 09:04:28 NZDT 2021
;; MSG SIZE rcvd: 41

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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.