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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.

I cannot buy a book online that I wanted today, because I've left my other phone at home - the one with the TOTP setup.

Perhaps I should do some work to diversify my MFA strategy a little ...

PSA:

OSHA regulations still apply when working remotely. Your employer is required to provide a workspace that lets you work as injury free as possible. This includes:

* Desk (adjustable if possible)
* Adjustable office chairs
* Working keyboard, mouse, and computer monitor (laptop display is not sufficient)

This idea - driving a social phenomenon with markets - surfaces from time to time in science fiction. In Damon Knight's 1992 comic masterpiece WHY DO BIRDS?, an ad-agency is recruited to convince the entire human race to climb into a box (!).

memex.craphound.com/2018/12/28

The agency hits on a winning strategy: they announce that only rich people are *allowed* in the box and that box-berth prices are sky-high.

10/

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I feel slightly dirty - I've just been handed a login for a wordpress admin backend, to help someone out. I did offer to replace the whole thing with some static HTML ...

@nomad @jonw Slip a paper in your battery connectors when you put things away. ;)

Anyone know much about OSINT for the UK? I have a house address, I'd like to discover the owner & a phone number for it ...

My puppy has pooped in the garden 💩 which is great! But it's dark out there, and I can't find it now ...

I found the other half of the one I stepped in earlier this evening ...

Apparently the new audacity owners are adding telemetry to it :/ This is....concerning. Especially because that PR discussion has _zero_ opposition to the feature being added

github.com/audacity/audacity/p

"The update will occur at 12pm"
When?
"12pm"
When is that? Is that midday or midnight?
"... well midday, obviously"
You do know what 'pm' stands for, don't you?

I know that 'most people' think that the night/morning is 'am' and the afternoon/evening is 'pm', but is isn't unambiguous. Grrr.

You got this ad on Hackers.Town because you're a console cowboy teaming up with a razorgirl.

This ad used your location under neon lights in the rain-soaked streets of the megalopolis.

You're into military-grade black ICE to use in the run on the artificial intelligence in charge of the conglomerate.

Cryptocurrency 

Me: [during discussion about cryptocurrency-obsessed coworker, I mention electricity use of cryptocurrency]
Wife: Wait, what?
Me: [goes into some more detail]
Wife: You have just radicalized me against cryptocurrency. How can we blow it all up?

RT @moxie@twitter.com

Signal tried to use Instagram ads to display the data Facebook collects about you and sells access to.

Facebook wasn't into the idea, and shut down our account instead: signal.org/blog/the-instagram-

🐦🔗: twitter.com/moxie/status/13896

Assassins Creed Valhalla, 100% completion, 185 hours.
That's more than I spent on Origins (~120) or Odyssey (~150).
So, value for money I guess :-)

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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.