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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.

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Linux Question // Boosts OK 

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Aral Balkan, One of us 

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RT @lady_nerd@twitter.activitypub.actor
Hey friends

@safestack@twitter.activitypub.actor is looking for a junior graphic designer to work with us part time.

Would suit a student or someone seeking work around life stuff

Simple vector designs and animations mostly. Some web design a plus.

Remote only. NZ or Aus. Dec start. Please share

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Queering the French language by refusing to ever remember the gender for anything except people

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"Official Monero website is hacked to deliver currency-stealing malware"

"The supply-chain attack came to light on Monday when a site user reported that the cryptographic hash for a command-line interface wallet downloaded from the site didn't match the hash listed on the page."

Good reminder to check your hashes! And that doing so not only helps you, but can help other users.

arstechnica.com/information-te

h/t @oolongstains

Realised that my old spare 'quiet' machine is an Intel Atom, ia64. Having difficulty finding an OS for that, that will boot from USB and is sufficiently linuxy to run the UniFi controller ... any suggestions welcome ...

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I feel confident that I'm not the only one here who will get a chuckle out of this one

mastodon.art/media/mC2v_lF9JBY

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My Curb Cuts talk is up! The stage was creaky; next time, I'm totally gonna record with a lavalier mic for better audio. 😉 youtu.be/YQBuFm4gx7s

Interesting comment on the first video - someone recommends never connecting to public wifi anyway, because LTE/4G is available and is probably better from a security perspective. That's a fair call - these days I tend to eat my own mobile data instead of bothering to use wifi at airports.

Just sat through (at 1.75 speed of course) Troy Hunt's introduction to UniFi. A pretty good use of time, all considered. youtube.com/watch?v=axrB6JtWCT

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elric on TV? 

Just been through the bag of old USB sticks I had from previous $dayjob looking for a bootable OS to try something with ... then remembered that I'd been a Good Infosec person and I'd wiped them all before leaving ...

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if your Linux "cat" command gets stuck and you need to cancel it, you must run "killall -9 cat" because the process has 9 lives

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RT @Dashnir@twitter.activitypub.actor
Juat your yearly reminder that the Salvlation Army actively works to suppress LGBTQIA+ rights and do not deserve a fucking cent of your money twitter.com/CBSNews/status/119

Nice to work in $dayjob for people that can identify a just-below-DoS source IP address within about 30 minutes.

Last $dayjob took ... well after a few weeks we stopped asking them. And in their case, the source address was actually a host in their own DNS records too!

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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.