There's one thing I want to point out with nanoblogger. Yes, it's an evil fucking bash script. But here's the thing. The developer abandoned it in 2011. Nine years ago. Today, I pulled down the final release candidate, unpacked it on disk, and the fucker worked flawlessly out of the box.

It really is possible, folks, to write software that will still work at longer time frames than a month, to design for the future. It sometimes requires less-than-awesome tradeoffs but it is possible.

Got a fun Dr Who convention coming up this weekend: Gallifrey One. I'm pretty sure I'll be the only attendee rocking an ocarina to play some tunes, so say hi from the Fedi if you see me.

shoptalk, rant 

Remember, friend's. SQL Injection references are fun but don't put them on the cards you include when sending flowers to your Valentine.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to explain to my local florist why the flowers I'm sending to my wife crashed their point-of-sale system.

"Dark Crystal transforms secrets into crystal shards that you can send to trusted friends. If you lose the secret, or something happens to you, your friends can combine the shards to recover the crystal and reveal the secret."

#SSB #Scuttlebutt

... kay so my curiosity is getting the better of me. on average, how much time do you spend listening to music a day? constrained to time spent awake. please boost cuz i'm curious.

Earlier tonight, I posted a link to a site that is scoring mastodon sites based on their threat score. Using things like violence, socialism, and polygamy as data points to score instances.

I removed the link, because they are a known entity that we can use for Projekt:ONI.

Let me take a moment to describe Projekt:ONI.

We are working on a detection and response system to detect listeners on the fediverse. It is in it’s very early stages... but essentially we will be compiling statistics in order to find targets that are likely surveillance operations, and then alerting the fediverse.

Think of it as an AI/ML system to keep snoops out of our shit.

You’re welcome.

Anyone have recommendations for resources for those considering building an Ergodox?

I really like the EZ I got for home, but now I'm getting slightly irked by not being able to use my new layout at work. Building my own would be fun and educational, not to mention a bit cheaper.

Remember when AOL and Microsoft conspired to kill Netscape?

Yes, of course I want a rotary cell phone.

The power switch is an actual slide switch. No holding down a stupid button to make it turn off and not being sure it really is turning off or what.

EXCLUSIVE: The #CIA secretly owned the world's leading supplier of #encryption systems to other countries.

Crypto AG sold rigged machines to more than 100 nations, including Iran, India, Egypt, Italy...

"It was the intelligence coup of the century."

This proves #Snowden was right.


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Wife, whose Razer keyboard sports Cherry Green switches:
That new split keyboard of yours is too clicky!


Remember all those Flash games that used to be all over the internet? And those Flash animations?

Since Flash is going the way of the Dodo someone took the effort to archive them, in a stand-alone app that you can use the play them! If you choose the version that includes all the content (38,000 games and 2,400 animations) you will download a whopping 288GB!
Windows only sadly.

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