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I'm enjoying watching people who have no idea the difficulties in scaling federated services throw rocks at Signal for not being able to instantly scale in the face of something like 500% growth in a matter of days

Some people work while they're stressed and locked indoors. I wrote most of a book during the covid crisis:

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I was feeling pretty pleased with myself on that score, but then I found out what Oriol Ferrer Mesià did with his time.

His "Modern Retro Computer Terminals" project are a series of tiny computers built around low-cost processors like the Raspberry Pi and Nvidia Jetson Nano, run off a 3D printer and assembled.

uri.cat/projects/modern-retro-

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uspol, parler 

@twitter @rysiek "if AWS can enforce their acceptable use policy on Parler after repeated warnings, then if you egregiously violate their TOS, they could enforce it on you too". Yes, this is how policies function

Not seeing the problem here, beyond concentration of resources in near-monopolies is not good for the Internet, which we already knew

Even though I'm skeptical of the methodology behind things like Gartner's Magic Quadrant and Forrester's WAVE, it is still a nice compliment to be at or near the top on things like that!

And doubly so when it's because we've invested heavily in making a better security tool experience for developers

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USPol, Solarwinds 

@maxeddy ‘it is not a big deal at all but at the same time it has completely undermined the most basic function of a democracy’

I miss the days when politicians waited at least a couple of hours to contradict themselves

@drahflow oh, that IS nice. Though I still keep hoping to find something akin to the Perl Cookbook for any given language I want to pick up.

@feoh as I said:

> There’s got to be something between “learn x in y minutes” and “here let me teach you how to program, incidentally in x”

I finally am getting around to learning Golang (yay!) and JavaScript (meh!)

And once again I’m reminded that most language tutorials assume this is your first language. There’s got to be something between “learn x in y minutes” and “here let me teach you how to program, incidentally in x”

Apple now requires app authors to post a privacy “nutrition label” on all apps. This is outstanding and helps make this information understandable to end users.

For example, here’s Facebook’s privacy label.

@mycroft yeah the problem is most of the chromebooks have absolute ass for keyboards and displays, and the exceptions are usually specced out so high on CPU/RAM/local disk that they’re too expensive for purpose (and sacrifice battery too)

I want, like, the top-end display and keyboard with low/mid range other specs (probably ARMv7 that’s armhf capable) and something like an Arch install with a light DE that’s tuned for being a “thin client” to bigger metal elsewhere for most tasks

I remember when netbooks were A Thing, and it was because there was a market for “laptop that’s ok being underpowered because it’s so cheap and portable”, which has now been largely eaten by chromebooks and tablets

I want the same thing to happen again but with “this is a really nice screen and keyboard, but otherwise it’s basically a thin client”. Like a slightly less constrained Chromebook with a different set of trades

I'm hiring a Principal Security Researcher at Veracode. Fully remote always (not just for pandemic times). If you're interested or know someone, please either by apply at the link below or DM me here. Happy to answer any questions. Boosts appreciated

(also, I'm new at job descriptions so if you have advice on this one, please tell me)

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What's the collective wisdom on how much having a CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker) cert says about someone's pen-testing skills?

I seem to remember it being pretty basic, but I haven't looked at it in a while...

I'm hiring a Principal Security Researcher at Veracode. Fully remote always (not just for pandemic times). If you're interested or know someone, please either by apply at the link below or DM me here. Happy to answer any questions. Boosts appreciated

(also, I'm new at job descriptions so if you have advice on this one, please tell me)

veracode.com/job-post?gh_jid=4

@noelle @drwho is there any reason you can't use a declare section to set a variable and then reference that in both places? (I'm assuming this is PL/PgSQL)

Like, is there some effect of the backreference you're after that I might not be seeing?

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