Nice story about how you can end up with cool stuff if you keep old warez about 

Lotus 1-2-3 enthusiast runs into old pirated copy of lotus 1-2-3 for unix and ports it to linux. Great story, which wouldn't have been possible if it wasn't for pirates.

#piracy #software #hacks

My battle against the SecurityHub "best practices" continues. This time it's "[EC2.21] Network ACLs should not allow ingress from". I don't USE NACLs. NACLs are stupid. They're a total waste of time and not the right way to do network security. If NACLs are an important part of your , you're doing it wrong.

Got my new #cat yesterday. Forgot to post a photo. He has a raccoon tail, so I named him Arty (“RT”). He’s settling in really well. #mastocats

Today's hot take, from someone who works at (but this is just my personal opinion). CIS Benchmarks for AWS are total crap. Mostly a waste of time. Like, you can spend hours and hours making them shut up and stop nagging. But it's so superficial and so basic. You have a LONG way to go after you get the CIS benchmarks to shut up.

Dear open source users,

If the author of your favorite open source app has announced they stopped developing and supporting the app (because they're frustrated and possibly burned out), please don't suggest they do more free work so that you can continue using the app.
Instead, consider thanking them for their past work and let them know that you enjoyed their app.

another open source developer

I wonder how view this announcement 6 months or so later…. Might have been premature to abandon the . Especially given their clientele.

do it, boost my status. load test my instance. take it down. i dare you

Just checked my email server's uptime. 99.995% for 2022. 99.87% since January 2021. Not bad for amateur hour.

Typical week on that server looks like:
* 1115 received
* 2380 delivered
* 1943 rejected (44%)

* 92751k bytes received
* 187495k bytes delivered
* 526 senders
* 268 sending hosts/domains
* 129 recipients
* 47 recipient hosts/domains

I know this is a bit of a flame war provoker. But why does nobody mention that _not running Windows_ is also a helpful anti- strategy?

@molly0xfff micronutrient sommelier to the vitamin cognoscenti.

Size comparison of the two black holes imaged by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration: M87*, at the heart of the galaxy Messier 87, and Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), at the centre of the Milky Way.


Crypto isn’t tech. It’s unregulated finance built on shitty tech. The key part is unregulated finance not the tech.

This is why the branding of web3 was so offensive to web techies. Ponzis, pump & dump schemes and wash trading on a slow append-only DB isn’t the future of the web


So I'm confused. If I login here and type `paco` in the search bar, I see this. Amusingly the top 3 results are, in fact, me. But the problem is one of them ( is an instance I ran briefly in 2017. Later I moved to The second is, which appears to be gone (the domain is for sale). Why do they show up here even now? Is there some maintenance thing @jerry has to do to prune long-dead instances from some list somewhere?

Another cool thing was me being able to replicate my home environment with chezmoi [1] — I love this piece of software so much!

All in all, my work PC is now snappier, more beautiful, and a blessing to use. Seriously, give Fedora a try; it’s the Ubuntu of the 2020s.


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