I passed my AWS Architect Pro today. By far the hardest professional cert I've done. To be fair, I haven't done the certs I would consider similar (e.g., CCIE), so I don't have much basis for comparison. But it's no joke.

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Is it really better that FB has three incompatible msging apps they now have to wrangle into one new proprietary protocol? In the 20 year fight to own the market, all we have to show for it are mountains of abandoned proprietary code, dead networks, wasted efforts.

@xerz something isn’t quite right. Not sure I can follow you.

Strange event on my house WiFi. A new station joins (associations goes up by 1. Someone opened a macbook air's lid) then all WiFi traffic goes to 0 (sev1 ticket: "daaaaad! The WiFi is broken!") Not sure what the deal is. OpenWRT is usually pretty robust, but this is not the first time I've seen this behaviour, but it's the first time I've captured it in the graph and gotten some data.

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@noelle to which VIRGINIA responded, “what the hell is all of this prose, I’m 8”

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What's hot: Online, publicly-accessible, scanned-in library archives.

What's not: Pinhole viewers which wad a really shitty UI/UX between the reader and the actual fucking text.

IA's BookReader is actually one of the best reading software available, online or off. Just fucking _use_ it already.

No, I don't want to be looking at your shitty webpage when I'm trying to read a document I WANT TO READ THE FUCKING DOCUMENT.

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#introductions for #TwitterExodusScotland

Hi, I'm The_Gibson. Digital Warlord of Hackers.town, an instance in the Fediverse that focuses on infosec and hacking... and community building. We are a bunch of technomancers adrift in the fediverse working to restore the timeline to the future we were promised at the dawn of the public internet.

Hack The Planet!

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OK #TwitterExodusScotland - waiting in #TwitterExodusCymru and/or #TwitterExodusWales ....

Please check out mastodon.scot - you can move your account there if you haven't found it already!

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Looking for recommendations on good instances that currently have open registration.

Boosts requested on this one.

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Replugging this here for visibility:

Some projects i worked on in the last year, that you might find interesting:

Koios - a universal database-free file tagger
(gitlab.com/finnoleary/koios)

Zhmenu - a robust featureful dmenu-like replacement and input method
(gitlab.com/finnoleary/zhmenu)

Wisp - A fast, smart, lispy HTML output language
(gitlab.com/finnoleary/wisp-new)

SpotifyC (WIP) - C Interface to the Spotify Web API and Spotify command line client
(gitlab.com/finnoleary/spotifyc)

Boosts would be deeply appreciated as more users = less bugs.

Anybody I know want to host a box on the internet basically free? I work with an “internet co-op” where we have a ghetto server room, 100M internet connection. A couple of /24s and basically freedom to do an awful lot of whatever you want. It’s totally DIY, though. We just provide power, connectivity, cooling, and pretty minimal security. It’s old school internet. The way it was back in the day. Location is in Fairfax, VA, near DC. PM me if you’re interested.

I've used Confluence and various wikis for documentation. Lately I'm really enjoying using github markdown with gitlab and running a local gollum server on my laptop. Clicking 'save' commits the page to the local repo with my comment as the commit message. Then when I'm online, I can pull and push. It lets me edit wikis offline, which is a big win in my book.

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The Matrix, 1999: Morpheus inserts a giant TRRS plug into Neo's head

The Matrix, 2019: Morpheus tries for 20 minutes to pair a Bluetooth neural interface to Neo's head before finally giving up

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My neighbours have both a ring doorbell and some kind of security/surveillance camera that monitors their entrance/foyer. It makes me not want to go to their house.

Holy crap super useful: I have just discovered that on is really broken from High Sierra on. It consumes a crap ton of disk with "local snapshots". You can use 'tmutil thinlocalsnapshots' to free up that space. People online are reporting tens and hundreds of gigs of disk space freed up. (apple.stackexchange.com/questi)

How crap are my RJ45 crimping skills? Here's speedtest.net with a store-bought cable, and with a paco-made cable. The better results are on the store-bought cable.

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