I have this idea that tooling that turns specs into documentation (like Swagger or JavaDoc or whatever) should keep a giant list of apologetic modifiers and prepend them to the front of every paragraph or section or something.
"Unfortunately, this function takes and string and…" "Deplorably, a Segment object is used to model…" "Tragically, a responds code of 304 indicates…"
Not learning a thing from 3D printing of TSA keys or all the data breaches that have happened in the last decade, a firm has created photos-of-keys-as-a-service. It is a bad idea beyond bad ideas.
This year's announcement. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46795616
Why that's bad.
I just disabled #clamav on my email server. I'm not sure that it detects anything of value, but it uses half the instance's RAM trying. I suspect the RAM-to-value ratio is not good enough.
If you're in #infosec and you're in Europe, the Middle East, or Africa, there's a great award to recognise an outstanding contributor: the ISLA (Information Security Leadership Award). Nominations close in 2 weeks: https://www.abstractscorecard.com/cfp/submit/login.asp?EventKey=ZVLLTVYZ
I have a love/hate relationship with Firefox's new TRR (trusted resolver) feature that does it's own DNS. (Link here: https://blog.nightly.mozilla.org/2018/06/01/improving-dns-privacy-in-firefox/)
At home, on my WiFi, I've got awesome control and I really DON'T want Firefox to subvert it. Everywhere else, I love the TRR feature.
Sadly, the folks at Nextcloud don’t understand that owning your data and owning your infrastructure are not the same thing. I love the software and have done for a long time. But they consistently contend (needlessly) that you don’t own your data unless you own the hardware storing it. That’s patently absurd and silly. https://mastodon.xyz/@nextcloud/101329538688124205
I recommend iRedMail to people who want to self-host their email. It handles lots and lots of stuff. DKIM, mailing lists, database-backed addresses and domains, etc. But don’t kid yourself. It’s hard. So many things to manage:
• spam filtering
• email scanning/virus scanning
• a database server
• inbox protocols (e.g. imap and exchange)
• web mail (with a web server)
• TLS (maintaining the certificate and integrating it with all the various services)
• OS-level maintenance/backup, etc.
Rick Factor Authentication
Something that will never give you up
Something that will never let you down
Something that will never run around & desert you
Something that will never make you cry
Something that will never say goodbye
Something that will never tell a lie and hurt you
IDEA ABOUT SOCIAL MEDIA REFUGEES:
We might help these refugees feel more welcome by leveraging the psychology. Comment, boost their stuff for a few weeks, so that the dopamine levels don't drop as low. After a while, ease off and condition them to the calmer way of Mastodon/Pleroma.
This way, their brain might tell them "This is more fun than XYZ" and start recommending!
Oh, man. The 2000s called and they want their integer overflow bugs back.
"unprivileged users with UID > INT_MAX can successfully execute any systemctl command"
When—in 2018—I find a CV written in #LaTeX, I think "here's a geek." Only a PhD considers doing a commercial CV in LaTeX.