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!
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
Zhmenu - a robust featureful dmenu-like replacement and input method
Wisp - A fast, smart, lispy HTML output language
SpotifyC (WIP) - C Interface to the Spotify Web API and Spotify command line client
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.
Am I doing this right? #security
Holy crap super useful: I have just discovered that #TimeMachine on #macOS 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. (https://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/309143/how-to-thin-your-local-time-machine-snapshots-on-macos-high-sierra)
You know what I get from European companies that I NEVER get from American companies? Unsolicited email telling me that, since I haven’t done business with them in a while, they’re going to drop me from their mailing lists unless I ask to remain. #GDPR did a lot of good.
and because not everyone knows all the history, its not like there weren't people trying to help make this work out right over time.
see, from just the last year, this example that was made public
it wasn't all enablement.
So these guys at Greenbone found millions of medical images freely available online. Sounds like they were super careful not to do dubious things (e.g., download images and test uploads). Sounds like DICOM (which I knew as an image format, never as a network protocol) is one of these legacy things that falls over as soon as someone actually looks at it.