Trying to remember how the Internet works because the ISP is down.

The sax player for the Tedeschi Trucks Band sure knows how to make it sound like a goat that’s being strangled. He can make it sound good too. Not sure why the strangled goat bit was important but he sure thought it was.

@bonzoesc they want to act like bulletin boards at the grocery store (which used to be a thing): not liable for accuracy or legality, with certain exceptions for porn. If they tried to do it but failed, victims could claim damages.

If they were supposed to, how would that impact Mastodon source, public servers, and private servers?

Always nice to get an email out of the blue from a vendor saying “You May have heard we’ve been hacked. We haven’t been hacked.”

I don’t believe you.

Why of course I’d love my computer to power off for patch installation when I’ve turned around for a five minute conversation.

Whoa. 35-year-old vuln in scp client inherited from rcp. Client only looks for directory traversal, not number of files xferred. If you scp a file into your homedir you could get a bonus file (eg .bash_command) that will get exec’d next shell launch.

@spacerog (A) find things to print at and start filling your house with junk. Design things using and start filling your house with junk.

It occurred to me that getting a 3D printer is a lot like getting a regular printer: “Yay! I can print anything! ... Now what?”

Make the first thing you print something small and flat that you’re not emotionally invested in. The first print can be a PITA. 3D printing isn’t as advanced as 1989s dit matrix.

Just realized that Millard Fillmore looks like he could’ve been one of the Baldwin brothers.

@bonzoesc my Dad had a Jaguar in the early 1960s. I guess some things never change. A bit surprised Ford didn’t work that out though. Maybe they just added new ~bugs~ foibles.

Dodge boosted

Theory: If you have a failed/ing battery on your MacBook Pro the OS won’t tell you. Obviously the OS knows, there are tons of sensors in these batteries, but Apple doesn’t want to tell the user the battery is bad because it’s not supposed to be user serviceable. So instead it just lets the machine degrade and randomly crash to force the user to bring it in. Unless you are like me and take your laptop apart because you think the SSD is failing only to find a battery balloon.

And in poo news, wombats poop cubes. But only in the wild.

I think this is the best thing in National Geographic since the Murdochs took over.

Woke up wondering why my alarm didn’t go off. Whatever. Plenty of time to get to work before the 9:00 meeting. Showered. Getting dressed, noticed I hadn’t done my laundry over the weekend. Huh. What happened to make me skip doing laundry on Sunday... checked calendar.

Felt like a dumbass.

Continued getting dressed.

Put on a polo shirt as if it’s a Monday.


computer negative 

For reasons not worth going into, wrote a scraper to grab all original Bloom County comics, just so I could find this one. (Link to original source). Next step... OCR all of them so I can more easily search on phrases? Are there any vaguely satisfactory *free* OCR implementations you’d recommend?

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