@gnomon Yep. I wasn't sure I believed Environment Canada's 10-15 cm of snow warning, but with snow already starting to come down this morning there was no chance I'd risk it.
(Someday I may get studded tires. Until then, I have had several too many close calls and falls on snow and ice.)
@georgieboy I'll never forget the time I correctly diagnosed the problem and fix for a Unix vendor's kernel bug from the source code they accidentally pasted into the bug report.
(They forgot to advance through a linked list in a while loop. The bug wasn't as obvious as it sounds: https://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/programming/InterestingHashBug )
One of my silent UNIX heroes: make(1), written by Stu Feldman in 1976 #indispensable “I didn’t fix the tab-in-column-1 because I quickly had a devoted user base of more than a dozen people and didn’t want to upset them.” :-)
A likely work machine room AC failure on a day I'm working from home: did I win big or lose big? It depends on your perspective, but my co-workers are probably having an exciting time right now.
(I can't be sure what's wrong, but a temperature climb from 22 C to 30 C in 15 minutes is not a good sign.)
@georgieboy Our latest finphishing cloned someone's signature block, too, which shows some reasonably decent advance scouting. I was a bit alarmed by that; with some more work they could have made it very hard to tell in typical mail clients.
@georgieboy Given what mobile browsers are doing to the visibility of web page URLs plus how many 'you must authenticate' web services we have, I basically assume that a lot of our users can be phished by anyone who tries hard enough.
(Some spammers are starting to work that hard, but they're not doing phish spam, they're doing the 'please can you do me a favour' manual spam.)
I accidentally left out the extra cinnamon I usually add to my breakfast of instant oatmeal with (frozen) blueberries, and wow it made much more of a difference than I expected. And the difference wasn't just taste; the whole thing reacted differently when I added the hot water.
(The bowl is a lot cleaner than usual afterward, though, since there aren't little bits of cinnamon still clinging to the sides and bottom.)
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@matt The (Canadian) university where I work has one union for almost all of the staff, across the entire wide range of jobs here. I think it's been good for us, and definitely it increases the union's size and negotiating power.
(Amusingly, we are part of the United Steelworkers; I think they were evaluated as the best fit when the existing 'staff association' decided we should unionize. Or maybe the USW came in to pitch it.)
@ttyS1 Interesting; I just updated to the official Mozilla FF 70 for Linux, and in my X session the icon looks unchanged from before.
(It's possible there's a subtle change. In my unofficial build, the globe changed to what looks like a star field, so maybe the official icon changed the globe too and I just can't see it because of the fox in the foreground.)
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