Fetching some favourites before it's too late. Should've kept the DVDs.

Star Trek transporters are pretty cool. But you know that they split a person into their atoms just to create an exact copy somewhere else? That's right, all the crewmembers are basically dead.

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I just published npm.im/libnpmpublish.

This is a *programmatic API* for npm publish and unpublish. You'll still have to pack your own tarball, but it'll take care of the rest. There's even nice docs!

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Android vulnerability leaks device data and allows user tracking:

wwws.nightwatchcybersecurity.c

This information can include Wi-Fi network names, BSSID, local IP addresses, DNS server data and MAC addresses. "Won't fix" for Android < 9.

#android #vulnerability #tracking #privacy

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Unix will give you enough rope to shoot yourself in the foot. If you didn’t think rope would do that, you should have read the man page.

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I'm not happy with how the Wil Wheaton situation was resolved. An admin was overwhelmed with frivolous reports about him and felt forced to exile him. I've said before that I think it sets a dangerous precedent on how a large group of people can mobilize to drive anyone off the fediverse. Mob rule is universally dangerous: Mods and admins must examine evidence and decide based on wrongdoing and danger, and not on how many times someone was reported.

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There’s a very well written quiz on the New York Times. It’s called: “The Big Five tech companies increasingly dominate our lives. Could you ditch them?”—and here’s my public response and some thoughts on it.

helloanselm.com/writings/givin
— thanks @rodneyrehm for reminding me. Not much changed since I wrote this.

I’d love to hear your takes on this.

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“Babel 7 Released · Babel”

A headline feature for me is that extending native classes is now supported. Essential for custom elements. babeljs.io/blog/2018/08/27/7.0

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One of the symptoms of depression is not being able to tell the big problems from the little problems.

wilwheaton.net/2018/08/the-wor

Wanna do some good? Form a brigade and go after Alex Jones or Mike Cernovich or Richard Spencer. Punch a nazi. They're not hard to find.

Wilw didn't deserve this. No matter how you feel about him, this was unfair. And we should learn from it because it will happen again.

We have to be able to tell the big problems from the little problems.

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‪⚡️ @heydon just released his book “Inclusive Components”. Required reading if you want to build accessible websites – and who doesn’t? 😉 So go get the book: book.inclusive-components.desi

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PEBKAC: problem exists between kubernetes and container

I almost forgot how nice a chronologically sorted timeline is.

(A Mastodon observation, not a Doctor Who quote)

"The circumstances of one's birth are irrelevant. It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.”

That's from a frickin' Pokémon, people

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