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This one was a lot smoother - I made sure to wipe off the water after each dip and this also helped prevent drips.

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@trainsgender_@twitter.com loves to send me links to Extremely Cursed Items

Oh sure, when a million dollar company puts files on my computers that track my activity its 'cookies' and 'business', but when I put files on their computers that extract information its 'hacking' and 'illegal' #computing #internet #privacy #bigdata #doublestandards

The fact that most news/company/shopping sites work *perfectly* when I enable three or four out of twenty script sources in NoScript is just incredibly frustrating.

You ruined a perfectly good website is what you did, look at it, it has google analytics.

A couple things I saw and thought "Mastodon will love this":

- Alias, a 3D-printed "parasite" that sits on top of your Amazon Echo or Google Home, feeding white noise into its mic until you say the wake word: bjoernkarmann.dk/project_alias

- The adminbook, a wonderfully ugly design for the ideal sysadmin notebook: m.habr.com/en/post/437912/

🐘

Staring at more x86_64 assembly today. There's one section which is generated from C code similar to this:

char **ptr;
/* initialise 'ptr' in some manner */
*(*ptr)++ = 'z';

If the mess of asterisks and post-increments doesn't hurt your head enough already (especially if you don't have all of C's precedence rules perfectly memorised), it turns out that the way clang compiles this (with all optimisations turned off, at least) is to copy the address pointed to by 'ptr' into multiple registers so it can perform the post-increment *before* it performs the assignment.

To be a SysAdmin all you gotta do is this:

- Read the documentation
- Yell "FUCK" at computer
- Copy and paste

I've been doing this for over three years trust me.

2005 -> 2011

No matter where you're starting out, you can learn! You've got this. 🤘

Great Cormorant (left) Phalacrocorax carbo, and Australian Pelicans, Pelecanus conspicillatus. Lakes Entrance, Gippsland. collections.museumvictoria.com

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