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Esteban Manchado Velázquez @estebanm@mastodon.social

Dunno how many people give a shit, but I *love* my new skis and my new poles!

I had always (5-6 years) used wax-less skis (for beginners) and I recently bought non-beginner skis (in particular, skating skis, as opposed to classic skis; made for different techniques, see here: youtube.com/watch?v=uh9DB_jl2Y). They still need relatively little maintenance compared to classic skis, but they feel really nice and require much less effort to move.

When talking about digital security, have you heard someone say:
“I have nothing to hide."
“If someone wants to hack me, they’ll figure out a way to do it.”
"I'm too overwhelmed to learn about security."

Our Security Education Companion has some tips sec.eff.org/articles/why-your-

If anyone has some insight on why subprocess.Popen is behaving differently between Python 2.6 and 2.7 an answer would be much obliged:

stackoverflow.com/questions/48

#python

If you're feeling shit, here's a nice little chart of self care questions to ask yourself. It doesn't apply to everyone, but I would say that at least half of the advice is helpful.

I finally got to try my new (Gretsch) snare drum. I really like the sound 🤗

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Mistakes you only make once (I hope!): go skiing for hours with your new, *skating* skis... in an area where they don't prepare the skating part of the trail :-(

When I came back home after the miserable session, I realised that *of course* the local ski association's website has a way to filter by type of track. I'll have to start using this.

In case you're in the Oslo area: skiforeningen.no/marka/kart/, click on "Vis mer i kartet" on the left, then tick "Kun skøytbare løyper".

Hey everybody just a quick request: please tag your Valentine's Day posts with CWs. Its not a super awesome day for people who are ace/aro and/or unhappily uncoupled if they're allo and it would just be a kind and courteous thing to remember to do.

Thank you and good day 👍

@er1n Ah, lol, just realised the video I sent is not Mehldau. They removed Mehldau's video a long time ago unfortunately, but this is clearly a cover of his cover 😇 Same weird bass and all that.

@er1n as we're nerding out about Radiohead and general music stuff: have you heard Brad Mehldau's versions of Radiohead songs?

youtube.com/watch?v=CQACfzlwsd

He also has an AMAZING version of... Wonderwall. With bass on... 7/8? 9/8? I don't even know, while the rest goes on 4/4. WILD AND SAVAGE, I'm telling you:
youtube.com/watch?v=pLjgThNDJx

AND THEY COME BACK IN SYNC FOR THE CHORUS. I DIE.

Oh, brilliant.

So Windows 10 now has the ability for any application to get system-unique tracking identifiers that persist across reinstalls by storing them in the TPM or UEFI firmware variables...

Look at these APIs: docs.microsoft.com/en-us/uwp/a

To add insult to injury, the APIs lead into clipc!GetOfflineDeviceUniqueID, which calls into a licensing-related service which would be obfuscated by Warbird...

Today is a Knife Party day, apparently:

youtube.com/watch?v=dVMfISO9T1

(Meaning the Deftones song, not the band)

"So, can you infect people?" the werewolf asked.
"What?" the mermaid said.
"Well, we can, vampires can, so-"
"No."
"Shame. I love the sea."

Content isn't "free" when there are ads. The longer I work in advertising, the more this idea that content w/ads is "Free" bothers me. It's not free at all. You're paying for it with your time and attention to sponsored content, and how that content then drives you to take actions. It's not "free."