Circa 1990 I was in a heavy metal band. The drummer and I are still close friends. One of the topics over dinner tonight was how great progressive lenses are. We did not discuss how much Metallica's "Kill Em All" fucking rules. Times change.

Surprising nobody, the Apple Music app for Android is not Apple's best work.

I really like that the icon for @MicroSFF vaguely resembles the one for @selfcare

That way, when I'm skimming quickly through my timeline I have these odd little moments: "What do ancient abominations have to do with my self-care practices? Oh, I see..."

An interesting tidbit I stumbled onto because of @fdroidorg

33 bits of entropy is sufficient to uniquely identify someone.

blogs.wsj.com/digits/2010/08/0

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So the guys from PT security (of Intel ME fame) will do a very interesting BH Asia ‘19 talk, if the abstract is accurate:
“We found that modern Platform Controller Hub (PCH) and CPU contain a full-fledged logic signal analyzer, which allows monitoring the state of internal lines and buses in real time”
“With VISA, we succeeded in partially reconstructing the internal architecture of PCH and, within the chip, discovered dozens of devices that are invisible to the user...”

blackhat.com/asia-19/briefings

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Congratulate yourself for doing difficult things, even if they might not seem difficult to others.

An oldie but a goodie:

Wolfram Alpha answers the question that has been on all our minds: "How much magnesium is in 43 cubic miles of fried chicken?"

wolframalpha.com/input/?i=how+

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retoot this and I’ll send u a sea creature pic based on my first impression of u

After a year on the shelf, I pulled out the ThinkPad T420 to update everything for my trip. It’s unlike me, but I opted to `apt full-upgrade` rather than rebuild from scratch. Of course madness ensued with an expired GPG key. Good times, good times.

The T420 screen is no Retina MacBook but it’s better than I remember. The ThinkPad keyboard is truly a joy.

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if I could have any superpower I think it would be to modify other people's hosts files remotely

So, um, I slept late, which is great. In my dream I remember offering to sign an NDA but no longer remember what the rest of the dream was about. I guess I'll be honoring the deal.

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feeling your way down the stairs by touch, clinging to the railing, to find the amazon box by the building's mailboxes that has your new eyes in it keyed to your dna, shipped in a cooler, and with any luck they remembered to include the installation plunger this time

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For the holidays, you could say thank you to some of the people who write free software you use, especially software that isn't hugely popular.

Those of us who write little-known software may go for months without hearing from a user, and it can be a little de-motivating.

Hearing from someone who actually uses one's software gives an energising jolt that can carry one through several weeks of darkness and cold and wet.

’s blog calls the new Australian “Assistance and Access” bill “setback in the outback.” 😀

signal.org/blog/setback-in-the

I feel bad for the word avatar. It has gone from meaning “living incarnation of a god” to “teeny square of pixels representing some rando.”

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