1Password: "We do not, at this point, know whether it will be necessary or useful to place extra monitoring on people working for 1Password who may be subject to Australian laws … these are discussions we have been forced to have." https://blog.1password.com/does-australias-access-and-assistance-law-impact-1password/ #auspol
Holy cow, there already exists at least one public Onion service expressly for telnetting into, and it's an official Wikipedia mirror https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Telnet_gateway
Blog post: Sending a raw AX.25 frame with Python https://thomask.sdf.org/blog/2018/12/15/sending-raw-ax25-python.html
This software-defined mode of operation is exactly how the Linux AX.25 stack works, and distros continue to ship a utility whose job is to take the async serial port and plug it into the AX.25 subsystem. http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/cosmic/man8/kissattach.8.html
"Why do we even need TNCs" - commentary from Phil Karn KA9Q in 1986. Soon after this article, he and Mike Chepponis gave packet radio its "SDR" moment—the KISS protocol turned TNCs into dumb HDLC transceivers where the PC on the async serial link can use whatever frame body it wants. #amateurradio #hamradio
Blog post: Building and testing Dire Wolf KISS TCP on Mac https://thomask.sdf.org/blog/2018/12/10/building-testing-dire-wolf-kiss-tcp-on-mac.html #amateurradio #ax25
The office I was in today had WiFi wandering between "okay" and "horrible". I found there were 2 APs next door. 2.4 GHz was okayish and 5 GHz was present but super marginal. Unfortunately the APs had band steering turned on - they were doing a bait and switch on my poor laptop to force it onto the 5 GHz. Useful for high density areas with good coverage but not here. Turned it off and the roaming worked great. 👍
Say what you will about the Microsoft browser lineage, IE11 got the most spiffy trailer thanks to their Singapore division https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHTUlF7NA2o
Ugh, Facebook was scheming how to get Android users' call logs without showing a permission dialog. They really are awful. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/new-documents-show-facebook
"Welcome to Magic School. Here is your schedule."
"This is just 'Ethics' and 'Human rights' and things like that."
"Correct, that's the first year curriculum."
"Do we have to learn all this?"
"Of course! What do you think this is, software engineering?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
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