convenient.email

This is far too close to home now

I am really done with people claiming "most of our users who stay take this action, therefore we should force them to do this action" design

Ikea wants to ship me a lack for $50 of shipping

So uh, guess I am waiting out pandemic
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
Same for a chair here. Chair is $40, shipping is $80.
Yeah, it's really intense. I get why, but uh, waiting on pandemic to build my rack
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
Ah yes, the Rack Lack.
Spencer friendica (via ActivityPub)
So, you'd have a Lack, but for a lack of shipping fees?

Alas.

Alack.
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
Still on the tail end of Thirsty Thursday?
Spencer friendica (via ActivityPub)
Pff, this is sober and uncut Spencer, straight from the source. That just happens to involve a lot of wordplay.
I lack a rack, so my lack begets a lack. However, my lack of a lack has pandemack. Therefore, I await lockdown lack to get a lack rack stack.

2020-08-14 01:18:56
This Fibonacci computer is as good as the last two combined!

https://twitter.com/MicrochipMakes/status/1294004747226222599

Please hire me.

So apparently the consultant wants us to use an ALB instead of HAProxy because "it's more scalable by definition". Which... uh... sure whatever.

But it's of course a pain to make that work and a *project*. But I get to get that done in two days because the consultant out ranks me.

i’m old enough to remember when people were shocked by weaponized vehicles and not tacitly accepting it as a police tactic against protestors

Anyone want to help me write hacking rules for Burning Wheel? I can't brain anymore but I want them to be done
Tobias friendica (via ActivityPub)
Are _all_ involved in the hacking or just one character? As fun as the complex rule-set of early Shadowrun was for hacking, it screw up the dynamic of the group experience. I don't have any experience of the BW rule-set though, so I cannot say much regarding that x)
I mean - I am trying to rewrite Shadowrun in Burning Wheel ;)

I also really like the later Shadowruns where hacking is a parallel mini-game to combat, rather than a separate mini-game. Since, yeah.

syspatch is such a great piece of software #
but only 325 lines of shell :flan_thumbs:
I didn't realize it was all shell! (Bah, I need to source dive more)

2020-08-12 22:37:01
calling every stranger you share a hobby with the “community” is no better than calling every member of a fortune 500 corporation a “family”: it’s an obfuscation that sets people up to be hurt, manipulated, frustrated, and exploited
Really, now?
It really needed to be said though

It feels weird that they just let me name a baby
Spencer friendica (via ActivityPub)
Ah, there goes my plans to just start naming babies on the street.

"You! You're Dave now! Over there, you're Savannah. This one's Elrond."
Yeah, the only allow naming novel babies. Changing the name of any baby, including an advanced baby, requires legal process. Even if you're the advanced baby!

QAnon is just the TEA Party

This has been the worst Zaraday ever
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
The Zaraday Cage?
This is the first thing that made me smile this afternoon, so thanks a lot
Hypolite Petovan friendica (via ActivityPub)
You're very welcome, friend.

I am *so* sick of technical reports, discussions, and so on that end up being "I am gonna use Lambda to parse our S3 data".

That's not a technical talk or the answer to an interview question. That's like doing a talk and being like "We used Python!"

I refuse to believe that Macs are real
2020-08-12 16:39:14
Why You Shouldn’t Charge Your MacBook Pro From The Left-Hand Side

So what browsers exist?
Uh
Firefox is apparently imploding and no word on what will happen
Chrome is fucking awful
Dillo is built for the web I *want* not the web I have
Anything else? Did Opera ever calm the fuck down?

2020-08-12 00:49:19
"Oily Josh and the Greasy Boys"


2020-08-11 17:28:46
@nuintari @loremgibson @mozilla To elucidate on that point, people can love it all they want. I'm sure people loved RSA before it was revealed they took NSA money to make weak crypto a default configuration option.

Everyone forgot how major us content providers were funneling data to the intelligence community

If you named your two projects "Intrepid" and "Voyager" you don't get to claim you're basing it on NASA

It's always hard to believe that the internet will get better
Will it? How?
That's what I'm saying

I am going to make a breakfast burrito for lunch, and everything about this seems wrong
But... pancakes! :D
But I have these *really* nice tortillas!

Due to the fact that no one remembers how to use the internet, my entire field of expertise has been replacing by idiots fawning over Amazon. And I fucking *hate* it.

I hate AWS because it's shoving money at Bezos. I don't give a fuck about the technical shit.
Alexander friendica (via ActivityPub)
AWS creates new field of expertise these days. The demand for "AWS professionals" (not just devops/admins/developers but "with AWS experience' is rising. This creates a kind of negative feedback cycle and I hate it.

We have very nice little datacenter of our own, it is not great but perfectly functional for our needs and it has everything. Still many new projects are now AWS-based for no reason whatsoever (except "devs like it").
Yeah! AWS is bad and makes it hard to do our job.

But also is just bad because monopolies and Bezos

This portable Threadripper PC gives new meaning to the term 'desktop replacement' buff.ly/2DLYsaE


Alexander friendica (via ActivityPub)
One of secondary functions of ATX towers - they can serve as emergency chair.

Finally we have desktop replacement which covers that too.

2020-08-10 23:01:58
Why is everyone talking about wireless access points all of a sudden?

Star Trek: Picard is a worse name of a Star Trek show than "Enterprise"

Green house gasses? More like Greed house gasses. Am I right?

I have *a lot* of email (over half a gig) in mh format - and I want to convert it back to IMAP format - there's an easy way to do this right?!

Stealing from the Mouse becomes even more praxis when they won't even fucking *let* you actually buy the things

https://twitter.com/YAO_ofthem/status/1292835676967317504

2020-08-10 16:00:44
When I talk to tech reporters nowadays, especially about emerging technology like AI, I divide my remarks into two categories: (1) problems if it doesn’t work and (2) problems if it works. (1) is more common but (2) scarier.


I hate how everything has to be a video now.
It's actually Facebook's fault. And that makes it *worse*.

oh no a corporation lost some merchandise worth a tenth of what it pays lawyers and politicians to keep its taxes low. what a tragedy

I recently talked to a teacher who was worried about getting her job back if she quit (she was in a situation where she had benefit from working, but didn't have to) until the 'rona was over. I was forced to point out that next year there's going to be a teacher shortage *because we're murdering all the teachers*.

A group of awesome people just handed out a fat stack of these flyers door-to-door. If you're going to the park early, print some off and do the same, but TAKE A BUDDY🖤

# # # # @PNWYLF





https://twitter.com/preservedbear/status/1291542631646781441

Researchers from Dublin reviewed the Google Play Services that are mandatory for Covid Tracing Apps on Android. Every 20 min they transfer:
- IP adress
- phone #
- email
- IMEI
- SIM #
https://www.scss.tcd.ie/Doug.Leith/pubs/contact_tracing_app_traffic.pdf
➡️ So it's illegal, intrusive and affects large parts of the population
Some may consider that the kind of data gathering by Google described here is nothing new or unexpected and that mobile phone users have already factored in the risks of these kinds of  corporate  surveillance.  We  believe  there  are  at  least  three reasons why this is an unsatisfactory response: a) governments and  public  health  authorities  are  strongly  encouraging  their entire  population  to  use  these  apps,  and  hence  are  (wittingly or not) pressurising their entire populations to take part in this corporate  surveillance,  b)  it  is  highly  likely  that  many  users and  even  app  developers  are  unaware  of  the  detail  and  the level of intrusiveness described here and c) the lack of an optout from this data collection seems in conflict with GDPR.

I don't care about winning or being leet just let me know if the challenges stay up k bye

2020-08-07 16:50:20
The less time you want me to spend making a character in your game, the less invested I assume you want me to be in your game.

2020-08-07 20:19:30
Just a friendly reminder for your weekend 🤓


2020-08-06 01:02:53
You can give a man a fish and THEN teach him to fish, you know. And it's a lot easier to learn how to fish when you're not starving.

2020-08-07 11:46:17
Hi @Independent 👋

You forgot to add:

✅ rapidly decarbonise our economy and society by 2030 - the best way to really beat the heat!

https://twitter.com/Independent/status/1291697762053103618
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