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Slightly disturbed to see an X11 startup screen on my seat back screen

Apparently Google shipped a Chrome update whose copy of the Keystone updater would destroy the macOS system folder if you had SIP disabled? arstechnica.com/information-te

Thinking about one of my all-time favourite bugs, "OpenOffice can't print on Tuesdays" bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sou

Google are making it harder to get an articles real URL from an AMP page, huh? Ugh.

Every now and then something happens that reminds me that actually I’m good at my job, and it’s a nice feeling.

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Things I liked about 80's/90's computing:
- Total control over my hardware
- Software that worked with me, not against me
- Superior aesthetics (yeah I said it :3 )
- Overall sense of promise and freedom

Things I like about computing today:
- Easy and open access to knowledge
- Insane amounts of storage
- The sheer computing POWERRRR

Now if only we could make these attributes come together instead of being period exclusive. :blobthinking:

Wrong account but you know what, this reverse-engineering stuff is interesting enough I’ll leave it up.

Making progress! That second screenshot will look wrong, but that’s because I’m not decoding multi-byte text yet. This *is* using the right strings now, so once I get the right font and text decoding in, it’ll look great.

Anyone have suggestions on debugging Windows EXEs? I’ve got a program hitting up a server, and trying to figure out what it’s doing when it gets a response. I’m trying to emulate a server for something, with no documentation.

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Toot! v1.9.2 has been released!

itunes.apple.com/us/app/toot/i

This version is a smaller update that just adds creating polls and some bug fixes. OR DOES IT?

Here's what's new:

* You can now create a poll when posting a new toot.
* Fixed an issue that could make notifications stop arriving.
* Fixed clicking on links to toots.
* Fixed sharing screenshots.
* Added Toot! for Men.

I wonder what happened to EncryptMe. Ever since they were bought out, it feels like their rate of updates has slowed to a crawl and they’re way less reliable than they used to be.

Sorry for the downtime! We ran out of hard drive space, and I realized I don’t have any alerting set up yet. Will try to address this for the future.

I’ve been doing a ton of reading of the CDXA standard lately, but I think I might actually be making some headway...

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@platypus For the curious: The Copyright Thing Doesn’t Work Here

The intersection of Western intellectual property law and traditional knowledge in Africa.... [The book] focuses on the appropriation and protection of adinkra and kente cloth in order to examine the broader implications of the use of intellectual property law to preserve folklore and other traditional forms of knowledge.

upress.umn.edu/book-division/b

Did you know my !!con West talk from February is online? You should watch me talk about old video games and obsolete text encodings! youtu.be/t37Cr3FDyvU

Also, this is a roundabout way of saying “sorry I haven’t been active on here for a little bit”... haha.

I had my reservations about how useful a smart temperature / humidity sensor would be when Jessica installed it, but it turns out “your apartment flooded and the repair people installed superheating dehumidifying devices” is exactly the thing it’s useful for I didn’t predict.

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#emacs #magit

Tip of the day: you're usually using feature branch but forgot to create the branch and committed your feature to master like an idiot?

magit-branch-spinoff to the rescue.

From http://blog.jenkster.com/2017/07/emacs-feature-branch-tip.html

Great tip, happens to me at least once every two weeks ><
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