For my 9 day vacation starting Saturday I'll be deleting all distraction apps from my phone and using another laptop completely.

- Slack
- Twitter
- Instagram
- LinkedIn
- Mastodon

The ONLY way to get my attention is a text message or phone call.

I'll reinstall them later. Maybe.

Oh man! I JUST learned about @OxidizeConf@twitter.com today. Too short notice to make it this year, but looks like a great conference! I hope the talks are recorded.

being good with computers is just about being flustered while saying 'fuck' a lot in a way that signals no one should approach you, then googling it

#introduction I've been hacking unix systems since the mid-80s in a good way, and I try to stay in the unix/free software/open source software world as much as possible.

I build far too many workflows that mix bash, python, awk, sed and golang together to drag data from odd places, polish it up, and put the results somewhere where the sun does shine. With possibly less input safety than is needed ...

For money, I do infosec. For fun, I play Elite:Dangerous and help run the in-universe radio station RadioSidewinder.com.

I also live somewhere that isn't in your timezone, have a family that just wants their tech to work, and look forward to owning electric vehicles.

As part of my homework I have go figure out how get the tooling to work for my assembly project. The professor only has the assignment set up for student with Windows.

OH at coffee shop: "My email address is ******@aol.com"

I wonder if they still pay for dial-up?

Finally got my grades/feedback for the first 3 assignments in my course. They each built upon the last. I've been flying blind with no professor feedback for months. It took me emailing a few times asking only to get "I'm behind in grading." Why be a professor then? @SUNYEmpire@twitter.com

The @InfluxDB@twitter.com Telegraf "File" plugin didn't do what I needed so I changed it and now it will rotate and compress on an interval you specify in the config.

[[outputs.file]]
files = ["/tmp/metrics.out"]
interval = "10s"
compression = "gzip"
data_format = "influx"

I rewrote a app in today that runs on our wearable devices. I was impressed how easy it was to port over and how small the final release binary was. I got it down to 288K with `strip` and `upx`.

Knowing these 2 languages for backend/embedded will serve me well.

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