and/or , naming the website where one enters the domain control validation code for an certificate renewal “secure.trust-provider.com” is kind of asking for it. Seriously?

This is apparently done via “Sectigo” which is some subsidiary of something, and the domain is registered under “CSC Corporate Domains”. It seems legit based on other observations, and it's not out of line with other corporate nonsense I've seen, but…

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“Everything you're about to see was done by a master. And by master, I mean novice. They're completely untrained. But it's _enthusiastic_ inexperience, and in the end, isn't that the real mastery? The answer is no.”

Yay, I did a terrible TLS hello-world server in Elixir. Later I can make it less terrible, such as by making the supervision tree more correct and actually spawning a process per connection rather than doing it all in the accept loop. And slowly, the learning will happen.

That's basically your lot for now. Bonus robin just because robins are cute :)

Huh, a couple of my HN comments are having a karma spike. news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1 and its grandchild, on (mostly) barriers to vaguely-FSF-like freedom in the context of digital socialization.

“But then, perhaps I only _think_ I have a habit of parsing my thoughts for possible perceptual biases, due to self-serving perceptual biases.

“Wait a minute…”

boost this and I'll assign you an rpg trinket* until I can't think of any more trinkets**

* a simple item lightly touched by mystery

**as above, but plural

From paperclips were we made, and paperclips we shall be.

Wait a minute. Is the reason organizations want well-rounded people with good intuition because they yield an inflow of round tuits?

Oh. The backup pen is out of ink, or otherwise malfunctioning.

Okay, what other options did I bring with me?

I guess my notes might be purple today. That's not quite what I was hoping for, but never mind.

Darn it, my Metropolitan is leaking. I can't tell right now whether it's the pen body itself or whether it's the cartridge or something. I'm going to have to go back and inspect it soon. Meanwhile, to the V5!

TIL that the CD-i platform used an actual RTOS on an m68k in order to do things like the hard AV interleaving stuff and supporting lots of interesting peripherals.

Apparently emulating this is incredibly hard.

I may have drunk too much coffee this morning and now I am jittery. It was stronger than I thought.

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