heads up if you ever use gimp for redacting screenshots and the like Show more
with the default settings, "clear", or the delete key, only makes a region transparent but doesn't delete the colour info. it can easily be retrieved
ways to fix this are:
1. uncheck "save colour values from transparent pixels" when exporting
2. put a fresh transparent layer underneath everything, its colour info (pure black) will be saved instead
3. just fill the area with a solid colour instead
3.1. or save as jpeg
Fun random thought popped into my head. In my haste, ages ago, in turning on MFA for lots of accounts I realized I created a circular dependency. If I lose my phone, I can't get into my Google account because I have the password in a password manager, that is protected by Google's Authenticator. Ooops. How does everybody else protect their accounts without creating circular dependencies? #security #mfa #2fa
humble bundle, region locking, irony Show more
a bundle of banned books
banning one of the books in the bundle
OK, I stood up a rudimentary bot to pull the RSS feed from the US NOAA National Hurricane Center. You can find it at @HurricaneBot
I don't normally ask for such things, but I'd appreciate a boost on this one. Hopefully it will be a help to someone.
The year is 2073. All proprietary social networks are dead. Microsoft and Intel are long gone, everyone uses locally-fabbed RISC-V chips. The world has been cured of cancer, politics and electron.
There are no remaining hardcopy records of the half a century leading up to this, because nobody could get their printer drivers working in that entire time.
Do you suffer from mental health crises? A few years ago a friend floated the idea of an app that might help people cope. I've finally started putting together a prototype and would like a few people on standby to try it out. If you have an android phone, are in the UK and would be interested, please send me a direct message.
Food is happening... Show more
Food is happening... Show more
Benefits rep wants me to send an email with PDF attached containing my SSN.
I sent them a password protected zip they couldn't open. So they said they have this "secure email" service, promptly sends me an email with "secure" in the subject and says that all his emails are encrypted but added secure in the subject makes it more secure.
That's not how this works. That's not how any of this works.
I'm not sure Machine Learning and AI is too much to be scared of at the moment. Show more
Facebook: Here, look at a post from 6 months ago, intermingled amongst posts from this week.
Twitter: "In case you missed it", nope, didn't miss it, not using the website.
Amazon: You might be interested in buying 10 more of the TV you just brought (do they really think I'm dealer?)
Netflix: You might like this film you just finished watching.
What’s your royal name?
Lord or Lady
First Name: Your domain.
Last Name: Your username.
Land: Your password.
Spent 30 minutes trying to figure out why a stencil in Visio kept shooting all the way up to 167" x 108" when page was set up as a standard US Letter size (8.5" x 11"). Turns out stencil had a scale on it of 1:16, so it was throwing the stencil to some crazy dimensions. Fun Friday afternoon brain teaser.
Every infrastructure engineer has a drill press on their IT lab bench right? Just me? Okay then.
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