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Hi I'm James, I live in San Francisco (but am trying to move to Oakland) and have worked for a series of startups and write software and build systems and do operations. I have pet that I'll probably toot pictures of. You can find my (non-micro) blog at

So this libssh vulnerability (CVE-2018-10933) appears to be *exactly identical* to one in Paramiko (CVE-2018-1000805). Spooky.

@JPEG feature request: an option to turn off tap-and-hold to change theme. I'd love to be able to tap and hold on links instead to invoke the standard share sheet (eg to send things to Instapaper)

Getting an older distro to run on the new t3/c5/m5 instances is a huge pain in the butt. Stupid NVMe devices...

@JPEG the "default toot privacy" button in settings no longer seems to do anything

A bug in an internal tool has been bothering me for months. Figured out how to fix it this morning, wrote the fix over lunchtime, deployed this afternoon, bug is totally fixed. I love it when it works that way.

Electrician started rewiring my house today.

jbrown boosted

re Netlify retoot: so tired of infra snake oil aka anything remotely "NoOps" or "serverless"

"Our goal is to remove the requirement for those servers completely. We’re not trying to make managing infrastructure easy. We want to make it totally unnecessary.” LOLOK YEP MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Stop abstracting and giving away your autonomy to companies that will just give you even more headaches when they have outages. Invest and support your sysadmins or DevOps or SREs or whatever the hip term is in 2018

I wish Slack had block/mute functionality.

@JPEG is there a way to bump the font size in Mast? It seems much smaller than the system default.

Today is the second time someone at my $DAYJOB has made a git repo that can't be checked out on Macs due to its containing both a "" and "".

I jinxed it. Comcast is refusing to let me do a self service install and the next appointment that I can be here for is a month away. No internet for me. Too bad they have a total monopoly on anything faster than 1.5 Mbps.

I just had a legitimately great phone support experience with Comcast... I think the tech was more knowledgable than every major telco tech I've ever talked to... It must be the end times!

Speaking of fiction involving robots, you should play The Talos Principle if you enjoy puzzle games or robots. It's finally out for Xbox so you can play it on all the major platforms.

Just finished reading Sea of Rust by C Robert Cargill. If you're into post-apocalyptic sci-fi westerns about robots, or any subset of those topics, it's an amusing (if brief) read.

Ugh it's that time of year when I need to figure out how to renew the APNS certificates for our MDM provider.

this is me tooting about a blog post I wrote about tooting instead of tweeting

Sent quote requests to a half-dozen window companies to put in double-paned low-e windows at the new house. Might as well try to do all the projects up front. Anyone have a favorite kind of window?

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