I wrote a blog post about why #etcd v3 makes me sad. You know it's good because it's more than 50% footnotes. https://www.roguelazer.com/2020/07/etcd-or-why-modern-software-makes-me-sad/
I wrote a little thing about trackballs and mice: https://www.roguelazer.com/2020/07/trackballs/
Having a lot of fun going through the #PPP loan data that got FOIA'd recently and seeing how many companies I recognize who took the money.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/olympus-to-exit-camera-business-after-84-years-11592996861 is a bummer. I like my #Olympus O-MD E-M5 micro four thirds camera and I don't think Panasonic will be able to keep the format alive by itself.
I keep forgetting how terrible "Places" is in #Firefox. Any interaction with history or bookmarks blocks the main thread, and if, say, you want to auto-delete history after a time period, you (a) need an extension, and (b) should expect it to take *literally hours* with a moderately-sized history (e.g., my places.sqlite is 50MB and firefox has been spinning for about 10 minutes at 100% CPU trying to delete around 1000 records).
Aww yeah removing most of our customers' password requirements at work over the advice of myself and every other IC because we want to chase after the absolute worst customers who can't be bothered to make a password that isn't "password" and because we've decided to hand the keys to all technical decisions over to a bunch of PMs with no technical background. This is going to end super-well.
Who is marc and why does ze get all the email in the default #postfix config?
fuck #UEFI secure boot
I bought a baby monitor (yes, I know, at least it's not internet-accessible) and the website for it is amazingly awful. None of the images specify aspect ratios so on a widescreen monitor, everything looks... neat...
Okay, so the AddTrust CA expiry thing is real. It's fucking absurd that nobody is backporting fixes to OpenSSL 1.0.x and is just saying that you need to upgrade to OpenSSL 1.1.1 (and re-link literally your entire system) to fix this. Does anyone know for certain whether removing AddTrust from the CA anchor list fixes?
In related news, I'm now many hours into backporting an up-to-date PHP since the webtatic one from October is... way behind...
Has anyone noticed that the multitasking UI is totally broken on #iOS 13.5? Half the time I can't swipe between cards, and going home from the card switcher with a second swipe up never works (need to go back to an app and do a long-swipe instead). Very annoying!
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