My credit union for some reason changed a bunch of the buttons on their website from being actual buttons to divs with onclick handlers. Why do people do this? Argh.

Bought a car today. My favorite part was the Windows XP-era touchscreen at the dealership for signing documents that connected to a computer via HDMI and a parallel cable.

For some reason, every engineering organization eventually gets to the position where they decide to declare bug bankruptcy, mark every ticket as "wontfix" or "invalid' and ask people to re-open them if they're still active issues. At which point I get to lose time out of my day re-opening every ticket, because I would've closed it myself if it had been fixed... Gah!

For some reason, I've been writing "2018" as the year in all the dates I've written this month.

One neat thing about having an Apple Watch is that it's super easy to see when I have a fever (and how bad it is) solely based on the resting heart rate measurements.

I know -rpath is dirty, but man oh man does it make so many packaging things so much easier.

I swear, I have the worst immune system. Got another cold.

Sent a patch upstream to today (and found a segfault bug in master at the same time). I like contributing to OSS once in a while.

I guess what I'm saying is... what if there were a way to get executives to care about security and compliance *before* a breach happens. Some kind of process where you assess risks and build protective controls...

Too bad the software industry never developed such a process.

How do you handle coworkers exfiltrating customer data to unmanaged, unsecured third-party SaaS products? For a long time, I thought the best solution was to just try to provide IT-sanctioned first-party tools, but that appears to not work — any reasonably-sized employee base will want more tools than an IT team can possibly set up and manage.

work gripe 

Ugh just spent 90 minutes fucking with PIM. Multicast routing is such a confusing quagmire.

travel rant 

Spent the last few days in Austin and wrote up largely uninformed impressions at roguelazer.com/2020/01/2020-au

Just had audio get stuck in ducked mode after I swiped away a notification before its sound effect had finished playing. That's an annoying bug.

sha-mbles.github.io/ the latest -1 attack website isn’t as obnoxious as most branded vulnerabilities.

I wonder how close is to swapping out hash algorithms? I know it’s in progress...

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