I wrote up some observations on the new California digital vaccine record, in case anyone was curious exactly how they worked: https://www.roguelazer.com/2021/06/cdph-digital-vaccine-record/
Why is `factor` in GNU #coreutils? Are there really a lot of people looking to get prime factors in their bash scripts?
This tool isn't even very good. I passed it the modulus from an RSA4096 key and it hasn't even finished yet.
Very sad to see that #Phabricator is shutting down; I guess Even Priestly finally got tired of doing it all himself. I'm still a big fan of the software and I really hope a healthy community-run fork starts up.
I found an irritating issue in GNU tar: https://www.roguelazer.com/2021/03/surprising-behavior-in-gnu-tar/
The new behavior where you have to reinstall Developer Tools after every #macOS Big Sur point update is absolutely maddening!
The #sudo CVEs are pretty amazing. https://www.qualys.com/2021/01/26/cve-2021-3156/baron-samedit-heap-based-overflow-sudo.txt is great.
I gave in to consumerism and replaced my perfectly-good Intel MacBook Air with an ARM64 MacBook Pro.
Pros: battery doesn't seem to ever drain; can compile neovim and all dependencies from source in under 2 minutes; every closed-source tool I use except Dropbox is already arm64-native
Cons: very few OSS tools have pre-built universal binaries, so clang gets a lot of exercise
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