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Decided to start watching Mr. Robot on recommendations from coworkers. Pretty fun so far, and surprisingly accurate for a network show. Obviously all the "hacking" is gibberish, but I was surprised when they e.g., mentioned Prolexic during a DDOS.

I decided to tidy up my workflow for searching for characters and put it in a blog post; Merry χmas

Everyone else is on vacation today so I got more work done than I've gotten done in the last three weeks.

S5E19 is darkly ironic in retrospect. Now all of those newsrooms are owned by about five companies, and the line about displaced tech workers having to "work at some video rental joint"... really didn't age well.

Here’s a weird error message that occurred after updating to 10.15.2…

We have this bug at work where a certain piece of closed-source software assumes a 1472-byte UDP payload will never be fragmented and thus breaks in IPv6. There's only one instance of the constant 0x5c0 in the binary. What are the odds that everything would break terribly if I just replace that 0x5c0 with a 0x5ac in the binary?

I always forget that the default partition assigner for consumer groups is braindead and that changing to StickyAssignor or RoundRobinAssignor should be the first step in any project.

Ugh, a pipe cracked. I'd been putting off figuring out how all the plumbing worked in this house.

So, now that 1.39 is out, what are everyone's favorite stable-only, non-actix web frameworks to use as demos for the new async/await stuff?

Is totally broken on iOS 13.2 for anyone else? Other clients still work fine, but all upgraded iOS devices hang forever connecting...

Dealing with a big purchase at work and irritated with the PO process. You'd think that since paying for things is the fundamental operation of capitalism, it's be better at doing it...

Apparently getting served injected ads by one public WiFi hotspot was what it took for me to set up a WireGuard endpoint on one of my VPSes and configure my phone to use it when on untrusted WiFi.

Is there an iOS browser that has something like Firebug?

I bought some Audio-Technica ATH-CKS5TW earbuds recently and, if anyone is looking for Bluetooth earbuds to use with an iOS device, I'd highly recommend them. Great audio quality (they support AAC which is the top thing to look for in Bluetooth audio devices to use with iOS), crazy-long battery life, reasonably comfortable, and they block most of the BART screech without giving me an ANC headache.

you know it's going to be good when something has a filename of "proposal_03.07.2019 v02.docx_Page 1-20.pdf"

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