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My company has 45 engineers and 30 engineering + product managers. Please send help.

supporting work-from-home sucks. software engineers typically no nothing about system administration but think they're experts, and are the absolute worst people to have to support when their home networks go down and shit. so tired of teaching people how to use `ping`.

I upgraded something on one of my Debian VMs and now every time I start a session, PAM launches ssh-agent (even if, e.g., I already have a forwarded agent). This is super-annoying and smells like being obnoxious. Anyone recognize?

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I know that I shouldn't be *surprised* that my employer lays off 49 people per month to avoid WARN act compliance, but, man, that still feels like a shit move.

jbrown boosted

>Mozilla’s strategic plan is focused on accelerating the growth levers for the core Firefox browser product and platform while investing in innovative solutions to mitigate the biggest challenges facing the internet.

*vomits*

"You know what else is focused on accelerating the growth levers? Cancer." - A friend

blog.mozilla.org/blog/2020/04/

Wrote my first non-trivial application which uses Warp and the new post-stdlib-futures Hyper. Not too bad, although I really wish Warp would let me write output filters without that terrible make_service_fn hack.

Apparently, the old DLV system expired, so anyone running BIND with a 2017-era config is having a bad day.

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All my servers are failing DNSSEC for everything under .com with `dlv.isc.org DNSKEY: verify failed due to bad signature
(keyid=19297): RRSIG has expired` ; is there a missing trust root update somewhere or is globally hosed?

My mandatory work-from-home period has now been extended until April 30. Eesh.

Day four of mandatory work from home. I don't know how people do this full-time.

Oh yeah, I wrote an open-sourced github.com/easypost/ferrous-so the other week, in case anyone ever needs a high-performance SOCKS5 proxy.

I ordered a new keyboard for work which got delivered today, just in time for me to be sent out to work from home indefinitely. So... new keyboard for my home office!

Wow, my company just sent everyone home for mandatory WFH for at least a week (probably more). Crazy considering how dismissive management was about this whole illness just a few days ago.

There's a woman on my BART train this morning with an RSA 2020 swag backpack. That seems like a kind of unnecessarily bold choice right now...

No matter what I say they just come back that NIST SP800-63 says 8 characters is good enough so we shouldn't require more than 8 characters.

Fucking NIST.

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My damned growth team is trying to get us to reduce the password length requirement for user accounts; does anyone have a persuasive citation for why 8 characters is not enough any more? I've got a few infosec-focused ones (including from our security auditors), but they're not buying any of them so far.

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