So apparently using Tor in polish public institutions is wrong just because. I'm connected to a network which allows only HTTP/HTTPS traffic but got banned because I've had tor service running and it was repeatedly trying to gain connection. Of course it was blocked but I got banned nevertheless.

Tip of the day:
If you want to run some command in screen from a script or cron so you can return to it later, do it with:
screen -S session-name -dm bash -c 'command'

So today I woke up wondering how people clipped their nails centuries ago and then the internetz provide: Fingernail Trimming History: What We Did Before Nail Clippers

I you're downloading your PGP keys from SKS servers you better stop doing it right now. Keyserver network is under attack with no time frame for mitigations deployment:

Trolling level Google. Nice one:
Nearly 100 drivers followed Google Maps detour ended up stuck in an empty field

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@rysiek In England a local authority used them to enact surveillance on residents to check they were recycling their rubbish.

I was questioned outside an airport under the prevention of terrorism act because I was sitting down smoking a cigarette opposite the bus stop.

Authorities will do whatever the law allows them to do; legal pretext is merely a formality.

So it seems that pretty soon we'll land in a very nasty position. Google does it already with moving features from open to premium version, Firefox by opening its premium subscription might be eager to join.

I recently stumbled upon Joe's Armstrong interview with Alan Kay and what they said is very interesting one thing struck me: While Joe Armstrong is great at giving talks he does a really bad job at interviewing someone or conversing with person he himself invited.

So I had to retreat to GNU/Debian from Guix System. Too many infancy level bugs I didn't have time to deal with.

That moment users finally realize the hard way, that paying for license doesn't mean owning the software.

After another day of work using GNU Guix System I have almost daily driver ready OS. Only blocker is nasty bug with ghostscript/printing which causes me trouble in my graphics work that I need to get done.

So my first steps with GNU Guix System were a bit shaky, but I've finally got a hang of it and now I want to run it everywhere. This project has excellent documentation and my protip is that one should really commit himself (one afternoon will suffice) to read it before running install.

Morning well spent. I've replaced intel card in my x220 with Atheros one, so I'm ready to migrate to guix on libre kernel later today (:

There are many reports that for many even new Firefox release haven't fixed addons issue. How about global same time next year?

Until yesterday there was IceCat instead of Firefox but shit happened and I needed to do quick fresh debian install so haven't had any time to set it up.

So my web browsing workflow goes like this: Tor Browser for normal websurfing, Firefox with security addons like NoScript/uBlock/PrivacyBadger for everytime I need to login with my true identity, Firejailed Firefox (fresh profile on every run) for online banking and those times when I just need website to work (plus webdevelopment). What is yours?

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TIL: #bash provides pseudo devices for TCP and UDP connections:

echo "hello" > /dev/udp/


exec 5<>/dev/tcp/
echo -e "GET / HTTP/1.0\n" >&5
cat <&5

I'm baffled how I've never discovered that until today.

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"Riot Games employees are preparing for a walkout this afternoon... employees reported a culture of widespread and endemic sexism at the company... the first walkout at a major gaming studio."

DO IT! AAA, the corporate game industry is overflowing w/ shitheadery, exploitation of workers. It's the central pillar where Steve Bannon launched the fascist international movement through gamergate, pushing game culture toward the far-right

This is a critical anti-fash push.

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