After a leak in my ceiling, my living room is now full of drying equipment (dehumidifier, air movers) and I'm having flashbacks of working in a server room

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In the past three hours, we had hail, then hail and snow, then rain, more rain with snow, a LOT more hail, more snow...and now the sky is clear and the sun is shining.

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People don't talk about parser mismatch vulnerabilities enough, and I'm not sure how many people even know what they are. Which is sad, because they're one of my favorites to exploit when I find them, and they can be super nasty to fix.

So here, have a blog post:

Oh great, has changed the way it names containers again, which breaks all the things. 💢

Facebook, Paedophile, Disturbing. 

@fatboy Folks getting mad at use of e2ee instead of getting mad at Facebook for enabling child abuse.

That entire Wired article is journalistic malpractice

Bird site 

One thing I love about the (versus Twitter) is how you can tell certain folks are not worth even listening to by their instance alone.

Username ends in ""? That's a mutin'. I got enough angry incels and conspiracy nuts to sift through already

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Bird site 

Got my account limited again, for a tweet that they won't even show me. Whoever's running things over there is asleep at the wheel ISTG

Spent a good deal of my Friday (and some of my weekend) trying to nail down what I thought was a bug in the same software stack, across multiple environments.

It was a typo.

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Introducing! 🎉

A few days ago, @kev asked the community for help maintaining his side-project, This got me thinking.

There are loads of maintainers out there feeling burnt out, but they can't abandon their project since people are depending on the project to be maintained.

In an effort to combat this, I built a website that lists projects looking for new maintainers. It's still quite empty and has some rough edges, so any feedback is very welcome.

@yes I never said you couldn't shitpost, just don't expect me to take you seriously with that weak ass edgelord drivel

@yes You'll pardon me if I don't think the guy tooting that "the cia invented homosexuality" is arguing in good faith

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web developers that prevent you from pasting passwords into forms "for security" (or the project owners that require them to do it) need to be fired

@yes Sounds like you're more invested in feeling attacked than listening to anything I actually said, so whatever bruh

@yes With all due respect, we HAVE to discuss the sociopolitical ramifications of the technologies that we build, or we could end up facilitating a war crime.

That's a worst case scenario ofc, but more realistically we end up building a deeply flawed technology — like motion sensors that only recognize light skin or autonomous vehicles that don't know how to stop hitting pedestrians

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