Before this year, I've never seen a spear phishing email directed toward me or the company I work for. And now so far this year I've seen two very high-quality spear phishing emails.

Interesting times indeed...

I don't know how time zone data works in Linux yet, but what I do know is "America/Chicago" does not exist in the :manjaro: installer. Instead you use "Indiana/Vincennes," which sounds vaguely familiar from that one time I drove through Indiana years ago.

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Fives stages of ORM usage

1. This will save me so much time!
2. Why are these work-arounds so complicated?!
3. Maybe if I just write a few custom-queries
4. This is hopeless! Why did I do this to myself?!
5. This is my life now. Too much work to replace it.

My Synology NAS manages to stay online for months / years at a time, occasionally rebooting itself for updates. However my Raspberry Pi (responsible for backing up my NAS to the cloud) seems to go offline every few weeks. I have to manually unplug it and plug it back in.

For you admins and experts out there: Where would be a good place to start troubleshooting this?

10 years ago I started using ad blockers because I thought ads were annoying. Now I think that's the _least_ important reason to use them.

I think we should call them "browser firewalls." That more accurately describes their purpose.

These days I am surrounded by political activism. I think I see two overarching kinds of activists: Those who are afraid of what the future will be like, and those who are optimistic about what the future will be like.

The former leans toward fear, anxiety, and anger. They react to threat.

The latter leans toward cooperation, respect, and confidence. They are proactive because they have hope in something greater than the circumstances right in front of them.

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Ahh social engineering

So the recommendation that you not use custom domains for email is interesting. I suppose the thought it that it's harder for an attacker to hijack, or wouldn't risk it.

Many email hosts offer plain domains in addition to letting you host your custom domain. In theory that's similar, and somewhere probably between your domain and Google's in hijack potential.

Oo, this looks useful for when I some day pick my project back up.

Just found out about a critical vulnerability a month after it was made public. What service(s) do IT pros out there rely on to get critical vulnerability notifications for the technology they use?

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#Privacy conversations are often overwhelming to people outside of the #tech industry.

We may create moments of in-actionable despair in everyday people if we overshare a never-ending stream of reasons that one can never escape privacy intrusions.

These moments reinforce a sense of Privacy Nihilism that keeps people from doing the basic things to keep themselves more #private and #secure.

Sharing a sense of hope and understanding to our audience is so important for our mission.

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Actually Using Crev, Or, The Problem Of Trusting Software Dependencies by Simon Heath: #Rust #tools

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This looks like a really interesting solution. I've been a strong proponent of Keybase in the past, and interesting solutions to problems is one of the reasons why.

"Keybase SSH"

Ideally I'd like a solution that allows me to pay for someone else to host and manage the dashboards, etc, and just require me to install an agent on my servers. But then give me the option to host everything myself later if I so choose.

Is anyone aware of a good FOSS server monitoring product that (a) supports Windows, and (b) is simple enough to not require a huge learning curve?

Looking for something less proprietary than DataDog, but simpler than Nagios

I wish it was possible to fork Windows, because it's a decent OS making lots of little bad decisions. Death by a thousand cuts.

Today I booted Windows and was greeted by a login prompt for a Microsoft Teams app that I never installed.

"Stupid" is not a valid label for people. We may frequently say and do stupid things, but we are never stupid. When you talk about some "moron," you're creating a pecking order with yourself at the top. And you're encouraging your hearers to place themselves somewhere in your pecking order.

I was able to get No Man's Sky running on Manjaro, but not Windows. Also, I think I saw a flying pig today.

To be fair, I probably shouldn't be attempting to run it on this laptop at all. I have to turn graphics settings down all the way to "Hideous" to get the game barely playable.

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