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Sort of creepy that Medium has started prompting me to log in with my Google account, including a banner with my email address and photo. Was on Chrome, logged into Gmail. Conflation of Chrome browser login and Google web property login is so confusing.

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The web is something that, by it's very nature, shouldn't be centralized.

"Re-decentralizing the Web, for good this time | Ruben Verborgh"

Slowly starting to think in React mode (the javascript framework, not reactive programming).

Early thoughts on writing HTTP APIs in : surprisingly clumsy. Will chalk this up to language inexperience, however.

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Slack closed thousands of accounts, out of the blue - citing US sanctions. Many closures were mistaken - data was lost without warning. Why allow your enterprise to rely on a centralized service when you can and should #selfhost and stay in control?

Having some fun with parsers in Go. Not the best tool for it, to be honest, but I do appreciate the simplicity of the language.

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For the n-th time, my electric utility has sent me an email bill that disagrees with the amount on their website. Today I sent them a detailed bug report. A few hours later, an actual human wrote back to say they'd found the problem, have a temporary workaround, and have a plan to make sure it gets fixed and stays fixed. I'm kinda speechless here. Way to go, utility!

So cool how much the Pineapple Fund donated to FLOSS projects. 👍👍👍 to whoever is behind that.

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Getting pi-hole setup really made me appreciate just how much data there is in DNS, and how easily that could be abused. In the last 24 hours, my house has made 33K DNS queries (9K blocked). Looking through the logs, I can not only identify the services I frequent, but also many of the _devices that I own_.

Strongly recommend setting up DNS over HTTPS w/ pi-hole:

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The inside of one of the pizza boxes. Nearly everything can be replaced easily. This is how it should be. 👍

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Doing some work on Apache Beam. Cool project, very slow compile times.

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Wow! The terrible tv/movie trope of identifying a person from a tiny reflection has become reality. Study shows high degree of success IDing people from reflections in a human *cornea*

Apparently your Google account recovery email is linked to your primary account such that either email address is a valid username for the primary account...which means you can't make a new account with your recovery email. I expected them to be entirely separate.

Just learned about this feature: "% <term>" in the location bar searches for <term> through your open tabs. Nice!

Just got a Yubikey (5) and am realizing basically every site says U2F is only supported in Chrome; I mostly use Firefox. Anyone out there in the fediverse have experience with this?

@gwmngilfen does your Foreman product get confused often with the Procfile-based application manager Foreman ( ?

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Boxing day is a good day for a walk, burn of some food, get some air. Today was pleasant indeed, mild, dry, no wind...

Went geocaching with the wee ones, found a Snow White themed trail with a cache for each of the seven dwarfs. Must have been about 3 miles round trip, not bad at all for short legs!

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