"Perseverance’s eyes see a different Mars"
Job lookin, tech, Boosts welcome
After losing my job to covid last March I've had a hell of a time trying to find tech work. I gave up for a bit and did some bike wrenching but it's not making ends meet so I'm back on the job lookin train.
I have 18 years experience, mostly in systems administration, mostly in windows, but my experience is really all over the place. I've worked for government, university, fortune 100, small firms, consulting, data analysis, information security, kind of a Jane of All Trades. I have an associates degree and a bachelor's degree, and nine certifications that are still mostly relevant, one of which is the MCITP.
What I'm most proud of is my ability to figure stuff out. I'm real clever. I'm also able to communicate with non technical staff as well as super nerds.
So what's up, fediverse. You got any jobs?
1. New VC-backed startup enters the scene
2. People flock to it
3. They discover it’s a surveillance capitalist (and still have no clue what that is)
4. They’re shocked (because, see 3)
5. It’s too late, they’re too big and they’ve exited
6. Goto 1
Firefox replaces GA with a fake no-op GA in strict tracking protection https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1493602
FYI: Firefox's new cookie protections aren't turned on by default because they might break an occasional (shitty) site.
To turn them on, go to about:preferences#privacy and select "Strict"
Firefox 86 Introduces Total Cookie Protection - https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2021/02/23/total-cookie-protection/
Alicia Kennedy: On the future and why justice is more important than innovation.
Read and absorb every delicious word of this.
Workplace democracy, AKA unionization, AKA the thing Amazon has pulled out every dirty trick to prevent, is the difference between centaur utopia and reverse-centaur dystopia.
Emmanuel Kant's "Formula of Humanity" told us that "treating people as means" was a violation of the supreme principal of morality - humans should be served automation, not harnessed to it.
This new Nextcloud App to manage your health data is actually super cool! https://nextcloud.com/blog/health-care-data-app-for-nextcloud-kailona-hits-alpha-and-is-looking-for-testers/
Since end 2020 @Facebook@twitter.com banned linking in FB posts to https://delta.chat stating "violation of community standards". Multiple people filed complaints but nothing happened, no responses, no explanations, nothing. Please help (RT/like or comment how to proceed). Thanks!
I'm hiring two Principal Security Researchers to join my Applied Research Team at Veracode. One focused on application static analysis and auto-remediation, one focused on dynamic analysis of web apps and web APIs.
My team is fully remote always (we have team members in EU, UK, US so far), great support for education (including attending conferences), pursuing your own projects, flexible scheduling, etc.
I really need to know this, so please boost for visibility:
Are there any people out there on the autistic spectrum that have found a format of living that works for them, that makes them happy?
If you're on the spectrum and feel generally happy or content: do you have a routine, specific coping mechanism(s) or special life conditions that you recommend or feel privileged with? Did you feel happier after excluding some particular element of stress in some way?
If you're on the spectrum and feel generally unhappy: do you think there could be a happy existence for you if society enabled it?
"A defendant is entitled to see the source code of software that’s used to generate evidence against them"
Well, raspbian has officially become bloatware. Good reason to try Debian for RPi :)
"Apple’s big privacy product is built on a shaky foundation: the honor system. In tiny print on the detail page of each app label, Apple says, “This information has not been verified by Apple.”
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