Playing with my Garmin InReach in the front yard. Guy comes over and asks "you flyin' a drone?"
"No, playing with my satellite messenger. When the shit hits the fan I can bounce messages off satellites to make sure my family is OK."
"So whatchu doin' with it now?"
"Seeing if it can transmit a poop emoji."
Sony adds 200 local TV channels to PlayStation Vue https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/29/17797778/sony-playstation-vue-adds-200-local-channels-abc-cbs-fox-nbc
I'm 38 and have been programming since I was 8. 30 years. In those 30 years, outside of prescribed variable names in high school AP Comp Sci exercises I don't believe I have ever once used foo, bar, baz, or any other metasyntactic variables in any of my programs or documentation. I tend to be more descriptive than that. I'll at least go with do_the_thing(input1,input2). None of this f(foo,bar) nonsense.
It's a sad state of affairs when a hospital system can afford to run a sale on account balances. I mean, it's cool with me, saves me $376 to pay in full. We're only making monthly payments because they offered to split the bill up over a couple years with no interest. I can pay the whole thing. But shouldn't they already be charging as little as possible?
Voting By Cell Phone Is A Terrible Idea, And West Virginia Is Probably The Last State That Should Try It Anyway https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180807/10293240387/voting-cell-phone-is-terrible-idea-west-virginia-is-probably-last-state-that-should-try-it-anyway.shtml
Google reportedly using Chinese site it owns to develop search term blacklist https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/8/17664956/google-chinese-site-search-blacklist-censored
The FCC lied to Congress about an alleged cyberattack and didn’t come clean until now https://www.theverge.com/2018/8/8/17664386/fcc-net-neutrality-ddos-attack-congress-doj
Let's Encrypt Is Now Officially Trusted by All Major Root Certificates https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/lets-encrypt-is-now-officially-trusted-by-all-major-root-certificates/ #Security
GPG Sync 0.2 is released! It's an open source tool to make it easier for every member of an organization to have up-to-date versions of every other members' PGP public keys.
This version looks way nicer, is more stable, and now has support for Windows.
Homebrew security hole • Mismanaged GitHub credentials https://medium.com/@vesirin/how-i-gained-commit-access-to-homebrew-in-30-minutes-2ae314df03ab #linkblog
I totally thought this was a CNN headline for a minute.
"6 Myths About Female Sexuality That We Need To Stop Spreading In The Middle Of This Active Hostage Situation"
Really... with Let's Encrypt and easy auto-renewals (and, in some cases, easy SSL certificate issuance!), there is absolutely NO reason to have a website that doesn't use HTTPS.
OK, I realize that's not true if your site is pre-existing. You still have to do the work to make HTTPS work properly without the browser complaining. But the major hurdles are GONE. Especially for brand-new websites, there's no excuse now.
Bad Bill Would Create A Nationwide Exception To Subpoena And Warrant Requirements For Cellphone Location Data https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20180721/15364640285/bad-bill-would-create-nationwide-exception-to-subpoena-warrant-requirements-cellphone-location-data.shtml
Company IT guy, PHP dev, RPi tinkerer, storm chaser.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko