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
@tw I was surprised to find smoking rooms in some Hilton properties in northern New Jersey, just outside NYC when I was headed up to Cape Cod a few weeks ago. Feels like such a throwback.
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.
@failtime I believe it. These are mental health related charges. It was pure hell to get into the hospital system in the first place. Then the insurance cos want to fight back on covering legitimate prescriptions. Hospital and insurance nickel and diming each other, then the hospital needs cash to hit a profit goal and suddenly they're running a midnight madness sale on medical bills. It's insane.
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"
@yakkoj You're (mostly) right. I rolled out SSL on my sites with Let's Encrypt recently. It made a mess of my Apache config files and doesn't fail gracefully if everything's not 100% to its liking, but I eventually got there. One server was nice and smooth, the other took hours to sort out.
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