Blog: New strategies for mailing list DMARC
Blog: java.util.UUID accepts truncated UUIDs
Noise Protocol is super cool. [A system for creating encrypted channels, kind of equivalent to TLS but simpler.] It supports all the different handshake patterns depending on which sides of the connection need to authenticate each other and whether you need to hide participants' keys from observers. http://noiseprotocol.org/noise.html#interactive-handshake-patterns-fundamental
Win11 status: fine and dandy. The only speed bump so far is having all windows for a given app grouped on the taskbar. I'm used to this from macOS, but at least on Mac you have ⌘-` for cycling windows within an application and also the "App Windows" exposé hot corner. I'm trying to train my fingers to press Win-Tab more, which isn't exactly the same thing but it'll feel normal in a week or so.
Blog: The nondigital overhead https://thomask.sdf.org/blog/2021/09/05/the-nondigital-overhead.html
In Australia at least, I think we are in a position to slow the onset of dystopia by insisting on nondigital methods of necessary surveillance.
A fun SO thread - reportedly even the C++ creators think that "vector" was a bit of an odd name for a growable array in hindsight https://stackoverflow.com/questions/581426/why-is-a-c-vector-called-a-vector
Australian computer nerd. Rust, networking, amateur radio. SDFer since '09.
"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