if you’re able, I hope you’ll join me in supporting the amazing Violet Blue and her book: www.kickstarter.com/projects/…
the magic of the US dollar, is precisely this:
it has value, because enough people believe it does.
the flipside: that belief is by no means certain to continue indefinitely
Well said - and they would know
“Russian missiles strike Kyiv, shattering sense of calm”
Bullshit - the only sense of calm, was for people with their heads in the sand, hoping that appeasement would spare any cost to them. Which - and we have overwhelming evidence - simply makes things worse.
There is one way - only - to stop Putin. And that is to - wait for it - stop Putin.
There’s no way out by dialog only - the rest of the world must step up, and take direct ACTION. www.rutlandherald.com/news/busi…
Wiley nails it
Leah Elliot’s remix of Scott McCloud’s 2008 discussion of Google Chrome - should be required reading for anyone using it. And the rest of us, too.
“What are you going to do about it?” contrachrome.com/comic/pag…
Bolling’s brilliant take, on Putin’s abuse of his country, to abuse the people of Ukraine
The kids, are a whole lot better than alright: “teen wanted COVID vaccine; had to hide it from parents”
Our Services do not respond to Do Not Track signals.
Sure; thanks for being honest - even better, to actually show some respect.
good illustration of the idea of “security theater” - all that counts, is the weakest link; and so many to choose from…
(entry to “reservoir” near top of Main St in Burlington (VT) near UVM’s Davis Ctr)
It’s handy to print things to Preview - maybe you want to save the “security” questions and (random) answers from a new site registration, to a secure place (like 1Password) and now you’re wondering where that temporary file is - with that sensitive info.
So; fire up a terminal:
find $TMPDIR -type f -mmin -1440 -iname \*.pdf\* -print0 | xargs -0 -L1 -t -I% mv -i % ~/.Trash/; open ~/.Trash/
findwith these options / arguments:
$TMPDIR- your own user’s dir for temporary files
- (which will automatically get cleaned up - eventually)
-type f- we want to find files only
-mmin -1440- files modified in the last 1440 minutes (1 day); tweak as you like
-iname \*.pdf\*- files of with an extension of
-print0- output results null-terminated (to handle “special” chars)
|- pipe results to
xargs, to process them using these options:
-0- handle null-terminated input
-L1- process one item at a time (if any)
-t- show commands as they’re executed
-I%- in the ensuing command, replace
%there, with the resulting filename/s
mv- move these files, with the following options:
-i- interactive prompt (instead of overwrite)
%- the source filename, substituted by xargs
~/.Trash/- destination dir; put them here
open ~/.Trash/- open (in Finder), for your review
FWIW: Whenever I “have to” visit a questionable site (looking at you, Facebook - screw the new name) I use an iOS device, since that’s more tightly secure than most of the “desktop” OS choices with any reasonable usability.
Obviously nothing is perfectly secure - though it’s foolish to subject a less secure OS to that risk.
well this looks darn handy: sayyescovidhometest.org
The central problem, is the enormous jenga tower that we’ve built:
- Full of dependencies that virtually no one understands.
- Dependencies generally chosen, for expedience.
- Chosen by coders at all levels of in/experience.
- Driven by “ship it now”, and “move fast and break things”.
- With management rarely caring about risks - until one becomes a public crisis, which can no longer be ignored.
- These crises will get both worse, and more frequent - bad actors (*), have noticed how vulnerable everything is.
- (* Bad actors of all stripes, not “just” in tech - and some have state-level resources.)
- Even still, there will be little fundamental change in how we write & deploy code - because most of the people making these decisions haven’t felt it. Yet.
- The “powers that be” think they’re insulated from the pain. It may not be long til they find out how wrong they are.
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