For years, Mattel marketed a Barbie typewriter. When they switched from mechanical to electronic typewriters, they chose to license from a Slovenian manufacturer, Mehano, who readily supplied their E-115 (and later 116-118) model.
But these typewriters had a secret: hold SHIFT and LOCK, and press one of the first four keys on the first row, and the typewriter switches into substitution-cipher mode, encoding whatever you type:
"Give someone a program, you frustrate them for a day; teach them how to program, you frustrate them for a lifetime." - David Leinweber
Serious question for the #SelfHosted and/or #it #admin type folks. What do you like for backup solutions? Or perhaps more precisely, there's not really something "better" than "and your trusted friend/family member in another area has the encrypted mirror copy too", yes? Or periodic duplication to external drive(s) (encrypted of course) that get stored in a safety deposit box?
did you remember to pack all your dongles?
HDMI → VGA
USBC → RCA
CAT5 ← RS232
VGA ⇆ NTSC
UDP ⇉ Thunderlizard
GLSL ↓ IETF
WebDAV ⇠ GTA5
IMF ↞ MIDI
SCOTUS ⇨ ICJ
IDK ↫ WWE
CCCP ↭ BotW
LMAO ↝ DIY
ADHD ↯ IRL
USA → DSA
originally by: @email@example.com
This is why the work @firstname.lastname@example.org started a few years back is so important.
“When people are expected to work on open source for free, only the people who can afford to work for free can participate.” - @fperez_org (via @tracykteal) #SciPy2018
#IPv6 is hard, but #UDP checksums are harder:
dear website designers:
that thing you do, where i scroll down and down and when i hit the bottom of the article, oh whoops! suddenly i'm at the top of a completely different page?
that is fucking abysmal design. it's user hostile. it makes your website unusable. it makes me NEVER EVER want to come back to your website. for anything. more to the point, it tells me that YOU don't want to use your website either. and nor do the people who pay you.
#ARM Ltd backpedals on their #RISCV smear campaign after it blows up in their face and garners criticism from across "the industry" and its own workforce.
All it achieved was to make RISCV more credible, IMHO.
Hands up whoever is surprised by this… nobody? Thought so…