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In the US it's Drinksgiving if you are visiting family for the Thanksgiving holiday. I'm drinking plenty of Peabody Heights dark beers (Aluna stout, Black Astrodon black IPA, Mount Clare porter). What's everyone else having for Drinksgiving?
@Steven Brady just had a nice Norton from 2012 from my favorite (now defunct) winery in Missouri. Cheers!
@JB Carroll Very nice! Sad for you that it's gone. Cheers! 🍺🍷


Been drinking all afternoon. Recorded my out of office message on the first try.


How bad was Lockwise for Firefox to just kill it? I barely used it, but it seemed decent for individuals.



Today a user had me trying to track down a 29 year old promotional coloring page for children. This document is older than some of our employees. No, I could not find it.


Me: I finally have Budgie set up perfectly!

Also me, same day: sudo apt install cinnamon-desktop-environment


Nearly a full year after our ransomware attack, we found another infected PC that had just been sitting on a desk, powered down.



I miss the days that search engines were specific. Even putting your query in quotes doesn't seem to work. Now they all suggest what I might've been searching for, and it just creates a lot of static.


I really hate Cloudflare and hCaptcha. I am human. I've clicked what feels like hundreds of pictures of airplanes and trucks and boats, yet I still cannot access websites that I pay for. This service is ridiculous. There has got to be a better way for websites to protect themselves.


I wonder who decided that, if I am to groom my beard, it should smell of sandalwood. No good grooming products at the store are fragrance free.


Once again saved by skater reflexes. Almost fell out of the attic after knocking my head off of a beam and rolled myself to a safe landing.


My response when I get a message with that little green thing from my wife.


 

Damnit, Disney, you made me want to watch something with Hawkeye in it.

https://y.com.cm/5VYb3B1ETlk

 

My Xfinity Stream Beta isn't working on my Roku devices. I'm frustrated that Comcast's tier 1 support constantly asks me to reboot my TVs, but doesn't seem to offer much in the way of a fix. Then they file a ticket with tier 2, and I never get a call back. So a week into this new service contract and I still have no live channels on my TV.


The kid just called me old because I was reading the news. At least it was HackerNews?

 

No matter how sure you've migrated all your sites to a new server, deleting a VPS is still nerve-racking. Just nuked my #Vultr VPS and am now a #Contabo customer. Much, much faster, half the price.

 

After a couple weeks of experimenting with #Cipi, I've decided to stay with #Hestia. I was a huge #Vesta fan for years, and #Hestia is just too mature and too familiar to leave. They just have a solid community with multiple active developers and solid documentation. Migrating my sites was just so easy, I may give #Cipi a whirl in the future, but staying where I'm comfortable now.

https://cipi.sh

https://hestacp.com

 

I needed to enlarge the drive on a KACE VMware appliance today, after booting a Linux live CD, realized it was based on FreeBSD. GParted doesn't allow the resizing of ufs partitions. Grabbed myself a GhostBSD ISO and booted to do the job. I haven't used any BSD for years, but I will say this was a nice little distro with a beautiful, sleek MATE desktop. I don't plan on switching away from Linux (and POP!_OS), but if I did, I'd give this one a whirl.

https://ghostbsd.org


I went to Brewery Fire the other day, and their mural inspired me to rewatch Firefly. Such an amazing series.



Remember all day breakfast? A sausage, egg, and cheese McMuffin any time you wanted. I really miss that.


Just spent the entire day immersed in IIS and the Alpha Application Server for IIS. And it makes me appreciate Linux even more.


This is frightening as hell, and why I do not communicate through any technology that provided by big tech. I refuse to willingly subject myself to surveillance.

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-cr-facebook-wiretap-20210809-ulpifhvowrdrvnivqq75j5floi-story.html


I haven't seen an Opel in the wild in my 14 years in Maryland.


Got it! #PineTime has arrived. No initial thoughts, other than it's a beautiful little device.






Truly frightening how much our data is worth to these companies, and how much they know about us.

https://www.theregister.com/2021/08/03/grab_q1_2021/

 

Today was supposed to be the day that my #PineTime arrived. However it's been forwarded because the box was mislabeled. I checked my email and it seems the address I typed was correct. @PINE64 how could it have been wrong? Does someone manually label the packages? I really hope it makes to to me, and doesn't get lost in the abyss of USPS.
Nope, it was labeled right. I guess it was a USPS error in shipping. Either way, my #PineTime arrived today! Too bad I am stuck at work.

 

As much as I hate setting up my personal phone, when I bought myself this Pixel 3a for Christmas I forgot to relock the bootloader after installing #CalysOS. I've spent the better part of the afternoon getting things ready for the relocking, and the reformatting. The good news is I've learned a lot in the last half year, and will be a bit smarter when setting things up.


So recently I discovered a newer Royal Farms station by my job that sells E85. When I originally bought my Durango, which is FlexFuel, I searched all around for E85 but I couldn't find it anywhere convenient (near my route). Today was officially my first corn-based fill up. Yes, while all those around me are buying battery-powered and hybrids, I'm trying to do my little part with what I have available to me.




 


Single sealed #pinetime running open firmware InfinityTime is now available for .99.

https://pine64.com/product/pinetime-smartwatch-sealed/




The amount of data that users let their smartphones spew to corporations is sickening, and this is a prime example of that. Even if this case was totally innocent, where did he get this data? Are you OK with anyone knowing where you or your children travel at all times?
By the time the pandemic hit, Aref Darzi and his University of Maryland colleagues had been working for three years on ways to use anonymous location data from cellphones to study where and how far Americans traveled.
Later in the article ...
Our data set didn’t tell us the home addresses of the cellphones, but there are some assumptions you can make. For example, what is the most frequent location where the phones are observed? The location where the device spends most of its time is going to be the home location. The same assumption can be made for the working hours of the day, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. We look at where the device is spending most of its time then, too.
Read: How has the pandemic affected travel? A U-Md. researcher is tracking cellphone movements to find out.