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@cwebber And relying on Node.JS to stay stable in any way that isn't reflective of the changing browser landscape is a fools errand.

Wow, this is like an onion of not-great-decisions.

@cwebber Ah, that makes sense.

JSON never struck me as the sort of format that one would use if you actually cared too much about the payload. Didn't get that it's also cryptographic stuff which really, really cares about the payload.

@cwebber For those of us playing along at home: is this a bad thing?

@cwebber you're so internet.
I bet you think this packet is for you.
Don't you? Don't you?

There are three intractable problems in computer science:

* Lack of UTF8 in Windows
* Not having a proper middle mouse button for pasting
* curl | sudo bash

Don't @ me.

@chr if Windows didn't have majority market share I wonder if anyone would develop for it. Seems they're a dead-end platform without the market share.

@brook I have one but I don't have the intestinal fortitude to disturb the innards in that fashion.

@craigmaloney fixed-frequency, flat screen Sun CRTs on top of pizza boxes were pretty glorious. Gnome 0.x happened thanks to them.

Also I don't care what anyone says but the SPARCstation machines were handsome machines. I would still be proud to have one of these on my desk.

This is why I'm such a huge fan of Linux and GNU - I want everyone to have the things that I wanted when I was a youngster.

if you had told college-aged me that I would be working on machines that surpassed the Sun pizza-boxen that we had in our college lab I'm not sure i would have believed you.

If you had told college-aged me that I would have a collection of programming languages available to me for free on said machines my mind would have boggled.

But that's what I have now. I have the workstation that I always dreamed I would have in my "dorm room".

Nice Public Domain you have there. Would be a shame if anything were to accidentally make it in there.

Also I have a feeling this is going to do more damage to streaming services like

I keep forgetting this:
If you're coming across an old *nix box that you haven't used in a while and want to bring up all the users on the system, run this command:

awk -F':' '{ print $1}' /etc/passwd

Almost all *nix systems have awk available and /etc/passwd is the account login file (passwords themselves are usually stored /etc/shadow)

You can also just make yourself a shell script:


awk -F':' '{ print $1}' /etc/passwd

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