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PSA for all the CMDRs out there; there is a cmdr.social instance, join us!

cmdr.social

This monday came way too soon. Give me back my weekend!

Also: last month I got to taste a Motörhead beer, yesterday I tried an Iron Maiden one. Both are meh. octodon.social/media/IW7XaA4rm octodon.social/media/y1ce6io_d

So yesterday this happened, and right now I'm feeling like a pack of steamrollers danced on my body the whole night long. Thank you Hospitality in the Park 2017. octodon.social/media/H8Z0JRMih octodon.social/media/OwJbCmQQi

How to Hack a Turned-Off Computer, or Running Unsigned Code in Intel Management Engine

"The main system can remain functional, so the user may not even suspect that his or her computer now has malware resistant to reinstalling of the OS and updating BIOS."

You don't even need an Operating System to get infected with malware anymore.

blackhat.com/eu-17/briefings/s

I'm sure this is true for some companies pushing these kind of initiatives. Same with teaching #coding to #refugees.

"Contrary to public perception, the economy doesn’t actually need that many more programmers. As a result, teaching millions of kids to code won’t make them all middle-class. Rather, it will proletarianize the profession by flooding the market and forcing wages down – and that’s precisely the point."

theguardian.com/technology/201

I've finally installed PHP and MySQL on my personal laptop, but it's for a personal project so it's OK.

Also: check out Osiris: New Dawn, it's still in early access but already quite polished and fun to play with a friend.

TIL The "Great Emu War" of Australia
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_War

It was people vs. emus. The people used machine guns and emus used emus

What a lovely day it is today. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and a Nazi is getting punched the fuck out.

Beautiful.

After more than one year, my personal laptop still hasn't PHP or MySQL installed. I think I have found a good work/life balance, even though I still work in the wonderful world of startups.

"Asdf Jkl;" doesn't sound like it could be a real name, but "Arst Neio" does sound like one, therefore Colemak is superior to QWERTY

Tech writer: mastodon will never kill twitter

Mastodon users: meh, that's okay, all I ever really wanted was a place where I wouldn't be relentlessly attacked by nazis, ads or nazi ads

Tech writer: and therefore Mastodon sucks and is doomed to perpetual failure

Mastodon users: maybe you want to double-check your metrics of success, bud

Tech writer: dooooooooooooooooomed!