on unix, if you move a directory that a process is running in, any relative path accesses made by that process will suddenly be relative to its new location
which is scary as hell when I think about it, eg rm -rf can be made to delete a file you didn't ask it to by moving it at just the wrong time
anyone ever heard of this being used to attack processes running as root or another user in a directory you control? would be an interesting class of security hole
(all this risk was for a completely stock prescription refill.. I could have taken more vitals at home than they took there)
features of visit this morniing to doctor, in 0.7% known positivity rate county in hotspot state in US, that I could not get out of doing in person:
- only other patient had a family member with "low oxygen"
- phelobotomist came in sans mask, put one on in the back
- I wore a kn95, and none of the medical workers could because the supply chain is still fucked
https://boingboing.net/2020/07/29/redneck-coronavirus-mask-test.html is the kind of PSA us US needs
oh also the power socket in the old one was only loosely holding the cable
that "first world" feels like it needs scare quotes in the USA now tho
new laptop and I'm all out of grey nail polish for the LEDs, and it's a pandemic #firstworldgeekproblems
side by side comparison of two 2017 Lenovo Yoga 710 laptops.
I've used one for 12 months, the other is new from box.
Keyboard on the old one is completely worn out. Not only the failed keys, almost every key is flabby. Space bar especially.
Lid on old one does not close solidly. Hinges wobble some.
Screen brightness on old one seems maybe half as bright, max.
Speaker seems significantly lounder.
Pity... It's a great laptop for me.. But it's a fully disposable laptop.
Corey Doctorow in his home bar at #hope2020 while I’m doing some hardware hacking to add monitoring to my solar pump controller.