A Swiss tax app stored “tax declarations, tax information, receipts and other personal data” in a publicly readable AWS bucket.
The final paragraph is very disappointing:
“In addition, the tax service provider did not want to understand why we consider it essential to inform the users of the app about the data leak.”
@ojbr a guess of ours got a fine for parking on the parking lot reserved for guest but we had forgotten to put that extra thing behind the windshield so this private watchdog had to wait there for 15min to make sure they were exceeding the time limit so they don’t call it a fine but a service fee. (Actually “Aufwandsentschädigung”.)
The most secret of secrets of IT:
1. Everything is done by people who have no idea what they are doing. The people who know awe busy doing things *they* have no idea how to do. Once you learn how to do it, the thing is done and there is no point doing it again, so you move on to new things.
2. There are a lot of things that would be (relatively) easy to do and that would improve the lives of many people tremendously, but nobody has the time to do them, because they are all busy doing hard stuff.
@cj Haha, its the other way around for me: at work I feel old and slow and the software is millions of line of code and everything is terrible but also without alternatives and at home every piece is a jewel, lovingly crafted from pixie dust and rainbow unicorns and golden.
My Mastodon day: make coffee, spend slightly more than half an hour drinking it and reading my notifications and home timeline in the early morning, replying and boosting as I go. Boot the laptop and do some code. Resurface from the code flow around 12:00 thinking that I really need to eat and pee and be human.
Well, at least during summer break.
nimi mi li Asu. mi lukin toki e toki pona. mi soweli pi seli pi telo kon. mi laso.
mi alasa e sona la: mi pilin toki. mi kama sona e sona toki e sona nanpa e sona pi nanpa ilo. mi wile e sona ale.
mi kalama musi. mi kuta kin e kalama musi pi wawa utala la: mi pilin toki a.
mi lon ma An Apo. ni li lon ma Misikan. ni li lon ma Mewika.
pona tawa sina!
I just used Fluid - https://fluidapp.com/ - to create a Mastodon “app” on my Mac. Two awesome aspects: 1) I can now Alt+Tab to flip back and forth to it; and 2) I now have a Mastodon icon in my Dock to allow easy access. Plus, it no longer gets lost in my zillion browser windows that I normally have open.
@jalcine You need a second server to build the site for the other server? Perhaps a simple “nice” wrapper to the build process would do it, though. I often forget to add it to long running jobs and only notice when the spikes on those load graphs show something is wrong.
In the twenty-first century censorship works by flooding people with irrelevant information. We just don't know what to pay attention to, and often spend our time investigating and debating side issues. In ancient times having power meant having access to data. Today having power means knowing what to ignore.
~ Yuval Noah Harari
@zlg No it wasn’t. Running was terrible for weeks. I finally saw the light when my wife picked it up with a real training plan and I discovered how much very slow running you have to do. If half the runs are at 75% of your max heart rate you might have to walk every now and then. But if you, you’ll get better and it’s at these slow speeds that I really enjoy it, now.
@tyil You made me write a blog post. https://alexschroeder.ch/wiki/2018-09-18_Thoughts_on_using_Perl_6
@engrxiv Hello Engineering Archive! I get the impression that this account is posting updates from a website. As such, I feel that our focus on actual people doesn't align with your mission. We have one catch-all list called "Organisations, NGOs & Associations" but we don't have a list of newsbots and updatebots.