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I'm a workaholic for a simple reason: every time I stop to look at the world around me, I'm disgusted. Children in cages. Prosecuting people for providing water to the dying. Rampant racism and sexism in my city.

Or the guy who left his 4 yr old in a car alone at the mall so he could buy a phone at T-Mobile. When date night becomes "let's find security" night, you live in a sick and depraved world.

I'm a workaholic because the alternative is soul crushing & killing me.

Four hours into this meeting, and my Mac is dead. I remember when these batteries used to last all day. I'm not even running Chrome or Slack ...

Current status: melting.

I live in the Pacific Northwest explicitly to avoid 90+ degree days... :-(

Current status: Watching my computer attempt to levitate as it attempts multiple parallel Docker builds.

Currently utilizing 595% of the CPU :-(

Never will I ever get used to seeing armed guards in flak jackets at the grocery store...

Apple magic keyboards should have the same touchbar and fingerprint reader as built into the Mac itself ...

Someone invited me out for lunch the other day. At the new "food hall" downtown.

Me: You mean the food court at the mall?
Them: No, it's a food hall now.
Me: ...
Them: OK, ok, yeah. It's still a food court, just more expensive and takes longer to get your meal.
Me: How's that gentrification working out for you?
Them: OK, fine. We'll go to the food carts instead.

Reminded today the food carts are being evicted June 30th. To build a 35-story condo/hotel. With ... a food hall.

I wonder how hard it would be to build an open source Widevine decryption driver. And if anyone's tried yet...

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Ghostwriter is a lovely little distraction-free writing tool for Linux.

(Available on GNOME Software and the Pop!_OS store and probably elsewhere also.)

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> Google to restrict modern ad blocking Chrome extensions to enterprise users

Embrace, extend, and extinguish
It's 1995 all over again. No one should be surprised by this. No one.

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So Gab has decided that their own code that they spent $5M of investor money developing is so unsalvageably bad that they're going to use Mastodon's code instead, with the added bonus of leeching off of our apps (with Gab apps being banned from app stores)

This is an early warning to fellow admins to be vigilant and domain-block them on sight, when/if they appear (unconfirmed whether they intend to federate), and to app devs to consider if blocking Gab's domains from their app is necessary.

Log in to Facebook. See news that yet another friend has passed. Cancer. Again.


Took my daughter to the zoo for the very first time today. Her face when she saw an elephant. Or a giraffe. Priceless.

Watching her point to a lion and loudly declare "meow!" absolutely made my year.

Come home from a trip, spend my Saturday morning/afternoon grocery shopping, cooking, doing laundry, and making emergency garage door repairs.

Now: it's nap time.

With every passing day, I continue to question the value if my Google-curated news feed...

Let me clarify. This is a demonstration of the math behind the factorization problem. Approaches have dropped the requirement from billions of qubits to ~20million to factor 2048-bit RSA in 8 hours.

To be clear, the current leader in quantum computing has a 72 qubit machine. We've got a ways to go before things are truly broken, but advances that drop the requirement this many orders of magnitude just bring us closer a future where ":crypto is fatally broken."

"How to factor 2048 bit RSA integers in 8 hours" ... in 2019 ...

We need stronger .

Speakers are hard at work putting their decks online at for attendee review. Take a look!

Also, _please_ rate the talks you attended. I cannot overstate how much we rely on your feedback!

During a talk on object inheritance: "And here I have sidewalk as a concrete implementation of cement."

I'm both embarrassed that I laughed at the pun ... and that no one else caught it.

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