I'm searching cars on carmax. I can search by number of cylinders in the engine (which I am surprised anyone searches by), but I cannot find a way to search by "number of asses I can sit in this car at the same time." Number of seats or number of people that can be seated isn't an option I can find!
So Marcus Hutchins, of #WannaCry fame and who had been arrested in the US has pleaded guilty to writing banking #trojan software. Over on the birdsite there's lots of strong opinions. I blogged my opinion that it's a big world out there and trying to dismiss him as a criminal or pardon him because he's a hero are fundamentally misguided. https://blog.paco.to/2019/marcus-hutchins-infosec-soul-searching/
NO ONE SAVES MILK YOU MORON
I collected a bunch of personal memorable moments on a blog post: highest height, coldest temperature, farthest north/south/east/west, etc. Includes some photos. https://blog.paco.to/2019/my-personal-records/
I've been playing some #DnD5e a bit lately. I blogged some thoughts about difference between 5e and prior versions of #DungeonsAndDragons. A lot I don't like, a few things I like. https://blog.paco.to/2019/dungeons-and-dragons-5e-thoughts/
Neither the Boing Boing, nor the BBC article do any justice or any interesting digging into the problem of fake reviews on Amazon. The two best bits I've seen are:
NPR's https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2018/04/27/606528176/episode-838-a-series-of-mysterious-packages and https://reviewmeta.com/, who actually use science and tech to actually dig into it.
If only the people had pledged millions of euros to restore #NotreDame BEFORE it burned so spectacularly. We all need to wake up. If you cherish any of these things, start working to preserve them now:
• people you love
• rights and freedoms
This is a completely brilliant exploration of the US budget. Someone should do similar for the UK. https://fiscalfs.blogspot.com/p/about-if-youre-us-citizen-you-just-paid.html
People like to shout at protestors (e.g., the #ExtinctionRebellion protestors in #London): "Get a job." I want to shout back: "Get something you believe in enough that you would actually protest." Grow some principles! Care!
One of the things about working at #AWS is the amount of constant learning. I learned 2 new languages today: EBNF and Go. I spent most of the morning learning all the different dialects of EBNF until I found one that was useful to me. Then I found an EBNF test module written in Go and needed to modify it. So I had to learn a bit of Go. Phew. My brain is tired.
Perfect symbol of #Brexit. For several days the BT tower, which can be seen for miles, has displayed an error message. H/t https://twitter.com/thomasdaigle/status/1114878670139809792
I've been playing a bit of #ADnD 5e lately. I'm an old D&D player (still have dice from my "Advanced D&D" set in 1984). I really got into 3.0 and then 3.5. 4th edition was an abomination. 5e is not so bad, but I've got a lot of misgivings. Imma write a blog post on it.
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