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The most positive things about hackathons I can think of are the facts that they're are rarely mandatory and doesn't matter much to anyone other than the organisers or "winner" ...
On occasion swag or catering (if there's a bar) can kinda make up for it :)
So, tonight I didn't really have much planned (I found out) so when I mentioned a side-remark my boss was quick to suggest an evening phone meeting, which I couldn't turn down...
So tonight we've cleaned and archived in our repositories, weeded out teams, member permissions, and such...
The thing is; I like my boss and he's much more of a friend, so when I mentioned that a cleaning would be good, he suggested to do it over a glass or two of something good :)
We ended up spending an hour or two getting a lot closer to the bottom of things — beer in hand and laughs in the air :)6
Sometimes norwegian black metal can come off as a fanboi intercepting a discussion about database technologies and which is better suited for different purposes...
I thinks I've figured out jAsE — the elusiveness, obscurity, secrecy, continuous re-spawning is to hide that it's really "Jeff Atwood, Stack Exchange" 🤔8
I just recently realised that an old favourite has a deeper meaning and made this to serve as an extra warning!
"A renegade is a person who abandons and betrays an organization, country, or set of principles." —Wikipedia3
I recently found an old friend to help my debugging — I don't have a duck, but for some reason people see them as unserious and think the ones I've got are either cute, quirky, or a natural part of the nerd habitat :P4
For the Danish, Danish-speaking, and Danish-understanding ranters:
Når du bliver spurgt om et estimat på noget du ikke har en jordisk chance for at estimere foreløbigt:
This is fucking how you do it!
Ticketmaster UK had a "data security incident" where they don't really know if any data was actually leaked/stolen/"accessed by an unknown third-party" — their response:
1. Disable the compromised service across their platforms
2. Send a mail to any customer that may have been affected (I got one in Danish because I had only interacted with them through a Danish subsidiary)
2b. All notified customers have their passwords reset and must go through the "Forgot password" process; the _temporary_ password they sent me was even pretty nicely random looking: ";~e&+oVX1RQOA`BNe4"
3. Do forensics and security reviews to understand how the data was compromised
3b. Take contact to relevant authorities, credit card companies, and banks
4. Establish a dedicated website (https://security.ticketmaster.co.uk/...) to explain the incident and answer customer questions
5. "We are offering impacted customers a free 12 month identity monitoring service with a leading provider. To request this service please visit [this page]"
EDIT: As mentioned and sourced in the first comment, the breach was apparently noticed by a banking provider and reported to Ticketmaster on the 12th of April and later to Mastercard on the 19th of April.
Ticketmaster's internal investigation found no evidence of breach (which makes sense, as it wasn't an internal breach), but when Mastercard issued an alert to banks about it on the 21st of June, Ticketmaster followed up by finding the actual breach and disabling the breached third party service on the 23rd of June.
I still think they did the right thing in the right way...2
Well thanks a lot for the clarification of WHY I cannot sync my work (Office 365) mail using the mail client in Windows 10!
It's not that it's wrong; it's (probably) very much correct.
It's not that it's not precise; I don't think it could be anymore precise than a data dump like that.
It's not that trying to help me solve the problems; I'm sure it is.
But now that I have all the (debug) info about the security policies in place it would be great if it would show what violated which policy and maybe even what they mean and how to fix it?
The most concrete to go by is the error code, and judging by a google that has meant "your mail has problems" for at least three years...
...not even a single link was found to the (only) page detailing content, possible values, and dependencies between policies.
One too many rants on Windows Update and the apparently endless ways to somehow turn off enough parts of it to no longer consider it a nuisance — and mostly neglecting to remember how to turn it back on or run it manually...
This of course lends a lot of room for bitching about Windows being unsecure and and outdated :o
Unfortunately the good people at NoVirusThanks have recently released the tool you've all been waiting for — no need to cry any longer because Microsoft's monthly release schedule means you have updates every time you bimonthly "have to" use Windows:
Win Update Stop — as simple as pictured: http://novirusthanks.org/products/...
It even comes in a portable version and support all the way back to XP!19
There have been a lot of talk about job requirements, degrees, salaries, education, and all the misunderstanding, disagreement, entitlement, and feelings of being treated unfair in any and all ways — so I give this perspective to the discussion: https://twitter.com/DetVarSjovIGaar...5
And all of a sudden my (very!) recent celebration of a pretty ++ count almost got completely turned around :o1
Sounds fascinating and a bit troubling; at least I'm pretty sure the name isn't short for Near Actual SkyNet..: https://futurism.com/google-artific...
The Inevitable Pun and the Joys of Working as a Basic User in the *nix World!
I am at a complete loss as to what each button is actually supposed to do, if they do the same, or if anything will actually happen at all!
Why the fuck would iTunes or any product from Apple (or anywhere) care what Outlook is doing or if it's even there?!?
I have no settings, add-ons, mods, apps, or anything that would justify this!
And it came TWICE in a single update installation!!!9
Apparently Eclipse is an indispensable tool for putting Zen in your coding!
When you have to debug a system made by a freelance agency that only had to get it working and not maintain and support it, leaves you with that feeling;
Their stack: https://m.xkcd.com/1636/
Their tool chain: https://m.xkcd.com/1579/
The actual resulting code: https://m.xkcd.com/1185/
And nobody can see why performance is suffering — it's all so simple and beautiful...
I found this kinda cute and pretty symptomatic of the time and society!
For me it must be the really specific things in the PHP core that are kept for historic reasons, especially this:
"easter_date — Get Unix timestamp for midnight on Easter of a given year"