AboutLinux/FOSS, cyber sec, privacy and programming guy. Hardstyle/rawstyle freak.
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Today I discovered by myself that...
...in a shell...
...when entering a password (e.g. ssh)...
...and you make a typo... 🤦♂️
...you don't need to smack that backspace key like a maniac! You can just use the clear line shortcut: control+U (^U). This clears all input to the left of your cursor and this also works for passwords.24
Windows 10 bugs? Who would have fuckin thought. After all we know that windows is the most secure operating system ever.
(Yes this is windows fanboy bait)17
Hi fellow ranters!
Time for another NL meetup! I wanna bring people from NL, Belgium and possibly Germany together again.
Here's the plan: Meeting up in September (or early October) somewhere in NL, have a drink together and get to know each other.
Feel free to signal if you wanna attend through this link:
I pre-selected weekend days due to uni / work / school.
Disclaimer: The link above will ask for an emailaddress. If you don't wanna provide that, just drop me a note here with your availability or send me a mail.
Is there anything you guys and girls wanna specifically do or not do?
Do you have any questions?
Let me know! Either directly under this post, or mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Cheers and happy ranting,
PS: Feel free to tag people who might be interested, too, ofc!21
Not a rant - just wondering if anyone else witnessed a really awkward closing talk at a conference.
Attended a mandatory JS conference yesterday where all the speakers gave the typical conference talks on new ideas, frameworks, packages with code demonstrations. Most of talks were great and the some of the speakers were extremly humorous making the whole audience laugh which is hard to do. The talk right before the keynote speaker was like this.
Then the keynote started...
The end presenter was an asian-american woman (normally would not metion race/ gender but it’s important to the story) whose talk was basically how the white males of the world are controlling tech an their bias and privilege are marginalizing the rest of us who are not white american ‘cis-males’
She had no data and weak examples, such as sensors on automatic soap despeners not working on darker skins tones (that’s not racist it’s physics). Another example was a plugin where true=male and false=female. That is not gender biased it’s just lazy programming.
At one point she said:
“Have you even been to a party at a rich white guy’s house? There boring! I’m sorry”
This was just a talk about her feelings, if I was not surrounded by my coworkers I would have left.
I feel like this was not appropiate talk for one track conference since it traps everyone into listening. Especially where attendance is obligatory by your employer.
The conference should have warned people it would be an uncomfortable talk and invite people to start happy hour early if they chose.
To add to the weirdness in the closing remarks of one of the organizers patted himself on the back for supplying the women’s bathroom with tampons. He even created a slide for it with a tampon illustration.
Example slide from her deck.72
Every girlfriend I had broke up with me and it was not even my fault...
1. A bi cheating on her girlfriend - girlfriend found out
2. Furry cheating on her boyfriend - she felt bad...
3. Hysteric b** that did not trust me for even 1 second
4. Really nice and sweet girl... that could kill me if she did not take her antipsychotics - told me she is sorry but she wants someone older (I am older than her...) - her ex before me was 42....
To clarify: both 1 and 2 did not tell me they were cheating on someone with me... I only found out after the shit hit the fan.
I feel depressed... I just want to love someone and I want that someone to love me... that's it, I don't even want sex, I just want hugs, mutual trust and someone that I could tell anything on my mind without them judging me...72
Haven't used it since and hopefully never will again, but understanding recursion and keyboard input in Assembly (uni project)
After a long (4 days) sleepover with my friends, with 14 hours a day of slamming our heads against abstract registers, we could finally program the factorial and take floating numbers as input and output them on the screen. It was nothing but pain, but the moment we got it, the sky had opened before us :D
First day back from holiday: after 30 minutes of work (excludes start-up, catch-up etc.) The P.O. (product owner) comes to me
Telling me I needed to switch project, ok I thought at least they switched the project from what ever it was to a propper OTAP street while I was away
Few tickets later the P.O. asked me if tickets x could be deployed to our test servers as well as production.. (note the ticket was already merged with our develop branch and he wanted only that single ticket x to be deployed)
WTF is the point of a OTAP street if you're going to deploy it to every server type at once?
So day one after my holiday I already needed to fight the P.O. again
At least I wasn't disturbed during my vacation... Witch is a first.8
One of my favorite bands just released the first song in 13 years. And i fucking love it.
Also, yes, i will be spending 99€ to pre-order the album. Because I’m a brainless fanboy.7
Ahhhh.. just like last year I get to enjoy being paid for well... Hanging around in a hammock at a festival 😎3
Getting really annoying how I think of the perfect solution on a project after leaving the office.
Now I need to wait 15 hours to implement it 😭😭8
I saw cloudflare referred to as a cyber “security” firm today.
I don’t think I can make it in this industry much longer.12
Getting real tired of your crap, Google. How can I be a technology worker in a world where I have to help clients who use your services without destroying my own privacy in the process? If I tried to live off the grid and keep my profession, it would be like an Amish person doing IT by writing code, etc. on paper with a pen and giving it to someone else to type into a computer.
Software must be free in order to empower it's users. GNU/Linux wouldn't exist without this person, and open-source would be a tired and sad joke if it wasn't for free software.7
Title: Google can track your porn history, even in incognito mode
Body(tl;dr version): Pornsites use Google Analytics
You little idiotic motherfucking tech savvy wannabe, most of the websites use some form of user tracking services.
Hell, even the blog/news website you work for probably does.22
I'm 100% sure my phone keeps listening to me in the background, I've had countless creepy experiences where internet showed me ads of stuff related to what I was talking. How can I stop this?
I use Android.
(fuck you google, facebook, whatever)19
Remember how I gushed about one note?
Well I purchased a new laptop today.
Load it up, log in to fucking windows 10.
What do I find in one note?
All my notes from my previous PC.
What did I explicitly fucking disable on my other PC?
Sharing and syncing.
What has obviously been shared and synced anyway, completely ignoring my settings?
My fucking notes in onenote, including some very personal notes on my health and life.
Can anyone else confirm they had the same problem?
I'm interested in pursuing legal action for this bullshit.11
Over heard my coworkers talk about my open source project: "ya that's the best there is"
I am just so happy 😊😊😊4
Fuck this Kibana shit and give me back my old grep (or even better: ripgrep). In 2008, I used to find shit in my fucking logfiles. Now I have an ELK stack that smells like liquid shit.3
Those of you who run Linux *exclusively*... What are you doing in the OS that makes it a big deal for you?
Personally, I spend the bulk of my time in *apps*---editor, IDE, browser, messaging, calendar, etc. OK, a little time in command line, but minutes a day, if I add it up. And I can get Bash anywhere.
Now, you could argue that, if I spend most of my time in apps, then I should have a minimalist OS. Fair comment. Is that all it is?
But, I feel OS is quite an unimportant part of my day. App launcher for much of it.18
Did anyone see @linuxxx around?
He hasn't been on here for the last few weeks, which is really unusual.17