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List of major Linux distros I have used:

Alpine Linux
Arch Linux
CentOS
Debian
Fedora
Linux Mint
Manjaro
OpenSuse
RHEL
Slackware
Ubuntu
Void Linux

List of major Linux distros I recommend:

Alpine Linux

Big news in cryptography! Sequoia PGP v1.0 has been released. This is an alternative implementation of OpenPGP (Pretty Good Privacy) standard, as compared to GnuPG. Besides being written in #rustlang, it takes a library-first approach. sequoia-pgp.org/blog/2020/12/1

Holy hell this sounds bad. Go is usually quite a robust language and I usually expect good things. This seems very bad. mattermost.com/blog/coordinate

The cheaper interactions become, the more intensely a system is corrupted. The faster interactions become, the faster the corruption spreads.
apenwarr.ca/log/?m=201908

Apparently Wake on LAN works to wake my Thinkpad (on Linux obvi) from sleep but USB keyboards do not.

Cool cool coool.

WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING

This is a long-ass thread, even by my long-ass standards. If you'd prefer to read it on the web, here you go:

pluralistic.net/2020/12/05/tru

WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING

Security researchers are alarmed: the already-notorious Trickbot malware has been spottied probing infected computers to find out which version of UEFI they're running. This is read as evidence that Trickbot has figured out how to pull off a really scary feat.

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Since I haven’t been in front of a computer today I solved day 2 of AoC in python via the Pythonista iOS app on my phone. Gonna start day 3 here shortly.

@adam also, Intel gets dumped on pretty regularly right now (and rightly so) but QuickSync is genuinely good!

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Thanks to the excellent github.com/donmelton/other_vid project the bottleneck in ripping my blue-rays is now the speed of my blue-ray drive 🤯

It's all about the Perfect Forward Secrecy.

What Is the Signal Encryption Protocol?

As the Signal protocol becomes the industry standard, it's worth understanding what sets it apart from other forms of end-to-end encrypted messaging.

wired.com/story/signal-encrypt

Setting up my laptop as a wireguard client was painless until DNS resolution wasn't working right. Turns out I needed to switch to openresolv because nothing is ever easy 😂

Waiting for tar to finishing archiving 247GB of files...

🎶 🎧 Mac Miller's: Don't Mind If I Do is on repeat today ya'll

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