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One of the most important lessons I ever learned about testing was something I saw taped to a bathroom stall at Google

Them: I get the appeal of Free Software, but sometimes I want something that Just Works™, without needing to fuss with it.

Me: M-x emacs-uptime

Emacs: 128 days, 21 hours, 26 minutes, 26 seconds

I have good feelings about NixOS so far. Getting an encrypted root via ZFS was very easy.

Security keys are now supported for SSH Git operations

You can now use FIDO2 security keys to authenticate over SSH for remote Git operations, providing a higher level of account security.

I keep forgetting how powerful phones are: here's a demo of using external peripherals and developing applications on the device itself!

"I am resigning along with most other Freenode staff"


JS projects can accumulate a ton of dependencies, but TIL that npm can explain why you have them. `npm explain foo` or `npm why foo` shows the dependency path to foo.

Super handy when you weren't expecting to depend on something.

I learned this because one of our QA servers was hit by a ransomware attack (not a huge issue, it's QA after all). We thought we were protected via ufw/firewall, but we were wrong. Here's a video breakdown:

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Docker TIL: Docker's iptables chains win over ufw 😅If you're relying on ufw or anything similar to route traffic differently than Docker you're going to lose that race every time.

Instead apply your rules to DOCKER-USER directly:

How to run Linux GUI apps on Windows 10 with WSL and WSLg

Many folks have installed X servers and X410 on their Windows 10 machines and ...

Unpopular opinion: Remote Desktop on Windows 10 is really good.

It comes with the exact same CPU and GPU as their desktops. It has 16GB of RAM, a 2TB SSD and a 13” screen. It has Thunderbolt. It has an official keyboard + touchpad case.

I could’ve been doing some serious work on that beast if it would just let me access its UNIXy internals and install some software.

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