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Don't be satisfied with your vision for the future. Be satisfied with completing it.
So, don't be happy with saying "I'm going to do this project"; that's just a plan and an intention. If you're satisfied just with "someday I will" then you won't do it.

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"Too often we attack cultural challenges with a spirit of misplaced certainty. We feel like we know what’s wrong, and we know how to fix it, and when we know we’re right, opposition is frustrating at best and infuriating at worst. The more certain we are, the more likely we are to view opponents not just as wrong, but evil. Do they not want to solve our crises?" - David French

Remember that by far, most people aren't out with the intent to destroy good.
Something to think about

Something nice about being around other people is that you can see what features of yourself are common and which are unique.

I knew that Nintendo is extremely hawkish when it comes to copyright – but to resort to pressuring on emulator devs via nuking Discord servers? That only shows Discord is anti-privacy, must never be used for documentation or coordination, and Nintendo needs to be pushed to stop it

#Privacy #Discord #Nintendo #NintendoSwitch #Gaming #Videogames

On the bright side, at least is *dependably* bad.

I just don't get it. How can they be so incompetent? This isn't a one-off issue, either.

PSA: HEADS UP EVERYONE! Another project noticed they were being targeted with similar social engineering tactics as the xz-utils backdoor attack. Be on the lookout for random people demanding that you add someone new as a maintainer for vague but urgent "reasons". Google their emails, check their GitHub/GitLab histories, see if they are on Mastodon/Reddit/"X"/LinkedIn. If they do not have an internet footprint, they are probably a plant.
#opensource #opensourcesecurity

Reading Leviticus is a reminder that God has always taken sin seriously. Its effects are costly and so is the punishment.

But God wants a relationship with His people so in the Old Testament we can see He provided a way for them to atone for their sins.

Even better, He provided Jesus as a permanent sacrifice for sins, bringing forgiveness and reconciliation that is received by grace through faith in Him.

#jesus #god #bible #christian #christianity #sunday #church #faith

These direct solicitations to T-Mobile employees to participate in SIM-swaps are definitely not just limited to T-Mobile's employees. But T-Mob is probably the easiest still.

BTW in case you need help with Chirp Systems products, here is their user guide:


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Hmm who’s going to be more annoyed about this? Rhondson or Addison?

#Zelda #TearsoftheKingdom

The fact that you can follow the president of the United States (@potus) from your Mastodon account instead of being forced to have an X or Threads account for it is a huge W in my book. Of course our team is fully available to help if they'd want to set up Mastodon on I believe governments should not rely on 3rd party platforms to connect with their constituents.

My installation of has the vulnerable version of . Thankfully, it isn't affected, as the requires Linux, and has some other requirements. Phew! I guess that's one of the advantages of using a rare OS (even rarer than ).

P.S. found this after composing:

I was doing some micro-benchmarking at the time, needed to quiesce the system to reduce noise. Saw sshd processes were using a surprising amount of CPU, despite immediately failing because of wrong usernames etc. Profiled sshd, showing lots of cpu time in liblzma, with perf unable to attribute it to a symbol. Got suspicious. Recalled that I had seen an odd valgrind complaint in automated testing of postgres, a few weeks earlier, after package updates.

Really required a lot of coincidences.

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This is the best timeline I've seen so far on what we know about the Xz backdoor. Some good info here for researchers:

Besides making a sandwich, what's one thing you wish the 'sudo' command could do in real life? #linux #unix

And once again, people-finder sites come into play.

"“I pick up the phone and I’m super suspicious,” Patel recalled. “So I ask them if they can verify some information about me, and after hearing some aggressive typing on his end he gives me all this information about me and it’s totally accurate.”

All of it, that is, except his real name. Patel said when he asked the fake Apple support rep to validate the name they had on file for the Apple account, the caller gave a name that was not his but rather one that Patel has only seen in background reports about him that are for sale at a people-search website called PeopleDataLabs."

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I like the thought I had going here. But it's funny that it was a reply to posts about my childhood Minecraft experience 🙂 bit of a context jump but eh there's a small connection.

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I'm a Christian. The good times are up ahead, not behind.
To the eternal, good God, the problem of evil is "already" solved. Sin is on a timer.

Jesus made the way.

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"If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end: if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth—only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin with and, in the end, despair." - CS Lewis, Mere Christianity #quotes #CSLewis

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