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Hey @Wildbill I was just telling someone the story of you winning that SUSE-branded Thinkpad X series at Linux World Expo and announcing you were going to install Ubuntu on it. Do you still have that laptop?

I have finished the third volume of Durant's Story of Civilization. This volume covers the history of the Roman Empire and Christianity up to the fourth century. Eight more volumes to go, but first a break to read some other books on my list. ⁨⁩ ⁨

I worked on this more over the weekend, but as it's a repeating pattern, it will look basically like the last picture up to the point I take it off the loom.

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Major Court victory against #Vizio Friday evening. After hearing oral arguments from both sides, The Judge quickly decided to remand our case back to California state court!

Tune in to our new episode 111! @katherined and @dsearls talk to @kyle and Holmes Wilson about #Quiet, a #Tor-based peer-to-peer #messaging project.
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#Security #Privacy #Technology #Podcast #newEpisode

You can get a better sense of the pattern now that it's repeated a few times. This is called "Wandering Vine" (from Davison's famous ⁨⁩ pattern book) but is also known as "Cat Track" or "Snail Trail" which makes more sense once you can see more of the pattern.

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This is NEXT WEEK! I am giving a data privacy workshop on Friday at 10:30am, and I'd love to see you. Tickets are nearly sold out, but as long as they are available, use WITTSPEAKER15 for a 15% discount to save 15% on passes at checkout.

I finally sat down and started ⁨⁩ the overshot table runner last night. The set up for this took quite a while, but I think the actual weaving will go pretty quickly.

That said, I understand why *they* would be enthusiastic to move people to authentication methods rooted in their hardware that make you (and other vendors that integrate with it) dependent on them for authentication.

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I'm not that enthusiastic about Google, Apple and Microsoft doing away with as an factor, because it's one of the few areas left on these platforms where people have some control over their own .

Still wondering what my secret project is?


An #opensource bike computer.

After weeks of working behind the scenes, today the first functional prototype was tested on the road. Hello world!

Check out if you want a prototype too.

#foss #floss #fahrrad #cycling #cyclocomputer

This weekend I'm threading the warp for my next ⁨⁩ project, a table runner with a "Wandering Vine" overshot pattern. Threading 452 warp threads is a lot all at once so I'm splitting it into multiple 1-3 hour sessions.

I was able to figure everything out! It required quite a rewrite of what I did for 4.0.4 to adapt it to 4.1.0 but now I have a functioning Qubes 4.1.0 OEM install disk that will prompt you post-install for your LUKS unlock password as part of the user setup.

Now we will test it some more internally before starting to use it for new Librem orders that request Qubes.

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Others who operate SSH infrastructure at scale have done detailed write ups on some of the gotchas, but for those who don’t have time to read all of that MaxStartups is an often overlooked and yet critical parameter. Too low and you’ll have a LOT of refused connections in your server pool. Too high and you’ll melt your CPU.

Qubes 4.1 has an updated anaconda with redesigned python code which broke all my OEM install customizations from 4.0.4. I'm finally making some progress on rewriting my changes and hope to have an updated OEM installer soon.

To celebrate I'm adding --force to all my command line commands.

Preparing to weave fine cloth is no small task. The warp for the table runner I'm weaving next calls for 452 2.25yd long warp threads (24 epi). It took me about 6-7 hours on Sunday to measure out, and that was with running three threads at a time!

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