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In the 9-5 I do a weird mix of , , dev, and . Off-hours it's mostly memes and shitposting with a lefty bent.

Also: , , , tech, , , TV, walking, and podcasts. Not in that order.

Of particular interest here: Idly dreaming about getting the ell out of and splitting time between working fully remote and establishing a self-sufficient, sustainable homestead.

(Avatar: Introspection suggests that froze my sense of humor in late-90s MTV late-night surreal comedy mode, and everything after that has just been variations on a theme.)

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i feel bad for the mods trying to weed out these porn bots right now. it must be a real challenge telling the bots with "im just a horny country girl looking to FUCK" in their bio apart from the normal users who are also like that

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misread posadist as podcastist so that's my ideology now

zoom shit; code block (bash) 

Explanation: removes the folders containing the hidden web server that opened holes in the OS's firewall. Creates empty files with the same name. Changes permissions on the files so that they can't be overwritten.

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mind-bogglingly shortsighted zoom security flaw 

I know I shouldn't be surprised that for-profit enterprise-level software would prioritize 2% fewer angry calls from red-faced C-suite types to opening a massive security hole.

BUT STILL.

I'm sure they have reasonable engineers working for them. This is probably one of those goddamn things that devs pushed back on that PMs caved to higher-ups and allowed.

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zoom shit; code block (bash) 

seems to work to block the localhost server from starting each time. The only "downside" is that you get prompted to open zoom each time. utterly infuriating.

# To prevent the vulnerable server from running on your machine
# (this does not impact Zoom functionality), run these two lines in your Terminal.

pkill "ZoomOpener"; rm -rf ~/.zoomus; touch ~/.zoomus && chmod 000 ~/.zoomus;

pkill "RingCentralOpener"; rm -rf ~/.ringcentralopener; touch ~/.ringcentralopener && chmod 000 ~/.ringcentralopener;

# (You may need to run these lines for each user on your machine.)

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mind-bogglingly shortsighted zoom security flaw 

> Zoom defends the “workaround” as a “legitimate solution to a poor user experience, enabling our users to have seamless, one-click-to-join meetings, which is our key product differentiator.”

I'm agog that Zoom is defending their use of a hidden localhost web server to get around A SINGLE CLICK.

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the safest way to use computers is still abstinence

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i mean it, makers of the Picard show.

Just give me married Garak and Bashir.

I don't care what you do with any of the other characters.

You can strand them in the delta quadrant. You can make Picard a borg again. I don't give a fuck.

Just bring out Garak and Bashir and have them explain how they've been happily married since the end of the Dominion war.

Please and thank you 🙏

uspol shitpost, psychedelia inspired illustration 

How does Marianne Williamson shitposting fare ‘round these parts? Bc I can’t get enough of it these days.

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If fathers are covered in skin, are forefathers covered in foreskin?

stranger things s3 finale sorta spoilers 

Would Planck’s Constant have had the same value between USSR and Americans to that many significant digits in 1985?

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Hey y'all, I took the time to write up my techbro's journey through the Fediverse in a more verbose format, that puts my arguments together in a bit more linear and rational order.

emsenn.net/essays/there-and-ba

Meet Gamma. Gamma dislikes advertisement-funded social media, so comes to the Fediverse. But without the systemic bias, he finds his opinions harshly criticized. This makes him uncomfortable.

Why, and what happens next?

Third button: “Appropriate ✊🏽 from PoC”

There are no good options.

Current profile looks like such a barren wasteland.

Arrived here after picking Mastodon back up after a few months (mainly dropped when having a kid pushed everything else out of my brain). Old instance a bit of a ghost town and searched for something a bit more deliberately leftist this time.

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