What is that?
It's a duck pond.
Why aren't there any ducks?
I don't know. There's never any ducks.
Then how do you know it's a duck pond?

Thursday, March 14

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Daily News Stuff 14 March 2024

What's This Edition

Top Story

  • Hello, what's this?  (Liliputing)

    2024 HP Pavilion Plus 14

    AMD CPU: Check, 8845HS (8 cores, 5.1GHz)
    High-resolution screen: Check, 2880x1800 120Hz OLED
    Upgradeable RAM: No
    At least 32GB then: Check
    USB-C: Check, two of
    USB-A: Check, two of
    HDMI: Check
    Headphone jack: Check
    Four essential keys: Check
    Micro-SD slot: No
    Actually available to buy: Yes, at least in the US

    It's not perfect, but close enough.

    Pricing starts at $850.  That's not particularly cheap, but it's $250 less than the new MacBook Air while providing twice the memory and storage.


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Monday, December 04

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OopSSL

Oops.

When Namecheap says "FINAL NOTICE" for an expiring SSL cert, they mean it.

Back now.

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Saturday, July 08

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Pest Test

Testing...

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Monday, June 12

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Pest Test

Just testing for pests...

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Monday, March 20

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Test Post

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Saturday, February 11

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Daily News Stuff 11 February 2023

Holocure 0.5 Edition

Top Story

  • Google is planning to implement opt-out telemetry into its Go programming language.  (The Register)

    That means that not only will Google's own apps phone home to Google - they already do that - but every program written by anyone running anywhere if it uses Go.

    Programmers have, not surprisingly, told Google to get fucked.
    Now you guys want to introduce telemetry into your programming language?" Weisz said. "This is how you drive off any person who even considered giving your project a chance despite the warning signs. Please don't do this, and please issue a public apology for even proposing it. Please leave a blast radius around this idea wide enough that nobody even suggests trying to do this again."

    He added: "Trust in Google's behavior is at an all time low, and moves like this are a choice to shove what's left of it off the edge of a cliff."

    The moral lepers over at Mastodon are upset that anyone would object to this latest expansion of the Panopticon:
    "This is a large unconventional design, there are a lot of tradeoffs worth discussing and details to explore," he wrote. "When Russ showed it to me I made at least a dozen suggestions and many got implemented."

    "Instead: all opt-out telemetry is unethical

    Correct.
    Google is evil
    It is indeed.
    this is not needed.
    Go has existed for 13 years without this; other programming languages for more than 60.
    No one even argued why publishing any of this data could be a problem."
    Because the default in any networked system is not to send any data you don't need to send.

    It doesn't matter how useful it is to Google.  I don't care.  It has to be useful to me.



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Sunday, December 04

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We're Back

Well, that was exciting.

We've moved to the new server.  Well, two new servers, since the designated new server had weird issues.

The migration was complicated by the old server disappearing for 24 hours just before I was set to start doing this.

But...  We're back.

We were actually back for a while earlier (as some people noted) but that was with three weeks of data missing.  In the end I was able to recover everything up to the Scheduled Maintenance Window of Doom, and the only person who posted anything after that was me (and a couple of commenters) so that's close enough to everything.

Also, looks like I can stop paying for that backup server, since it's kind of deceased.

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Wednesday, September 28

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Poop

Server took an unscheduled nap.

Again.

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Saturday, September 03

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Well, That Just Fills Me With Confidence

We recive complain. If not be resolved after 24H your services will be closed
As if I needed another reason to get off this server.

Looks like the hosting has quietly changed hands again.  Yes, there are some crappy sites here on mee.nu - offering free blog hosting will do that - and I need to root them out.  I'll likely need to disable signups for a while.

Everything is backed up because I don't trust them at all not to simply switch off the servers.  This server co-operated by crashing during the backup.

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