Sam Black samwwwblack@identi.ca

United Kingdom

Uses twice the recommended daily allowance of `dnf check-update`.

  • 2020-07-15T14:05:09Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    The tech industry are hopeless at seeing the stuff we make as just a tool used to achieve a goal and then not used until needed again.
    We see it as something to immerse yourself in to know every detail.
    This is why we end up with confusing UX and convoluted products.
  • 2020-07-15T09:53:58Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Whoever designed MS Dynamics 365 Business Rules UI has never used it.
    Select multiple actions to copy+paste? Nope, you have to copy and edit them, one by one.
    A true returning statement into another conditional? Nah, you only need conditionals on failure right?
    Useless thing.
  • 2020-07-14T16:58:22Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Why did I not move to nftables earlier?
    Layered isolated firewalls (country blocks, fail2ban, firewalld, podman) are so much simpler than trying to figure out iptables.
  • 2020-06-23T13:37:12Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Good luck to the UK pubs and restaurants trying to figure out what GDPR lawful basis they're meant to use for collecting customer's contact information.
    Also another avenue for scammers to get contact information.

    Are UK local businesses like those still affected by GDPR?

    JanKusanagi at 2020-06-23T13:50:11Z

    Yep. GDPR is implemented by the Data Protection Act 2018.
    For how much longer is anyone's guess, but currently we are.

    Sam Black at 2020-06-23T16:54:46Z

  • 2020-06-12T19:55:30Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Tried updating a static site but the build script wasn't working.
    Ended up reworking podman's `toolbox` script and writing a podman aware python-webasset filter.
    Taken most of the evening, but the site now builds properly.
    Was that overkill to just add a phone number?

    Β» Sam Black:

    β€œ[...] Was that overkill to just add a phone number? [...]”

    Perhaps, just a little bit... 🀣

    JanKusanagi at 2020-06-12T21:31:28Z

    Isn't that kind of ad hoc bridge-fixing the way most free code gets maintained? ;)

    Danyl Strype at 2020-06-26T14:48:57Z

  • 2020-06-03T17:11:06Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Barely been running a week and data has already leaked.
    Why should we trust any personal data to this system again?

    https://www.channel4.com/news/revealed-covid-test-and-trace-data-in-england-leaked-to-channel-4-news

    WHAT A SURPRISE!! COMPLETELY UNEXPECTED 🀣

    JanKusanagi at 2020-06-03T17:22:47Z

  • 2020-05-24T15:29:34Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    The possible scenarios that lead to this mess by the UK's Prime Minister (No10), Cabinet and Dominic Cummings are;

    1: Cummings lied to No10 and Cabinet; which he should be sacked for,
    2: No10 knew and lied to Cabinet; do Ministers really want to be lied to?
    3: No10 and Cabinet knew and lied to us; do we really want to be lied to? (Exempting that James O'Brien caller)
    4: No10, Cabinet and Cummings don't see what they've done wrong, and we're kicking up a fuss about nothing.

    Alarmingly, 3 or 4 is winning.
  • 2020-05-10T18:43:59Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    So the papers will be running retractions for last week's front pages and asking questions of the UK Government why they were briefed something that was untrue?
    I won't hold my breath.
  • 2020-03-28T12:35:25Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Now I'm pissed off; @Tesco staff and security company not adhering to 2m separation to the point of one of the security staff standing on my partner's foot.
    What's the point of telling everyone to separate and not enforcing it for your staff?
  • 2020-03-28T10:57:43Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Just a heads up: UK Tesco supermarket are only letting in 1 adult to shop in store.
    This isn't listed anywhere on their website.
    I get the purpose, but it's self defeating if you don't tell people before they turn up.

    Doug Whitfield, Doug Whitfield, McClane, McClane shared this.

  • 2020-03-18T20:36:23Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I've just noticed I've had my lapwing.org domain for 15 years.
    To think I got it initially to host my laptop (hence LAPwing) orientated Linux distro, now it is my selfhosting for 99% of my online services.
    I wonder what I'll be doing with it in another 15 years.

    You could be using it for some kind of space travel company 😎

    JanKusanagi at 2020-03-18T20:42:52Z

  • 2020-03-17T11:06:49Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I would love to be a fly on the wall when the scammer tries to explain to a potential victim why Amazon/Microsoft/Gov.UK has had their website suspended.
  • 2020-03-11T15:30:03Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    No comment.

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  • 2020-03-11T10:52:19Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I thought Wordpress' plugin ecosystem was toxic, then I discovered how much worse Shopify's was.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcb4_QwP6fE
  • 2020-03-06T14:27:58Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Always a good look for a tech company's website.
    I can't think of many reasons to not use LetsEncrypt for SSL certs, excepting finance/medical/government use.

    They look trustworthy! πŸ˜†

    JanKusanagi at 2020-03-06T14:41:18Z

  • 2020-02-24T10:07:38Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Not really what you want to see in your logs.
  • 2020-01-16T21:11:58Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    "You should run rootless podman to be secure!"
    > Uses rootless podman under systemd
    "We broke rootless podman pods under systemd! Sucks to be you!"

    I wish the podman maintainers would give a shit about QA, pretty much every version bump breaks something.
    Version rollback it is.
    Nope, previous version is also broken.
    FFS, who decided this was the future of containers?

    Sam Black at 2020-01-16T21:58:51Z

  • 2019-12-26T20:55:41Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I always seem to flash a new phone OS onto my S2 at Christmas.
    Hopefully CarbonROM will support my 'old' (8 years is 'old'. We should get away from this destructive thinking in the tech sphere) until it gives up the black smoke.

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    McClane shared this.

    My main phone is from that "era". Still waiting for the black smoke πŸ˜†

    JanKusanagi at 2019-12-27T12:45:48Z

    No Replicant, the latest release for the S2 is even older than the LineageOS install I had.

    Sam Black at 2019-12-30T15:09:03Z

  • 2019-12-13T09:40:03Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    In light of my country going further into insanity, I'm just going to spend today on personal projects so I feel like something useful has occurred today.
    Although I am heartened (and a little tempted to go) about the news that there's accessible water on Mars.
    https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/12/mars_water_ice/

    Β» Sam Black:

    β€œ[...] Although I am heartened (and a little tempted to go) about the news that there's accessible water on Mars. [...]”

    Worth looking into it. Soon Mars will be a paradise compared to Earth πŸ™„

    JanKusanagi at 2019-12-13T15:10:30Z

  • 2019-12-09T18:15:48Z via Identi.ca Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Sometimes the nagging thought of "I could write better software than this" gets very, very loud and difficult to ignore.
    The past month it has been aimed at CRM, VoIP, helpdesk ticket, clipboard manager, Zapier-like, booking manager and podman software.