Sam Black

United Kingdom

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

  • 2022-01-25T12:32:48Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Spot the anti pattern from Barclays Bank UK here.
  • 2022-01-20T14:28:39Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Today is going well.
  • 2021-12-21T13:45:01Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Ah, Oracle Cloud.
    More interested in having me buy now, sign up or talk to sales than allow me to report a phishing site.
    Its bad when a "Oracle Cloud report abuse" search turns up Google, Microsoft and Zoho's abuse forms, but nothing for Oracle.
    Just give me an email address!
  • 2021-12-07T16:40:08Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    May have just lost my ERP install due to an undocumented change in the updater.
    Thankfully managed to redo the update without issue.
    This is partly why I get the strong urge to write all my own software - if it fucks up, it's my fault.

    Sam Black at 2021-12-07T17:19:10Z

  • 2021-12-01T16:48:43Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Microsoft are taking the piss now.
    Every reported email has been flagged as malware, plus the same email from a different address.
    They've added forwarded emails to the admin notifying them of the original phishing email and emails from me discussing whats going on.
    I give up.
      adress ip on blacklist  ?

    Tupulpo at 2021-12-01T18:19:18Z

  • 2021-12-01T13:04:42Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Just for comparison, this is my email server's rspamd instance processing one of the emails.
    FOSS is inferior to proprietary /s.
  • 2021-12-01T12:54:04Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    There is literally no point reporting phishing emails to Microsoft, they just ignore it.
    These are all the same emails sent to different users, all reported within a few minutes of being received, and with the scamming email address blocked.

    » Sam Black:

    “[...] Useless [...]”

    Isn't that a synonym for "Microsoft"? 😆

    JanKusanagi at 2021-12-01T13:35:26Z

  • 2021-11-08T16:53:15Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Can hosting companies make it obvious where you're meant to report abuse/phishing/malware sites they're hosting please?
    My enthusiasm for reporting crap on your services runs out pretty quick if it isn't on your contact page or in your docs.
  • 2021-10-26T14:32:37Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    This was me trying to search for some scam emails that evaded detection, so I could narrow down why they'd slipped past.

    Just to kick me whilst I was down, MS quarantined the emails I was sending to the client using the same rule that should have filtered the scam emails in the first instance.

    I give up.
  • 2021-10-26T12:40:32Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    This is why my blood pressure spikes whenever I use Microsoft products - hidden errors that I can't fix in "clever" UIs that slow down my work day.
    Even trying to report the problem results in another hidden error.
    Give me a misbehaving Linux box any day.

    So many health issues in the world have probably originated from the use of MS products... 😂

    JanKusanagi at 2021-10-26T14:18:58Z

    I don't know how much further MS can go down in my estimation.

    Sam Black at 2021-10-26T14:26:12Z

  • 2021-09-25T15:25:42Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    What people panic buying now learnt from the last shortages caused by panic buying was "I need to panic buy before everyone else", not "I don't need to panic buy"

    Devon and Cornwall Police urge people not to panic buy fuel

  • 2021-09-20T14:40:10Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    "You have a problem with spamming, Mr. Anderson. You believe you are special, that somehow the spam rules do not apply to you. Obviously, you are mistaken."

  • 2021-08-25T15:05:45Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Yes, that is a phishing page sent to a client.
    Yes, it is a subdomain of `⁨⁩`.
    Yes, it is owned by Microsoft.
    No, it isn't new ⁨
    No, there isn't a clear way of reporting this.
    No, they won't spare a few million to attempt to fix this.
  • 2021-07-28T17:27:56Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    TIL the exported audit log from Microsoft Compliance Admin centre can silently miss entries.
    I wasted over an hour finding that out.
    And people wonder why I dislike Microsoft products.
  • 2021-07-01T08:02:33Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Whilst Github Copilot sounds cool, I can't see it being used commercially.
    It sends your code to Github first, then how do you evidence where the suggested code comes from?
    I can't imagine a company opening themselves up to liabilities of wrt confidentiality or code providence.
  • 2021-06-16T17:51:53Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Looks like sponson's back on the menu boys.

    And I would read about it just after I've had a pig of an afternoon with a post upgrade podman soiling itself.
  • 2021-06-11T08:16:39Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Now Firefox 89 has landed in Fedora and I've seen the new UI "in the flesh", I don't hate it.

    I don't like it either, but with userChrome and I can put it back to how I like it.

    I'm dreading the day Mozilla removes userChrome though, and I'd be very tempted to start looking for an alternate browser at that point.

    I cannot fathom why Mozilla won't leave, and promote, userChrome for the tinkerers and power users.
    It could just sit there behind a "This may break stuff, only enable if you're OK with this" preference and they'd placate the users who want to customise Firefox and keep users who just want a working browser away from unwanted side effects.

    But I can't see that happening, and the reasons Firefox became popular in the first place (new features, customisability and a expanding group of evangelising users) don't exist any more.
  • 2021-06-08T15:24:07Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Let the kludges flow.
  • 2021-06-08T14:54:43Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Selecting a "Date Only" data type doesn't create a date only data type.
    You also have to select the "Date only" Behaviour, under a default collapsed section, for it to be date only.
    Fucking hell.