Sam Black

United Kingdom

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

  • 2020-06-03T17:11:06Z via 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?


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

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

    I've just noticed I've had my 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 ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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

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

    No comment.

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

    I thought Wordpress' plugin ecosystem was toxic, then I discovered how much worse Shopify's was.
  • 2020-03-06T14:27:58Z via 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! ๐Ÿ˜†

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

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

    Not really what you want to see in your logs.
  • 2020-01-16T21:11:58Z via 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 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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    My main phone is from that "era". Still waiting for the black smoke ๐Ÿ˜†

    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 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.

    ยป Sam Black:

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

    Worth looking into it. Soon Mars will be a paradise compared to Earth ๐Ÿ™„

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

  • 2019-12-09T18:15:48Z via 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.
  • 2019-12-05T09:57:21Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    I'm moving "" to a different domain registrar, so there is likely to be turbulence for the next few days.

    No flying until then, then ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    JanKusanagi at 2019-12-05T14:50:53Z

    I say turbulence, and the bumpiest bit was waiting for the registrars to talk to one another.
    All done within 3 hours of me starting.

    Sam Black at 2019-12-05T16:36:56Z

  • 2019-12-04T15:10:59Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Ha. My fail2ban filter that looks for 40x HTTP codes was blocking me. I didn't understand why, as my requests were returning 200, and checking the logs confirmed it.
    Seems taking 4033ms for a request gets you a ban on my server. #whoops
  • 2019-11-22T21:17:45Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    While unfortunately not as polished and robust as commercial offerings, MeshCentral is impressive and rapidly improving.
    If I were an in-house IT tech, I'd be using this for remote management, and I will be using it in the future.
  • 2019-11-07T09:30:04Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    For when your services have been broken into, this site has your excuse covered:
    "The fucking rogue AIs used DDoS attacks to potentially access some customer data.
    But we have since hired external consultants, so it will never happen again."
    Keeping this one for later.

    Sam Black at 2019-11-07T09:33:21Z

  • 2019-10-31T09:57:10Z via Web To: Public CC: Followers

    Fedora 31 upgrade on the laptop hasn't gone well, updater crashed part way through leaving F30 and F31 bits, post cleanup and distro-sync GNOME session is getting SIGTERMed without anything in the logs; re-install it is.
    Now I'm dreading upgrading my desktop.
    Ha, desktop upgrade went without a hitch.
    Now to try stopping `tracker-extract` from eating all of my RAM, again.

    Sam Black at 2019-11-03T13:12:09Z

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