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Apparently the kiwi national hero: Get Off My Lawn Man

One neat thing I noticed about writing e2e tests: it kind of forces you to get a11y right. If something isn't observable for your tests, it probably isn't observable to an AT.

I imported my old (and otherwise unavailable) Kuro5hin diary entries from ~15 years ago into my Wordpress blog. I also shared the code I used if you want to do the same. mako.cc/copyrighteous/my-kuro5

The exchange rate is 1 bird in hand = 2 birds in bush

so you think, 2 birds in hand = 4 in bush.
So you pick up a second bird and the value of your portfolio increases...

but then, as you attempt to balance 32 birds on your shoulders, you realize the exchange rate has reversed

and you would rather watch a flock of 16 in the bush than be covered in birds

Oh... wow:
arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/02

Flight-sim devs say hidden password-dump tool was used to fight pirates
Installer ran a "Chrome Password Dump" tool on copies suspected of piracy.

#InfoSec #WhatTheFuck

Alert: My mastodon account has been accessed by my dog, who may have read any DMs mastodon.social/media/XoX2wsAO

There's a very special feeling that you get when people complain about you licensing your software under the GPL and tell you that you must the license, and you just reply "no".

Since I haven't posted any "Through the Green Door" here, I'll make a thread. Since there's a lot. #mastoart #conceptart

@smallsees A colleague had that recently with two SSDs in a RAID1 group failing in close succession. Well, both got exactly the same write I/O, so it's not super surprising in retrospect...

Remember the thing about outlook.com abuse team not actually being available to non-customers? My writeup "A Life Lesson in Mishandling SMTP Sender Verification" has the description and data: bsdly.blogspot.com/2018/02/a-l

Any recommendations who else I could follow?
Topics I am interested in: system administration, infosec, F/OSS, BSDs, Linux, economics, retrogames, speedrunning, pen&paper-RPGs, international politics, Japan
Languages: German, English, Japanese

Yo admins! In preparation for a better joinmastodon.org sign-up wizard, instances.social directory now lets you set a category for your instance, in the admin area.

The categories are: art, music, books, activism, sports, games, tech, academia. It's ok to not have a category, too, like for example octodon.social is just a general purpose instance. But if yours is themed, you better categorize it.

If you think a crucial category is missing, tag @TheKinrar

Wiki Spotlight

Ever wondered what to do with all those Extras on DVD and Blurays? Why not add them to Kodi.

Read our wiki page on Add-on:Extras here:

kodi.wiki/view/Add-on:Extras

TFW you do an example from the tutorial and it keeps [email protected]$%'ing erroring and you keep trying to figure out what you did wrong

then you read one more line forward and it says "surprisingly this errors and here's why"