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Reminder: May the 4th is a Jedi holiday ONLY 

Stormtroopers may, however, call in Sith...

... so long as they're hitting their targets.

#DadJokes #MayThe4th

I'm sure nothing bad is about to happen, as bad things never happen in our comic (except when they do)

I found a good article about network namespaces. This is the feature that allows docker and podman to have their virtual networks, amongst other users.

podman and docker use, for want of a better term, unnamed namespaces so you need to attach them first.

Death of an early internet implementor 

Rest in peace Dave Walden. He was an early ARPANET and Internet pioneer and Iwas incredibly helpful to me when I set out to blog about the first 365 RFCs. A kind and funny man.


His wonderful website:

The book he edited on the history of BBN:

He was also an important figure in the TeX community:

LOL has been classified as "adult" by the British Board of Film Classification.

We are blocked on the networks of Three and O2 due to this.

I literally cannot even.

In Linux and other unixes every device has a number. This can be split out into major and minor numbers which is generally how humans see them.

There are three different sizes: 16 32 and 64 bits and the major and minor numbers are jumbled across them.

For some unknown reason lost to time, used its own definition but now it uses the glibc macro. For Linux systems this is no change but it helps with others such as cygwin

Did you see the news that all of the #JWST instruments are aligned now?

Check out this comparison of one of the newly released calibration images from the MIRI instrument compared to images taken of the same region of space by the WISE and Spitzer space telescopes! Look at that resolution! So many newly resolved stars and structures! 🤩

I can't wait for all the new discoveries we'll make with JWST! #Science data starts in only a couple months!

(Image from @/AndrasGasper on birdapp)

In case you missed it, the CISA published a "Secure Cloud Business
Applications (SCuBA)
Technical Reference
Architecture (TRA)" for public comment, located here:


Wicket keeper: puts on gloves and stands back
Harvey Norman: 3 years no interest
Sensor light: only works if someone walks past
Noodles: thinks all jobs take 2 minutes
Blister: appears when the hard work is done
Showbag: full of shit
Lantern: not very bright and has to be carried
Deck chair: always folds under pressure
Perth: 3 hours behind everyone else
G-spot: you can never find him
Bushranger: holds everyone up
Wheelbarrow: only works when he's pushed
Limo: carries about 8 people
Cordless: charges all night but only works for 2 hours

everyone stop and look at this incredibly good turtle I met in the woods today

Check this awesome image from minetest at this year's #LibrePlanet conference "Living Liberation!" Are you using MineTest? If so, please share some of your screenshots!

There are dozens of fish or fish-like emoji (e.g., 🐟 🐠🎣🐡🦈🐬🐳🐋🐟.𓆝𓆟)

In fact, there are so many that, if I sent you a random one, a third party wouldn't have a good chance of guessing which one I'd sent.
This means we could adopt a new form of 2FA based on sending fish emoji

“In addition to your password, please log in with your one-time cod”

Before joining Mastodon had you participated or were active on BBS (dial-up) or forums (vBulletin style) in the past?

Boosts are appreciated for better sample sizes.

Tidied my desk earlier this week. Today, one of the cats decided to help me debug some code.

JPL released images today that were taken by Ingenuity, the helicopter that the Perseverance rover brought along to Mars.

They had it fly directly over where the backshell and parachute of the Entry-Descent-Landing system impacted the martian surface.

Even with that big parachute, it still smacked into the surface at somewhere around 480km/h [300mph].

This is absolutely amazing to see: actual, spent hardware on another planet, and I imagine we're going to get some good engineering we've never had before out of this as well.

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