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Water Cooler / Re: RIP Indredibill William Atchison
« on: July 12, 2018, 07:04:53 PM »
Bummed about this. He was working really hard on revamping WmW behind the scenes. Although it may look the same as before, but he took the 1990s code and made it look the same in HTML5. An unsung accomplishment that a lot of people over there seem to have forgotten.

An impressive individual who will be sorely missed...

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Water Cooler / Re: Thanos Did Nothing Wrong
« on: July 11, 2018, 04:15:59 AM »
we may have hit peak-reddit.
I've thought that for years, but the place just keeps getting bigger. Problem is that there are some awesome communities in there among the dregs.

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I was very anal about putting everyone I followed on Twitter into one or more category lists, so I can scan topics via TweetDeck using these lists, which also seems not to show any ads (or maybe it's just all my privacy add-ons). I've found that usable in certain situations, but like aaron I find it leads me down a rabbit hole time suck vortex that is hard to justify sometimes.

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Hardware & Technology / Recommended Endpoint Protection these days
« on: July 05, 2018, 05:03:47 AM »
I was asked for recommendations for enterprise level endpoint protection products so I wanted to ask Th3 Core if anyone had either used or worked in a big operation with a decent Endpoint Protection package. I don't even use AV on most of my systems anymore so I'm a bit out of the loop these days as to what's good.

Right now the organization is looking at
  • Palo Alto Traps
  • Cylance Advanced Threat Protection
  • Carbon Black Defense
Anything to say about these or suggestions to add?

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Started playing with Mastodon a little over a year ago. Made accounts on various servers to see how the different policies of instances would affect feeds.  The instance owner/admin can set federation and limit what can be seen, so if you have an uber-SJW admin they'll block federation of any other Mastodon instance that 'offends' them...so I find those a bit limiting.  However the opposite extreme can be found as well and those are neighborhoods best not visited while in the office. It's hard to find an instance that's 'just right', and that may be why people find it easier to just setup their own. I'm looking forward to Th3 Core instance...

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....and good thing I stopped using Stylish when they were sold...
https://robertheaton.com/2018/07/02/stylish-browser-extension-steals-your-internet-history/

oy vey

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Water Cooler / Re: Damn earthquakes
« on: June 18, 2018, 04:25:51 AM »
How safe is your building (or buildings - residence, office, etc)?
My house is designed to move. And it moves a lot. Lots of steel pilings going down twice the recommended depth. Problem is the stuff inside the house flying around. It made it through the big Kobe quake that killed 6000 which was a lot bigger than this one. The house should survive as it's a bit over engineered for quakes.

My office is a tall thin tower with counterweights on the top to act as dampers. It's designed to sway too, but it builds up momentum and will keep moving for 15~30 minutes after a quake.

Not looking forward to the inevitable aftershocks...

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Water Cooler / Damn earthquakes
« on: June 18, 2018, 02:18:21 AM »
Got hit by a M6.1 quake this morning in Osaka, Japan that has basically stopped transportation in the area. I really hate these things. Fortunately I only ended up with a lot of things knocked off shelves and monitors tipped over. I just hope that this isn't the start of a big quake swarm where the later ones are even bigger.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Anyone using DNSSEC?
« on: April 16, 2018, 10:54:51 PM »
Interesting. This particular registrar doesn't provide DS records unless I move to a super expensive DNS tier. I may need to point to a 3rd party DNS provider...if that would even work. To the best of my knowledge to get a full DNSSEC stack you'd need registrar-level keys to sign the root, so that might not even be an option.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Firefox Facebook Container Extension
« on: April 02, 2018, 06:49:55 AM »
It would also be nice if they had some way to backup, export, and restore these settings. I have to do setup on every different machine and VM. A bit of a PITA.

I did setup a few FF instances to keep Google accounts and SNS accounts in their own areas. Looks like it's working.

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I have pretty much stopped recommending Drupal.
Oh? I remember back in the day that you were quite fond of the platform. I had a couple sites on much earlier versions of Drupal (5?or 6?) and one catastrophic update left me without sites. I gave up after that and had not bothered to resuscitate them. They were more or less testing sites so no great loss. However I had higher hopes for the 8.x line.

Although the frequency of critical vulnerabilities in Drupal seems to be less than WordPress (which I refuse to use for my main sites) I'm having second thoughts now. It's looking like a bigger security liability the more I look back into it.

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Firefox Facebook Container Extension
« on: March 29, 2018, 10:05:35 PM »
I had tried a system of opening up different accounts in different VMs in FF, but that gets a bit resource intensive. Otherwise a combination of FF, Chrome, and Vivaldi has been my traditional method. If this Multi-Account Containers add-on works as advertised I think I could simplify things. I still keep things like personal and work accounts in separate VMs, but within those I still have a number of cases where this should come in handy.

I don't want to load up FF with extentions, so I hope that Multi-Account Containers will serve the same purpose as the Facebook one. 


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Is this yet another Drupalgeddon? I was asking around for quotes to move a number of sites to Drupal and this news isn't putting a lot of confidence in that idea. Is Drupal handling this one better than the last big one?

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Hardware & Technology / Re: Anyone using DNSSEC?
« on: March 29, 2018, 09:47:00 PM »
Yikes! This is expensive. My registrar gave me an estimate on the upper end of 5 figures (USD) for a year of DNSSEC. Didn't realize it would be that much. That's going to be hard to justify.

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Hardware & Technology / Anyone using DNSSEC?
« on: March 29, 2018, 08:34:20 AM »
Have any of The Core bothered setting up DNSSEC for their domains?

I've been reading articles that range from "It's the future of DNS" to "Forget about it". Just wondering if anyone here had experience they could share. Before I invest the time and money I wondered if it was even worth my time for the average site. I could see the benefits if I was running the PayPal site, but I doubt the sites I'm running would be the type that require secure DNS.

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