Deacon Blue’s “Real Gone Kid” took on a different cast when (TIL) they’re not singing about a “mennonite baby”.

6am, I had this incredibly vivid dream that I could see some kind of other dimensional majestic celestial entity, I guess a being that in other times would have been called an "angel". I felt immersed with hope and strangely protected.

I begged them to impart some esoteric knowledge of our age, they appeared to smile, leaned in, blinding me with their glow, and just as I woke uttered the words: "The Cranberries song Linger is about someone that farted on a first date.

To the selfish, entitled, arrogant, inhuman shitstain that has spent the entire day being an utter cunt to my wife for no reason whatsoever:

I hope 2024 fills you with untreatable necrotic syphilis and you catch on fire and nobody you know needs to take a piss.

Operation Buy-All-The-Rare-As-Hens-Teeth-Vegan-Products-From-Lidl was a complete success.

So its done! I finally released a fairly easy to install (from scratch) Hugo based Static Site generator with full ActivityPub support.

It has step-by-step instructions on how to set it up for your own blog or static website.

One of the coolest features for me, other than having your static site blog posts show up as posts in the Fediverse is the support for interacting with those posts. Any replies you leave, likes, or boosts will show up in the "comments" section of the website on the page associated with the post. How cool is that!

Take-home coding exercises are apparently an exciting new attack vector.

Possible mitigations:

1. Do any coding exercises in a VM or container, preferably without network access.

2. Avoid anything involving crypto or blockchain.

Suggestion (2) doubles up as good general life advice.

infosec.exchange/@BleepingComp

War of the workstations: How the lowest bidders shaped today's tech landscape

theregister.com/2023/12/25/the

The MIT and New Jersey schools of software design, and how big lies turned into holy truths

<- by me on @theregister

On 25th December, a child was born who would change the world forever.

Happy birthday Isaac Newton.

Deadly sins achieved today: 5/7

Too tired and full for pride and wrath.

“If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas’ on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart. He should!”

This is Alastair Sim, but I showed it to someone at my work who thought it was Boris Johnson. A) I've never been so insulted, B) Damn, I can kind of see what they mean, and C) if anyone deserves to be visited by Christmas ghosts, it's that guy, so...

#MastoArt #CreativeToots #Digital #Portrait #Scratchboard

Listening to Classic FM with the dogs because I can’t be arsed to get up. Never realised how utterly cringeworthy Jesus music is.

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