If you use Metaname and Let's Encrypt you might find this useful: github.com/metaname/certbot-dn

(Also if it doesn't work or something, you can let me know...)

RT @ghidraninja
Be careful when scanning untrusted AirTags or this might happen to you😆

RT @cybergibbons
Just to add some context to this - @ghidraninja has managed to gain SWD access to the nRF52832 system-on-chip on the AirTags. This has internal flash that stores the firmware of the device.

@colinoflynn had already pulled the external SPI flash chip contents. twitter.com/ghidraninja/status

Oh hey, the CFP is open!

My extremely online conference is back in 2021, and I wanna learn from you!


A comprehensive look at manufacturing delay line memory youtu.be/9BA4AyvlKnM (with thanks to @ewenmcneill for pointing it out)

RT @nz_liam
@software_opal Auckland to Wellington by road is 643 km, that's approximately 2 hours via bullet train...

Give me comfy seats, WiFi and two hours AKL CBD to WLG CBD and I'm in!

Something I wish tech progression games would remember is that the first power stations were hydroelectric, and the reasons why we tended to go from there to dirtier sources like coal had more to do with economics than technology or science

RT @kawaiiconNZ
T-236 days till launch 🚀

Kawaiicon 2
November 12-13, 2021
Michael Fowler Centre - Wellington, NZ

marcan's latest progress update about Linux on M1 Macs is a gem! asahilinux.org/2021/03/progres

(Interesting to see which silicon IPs - or at least hardware interfaces - show up in there)

The great thing about owning your own house is when things break you own both parts :-/

Now repaired, by an electrician and reconnected by the lines company. Fortunately it didn’t drop the line low enough to be a real safety issue (it’s a short overhead run with little slack), and I didn’t lose power except during the repairs.

I’m glad it’s fixed before the next lot of wind though :-)

(It turns out electricity point of supply is the last power pole that connects to your property.)

@fincham in case you’ve not seen it someone managed to get serial console and root login on a “frozen screen” eInk Kindle and then use that to control the screen. Which could be an reasonably priced way for a decent sized screen, given the eInk Kindles are an older generation now.


Any Wellington friends here interested in a Hackerspace?

This is an incredibly well presented talk, and my current #lca2021 favourite. Kudos to @TheMartianLife@twitter.com!

"Radio Astronomy for Programmers" youtu.be/P4UiWbUVaaM

RT @GregDavill
Just discovered bytefield-svg. Combined with asciidoctor-diagram is pretty neat. Makes for a nice way to document protocols on websites or pdfs.

You can see a pretty exhaustive example here:

Hi New Zealand!
A little FYI
Keep scanning those codes! Our lord Jesus QRist (and Ashley Bloomfield) are counting on you to do the right thing!

@fincham you might also like this 2019 conference talk by the discoverer of FM synthesis. It’s 2 hours long, and a “single camera at the back of the room” recording, but from about 50-60 minutes in starts including lots of fascinating visual and audible examples.

(I’m 90 minutes in. It’s got lots of history and audio generation science. Also a YouTube suggestion.)


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