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.
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:
@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.)
New blog post: Metlink RTI anywhere! Even on your ereader! https://petras.space/2020/12/20/rti-anywhere/
Wondering out loud: are there any NZ banks with reasonable information security policies?
Eg at minimum non-SMS 2FA and/or allow 32+ character passwords.
Ideally ask with customer communication practices that are easily distinguishable from phishing. And aren’t just cos-playing Sneakers :-/
Preferably banks that haven’t had to be bailed out by the Government in my lifetime...
(After this week I’m feeling like I need more than one bank, for risk mitigation.)
I like how this highlights the cool, enabling aspects of smart people doing free and open things, and the exclusionary, assholish behaviours that smart people doing free and open things sometimes exhibit.
Use a COVID Tracer app, it’s sooooo easy and saves lives (seriously!)
Rippl NZ: https://www.paperkite.co.nz/rippl/
I feel like the basic thing you should do as a mail provider is deliver the message unmodified.
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