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Another Friday tool drop from me:

SockKit is a Python module that makes it easy to make any weird IO in to a SOCKS proxy. Just implement connect(), recv() and send()!

Yes this is part of something bigger coming soon…

Kudos again to my employer Pulse Security ( for facilitating this work.

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Ursula K Le Guin, on tech workers:
"Real power goes to waste. Every wizard uses his art against the others, serving the men of greed. What good can any art be used that way? It's wasted. It goes wrong, or it's thrown away. Like slaves' lives. Nobody can be free alone. Not even a mage. All of them working their magic in prison cells, to gain nothing. There's no way to use power for good."
- "The Finder", from "Tales from Earthsea"

Spent ~ half of today trying to understand cmd.exe quoting through several layers of indirection

Remembered you can make hot chocolate with tea in it and this was a very good thing to remember.

Updated this to add bloodhound, and hooked up so you can grab some demo builds from

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As promised, here's another Friday tool drop. This time it's a Docker build environment to turn popular Python hacker tools (like impacket) in to AppImage bundles so they can be run anywhere. Grab it from

And thanks again to my lovely employer Pulse Security for facilitating this work!

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tooooooooo much socket programming this week 😫

My friend needed a real mode DOS executable to delay for 2 seconds, so here you all go as well:

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Tadaa, a #pinenote showing its own schematics. It seems like the size of the pages of schematics is almost perfect for this.

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That copy of the complete Lovecraft I put in the compost has made for lovely potatoes this year it would seem.

@aurynn alright then I will. How’s your router going?

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just finished testing all MNT Reforms (incl. DIY kits) that were crowdfunded (orders up to june 18, 2020). huge milestone. over 200 MNT Reforms done. friday the assembled ones ship out and beginning of next week those DIY kits. then we'll catch up with post-crowdfunded Reforms.

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My Office 365 subscription is up for renewal so it’s time to decide if I want to keep doing this (ehhhhh) or go back to hosting my own mail (ehhh) or look at another provider (ehhhhh)

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Two great things about RSS readers:

1) Disconnects you from The Algorithm.

2) No comment thread arblegarble.

What you see isn't moderated by advertiser revenue, platform bias, or user outrage.

Seriously, get yourself one.

A bit of a look at Aotearoa’s broadband bandwidth at the moment. Biggest ever day on the Chorus network yesterday. Graph from Doneel Maran’s LinkedIn page (

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Another lost treasure of the internet is the FAQ.

Just look at this goddamn thing. Thousands and thousands of words, chock-full of battle tested wisdom, enough to help anyone with some motivation solve their problems. Zero monetization, zero bullshit. What ever happened to that Internet? I sure do miss it.

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