So I did a day of normal phone tech support so others could have off. 23/24 calls were pretty easy and everyone was happy. The last one made my head hurt. Time for eggnog. Spiked. May ya'll have a Christmas Eve with people that love you back, in person or online. The Princess and I send [ h u g s ].
Geeking out. How the world gets hacked, Chapter 1: A Chinese hardware vendor just sent links to new #IoT firmware... via Mega.nz. First I gotta make sure it matches what they meant to send (Mega is famous for adding a few bits..) and then I have to see what stupid or malicious things were done in transit and possibly from the source. Maybe I'll just figure out what special sauce is in their file I need, and build from trusted sources. And then still sniff and be paranoid.
Good read of the morning. You are going to hear me use the term "Flying Monkeys" in the future. It's a "Pop Psy" term for people that believe a narcissist's persona and act on behalf of the psychopath. Possibly weak science, but it fits so well and the imagery is hilarious. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_monkeys_(popular_psychology)
In the land of voter suppression (Georgia USA) it's still a close race. I like that this shows several polls/pollsters https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/polls/georgia/
geek tweaking the status quo
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