More "interesting times" this week. Trying to be positive, but keeping a wary eye on my temporary neighbor (am travelling) that's flying the US Flag upside down.

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 ].

Rewatched Johnny Mnemonic last night, realized it was set in 2021, just a few days away. In some ways, it is strangely on target.

Geeking out. How the world gets hacked, Chapter 1: A Chinese hardware vendor just sent links to new 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.

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Why do people need a messiah that they don't follow in order to have moral guidance that they rarely partake in?

I think this is a very valid question.

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. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_m

In the land of voter suppression (Georgia USA) it's still a close race. I like that this shows several polls/pollsters projects.fivethirtyeight.com/p

Parting thought: Art is how we decorate space. Music is how we decorate time. - Good night ya'll.

Hello World. Mostly just poking around. Not sure many I actually know are hanging here. Wondering where this place fits in my constantly recovering paranoia. And of course, just because you are paranoid, does not mean they aren't actually out to screw you to the wall.

meuon

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