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Jonathan Dowland @jon@argh.club

I ticked Surfing off my bucket list yesterday. Today I am VERY achey

Hey!

I wrote a small write-up about the e-ink computer/digital typewriter I made 4 months ago.

https://alternativebit.fr/posts/ultimate-writer/

@ruivieira I’ve temporarily plonked a synthesiser on your desk. I’ll tidy first thing tomorrow morning. I hope it doesn’t inconvenience you

Nginx off-by-slash vulnerability, cool trick presented by @orange_8361 at #hacklu t.co/QKjK4Cwol7

Minimalism in UI is only skin-deep in any case where it attempts to hide inherent functional task complexity. It's how we got so many hamburger menus, junk drawers, undiscoverable icons with no labels, and the obfuscation of file systems where it'd clearly have been useful.

@ruivieira what's your team called these days?

:patcat: “libssh versions 0.6 and above have an authentication bypass vulnerability in the server code. By presenting the server an SSH2_MSG_USERAUTH_SUCCESS message in place of the SSH2_MSG_USERAUTH_REQUEST message which the server would expect to initiate authentication, the attacker could successfully authentciate without any credentials.”

libssh.org/2018/10/16/libssh-0

@fraggle thanks for being brave enough to close down your twitter; without that I wouldn't have looked at Mastodon as closely as I have, and I'm really enjoying it

heyyy uh

quick reminder

ESR took a cool counterculture and got his shitty right-wing UNIX ideology all over it—he's not just a bad person, he's a exceptionally bad historian and you shouldn't take his word for anything, the jargon file that he "curates" reflects nothing like an actual 70s/80s programming culture.

here's a pre-ESR jargon file for reference: dourish.com/goodies/jargon.htm

Trying to connect to some blind linux users to talk about accessibility, please boost

20GB+ of completely free reference photos. Use 'em for commercial or personal projects. No attribution required.

gum.co/reference

one more of these hershey font/l-system typography experiments. this is pretty close to the thing I was envisioning in my head when I started with all of this

anyway now I can turn letters into lsystems and grow plantpersands

New cs-history blog post: how should we communicate? blogs.ncl.ac.uk/cs-history/201

(tl;dr: I think mailing lists are putting off potential volunteers, in particular younger people)

"Tootle" seems like a really nice Mastodon client ­github.com/bleakgrey/tootle

Ich habe 99 Probleme und sie sind alle Luftbalonnen.