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1. Reinvent a square wheel
2. Understand what's so hard about making wheels
3. Observe how a round wheel someone invented a while ago performs better than your square one.
4. Appreciate the brilliant and simple solutions to all wheel design issues that a round wheel implements.
5. Throw away your square wheel.

1. Reinvent a square wheel
2. Push it to production

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"Holzhammermethode" - managed to rescue data off a failing NVMe in my server with a massive hammer (it helped to cool it to allow getting the data off the drive) 😀

Relevant! iOS Zero Click (patched May 2020) exploit via WIFI radio -> details released. These are the really relevant ones. Might have pwned the whole world with nearly no one knowing.

This made me laugh. Glimpsed at the original 1981 Wolfenstein on Apple2. In first screen, kill 2 guards, gain SCHNAPS and BRATWURST! :-D

No surprise, Firefox appears to have Google set as the default geo provider for location services for some installations.

You can change this manually to use Mozilla's location services via `about:config`'s by updating the URL string to:

Or even a hard-coded longitude/latitude.

More here:


Adobe Warns Windows, MacOS Users of Critical Acrobat and Reader Flaws - The critical-severity Adobe Acrobat and Reader vulnerabilities could enable arbitrary code executi... -2020-24430 -2020-24435 -2020-24436 -2020-24437

All fixed. Almost 10 years in, it is still the most gorgeous Mac. Replacing thermal paste helped temperature, too.

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Hardware repairs again this weekend. This MacBook Pro 17 with quad core i7 and matte display from 2011. Suffered from the usual GPU problem. Cleaned out, heatgunned the GPU, new thermal paste, its now like new again, and fans are quiet. I love this machine.

My LaserActive needs attention again... it truly is the monster truck of video game consoles.

Microsoft open-sources fuzzing tool it uses in-house to keep Windows so very secure - Erm ... guys ... have you looked at recent patch counts? (We have: you issued 372 this quarter, 54... -

“I never imagined that I would live to see our courts condemn the NSA’s activities as unlawful and in the same ruling credit me for exposing them,” Snowden said in a message posted to Twitter. -

A friend of mine who teaches elementary school, taught her class, “don’t yuck my yum”

It was like a class mantra, all the kids knew and understood the phrase. So, if a kid brought a bean burrito for lunch, and another kid said “gross! I hate beans” burrito-kid could just say “don’t yuck my yum”

It became the perfect phrase when one student liked something another student hated it. Quickly, it moved from the tangible (food, smells, textures) to the intangible (music, religion, quality)

By the end of the year “don’t tuck my yum” was woven into the culture of the class. They actually used the phrase LESS by then, because yuckers would check themselves before tearing anyone down.

And that class of second graders moved to third, secure in the knowledge that it’s ok to love the things you love, even if other people don’t.

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