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Long ago, I thought I was special, different than everyone else, and I was surrounded by adults who reinforced that thought daily.

Eventually, I realized that I was special, different than everyone else, and so was every other person in the world.

They left out the important bit. We're each special and different and that's what makes us awesome.

I celebrate your special difference, friends, each of you. May it bring you the joy in the coming years that it has brought me getting to know each of you during the last few.


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waxing nostalgic for the near future by way of the near past - 2000 chars, involves feels 

I remember showing up over here by following the jetsam [1] of the first infosec migration across the tumultuous seas of microblogging, slightly disoriented but little worse for wear.

There was a lot of space back then. You could swing a raccoon in a circle around your head [2] without having to worry about giving someone a faceful of frenetic fur. [3] Fewer than twenty-five thousand souls inhabited this archipelago [4] at that point, gathering on a handful of islands.

I was pretty sure I was destined to be consumed [5] by those who had arrived before my cohort.

In a way, I was. I am no longer the person I was when I arrived here. I have been changed by this place. I have been changed by this ever-changing group of groups of people. I have been changed by you. [6]

Fierce storms will batter these little islands. Battles will arise. Pain and grief are by-products of interaction.

But so are laughter and cheer and warmth and contentedness.

And love.

My neighbors, the very least that I wish for each and every one of you is to find days so filled with love that there's no time for hate and nights so restful that you rise burning with the force of the sun within you.

Mend what is broken. Build shelters you need. Make mistakes and make them count. This is your world and mine and it will be exactly what we make it, but the sky is the limit if we keep looking up instead of bringing ourselves down.

Thanks for being here, thanks for being you, and thanks for listening to the rambling of a silly old dog.


[1] unbeknownst to many, stale infosec memes are extremely buoyant
[2] assuming the raccoon consented to be swung such
[3] assuming someone wasn't throwing their face at the nearest bit of fur
[4] h/t to @priryo for and @sydneyfalk for
[5] :blobnom:
[6] assuming I consented to be changed such [7]
[7] I did

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this is my semi-regular yet aperiodic reminder that this place here is a distributed federated version of Callahan's as far as I can tell and that is one of the most bestest things that can be.

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Every one of you is precious and wonderful and unique and necessary and deserving of life and love and peace.

Anything your brain does to try to convince you otherwise is a mean trick.

Please try to remember this. Remember it unceasingly.

" my humble but correct opinion, Mozilla should be doing two things and two things only:

* Building THE reference implementation web browser, and
* Being a jugular-snapping attack dog on standards committees.
* There is no 3.

"... At this point, I assume Mozilla's voice on the standards committees has all the world-trembling gravitas of "EFF writes amicus brief.""


I decided to rename my RC2014 video card project. I used to call it the "Pixel Pusher". But, since I'm planning on reusing the same FPGA board for different purposes in the future (e.g., keyboard and mouse), I felt the name was a bit too limiting and not descriptive enough.

The new name of the project is BX-PLORER, since it's designed to work with a TinyFPGA BX module.

#fpga #vdc2 #vdcII #rc2014

I'm calling the PiFrame firmware featureful *and* stable at this point.

I deployed a finalized form of the PiFrame @ home by the TV (where we've wanted one for years now) and it's been rock solid.

Updates, loading up pictures, automatic sync, etc ALL work

The only thing left is a 3d printed case/frame (currently in progress) and verifying 3 more LCDs are good to recommend.

Current Bill of Materials (we are only adding some panels in different sizes, all else is sorted) as well as documentation on how to build your own frame are at

Job opportunity 

I have an opening for a short term Security analyst to do GRC Assessments against NIST 800-53.

Contract is 100% remote, and through the end of the year.

This is a intermediate role who will be working with a lead analyst.

If you are interested, send an email to thegibson (at) blackfiresec (dot) com

I hope you all appreciate how difficult it is for me not to follow "One Step Beyond" with a hefty portion of the Madness back catalog, but I'm staying strong and saving that for a Skaturday session.

My 4yo just stopped on a street corner and yelled "stand and deliver!" at the top of his lungs

fun fact: The Style Council would be declared a terrorist organization today despite just being a band.

I'm doing "work" on one computer while tootlabradio plays just a little too loud on the other, better, funnier and more successful computer behind me

Good morning.

New Wave Wednesday starts now on Sundogistani Public Radio.


Now Playing:

"Space Captain (feat. Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks)" by Herbie Hancock, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi from the album "The Imagine Project" (2009)

Streaming on

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Just a reminder that there is still time to sign up for KFJC's basic training class! If you live in the SF bay area (or maybe even just in California?) now is your chance to get on the air

overnight crew last night got peak listener count on Sundogistani Public Radio up to 65 somehow and I feel like I should flip my sleep schedule and see what's up with that

sometimes I want to attach an image via a url rather than a file upload

and cheaper - I paid a crapton for a hardware aacPlus encoder just so I could get decent sounding music out of 128kbps streams for our listeners, back before I had access to multiple gigabit connections with which to screw around willy-nilly

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setting up this streaming set-up was sooooo much easier than when I did it fifteen years ago lol

now that @nowplaying is talking directly to the music player on the backend and listening for track change events that come populated with all the track metadata it is only a matter of time before I decide to let it also listen for commands over the fediverse (with appropriate access controls in place, of course)

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