I've been asked how to get WireGuard into AWS. Here is how: get a few hundred different paying customers of AWS VPN to email their TAM and ask for it.

QotD: "Any proposed solution is very likely to fail for some unforeseen reason. Perhaps you’ll get lucky and your solution will be the one that finally succeeds, but if it is going to fail, it should at least fail for some subtle and hard to predict reason, not an obvious reason that can be foreseen by nearly everyone."

Today is March 206th 2020. About 4 hours ago was the moment of Southward Equinox. The long Summer of 2020 is over.

QotD: "emacs outshines all other editing software in approximately the same way that the noonday sun does the stars. It is not just bigger and brighter; it simply makes everything else vanish"

You might want to capture screenshots, about half the search results are now missing from yesterday, more will be missing tomorrow.

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Computability is the bars on the cage that is the universe. I suspect that compute tractability is the foundation of what time itself is: it is times arrow.

There are only 3 encodings: binary, utf8, and stupidbrokenwrong. There is only one nonbroken default: binary.

RT @fsf@twitter.com

Today, September 17th, is the birthday of the Linux kernel 0.0.1! Happy birthday, Linux!

🐦🔗: twitter.com/fsf/status/1306624

The only people you should tell a password to is someone you are willing to hand your house keys, car keys, credit card, and checkbook to.

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One of the reasons for 2FA is that too many people, at the opposite ends of the age range, cannot be trusted to not share their passwords with "the helpful person in the chat window".

Checking a public key into a public git repo is a perfectly cromulent trust path.

An interesting insight about ARM 7 Nvidia [ stratechery.com/2020/nvidias-i ], and something for RISC-V to push on, by staying neutral.

Part of my job as an Open Source enabler and advocate is to research the history of open source projects by mining their email archives. I have absolutely zero trust in the historical integrity of a web based forum such as Discourse.

QotD: "Bourgeois is the new transgressive!" We laughed about that in the 70s to the 90s. Now it's actually literally true.

QotD: "Moral panics will continue until morale improves."

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity" is simply false. It would be far more accurate to say: "Never attribute to stupidity that which could be motivated by evil."

Sometimes I think that instead of all the ineffective PSAs in the public schools in the 80s, a more effective approach would have been to make Hunter S. Thompson required reading. His skill was making everything he was writing about tawdry, vile, fetid, and boring.

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