I'm glad I don't have to manage any on-prem Exchange any more. Gotta admit it was fun using a GUI to do things that otherwise would have had me combing man pages and config files.
A bit of an escalation in the emails from MS this morning. It's the first time they've put "please read" in the subject.
> We are contacting you to alert you to Microsoft’s release of patches for multiple different on-premises Microsoft Exchange Server zero-day vulnerabilities that are being exploited by a nation-state affiliated group.
Yo aus.social, welcome my mate @leofebey! He's an electronics hacker and developer who does cool projects.
Custom GitHub Actions always give me the heebie-jeebies. Scripts popped up on git, ready to ingest your passwords and tokens, promising to do stuff in return. Surely MS could task some devs to write some trusted utilities like "send an email" or "message people on slack" so we don't have to choose between DIY and YOLO?
Google 2021: We made a speech codec called Lyra that works down to 3 kbps: https://ai.googleblog.com/2021/02/lyra-new-very-low-bitrate-codec-for.html?m=1
David Rowe (VK5DGR) releasing a 700-3200 bps codec under LGPL 6 years ago: https://www.rowetel.com/?page_id=452
I've been trying repeatedly to give up streaming services like Spotify since I know it's bad for artists. These large catalogues have this weird duality where I _could_ listen to most things but my real attraction to the service is that it comfortingly feeds me the same stuff over and over. Kudos to those who get their value out of the anything-ness but I can't seem to do it. Plus it annoys me supremely when licensing issues notch out tracks from my favourite albums.
Got some blank CD-Rs today to turn some of my bandcamp stash into car-playable tunes
Does anyone know if the “log in with Google” overlay (containing your email address and picture) is still accessible to the random sites that embed it, like Medium? I found this post saying leakage was possible and Google wasn’t going to do anything about it, but it’s from 2018. https://blog.innerht.ml/google-yolo/
Work, cab photos
I'm on the terminal shunt today. We currently use NSW 81 class locos for this job. Although these cabs have been updated for driver only operation they are still very basic. The thong people complain about the most is the 12 volt kettles that take about an hour to boil. There are plans for these locos to be replaced soon as they don't meet emissions standards.
There is a Take going around that non-profit orgs should be held accountable for environmental destruction because they accept bitcoin donations. As if that will achieve literally anything other than limiting funding for good causes and helping certain people feel superior. Some folks just gotta kick down.
Bridging Sync/Async Code in #Rust
New website, new focus.