tired: outcall
wired: on-prem femme as a service

Much as I love k8s, writing initial YAML boilerplate is a pain. Since docker-compose YAML syntax describes many of the same things in a more compact format, I've taken to writing a docker-compose.yaml and then piping it through Kompose (kompose.io). Great timesaver.

In case any of you who participated in the poll a while back are wondering, I decided to go against the wisdom of the crowd and let myself in for TypeScript instead of plain JS.

So, uh. TypeScript's pretty nice, you know. Type annotations make a big impact on a bunch of major JS irritants.

further tooling adventures: switched to Pulumi from Terraform a couple of weeks ago, and am a fan. There's an almost 1:1 mapping to Terraform (they generate their libraries from the actual Terraform modules), plus the flexibility of a real language rather than just a DSL. pulumi.com/

‪On the topic of tooling, when building a container from scratch I tend to keep it lightweight - that means an Alpine base layer and my favourite container-first httpd, Caddy. I've not deployed the version 2 beta yet, but 1.x has never let me down. caddyserver.com/‬

You know when you come across a tool which fits a need you hadn't even noticed so perfectly that it makes you kind of annoyed? Well, here's kubefwd. Get ready to delete a whole bunch of those shell aliases you've been creating. github.com/txn2/kubefwd

Decidedly light on detail, but reading between the lines, the chisel may have come out for the headstone of factorisation-hard cryptography independent.co.uk/life-style/g

bumping up against rootless mode in macOS Catalina? Want to create symlinks or mountpoints in / but don't want to disable SIP entirely?

man 5 synthetic.conf

you're welcome

First day at Feeld today. Senior Engineer, exploring new and interesting frontiers in devops/infosec shenaniganry. Fully remote! Radically inclusive! This is going to be good.

don't mind me, just posting the crew of Enterprise posing on the NX-01 bridge dressed as Rocky Horror characters

If you’ve watched Netflix’s Another Life season 1 and played the Mass Effect original trilogy, can you please tell me i’m not crazy and that you see it too? And keep it ambiguous, nobody likes spoilers.

‪Next time some haunted joint of mutton from the Tory party tells you climate change is a myth, here’s what I want you to do.‬

‪Look the bastard dead in the eyes.‬

‪Say these five words.‬



‪someone in Camden has the wifi network SSID “don’t be a dick Dave” and I feel SEEN‬

I've said it before and I'll say it again.

In early 2016, when I said "give it a couple of years, we'll end up with Trump running the US, Boris running the UK, us leaving the EU and everything on fire"



It was not a BLUEPRINT

Donald Trump's second-term inauguration (2020, colourised)

just an extremely normal and in no way dystopian sign hanging out at the pharmacy

Really interesting work from the Matrix team on making the Matrix chat protocol usable (~7-10 sec per message) with 100bps links. Bits per second, not bytes. Sets off the HOMEBREW CRYPTOSYSTEM KLAXON but considering the constraints they’re aiming to fit, adding crypto at all is admirable. matrix.org/blog/2019/03/12/bre

Re this whole Portland situation, I'm waiting patiently for it to turn out that some cop fucked up and saw someone writing about protestors throwing a concrete (ie, a milkshake which is nearer to ice cream) and assumed they meant concrete (ie, the building material).

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