So you want to get into infosec?
There are worse option than this class... pay what you want and John Strand is teaching.
I’d advise it as a good introduction to some of the real day to day work that goes on.
Guess I'll throw this out there in case anyone is looking for a gig right now.
The dayjob has some PHP developer and QA roles open. It's a remote-first company so everything is WFH and will continue to be.
The main product is, I suppose you could call it an ERP for diesel engine repair shops -- the industry is pretty recession proof and will probably keep chugging along comfortably through the rest of the pandemic.
Management is pretty low key, not a lot of BS. Meetings are short and sweet. Code base is a bit unorthodox but if you keep an open mind on it, it's actually pretty clean for PHP.
also turns out nobody really makes low-poly butt assets. kind of a gap in the market if you're a 3d artist. heads up
Copying ain't stealing,
sure as I'm breathing,
information wants to be free.
The mafia wants us to believe
youtube-dl was made for thieves.
it was made for human beings.
We might listen to your pleas,
once you respect our machines,
they belong to us - not you.
Your drivers are mean,
your blobs illicit,
the hardware complicit,
it's never stopped piracy.
The real caper is your crimes.
The theft of OUR public domain.
DMCA abuse, attacks on fair use.
Net neutrality and regulatory capture.
Sell it to us fair and square,
your terms are too much to bear,
and until you're playing fair,
Yo ho, yo ho. A pirate's life for me!
I, as Nobita, trying to explain to Shizuka that, as a comedy protagonist, I would always be too neurotic to be in the moment with her, so even if we were physically together we would never truly share a moment of happiness, and as cartoon characters we were doomed to misery as long as anyone found our flaws amusing, and only boring people could ever be truly happy.
It's unnerving to watch a crazy cat lady in the making. First they get a cat to help with loneliness. Then they get a second cat so the first one doesn't feel lonely when they're at work. Next thing you know the whole house is full of cats, being treated like little furry humans by a person who is no longer able to interact with actual humans.
People in general seem to have a poor conception of what a "nuclear option" is. The US tried to play "nice" (for certain definitions of nice) during the Pacific War, until Japan proved it wasn't worth it, at which point the US changed to a doctrine of "fuck it, let's just kill everyone in the most cost effective way possible".
Think about it when you're feeling like your peaceful resistance is working.
race, weird takes
Lately, every time something happens that threatens to turn racial issues into a mainstream political battlefield, I have the same conversations with my family. I really hope things never get to the point of us having to take sides. As afro-white indian jewslims, we are kinda doomed to always be part the other guys in the eyes of everyone.
The US ambassador said Portugal has to chose between the US and China.
First they pressure for privatizating everything through the IMF, then they complain about who bought our shit, because they expected American companies to buy everything.
I really wish both sides could just go fuck themselves. Or eachother, lock Trump and Xi and their pals in an underground fuckatorium, and leave the real humans in peace. Keep a nuke there just in case they manage to reproduce.
Purveyor of pessimist predictions.
Opinion haver on things I don't know enough about.
I'm built for comfort, ain't built for speed.
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