The cat just went over to the HomePod mini on my desk, meowed at it, and Siri said "sure here is some music for you" and the cat perched on the window sill listening to Garbage and Elliott Smith.

I just want to know how long this has been going on.

Goddamned nerds stop asking be about the D&D open license thing. I don’t know about open licenses and also I am interested in REAL goddamn nerd stuff like whether there need to be more items in 5e that increase your spell DC because the vampires kept saving against my Sunbeam last night.

#QElon keeps pushing this account, “The Rabbit Hole” so I went to look at their Substack. You may be shocked to learn that the entire thing is about protecting white people from racism.
#EvacuateTwitter

I love January because it is the time of the year when I go room to room looking at everything I own, and if we haven't used it in the last year, it gets tossed/donated/recycled

And the best part is that every year it becomes quicker and easier.

This is gross. #Adobe seems to have opted everyone into a process that automatically ingests images into their machine learning system. You have to opt-out and you can't do that through the apps.

Here's how you can. Go to:

account.adobe.com/privacy

Then, turn off the "Content analysis" option.

If you're not familiar with #DarkPatterns this is one.

#photography #privacy #photoshop #lightroom

Added some new Mastodon monitoring infrastructure for discuss.systems.

Sure, every good #MastoAdmin has a cool Grafana dashboard, but we're going a bit more old school here...

For scale, Congress' appropriation allocates as much in direct lethal aid assistance to #Ukraine for the whole of 2023 as Elon Musk lost in personal wealth on *checks notes* Tuesday.

Last RT: I was legit in a Barnes & Noble today!

This is a great story of how Barnes & Noble’s new CEO who was hired in 2019 has turned around the company. Sales are up, it opened 16 stores this year and plans to open more next year.

The secret is the CEO really likes books and readers. So he stopped doing deals with publishers to promote their latest books & NYT best sellers and encouraged individual stores to promote books they found most interesting.

So simple yet…

tedgioia.substack.com/p/what-c

Not only have my faucets dwindled to “if that was your pee stream, you’d need to get your prostate checked” flow levels, now there are little white flecks of… *something*… bobbing around in there.

I ain’t drinking that, no matter how long it boils.

If I had some tubing, I might try building a little still for entertainment value, but it looks like it’ll a jittery night of drinking nothing but Kroger brand Diet Dew. #memphis

#GeorgeSantos, a former call center employee falling behind on his rent, lent his campaign a staggering $705,000.

Where did all that money come from? The Ethics Committee MUST start investigating immediately.

“Do not listen to powers that be who pretend that getting infected w/ COVID multiple times is now no big deal. They’re asking you to lower your guard for a nasty virus that can invade the brain, disregulate the immune system and damage the vascular system” thetyee.ca/Analysis/2022/12/21

1. This is an accurate description of oppo research and describes why oppo research did not discover the deceptions of Congressman-elect George Santos

But it skips over a larger problem: the Democratic Party's failure to invest and prioritize research

nytimes.com/2022/12/22/opinion

A holiday card that expresses everything that needs be said, I think.

There were three men came out of the West
Three kings both great and high
And they have sworn a solemn oath
John Mastodon must die.

They took a tank and ran him down
With bullets in his head
And they have sworn a solemn oath
John Mastodon was dead

But when the Spring came kindly on
And showers began to fall
John Mastodon got up again
And did surprise them all...

There was a young man
From Cork who got limericks
And haikus confused

Two U.S. men have been charged with hacking into the Ring home security cameras of a dozen random people and then "swatting" them -- falsely reporting a violent incident at the target's address to trick local police into responding with force. Prosecutors say the duo used the compromised Ring devices to stream live video footage on social media of police raiding their targets' homes, and to taunt authorities when they arrived.

Prosecutors in Los Angeles allege 20-year-old James Thomas Andrew McCarty, a.k.a. “Aspertaine,” of Charlotte, N.C., and Kya Christian Nelson, a.k.a. “ChumLul,” 22, of Racine, Wisc., conspired to hack into Yahoo email accounts belonging to victims in the United States. From there, the two allegedly would check how many of those Yahoo accounts were associated with Ring accounts, and then target people who used the same password for both accounts.

krebsonsecurity.com/2022/12/ha

Can today get any better!

Judge strips Alex Jones of bankruptcy protections for $1.5 billion Sandy Hook debt

rawstory.com/alex-jones-bankru

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