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Geek, coder, gamer, tinkerer, husband, father, system admin, web developer, and American cyborg, though not necessarily in that order. Creator of Mythic Wars (card game). Employed by AT&T (but doesn't speak for them).

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about how to decompress an `xz` file (via the `unxz` command alias) and how to generate a SHA256 sum (via the appropriately named `sha256sum` command).

 

my plays discs.

Time for some Battle Arena Toshinden 3!

 

that thinks the word "installable" is spelled incorrectly, and suggests "uninstallable" as a replacement. 😕

 

about Dual_EC_DRBG - the "cryptographically secure" algorithm that was pushed by and (allegedly) backdoored by the . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dual_EC_DRBG

 

that there's a medieval-fantasy version of the Hulk called Greenskyn Smashtroll.

And he has a surprisingly cute Lego Minifig.

 

that Teletubbies is actually radical utopian fiction, featuring a "paradise based on infantilisation" and a central machine intelligence that manifests as a sun-baby. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teletubbies#Analysis

 

about the DNSSEC Root Signing Ceremony. Apparently, there's some seriously cloak and dagger stuff involved... https://www.cloudflare.com/dns/dnssec/root-signing-ceremony/