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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).


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 .


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.


about the DNSSEC Root Signing Ceremony. Apparently, there's some seriously cloak and dagger stuff involved...