My wife doesn't seem to understand this... I went into the laundry room to try and wash some clothes for me, because I have nothing to wear. Every hamper has blankets and towels and I had to sort my stuff onto the ground. 😒

I sort laundry, but only one category is actually based on care instructions (whites). The rest is all pretty much jeans and t-shirts anyway.

I sort laundry for time management. I'm not going to get it all done in a day, so there's kids' stuff, grown-up stuff, whites, towels+blankets.

Then I pick what to throw in by the fullest hamper cause that's what we're running out of.

A few months ago, I had an awesome conversation with a developer from Australia. We talked at length about Continuing Education and how it differs from typical school curricula.

The premise was that most teaching material assumes no prior knowledge, and reviewing things you already know is both discouraging and a waste of effort.

What we really need, is someone to map out a path from what we already know to what we are learning. The starting point is wildly different depending on experience.

Taking a break this round of talks. Yesterday I had trouble paying attention for the full day. Interesting talks, but it’s information overload by the end of the day.

At SecTor conference in Toronto for the second day.

I don’t know why... but I find X509 certificates to be fascinating. I keep going back to them and finding interesting details about how they are produced, distributed, and verified.

I have weird hobbies.

They do show that it was signed with their key... if you click it to see the key details. But in a list of commits, you can't tell what's signed by a user's key without clicking the key details. Maybe show "Verified" in a different colour or something?

When did GitHub start signing commits made with their web-based merge-tool, and then displaying "Verified" as if you had signed it locally?

Am I the only one that things this is an outrageous breach of the trust we place on verified commits?

I really enjoy software development. I cannot believe how much I hate XCode.

My YubiKey 4 arrived in the mail yesterday. I have some plans for related blog posts when I see what interesting things I can wire 2fa up for.

SSH is definitely on the list, but I'm also looking at hacking something together to use it along with Ansible (which is a project that specifically states that do not support it).

Also on my list of "fun" things to do is use the RSA functionality and the Smart Card interface to sign X509 certificates (as a private CA).

I watch through Star Trek: Deep Space Nine about once a year.

As I get older, I get more and more upset when I get to Far Beyond the Stars.

Why do issues of race continue to remain relevant? Things have improved over the last century, to be sure... but how is it that issues of race and privilege continue to sit just below the surface and bubble up every now and then? The problems of past generations just never go away.

Hmm.... it's Java-based.

I've never had a lot of luck with Java deployments. They always take way too much memory for the work they actually do.

I think I might look at GoCD, by ThoughtWorks.

I hadn't heard of it before DevOpsDays Toronto.

They have a corporate sponsor - ThoughtWorks - that has a presence in Toronto.

Every once-in-a-while, I like to poke my head up and see what's about for build servers.

Aside from the obvious stake-holders like Jenkins, Circle CI, Travis, etc... are there any new players in the Open Source build server space?

I did some experimenting with Concourse CI earlier this year, but found it to be very heavy-weight. I liked how containers were the base unit of work, but it needed too much memory and disk space for a small collection of projects.

Is there a way with stock Mastodon web interface to view a feed of a particular mastodon instance's federated toots without setting up an account there?

I just want to watch public activity on a special-interest instance without actually moving my presence there.

Another item on my list is to write a talk for our local tech talk series, DevTricks.

For my previous talk, I had big plans and gave myself tons of time. But I still ended up pushing slide-writing to the last minute.

Despite all the time I gave myself, I was hovering close to burnout for about a month. I needed the weekends to recharge.

Some of the projects on my list are work-adjacent. I'm only going to do them if my new Yubikey 4 arrives in the mail before the end of the week.

I really want to play with that and see what interesting projects I can integrate more 2fa protocols into.

I also want to see if I can get the RSA key to sign some interesting stuff. Maybe use it as a CA for databases that use client certificates.

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