So, apparently the latest Windows 10 1903 update is an absolute mess, if you've tweaked your Cortana settings at all. (Read: tried to disable Cortana as much as possible.)

Apparently Cortana will just start running in the background, using 30% of your CPU, and won't stop.

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I'm using my Ubuntu partition as my main now, because of this. Why do I continue to run Windows? It sure isn't consistency, anymore, since Windows 10 came out. :P

Finally deleted my Instagram account, after letting it lie dormant for half a year. Facebook makes it _really_ hard to delete an Instagram account (their last site that's actually gaining users, I'm sure):

1) You can't delete it from the app
2) There's no UI or link to delete it through the web interface
3) You have to Google "how do I delete an Instagram account", that leads you to a page using an _old_ UI that looks like it's out of the iOS 2.0 web app days: instagram.com/accounts/remove/

Seriously -- pay me overtime, and you'd get 55hours a work out of me. Otherwise, I'm just giving you free work.

Literally had a meeting yesterday at $WORK, where I was asked if I was willing to "put in extra hours" towards something. I said, "Yes. Just pay me for it. Otherwise, no."

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Really, really, REALLY impressed by DigitalOcean's VM droplets. Wow.

It's like Azure and AWS were designed by businesspeople, and DigitalOcean's droplets were designed by people who actually build VMs.

...posting from a new server.

Test test test. Test test.

Just bought my first thingamajigs on adafruit. Can't wait to start coding blinking lights and little LCD screens.

With the spat of ransomware attacks going on, I thought it was a good time to finally finish that "dropbox"-style backup system for my home server (where backups can be written to it, but not modified or deleted after that point). Works great now.

Ancient Greece Mention 

1 year ago: I tell other members on my team to stop putting cleartext passwords in code, even if they "intend on removing them later." Nobody listens to me (I am not a manager and have no actual authority, so I'm not surprised).

Today: the compliance/audit team has finally found this and flagged it as a major issue, and it's currently causing a huge stink.

I don't dislike my current manager at $WORK.

But, it needs to be said, when they're on vacation, my productivity goes up by 200%.

Should I upgrade to Mastodon v2.8.0?

TIL: you can install the new Edge (Chromium) without administrator rights on a Windows machine. Nice.

Basically, that means if you're in a Microsoft shop being forced to use IE/Edge, you can install this and perhaps get a little relief.

Me at 25: What's the point of decaf coffee?
Me at 35: God bless decaf coffee!

Reanimated corpse has been feeling down, goes to the doctor.

Doctor says "This is outside my area of expertise, you should go see Frankenstein."

"But Doctor," says the reanimated corpse, "I AM Frankenstein!"

"I meant /Doctor/ Frankenstein" the Doctor says. "I thought that was implied."

From that old article:

'The mission statement from the largest protest group, "Students Against Facebook Newsfeed," read, in part: "Very few of us want everyone automatically knowing what we update. We want to feel just a LITTLE bit of privacy, even if it is facebook. News Feed is just too creepy, too stalker-esque, and a feature that has to go."'

This, from 2006.

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