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Well, that was ominous, right?

“Covid got here”… and then… nothing.

Oh, the humanity!

Don’t worry. We’re fine. Resuming regular posting any day now. Here and also at Safer Computing.

Covid finally got here

Luckily, a mild case. J and I both have it, to the same degree. Still, even a mild case of this is like the worst. cold. ever.

We probably caught it the weekend of the 24th. J got sick with what just seemed like a cold on the Tue., the 27th. She tested, but it came up negative. OK, colds happen. I still went out to meetings on Wed and Thu. Ugh. I may have infected a few people while I was still asymptomatic. That sucks.

On Fri. afternoon, I started to feel it. By Mon. morning, it was time to test again – this was no ordinary cold. Sure enough, that bright red T line popped up as soon as the sample hit it. 15 minutes, my ass.

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Back to Normal?

What’s normal? I did announce a break for some travel. I didn’t expect to let it stretch to two months, but it did. Anyhow, I’m back now.

The Rochester Security Summit is coming up and I will be speaking there.

Other than that… the usual panoply of political outrage continues.

Plus ca change, plus c’est le meme merde

Blog Schedule

The blog is officially an every-other-day thing. It’s been spotty lately as I continue to dig out from under the technology chaos caused by my search for a final stop of a Linux distro (look back a week or so on this blog for details).

I submit that it may continue spotty for another couple of weeks, as various non-routine events take over. I will post when I can and provide possibly-amusing anecdotes when I do.

OSINT Caturday

Do you post pictures of your cat on Saturdays, in celebration of the internet Sabbath known as #Caturday?

I Know Where Your Cat Lives is a website devoted to mapping the cats of the world, based on mapping the geo-location information in a million publicly available cat pictures found on the Internet.

If you infer a warning from this, you are correct.

This picture never had any geo-info to remove, because Apple defaults toward protecting privacy (mostly). But not all phones behave the same: check your settings.

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