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Let's try a variation on this:

Any sufficiently confusing set of roles, policies and permission matrices is indistinguishable from "security".


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If we make our roles, policies and permission matrices confusing enough, an attacker wouldn't be able to figure out how to get access to things.

I have two questions about coffee this morning:

Given each serving has identical amount of caffeine (and other related stimulants):

1. Is a black coffee more stimulating than one with milk? (i.e. does milk make coffee less stimulating)

2. Is a cold coffee more stimulating than a hot one? (i.e. does temperature change the effect of caffeine)

I'm looking for ways to discover more people to follow in the fediverse based on what people are tooting. Is there anything out there? Could I build something that aggregates toots from a bunch of mastodon instances?

Totally nerding out on properties of materials this morning:

Elasticity is the property of a material to stretch under a load and then recover.

Toughness is how much energy a material can absorb without fracturing.

Strength is how much load a material can resist.

Ductility is how much it can deform without breaking.

Yesterday someone opened my eyes to the distinction between articulate and clever. Neither guarantees presence of the other.

Serendipitously dropped my midday coffee, bringing my total daily coffee intake to a sum total of one in the morning. Sleeping better. Will keep (not) doing.

It isn't merely biscuit with a glass of milk, but the exquisite taste of milk mingling with biscuit crumbs from the previous bite, and the pleasurable mouthfeel of biscuit after a fresh gulp of milk.

Life may be captured in discreet snapshots but is lived in the transitions between them.

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Of course you should hire a squirrel for a software engineering position. They're experts in tree-traversal and caching, and they're very well acquainted with kernels.

Just catching up on the WhatsApp vulnerability (

Sounds pretty serious. Hope I'm safer on Signal ( along with those closest to me.

My review of the Drumstick X Messina vanilla ice cream - Absolutely pointless.

The first of my zigbee home automation components have arrived. There's no stopping now.

My dear six followers - how do you go about discovering more interesting people to follow on in the great fediverse. Do share.

A friend of a friend who goes by the handle `kql` occasionally shows up on my feed. Without fail I ask myself “which query language is this again...?”

Preparing my filtered coffee for the afternoon while pondering layers/levels of intent in code and quality attributes of system architecture.

"he was drawn to the idea that knowledge was valuable for its own sake and discovery was pleasurable in its own right." (A Mind at Play about Claude Shannon)

The history of science has shown that valuable consequences often proliferate from simple curiosity.

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