• ๐Ÿ“ท April 2024 Micro.Blog photo challenge, Day 14: Cactus

    Various cacti and desert shrubs occupy a landscaped area, under a partly cloudy sky. The text 'lostinahaste.com' overlays the bottom right.

    The last time I was in Arizona, I was out walking / jogging / running…and found a park full of cactus. ๐ŸŒต๐Ÿœ๏ธ #mbapr

  • ๐Ÿ“ท April 2024 Micro.Blog photo challenge, Day 13: Page

    A manual titled 'SLIGER PM/CX RACK SLIDE INSTALLATION INSTALL GUIDE V1.0' rests on hardware parts, with the URL 'lostinthe.com' visible at the bottom.

    These series of page(s) were very helpful today, when putting together my new/old server rack; I bought the rack a few years ago but only just today took my network switch off the old one and it put it into the new one. ๐Ÿ“„ #mbapr

  • ๐Ÿ“ท April 2024 Micro.Blog photo challenge, Day 12: Magic

    Digital billboard and theater marquee promote the musical 'Wicked' against an urban background; the URL 'mirvish.com' and dates 'NOW THRU August 5' are visible. Lower corner watermark reads 'lostinahaste.com'.

    You’re bound to see some magic at Wicked. ๐Ÿช„๐Ÿงน Though, some might call the songs a curse, as they get stuck in your head for days… ๐Ÿคฃ #mbapr

  • ๐Ÿ”— Roku hit with second major breach of 2024, this time affecting 576,000 users - The Verge // Emilia David // theverge.com

    ย Roku says the attackers used the login information of account holders, a technique called credential stuffing, to gain access to the streaming service and the payment methods of some users.

    Good lord, what is going on over @ Roku?! Is this why they forced everyone into arbitrationโ€ฆ?

  • ๐Ÿ“ท April 2024 Micro.Blog photo challenge, Day 11: Sky

    Billowing clouds dominate the view against a dark, moody sky. The website 'lostinthehaste.com' overlays at the bottom.

    I always enjoy the window seat when traveling, as commonplace as flying has become, the ability to soar into the sky amazes me. (I took this photo on a trip across the pond to Europe a few years ago, we were flying into the night.) โœˆ๏ธโ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒ— #mbapr

  • ๐Ÿ”— Starting today, ISPs must display labels with price, speeds, and data caps | Ars Technica

    I commend these ISPs for accomplishing so difficult a task in the face of such adversity. The sheer impertinence of the government, expecting them to tell you what you get and how much it costs in advance of purchasing it.

    Yea, sounds about rightโ€ฆafter all, ISPs are among the most hated companies in โ€˜Murica. ๐Ÿคฃ

  • ๐Ÿ“ท April 2024 Micro.Blog photo challenge, Day 10: Train

    A green metro train is stationary at an underground platform with passengers visible through windows, under a curved white ceiling with lights. The text 'lostinhaste.com' is overlaid at the bottom.

    We were just a minute late and missed the train at a Mรฉtro station in Paris. ๐ŸšŠ๐Ÿš‰ #mbapr

  • ๐Ÿ“ท April 2024 Micro.Blog photo challenge, Day 9: Crispy

    Veggie-burger with crispy onions, side of curly fries, on a plate, ketchup in corner, on a dark wood table. Text: lostinhaste.com.

    If you’re having a veggie burger out at an Irish pub, you should get some crispy potatoes on the side. ๐Ÿ˜‹ ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŸ๐Ÿฅ” #mbapr

  • Finished reading: Resistance Above Magic 2 by B.T. Narro ๐Ÿ“š

    The second book in the series, it was good to see where the story went but the cliffhanger was rather annoying; I guess I’ll have to wait for the next book. ๐Ÿคฃ

    A figure casts a spell, conjuring a fiery torrent and a watery shield amidst a field of skulls. Text: 'RESISTANCE ABOVE MAGIC, A LITRPG ADVENTURE, 2, B.T. NARRO, BEATRIX GRINN'
  • ๐Ÿ”— Apple now allows retro game emulators on its App Storeโ€”but with big caveats | Ars Technica

    There actually are some security implications to emulation; a malicious ROM can potentially exploit a hosting emulator. Emulation code needs to run very fast, so safety measures like bounds checks often don’t exist. In terms of code safety, emulators are some of the worst programs you can run.

    The ability to play my NES / SNES / N64 games on my iPad, to go back to Symphony of the Night or Breath of Fire 3, that would be lovely but given the risks I have to wonder if Apple will really allow it. ๐ŸŽฎ

  • ๐Ÿ”— German state gov. ditching Windows for Linux, 30K workers migrating | Ars Technica

    Schleswig-Holstein looks to succeed where Munich failed.

    Itโ€™s funny, I remember reading about Munichโ€™s effort to move away from Windows back in the day; itโ€™s funny how the more things change, the more they stay the same. ๐Ÿคฃ

  • ๐Ÿ“ท April 2024 Micro.Blog photo challenge, Day 8: Prevention

    A warning sign reads 'DANGER DO NOT GO BEYOND THIS POINT' against a backdrop of tropical sea and sky. The website address 'lostinmhaste.com' is visible.

    Warning signs are a great danger prevention, even in paradise…aka, Hawaii; the beach was rocky and treacherous below. ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ–๏ธโš ๏ธ #mbapr

  • ๐Ÿ“ท April 2024 Micro.Blog photo challenge, Day 7: Well-Being

    Two drinks on napkins overlook a dense cityscape from a high vantage point. Text: 'lostinhaste.com'

    Drinking isn’t exactly great for the body but it is good for the well-being of the soul, especially when said drinks are 95 floors above the city and you’re on vacation. ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿ™๏ธ #mbapr

  • ๐Ÿ“ท April 2024 Micro.Blog photo challenge, Day 6: Windy

    A frozen river flows through a cityscape against a backdrop of mountains under a clear blue sky. Text: lostinhaste.com.

    Another view of the Terrasse Dufferin, as it was windy, snow was blowing everywhere…even across the water. ๐Ÿ’จ๐Ÿฅถ #mbapr

  • ๐Ÿ“ท April 2024 Micro.Blog photo challenge, Day 5: Serene

    Sunset over choppy water with clouds partly obscuring the sun and darkening the skyline; the text reads 'lostininhaste.com.'

    There is nothing quite so serene as the sun setting on the beach / ocean. ๐Ÿš๐ŸŒฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž #mbapr