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This site contains various pieces of writing across my various
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Exobrain is my collection of digital minions which help me run my life. They know my goals, my location, my to-do list, and help me best plan what I’m doing, both personally and professionally. Best of all, none of my data is revealed to third parties, because I control all my agents, and all the code is open source.
Holy smokes. So having looked at the actual code for this, the bug in iOS / OSX is way worse than described on gizmodo. The article is misleading when it says your home network is safe, it’s not. If I poison your DNS queries, compromise your home router (they’re very exploitable), have privileged access to the network infrastructure between you and what you’re connecting to, or all manner of other things, then I own your connection, and whatever data you send across it; credit card details, bank account logins, facebook passwords, all of it. If I hijack anything that’s doing a software update, then I may potentially own your device.
Last Tuesday I paid Beeminder $5 because I didn’t floss my teeth when I promised that I would. That evening, I was the one collecting $270 from Beeminder…
I’ve noticed a concerning trend over the last few years, and I’m not exactly sure what to do about it. As a culture, our communication habits are changing, and the results may be terrible for our mental health.
Yesterday I travelled from Melbourne to Portland (Oregon), a trip that I have done many, many times before. And like many times before, it was clear that my checked luggage had been ‘inspected’. But I’d never had it inspected like this.