Rick Cogley's Tech Logr

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Here be my pithy, short, technical nuggets. Maybe I’m the only one who cares. Who says Hugo can’t be used for microblogging‽

29 Jan 2019

«23:39:30»

It’s been a looong time since I soldered anything, but the Helix ortholinear (grid) keyboard kit has my interest piqued. The kits are made and sold by Yushakobo here in Japan, and they recently opened an actual shop in Akihabara too.

RC Logr 20190129 233930 - It’s been a looong time … Rick Cogley

«13:31:33»

Apple’s FaceTime has a serious bug that lets people remotely listen in via your mobile’s mic, without your permission. Looks like Apple will fix soon and may have disabled it server-side, but disable just in case. iOS Settings > pull down > search “facetime” > open and toggle off.

RC Logr 20190129 133133 - Apple’s FaceTime has a serious … Rick Cogley

«11:56:50»

You can choose which of your keybase folders to sync from the terminal, although kbfs syncs none by default, instead utilizing a space-based cache (seems like Google File Stream). For example you can do: keybase fs sync enable /keybase/public/rickcogley/keep/this/on/my/hdd. Do it, and bask in the power.

RC Logr 20190129 115649 - You can choose which of your … Rick Cogley

«09:37:10»

Have you heard of “Have I Been Pwned”? It’s used by Firefox Monitor and Zetetic Codebook to find out if your email or password has been involved in a security breach.

RC Logr 20190129 093709 - Have you heard of “Have … Rick Cogley

«09:20:39»

If you’re a Facebook user (hard to justify in light of hard evidence), you should make use of Mozilla Firefox’s “Facebook Container” extension, that prevents Facebook from tracking you around the web. Or, you know, stop using Facebook!

RC Logr 20190129 092039 - If you’re a Facebook … Rick Cogley

«09:16:46»

Have you heard of the programming language Rust, for “safe systems programming”? It helps prevent common programming mistakes that can lead to security problems.

RC Logr 20190129 091645 - Have you heard of the … Rick Cogley

28 Jan 2019

«20:58:18»

In terms of cables, I like the brand ANKER because their products are sturdy and last well. It’s a bit insulting that Apple makes you buy so many dongles and cables, yet they don’t last.

RC Logr 20190128 205818 - In terms of cables, I like the … Rick Cogley

«19:58:50»

Successfully compiled and loaded the Arduino firmware with some basic customizations for my Keyboardio Model 01-Q (repo), and created a graphical layout for it.

RC Logr 20190128 195850 - Successfully compiled and … Rick Cogley

26 Jan 2019

«18:21:00»

Big advantage to a keyboard like the keyboardio Model 01 is, you can chord multiple modifier keys with your thumb.

RC Logr 20190126 182100 - Big advantage to a keyboard … Rick Cogley

«10:48:51»

Learned something important about keybase’s kbfs system, which is mounted as a fuse drive on macOS at /keybase: you don’t need to do a mkdir to make a shared private folder; rather just cd to it. To share a file with keybase friend heidi, just do cd /keybase/private/youruser,heidi and that folder will magically show up, and you can drop the files to share right in there. Slick! 😍

RC Logr 20190126 104851 - Learned something important … Rick Cogley

«09:40:32»

For all its benefits, Keybase.io doesn’t support audio or video chat, but Wire does.

RC Logr 20190126 094032 - For all its benefits, … Rick Cogley

25 Jan 2019

«20:37:56»

Are you aware of keybase.io? They offer various features like encrypted chat, git, shared file storage, a public webpage, but my favorite part is how they are making identity easy. See the links on my keybase profile.

RC Logr 20190125 203756 - Are you aware of keybase.io? … Rick Cogley

24 Jan 2019

«20:41:22»

For wrist health, I’m trying an ergonomic Model 01 from Keyboardio. So far it’s slowed me down so much, it’s like I cannot even touch type. 😱

RC Logr 20190124 204122 - For wrist health, I’m … Rick Cogley

«19:59:01»

Did you know you can specify how rsync uses ssh? Set a variable like this:

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sshopts="ssh -i ~/.ssh/id_rsa -o StrictHostKeyChecking=no"

Then call it like this:

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rsync --verbose --compress --archive --recursive --partial /
--progress --checksum --delete --rsh="$sshopts" public/ /
$user:$hostpath

Bonus tip: target needs a trailing slash!

RC Logr 20190124 195900 - Did you know you can specify … Rick Cogley