It seems like it should be obvious at this point, but the more politically-inclined people try to suppress information, the harder it’ll come back.

A few years ago when I was still using Lastpass, I received a few emails consecutively for a few days about failed attempts to log in to my account from strange IPs. The attempts failed since they were from new IPs. This can't happen without using the correct master password.

I was convinced that I must've exposed my master password somehow but I was also sure that I didn't since I didn't store it digitally anywhere, I did not use the browser extension, and my password was unique and pretty long. I looked around on Twitter and noticed that the same scenario has happened to a few other people who were similarly weirded out. At that point I suspected that there must've been a security incident that was not disclosed. I decided to ditch Lastpass immediately and started migrating. The most difficult part is that I was also using the Lastpass Authenticator which doesn't allow exporting TOTP verification codes, so I had to reset my passwords and my TOTP codes just to be on the safe side.

Now reading about this, and previous incidents that I didn't know about ( I'm absolutely convinced that this company should not be trusted.

TLDR, don't use Lastpass. And keep your TOTP codes under your control, don't use apps that don't allow export.

Beshr Kayali's avatar Beshr Kayali shared 10 days ago

Aren't these amazing herding #dogs?

#Amazing #Training #Animals

Absolutely must listen episode from Lex Fridman with Bjorn Lomberg and Andrew Revkin on the issue of climate change debate and the real destructive effects (on the environment) of Greta-style climate change alarmism

One interesting thing here is that DVD sales have been steadily increasing since 2018


DVD Sales Surpass Blu-ray in 2021: Physical Format Market ITIGIC | Technical How-tos, Tips, and Tricks

I wrote about the usage of the term "Glitch" in media

I think social bookmarking would work really well with ActivityPub. I recently read a blog post by about being the web’s discovery-engine of the early 2000s and I think I agree. I also miss discovering interesting posts or obscure websites from people I don't know or "follow". Now that most tech people are starting to appreciate the value of the fediverse, it might be a good time for a community to grow around the idea of social bookmarking again but with ActivityPub and federated servers this time, running a simple piece of software (self-hosted or saas).

Firefox's onboard experience is becoming pretty annoying. They almost go out of their way to prevent you from browsing immediately: choose a color, now choose a shade, now choose an accent, now choose a tint, now welcome! now click to browse. Very annoying.

Beshr Kayali's avatar Beshr Kayali shared a month ago

Pro tip for anybody on a custom Mastodon server who can't figure out how to follow somebody on

Copy the URL of that person's profile and paste it into your own Mastodon instance's search bar. That'll give you a way to follow them within your instance.

The reason for this is: is using a newer/feature version of the Mastodon code.

Thanks to the excellent support at for telling me about this. Never would have figured it out on my own.

I wrote about where the latest speed improvements in Python 3.11 come from: Part 1 of 2.

Beshr Kayali's avatar Beshr Kayali shared a month ago

Podcasting 2.0 Episode 108: "Hard Out"
Adam & Dave discuss the week's developments on - new cool namespace tags on deck today!

I think the main reason "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" is so bad is that it lacks the feel of folklore or mythology that I'd imagine a Tolkien's work should feel like and at which the movies were exceptional.

The whole series feels like an Avengers movie.