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I'm Andy and I'm the admin of

My interests are covered in my profile. On I've briefly known the Black Dog in the past and work hard to keep him on a leash. My wife lives with bundled with and (though has a grip on all of them) and her illnesses are one of the things that drive me to be so passionate about support and care. Which is why I set up this Masto instance; a safe place to socialise and chat. ๐Ÿ‘

Well, I managed some ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I have 3D regions now, which consist of a stack of 2D layers, each of which maps to a SadConsole surface.

The lowest layer is always solid (the sea bed) and I've used a simple CA to grow cave-like rooms for the next layer up, then inverted them (so the hollow rooms now become solid, rounded, organic rock-like formations).

Completed the code to +/- the depth and render each layer. Next I need to "grow" the terrain upwards from the sea bed. ๐Ÿ™

I don't know what Deezer is trying to tell me this morning, but segueing from Jason Mraz singing "I Won't Give Up" to Floyd's "Another Brick In The Wall Pt. 2" is sending mixed signals. ๐Ÿค”

~=8 Character Passwords Are Dead=~

New benchmark from the Hashcat Team shows a 2080Ti GPU passing 100 Billion password guesses per second (NTLM hash).

This means that the entire keyspace, or every possible combination of:
- Upper
- Lower
- Number
- Symbol

...of an 8 character password can be guessed in:

~2.5 hours

(8x 2080Ti GPUs against NTLM Windows hash)

#Hacking #Infosec

Hoping to do a little this weekend. On my submarine game. Unless I get distracted by writing. Which I probably will.

#MeToo related rant Show more

Star Trek Discovery S2E4 sort of spoilers Show more

Star Trek Discovery S2E4 sort of spoilers Show more

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Do you listen to internet radio?

Do you appreciate artists who release works in CC licensing?

Do you like an eclectic mix of music?

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I'd forgotten what a combo Chamomile and Valerian is when it comes to sleeping.

Not MUCH sleep as I was up quite late and woke at 6am but the QUALITY was really good.

Observations on Values and Goals Day 2. I still hold my neopagan/hedge witch roots from 30+ years ago in high regard, even though I'm wiser and more universalist these days. Maybe consider rekindling that interest, tempered by What I Know Now.

Chamomile tea and some more writing tonight. I've been working through my ACT book again and some of the work on Values and Goals is beginning to settle and find a place in my head.

I was a and tabletop game designer (of sorts, given my age) before I was a programmer. It's where my heart is, so despite the occasional foray into computer , I'm going to finish this RPG.

Probably more thoughts on ACT this week. Maybe some more talk of Values.

Do you know why meditation is so effective?

The lack of thinking.

Thinking is something that takes energy. It also has a chemical effect on your brain that can drastically alter your mood. Thinking, 24/7, is the best way to stress yourself endlessly.

Stop. Take a deep breath. Open your eyes and look. Don't think about what you're seeing, don't think about what you hear, what you smell, just. Experience it. Breathe in, and out. Listen to the sounds around you.

When speaking with someone, listen to everything they have to say, fully, and /let them finish/ before thinking of a response. You won't interrupt them this way, your thoughts won't get in the way of you understanding them, either.

Ugh. I can't even online half the fittings in my Navy Domi, let alone climb inside my Kronos. Hmm.

Maybe I'll just dick around in L2s in my drone/blaster Vexor.

Finally got into EVE. Seems I have enough PLEX for a month's play. I'll ferry my ships up to my home station (though I'm guessing I can't pilot half of them) and then see what the profits are like for soloing L4s these days. If it's not going to take me much play time to earn the ISK for sufficient PLEX to play for free, I might consider it.

Eclectic musical tastes is hammering out Carly Rae Jepsen and Taylor Swift on my guitar over coffee, then settling down to do some writing while listening to Entheogenic's chilled psytrance.

A respectable 6.4 hours sleep last night, with normal levels of light, deep and REM. The difference is, I had a light nap during the day and I took Valerian last night.

More experiments needed.

Time for The Expanse S3. I bet I end up getting the urge to run Eclipse Phase again. ๐Ÿ˜…

The Punisher S1 was outstanding. I enjoyed it more than Daredevil, though the latter was more a thing for @Jo and myself and The Punisher I watched alone.

What is a good way in IT to demonstrate skills and experience in a more detailed way that you can usually show in a CV/Resume?

I'm considering building a portfolio of my professional and relevent personal experience but I'm not sure how common this approach is seen in the IT industries, I got the idea from family members working in healthcare where it is expected. Perhaps there is some other way to do this I've not thought about?

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