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Andrew

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Brass Hygiene Keys and Tools

There are a bunch of people making brass tools known as "hygiene tools", kickstarter, etsy, ebay, etc. I think these are a great idea and if nothing else, help people think about what germs may reside on which surfaces. From a past life, where I was a buyer of "ephemera" and antique tools, I had to learn a lot about metals. Lots of things can be made to look antique or vintage, but the metal composition and state…

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Reflections on Shelter in Place

The view of the Richmond Bridge was exceptionally clear today. The picture is shot from a park up the hill. The link below has a map of the line of sight of this shot. https://photos.lewman.com/clean-air-in-sf-bay.html The clarity and setup helped congeal a few thoughts. The lack of airplanes overhead. The lack of traffic. The silence of the cable cars. How clear is the sky without airplane contrails. How empty the streets without all the cars.

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Speaking at CORE-IT Conference

Speaking at CORE IT Conference all week this week. Learn and up-skill your IT skills in a range of network and Internet topics. Join us and learn. CORE-IT is a free online conference focused on up-skilling and #mentoring current and future IT/#cyber professionals. Thirty technical tracks cover essential tools, key protocols, and best practices. Study from anywhere. #CoreIT https://www.chappell-university.com/core-it

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Plenty of Time to Read and Think

What I'm readingStudy finds that owning a car is bad for your health, https://www.treehugger.com/cars/chinese-study-finds-owning-car-bad-your-health.html. A natural experiment in health affects of car ownership.Stop Using Encrypted Email, https://latacora.micro.blog/2020/02/19/stop-using-encrypted.html. An opinionated piece with which I agree. I stopped using PGP/GPG years ago because it's just too insecure and leaks way too much information.Reverse engineering my router's firmware with binwalk, https://embeddedbits.org/reverse-engineering-router-firmware-with-binwalk/. I've not used binwalk, but used plenty of other tools over the years to reverse engineer binary…

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