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  1. Another reason why piping the outputs of curl into bash is a security risk - 2021 September 05

    Piping the output of curl into bash is a bad idea for a lot of reasons, please don't do it and don't suggest that other people do it either.


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  2. Why things have been quiet here lately - 2021 September 05

    I've been busy and my static site generation pipeline broke leaving me some work to do before I could get posts up again.


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  3. 2021 mid year update - 2021 July 04

    People I know in Canada are telling me it's Canada day so I guess that means its now more than half way through 2021. Given this arbitrary day of national celebrations marks another arbitrary point in time I figured it was a good time for making an arbitrary post about what's been going on with me lately since it's been a while since I was writing.


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  4. Hard rubbish day 2021 - 2021 June 02

    The recent intersection of a Covid lockdown that was introduced in Melbourne recently coincided with the hard rubbish collection day. The lockdown gave me time to both think about waste in modern society and the time to write about it.


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  5. JIT logistics and tail risks - 2021 March 28

    The grounding of the Ever Given in the Suez canal reminds me once again of the risks of JIT logistics.


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  6. id est - 2021 March 25

    Today I learned that "i.e." is an abbreviation for id est


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  7. Backup of Quora content - 2021 March 23

    Here's some things I posted on Quora that I think have some value, I'm backing them up here before I delete my account on there.


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  8. Deleting my Quora account - 2021 March 22

    I just realized I have an account on Quora that's still live so I'm going to back up my info and delete it soon, here's why.


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  9. What are "no code" solutions? - 2021 January 09

    Yet another rebranding maneuver has come up in the automation/RPA space lately. Some vendors and consultants have started calling power user software with GUI's "no code" solutions.


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