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July’s Video Hangout

This month’s video hangout will be 17 July, 8PM EDT. Attendance is dropping, thanks to the vaccine and people being able to go out and do things. Barring a sudden surge in vaccine-resistant infection, I expect to stop the hangouts at the end of 2020. I’ll replace them with something else for folks who Patronize […]
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July’s Jabbering Sausage

Dear folks in the northern hemisphere: welcome to the coolest summer of the rest of your life. Detroit isn’t under a heat bubble the way Oregon is, but our summer is decidedly bipolar. We’re alternating between stretches of gorgeous days in the high 70s, and ghastly 90-degree days. Between that and folks who are vaccinated […]
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June Video Hangout

The video hangouts keep creeping closer to the end of the month. I need to shift them to earlier in the month, so that I have some flexibility. July’s will be closer to the beginning of the month, in the evening. Video hangout attendance has decreased as the year goes on and we slowly beat […]
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June’s Juxtaposed Sausage

Yesterday, it was about 50 degrees F. Tomorrow, the weatherman says it’ll be in the 90s. We need to set some resource limits on the weatherd(8) process, but until then I’ll roll with it. The plague is sort of winding down here in Detroit, except where the idiots roam the baking-frozen streets babbling about their […]
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May Video Hangout

A bunch of you back me at this level, but don’t show up. That’s fine. I feel obliged to encourage you to fully exploit what you’ve bought, though. The most commonly discussed topics are Terry Pratchett books, coping with the plague, and the tech stupidity of the month, with occasional impromptu live drumming. There, that […]
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May’s Melodramatic Sausage

I sweated blood for a year writing a book on Transport Layer Security for sysadmins, trying to raise the standard of practice in this arcane field. It came out last month. Last month, I also released a collection of footnotes from my previous books. I whipped this together in about a day. Working with the […]
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April’s Abundant Sausage

In the last ten days I’ve released two books, completed the first draft of $git sync murder, had a shattered molar pulled, received my second doze of pfizer covid vaccine, and recovered from same. Whew. The only side effect I had from the vaccine was ~20 hours of extreme fatigue, starting late in the day […]
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April Video Hangout

Hi folks, I’m scheduling the April meetup for Saturday, 17 April, at 10 AM EDT (14:00 UTC). I have two books out this month, so there’s a possible topic. Or we can continue discussing the impact of Terry Pratchett on English literature. Whatever. ==ml ———— Michael Lucas is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. […]
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For Digital Reader and above Patronizers: “TLS Mastery”

Dear Patronizers: It’s here. It’s finally freaking here. Patronizer platforms expose the first section of any post to the general public, so I have to babble for a little bit to hide the details from those less worthy than you. (Don’t get me wrong: everyone is worthy, but some are more worthy than others.) I’ve […]
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March Video Hangout

Between busted teeth and getting TLS Mastery to copyedit, it’s been a heck of a month. And for more fun, the roof is leaking and I’m eligible to get a covid vaccine. Nevertheless, I’m scheduling our monthly Patronizer video chat. This time it’s in the evening to support those folks on the West Coast of […]
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