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Sarah Kendzior: How Hillary Clinton killed the Trump brand (theglobeandmail.com)

Last night, Hillary Clinton, the daughter of a drape maker, revealed the man behind the curtain. Combining the personal with the political, she hit Trump where it hurt – his brand, revealed to be as bankrupt as the businesses he bottomed out.

Installing CS6 on macos Sierra (adobe.com)

So far the CS6 installers do not run in the macOS Sierra GM. I went for a clean install this time because I could no longer fathom the stench of Dropbox upon my system. So here is a quick and easy way to get the CS6 installers running again:

$ cd /Volumes/CS6\ ProdPrm/Adobe\ CS6\ Production\ Premium/Install.app/Contents/MacOS/
$ ./Install

The business model for the creative industries is broken (theguardian.com)

It is the perfect capitalist model: the owners of assets such as hotels and restaurants skim off large profits, while the people who make those profits possible – the performers sweating in the city’s aircon-dodging venues – walk away penniless.

Python Exercises for Kids (regehr.org)

For the last year or so I’ve been giving Python exercises to my 11 year old. I thought I’d share some of them.

The Mir Space Station Was a Marvel, a Clusterfuck, and an Underdog Hero (vice.com)

The core module of the iconic Mir space station, launched 30 years ago Saturday, was a cramped living space that could barely support two cosmonauts. But over the years, the station evolved like a multicellular organism, sprouting six more pressurized limbs from the DOS-7 base block to become the largest spacefaring vessel of its day, as well as the first continuously inhabited orbital outpost in human history.

Full Stack Web Development with Flask (github.com)

Flask is a micro web framework powered by Python. Its API is fairly small, making it easy to learn and simple to use. But don't let this fool you, as it's powerful enough to support enterprise-level applications handling large amounts of traffic. You can start small with an app contained entirely in one file, then slowly scale up to multiple files and folders in a well-structured manner as your site becomes more and more complex.

As Error 53 fury mounts, Miles Brignall of The Guardian is left confused (theguardian.com)

Miles Brignall is a consumer reporter, not a tech reporter. Not that tech reporters can be relied upon for much better. But it does help explain why this is 20 paragraphs of (aggregated) rampant speculation, with 2 paragraphs tacked on the end explaining what the problem actually is. With the bogeyman warning up front of "jargon" ahead, of course.

There's an actual problem here. This is a shitty approach to writing about it.

Why not try these delicious racist snacks! (firstdogonthemoon.com.au)

This Australia Day you can make a difference! Stop pretending you care about anything other than yourself and eat delicious Terrine Nullius, you’ll feel much better.

Amiga Hardware Programming (youtube.com)

This tutorial series is the entry point for those who enjoy programming Assembly language and want to play with the excellent Amiga hardware, for fun and innovation.

More interesting shit that flies straight over my head.

The big sleep (canberratimes.com.au)

Scientists Pat and Peter Shaw died in a suicide pact in October. Here, their daughters reflect on their parents’ plan - and their remarkable lives.

The Amiga Demoscene Mixtape Vol. 1 (youtube.com)

A non-stop DJ Continous Mix featuring some of the greatest and most popular Soundtracks from the early 90s Old School Amiga Demos.

A really very bad SSH bug (undeadly.org)

An information leak (memory disclosure) can be exploited by a rogue SSH server to trick a client into leaking sensitive data from the client memory, including for example private keys.

This is doubleplusungood.

The Easy Way To Learn Hard Stuff (medium.com)

The last couple of years I’ve spent a lot of time teaching myself web development and machine learning. While the subjects have differed a lot — from Javascript, Node and React to Python, Scikit Learn and neural networks — my approach to learning has stayed the same.

Building a virtual Amiga for retrogaming (wordpress.com)

Now that I have a solid system based around an Amiga 1200 running OS3.1 (in my experience the best configuration for running the vast majority of games) with dozens of classic games installed on a virtual hard drive, I thought I’d put together what I hope is an easy-to-follow guide for those who want to be able play Amiga games without too much fuss or technical knowledge.

Setting up VNC on Raspberry Pi for Mac (4dc5.com)

I wanted to set up VNC on my Raspberry Pi so I could use it via a remote desktop on my MacBook Air. There are lots of instructions scattered in various places around the web, but now I've put together a comprehensive set of things to do, I thought it might be useful to share it in one place.

They will seize their chance (tumblr.com)

I have heard of the need to forcefully avert the dwindling of the white race. I have heard of the “one bullet cure” for homosexuality. I have heard of the need to rescue the office of the presidency and restore America to a Christian state. I have heard of the righteousness of being prepared to protect Christendom with armed resistance when the present secular government springs its fatal trap. I have heard of the eschatological obsession over Jerusalem and the ever-nearer apocalypse. I have heard, in short, of extremists preparing for war.