Matt Edwards

Apple's OCSP Problem

How it started Jeff Johnson ( @lapcatsoftware) seems to have noticed it first: The day where no one could open software on their Mac’s because Apple’s OCSP server was very, very slow. Why it matters I agree with a lot in this Jeff Paul post: Your computer now serves a remote master, who has decided that they are entitled to spy on you. If you’ve the most efficient high-res laptop in the world [a new Apple Silicon Mac], you can’t turn this off....

Afternoon Ride ☀️

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October 2020 Month in Biking

Not bad. Still injured....

Final Vacation Day

Highlights of the day. Rainy Day The mountains are gorgeous in the rain. Sitting outside and listening to the rain echo off the trees across the mountains is enchanting. Or ensorcelling. Podcasts I was worried last week, early in the week, that I would not be bringing enough podcasts with me on vacation. I’ve hit the end of my typical playlists (tech, economics) on regular weeks at home while working - so clearly a 10+ hour car trip and lots of time social-distancing in a cabin in the woods would drain my playlists immediately....

Swannanoa

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Grayson Highlands State Park

Beautiful views....

The Case of the Top Secret iPod

From Tidbits: It was a gray day in late 2005. I was sitting at my desk, writing code for the next year’s iPod. Without knocking, the director of iPod Software—my boss’s boss—abruptly entered and closed the door behind him. He cut to the chase. “I have a special assignment for you. Your boss doesn’t know about it. You’ll help two engineers from the US Department of Energy build a special iPod....

West Jefferson

Hello, North Carolina....

Jamison v. McClendon

Order granting qualified immunity: Clarence Jamison wasn’t jaywalking.[efn_note]That was Michael Brown. See Max Ehrenfreund, The risks of walking while black in Ferguson, WASH. POST (Mar. 4, 2015).[/efn_note] He wasn’t outside playing with a toy gun.[efn_note]That was 12-year-old Tamir Rice. See Zola Ray, This Is The Toy Gun That Got Tamir Rice Killed 3 Years Ago Today, NEWSWEEK (Nov. 22, 2017).[/efn_note] He didn’t look like a “suspicious person.”[efn_note]That was Elijah McClain....

It’s Not The Hip

Groin strain. Uh oh. Not a problem with the hip or joint. Time to break out some compression shorts, heat packs, and gentle stretches. Not sure when I’ll be biking or hiking again, as repeated strains can lead to worse damage. 😭...