sudofox's journal

Austin Burk's journal, where I share little snippets of my writing, code, and dreams.

Google is Scanning for (and Crawling) URLs in Your Private YouTube Videos

As it turns out, YouTube is scanning for URLs shown in the video itself -- and crawling them, even on your private videos.

はてなハイクスパム対策

はてなハイクスパム対策というサービスを開発しました。半年にわたる広範囲なテストにより、高い精度が実現されています。

Introducing sudofox/blockdevdiff

I made something new today! github.com This tool is meant to help with resuming an interrupted disk clone (e.g dd). It's extremely efficient for volumes of any size (written for operation on a 24 TB volume after something crashed) Usage Us…

I got the last 8TB drives that I needed for the Flipnote Hatena archive!

Happy Thanksgiving! I had a lovely time with my family. I don't really do Black Friday shopping, but I did make one stop: I now have the final 3 8TB drives that I need to build a second, actually redundant RAID array to copy the Flipnotes…

I got my Japanese DSi with UGOMEMO-V1

This has the very first public version of Flipnote Studio on it.

Tomorrow marks the start of the Sudomemo Daily Draw!

Sunday will be the first Sudomemo Daily Draw. This daily event, open to anyone from Hatena or Sudomemo, is meant to be a fun way to encourage artists to try new ideas, and see other people's interpretations of the Daily Topic! I'm looking …

Hatena Haiku Anti-Spam

I've developed a service called Hatena Haiku Anti-Spam. I've been testing it extensively over the past six months or so, and it's now at the point of extremely high accuracy.

Working on my Hatena Profile

It's taken a while to do, but I think it's turning out pretty well so far! Feel free to bookmark this post :>

Is this my new home..?

I'm moving into a new place (with less expensive rent) and it's already proving nicer than my old place. It has a dishwasher, too! I took over the lease from an ex-colleague who moved out to start his own business; the lease lasts through …

.kwz Flipnote sound format progress

We're one step closer to bringing back the Flipnotes from Flipnote Hatena and Flipnote Gallery: World. Right now the hard part is figuring out the sound format. We had a breakthrough today: originally we thought it was VOX ADPCM, nibbles r…

generic company lunch

This is the food they have at my work everyday. It grows old quickly. I just buy sandwich materials and make sandwiches every day instead.

Stuck At the End of Time

"Are you ready?" They stood upon the cracked and mossy pavement, the ceiling miles above them rumbling as chunks of bright blue rock and cement began crumbling down around the cavern. Thunderous crashes from miles around came as the world …

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A story of two dreamers

A young man began having a dream on a dark, cold winter night. In it, he met a girl with no name, who brought him along on a wonderful adventure through places unexplored and paths uncharted within the dream realm. He did not know her name…

Setup: Debugging Mackerel with Fiddler

Hello! Today I'd like to introduce what I've used to understand how Mackerel communications work with the Mackerel API. It's actually really simple, thanks to the flexibility of mackerel-agent's configuration. First, I set up Fiddler Web D…

Earthquake in Japan, as seen in the USA

Here is some information about the recent earthquake in Japan. Before I start, please observe the follow for the sake of your neighbors: I pray that you all stay safe. Prepare food and water, but do not forget to be kind to each other. The…

コンテナ化

"Containerization"

CQ, 私はKD8OUYです

"CQ、私はKD8OUYです。ミシガンアメリカ出身です。日本語が話せません、英語がはなせます。おはようございます!" I'm hoping to meet some amateur radio operators in Japan. My Japanese isn't very good though (yet!) The screenshot is of a program ca…

motemen puzzle

I became curious about id:motemen's profile image today. Is it a puzzle?

The Hatena Merchandise store feels like an afterthought to me.

I was excited to see this today: pr.hatenastaff.com However, upon further inspection, I was left disappointed in the product selection. I am not surprised that they do not ship to the USA, but am a little disappointed, as I won't be able t…

An Open Letter to Google

I've submitted many appeals to Google in the past, but this one I will be making public as well. This is the content of the Adsense ban appeal that I've just submitted. Hello! We're coming up on the seven-and-a-half year mark from when my …

Hagex

人の命は世界中のお金より価値あるものです。 私は祈ります。憎しみにかられた男の手によって地上から連れ出されたHagex氏のために。そして、Hagex氏を家族や彼のブログの読者、彼のキャリアから恩恵を受けた人から奪った人の魂のために。 闇と邪悪から救わ…

Reflections on, and things to consider about, Republic Wireless

I got my first cell phone the day I graduated from high school, in June of 2014. It was a 1st-gen Motorola Moto G with Republic Wireless. At first it started out alright, but it quickly slowed down. This model didn't have 4G, either. Memor…

Some notes about Flipnote Hatena's .nbf background format

We're working on the nbf top-screen background format used on Flipnote Hatena. We're making some progress. The nbf files appear to be composed of three sections. Hatena seems to have reused what I call the ugomenu format; which is also use…

Update on Stolen DSi

My Nintendo DSi was stolen several weeks ago. I've given up hoping it'll be turned in to Lansing Community College Public Safety and will be putting up STOLEN posters soon offering a reward upon return. I'm done fooling around hoping someo…

Cat Thoughts

It's a commonly known fact that when people keep us as pets, they feed us a dry thing that keeps us alive, but tastes like crap. This is called, "cat food". Obviously, we eat a bit when the humans are around, but when they aren't? Crack op…

Miidonia (Part 1 of many) by Austin Burk (Sudofox)

I've been writing a story, called MIIDONIA. If you like it, please follow me on Miiverse! I'll post it here, too. In order to view it with the proper formatting, you have to see it on Miiverse; the embedded posts remove line breaks. Thanks…

What's for lunch, March 9th

Today I made onion soup for lunch. I prepared four cups of thinly sliced onions, four cups of water, a half tablespoon of flower, a half teaspoon of sugar, three tablespoons of butter, and bought a loaf of French bread at the store; and ma…

What's for dinner, March 6th

I made spaghetti and meatballs today. It turned out very well. Yum!

Thoughts

There's a pretty girl sitting next to me on the bus but she's looking at her phone.そこにバスに私の隣に座っているかわいい女の子ですが、彼女は彼女の電話を見ている. I should've said Hi when she first got on but now I've missed my chance. 彼…