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Litany against NAT

apologies to Frank Herbert

I must not NAT.
NAT is the net-killer.
NAT is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my NAT addiction.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the NAT has gone there will be a proper firewall.
Only IPv6 will remain.

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I have my phone set to auto-deny any number that is not in my contact list to combat the ever increasing amount of spam I've been getting. Unfortunately there is one insurance scammer that has taken to leaving voicemails. Multiple VMs a day for the last two weeks.

I contacted my provider about disabling my VM box altogether. They do not support this. You can, however, redirect missed calls to another number instead.

I now send missed calls to:

Eat Rickroll, spammers!

[Hidden Almanac] The Hidden Almanac for 2018-07-18 - The Hidden Almanac

My phone: "You're running low on storage: 1.00 GB available."


Nerd alarm clock:

root@avalon:~# at 0830
warning: commands will be executed using /bin/sh
at> asterisk -x "channel originate SIP/nldesk2 extension 6059@local"
at> <EOT>
job 1 at Wed Jul 18 08:30:00 2018

Extension 6059 reads the current time and the temperature off the weather station. Wake up call without the expensive hotel :)

G'nite everybody.

Tonight's hack: drive surround speakers with two sound cards.

pacmd load-module module-remap-sink sink_name=rear_stereo master=alsa_output.usb-0d8c_C-Media_USB_Audio_Device-00.analog-stereo channels=2 master_channel_map=front-left,front-right channel_map=rear-left,rear-right remix=no

pacmd load-module module-combine-sink sink_name=combined slaves=alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1f.3.analog-stereo,rear_stereo channel_map=front-left,front-right,rear-left,rear-right channels=4

No center or LFE, but hey.

might as well disconnect your internet connection tbh, its easier

"Think of the transition air/matter in a CT scan: as far as classical physics is concerned, this transition is abrupt and cannot be expressed as a bandlimited function. Further, there exist obviously no way at all to perform any kind of antialiasing filter on physical matter (before sampling). Most patients would certainly object to any attempt of the sort." β€”ThΓ©venaz et al., "Inteprolation revisited" (2000).

humor, surviving to the final paper, despite all odds!

"Hi. You've reached my voicemail. Please leave your name, number, and a damn good reason why this conversation couldn't be done over text."

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Seen on shirt just now:
Kindness looks amazing on you.

Oh good, my Ubuntu 18.04 machine doesn't do this, only my 16.04 boxen. Will be upgrading in a few weeks with 18.04.1 drops and do-release-upgrade is enabled.

I wonder at what point things like physical media will be in vogue again. What will it take for people to realize they're in perpetual renting-mode?

Reason I'm wondering this is I ran across a workout DVD that was included with my balance ball chair. At some point (maybe even now) they'll include a link to a video to save money / gather information about the purchaser. And at some point that link will no longer work. So at some point there won't be whatever spiff they've claimed was on the box.

Today's amusing out-of-context quote:

"Recovery will take time, and perhaps fire." -- Rev. Mord, The Hidden Almanac

[Hidden Almanac] The Hidden Almanac for 2018-07-13 - The Hidden Almanac

Is there some way to make my systemd infected system stop resolving my IPv4 first hop as "gateway" and actually do the rDNS lookup for it like it's supposed to?

"Ignorance is a really good thing, as long as it's coupled with curiosity. Ignorance without curiosity, not so good." -- Alan Alda