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.
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: https://github.com/pjf/rickastley
Eat Rickroll, spammers!
Debian Installer Buster Alpha 4 release
I wonder how long until the freeze happens. At this rate we'll have yet another Debian release with a beta version of libopus in the repo :(
'Yes, big platforms could change their business models'
"Sure, raking in all this personal user data is convenient. Lead is also a great ingredient in paint."
"Google isn’t the company that we should have handed the Web over to"
Firefox keeps falling back to IPv4 when talking to my website (www.nivex.net) and a refresh won't kick it back over to #ipv6. Still trying to figure out what's going on.
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so MIPS just open sourced their ISA:
Hot on the heels of all these big announcements from the RISC-V summit: http://go.cadence.com/Q0cI0II0Bh0mg0gti00Fxj0
What this means is that you can go RISC-V or MIPS instead of ARM on your next project, and not have to pay a fee *per core per chip you make* to ARM for it. That's a huge deal.
Just look at all the companies abandoning ARM in droves. They must NOT be happy right now.
'What If Women Built The World?'
"We asked female architects and designers to imagine what 3 things would look like had they been made by and for women."
« Build a better world in a pocket of cyberspace, and build it with your friends. Start a revolution in the style of bolo’bolo — by building an alternative to the monoculture and letting people visit. Taking over the world is neither necessary nor desirable: anyone who likes your system can adopt it on their own. »
@rey All this image tomfoolery reminds me of an idea I had awhile ago but never had the time or braincells to implement:
A bot that sits on 14.233 and listens for digital SSTV. The current trend is to send some sort of URL to an Internet resource rather than send the full image over the air. This bot would grab the image at that URL and post it to the Fediverse with the timestamp and callsign of the sending station.
I can't even. It's like someone said "how about sudo but using electron" and instead of laughing and moving on (it's okay to have bad ideas) it was instead implemented and we all just said okay this is our life now.
Oh look, webpagetest.org can't scan an #ipv6 only website.