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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!

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."

Firefox keeps falling back to IPv4 when talking to my website ( and a refresh won't kick it back over to . Still trying to figure out what's going on.

QOTD: "We will eat our corn, let them eat their gold"

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me: This user interface is easy to use, intuitive and will survive the test of time.

my users:

'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."

If you tell dad jokes without having any kids, does that make you a faux pa?

There is no such thing as natural poverty.

Any instance of people not getting their basic needs met is a completely artificial creation.

There is more than enough to go around for everyone to not suffer. Anyone who says there isn't is a straight up liar.

This book "Big and Small Computing" (by @enkiv2β€” is really speaking to me.

Β« Build a better world in a pocket of cyberspace, and build it with your friends. Start a revolution in the style of bolo’bolo β€” 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. Β»

@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.

Lifted from elsewhere:
"At first I thought that were vim commands!"

I still can't handle "polkit", core part of modern systemd distributions, embeds a freaking JavaScript interpreter (policy rules written in it).
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.
It's insane to define policy in a language as silly semantically as javascript, and can't help being grumpy about the dependency.

Oh look, can't scan an only website.

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