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"And I realized, when you go through any endeavor, any journey, whether across town or to the moon and back, all that matters is that you share the experience with people that you love. That’s what makes life special, β€˜cause ultimately, that’s all there is. That’s really all there is."
-- Alan Bean, fourth man on the moon

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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!

I have a cross-band repeater now, using an RTL-SDR as the receiver.

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From the "I really should have done that sooner" files: I got svxlink working as a simplex node with my SignaLink USB in fairly short order.

boost if you hate social media but are scared of loneliness and need to connect so you stay on it as painful as it is

The Internet is, in fact, a series of tubes. We call them "tunnels".

Got a job ping for a senior/staff devops person for a shop in Montreal, but 100% remote. $170K (US) base. DM if you’d like me to connect you to the recruiter.

Also, think it should become a best practice in PhD thesis to thank the (FOSS) communities that provided the infrastructure for writing & analysis:

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Shout-out to the people who are legit trying to make the world a better place.

Noncooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good. -- Gandhi

I put my SBC up on the web because hey why not?
(Your browser will probably complain about the cert. I was too lazy to install LE.)

Ahh, feels good to clean up accounts. Just deactivated my account on two dead Slack workspaces.

Happy #CIDRDay, folks!

RFC 1519 was published on this day in 1993, eliminating classful networking.

That was 27 years ago. If anyone mentions Class C addressing, you are permitted to smack them in the face with a fish.

How many people remember that #StreetComplete is a thing? If you're #geocaching or playing #Pokemon Go, you might consider adding StreetComplete to the mix to help improve #OpenStreetMap while you're at it!

politics-ish, capitalism, shitpost 

The resistance will be monetized.

US Pol, direct action 

The Senate Judiciary Committee must have two minority members present to have a quorum.

If these senators got on a plane and went home, they'd have leverage to stop the Supreme Court appointee.

Blumenthal, Richard (CT); Leahy, Patrick J. (VT); Whitehouse, Sheldon (RI); Klobuchar, Amy (MN); Hirono, Mazie K. (HI)

Ds have pillow fights, while Rs go for head shots. Grow some guts.

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