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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!

"So I'm leaving the Fediverse, which has treated me with more cruelty, vitriol, hatred, and contempt than than anyone on the birdsite ever did."

I'm starting to think that social media is just an outright bad idea.

@wilw You don't know me from Adam but as far as I'm concerned you're welcome

In 1947 Bell Labs invented the transistor. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.

[Hidden Almanac] The Hidden Almanac for 2018-08-29 - The Hidden Almanac

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people over 30 like to make fun of me for not knowing what things like a "landline telephone" or a "functioning democracy" are

i've been in lots of computer science classes and only once did we talk about the ethical risks involved in creating or maintaining the infrastructure that much of the world uses. no one ever brought up things like accessibility, online abuse, harvesting personal data, or the lack of diversity

"Members of ICANN’s top security body have advised the organization to further delay plans to change the domain name system’s top cryptographic key."


Does anyone else out here remember Freenode Radio? Once a week Icecast show. It seems to be lost to the sands of time. DDG search isn't turning up anything.

OK, being forced to 128 kb/s due to exceeding my data plan's monthly data allowance...

Holy fuck, we need to force all web developers to use dial-up for everything.

"As I walk through the valley of the Shadow of Death, I remind myself that you can't always trust Google Maps."

If you have an #Android smartphone, you might want to try installing the @fdroidorg app store.

F-Droid is an alternative app store that only carries apps that respect your privacy.

To install it, go here on your Android phone:

Click on Download F-Droid to start. (You may need to allow installation of unknown apps, either when prompted or in settings.)

For a more in-depth look at #alternatives on F-Droid, see @ChrisWere's video:


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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance.