"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, ‘cause ultimately, that’s all there is. That’s really all there is."
-- Alan Bean, fourth man on the moon
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!
This has gotten a lot of play time here at the house this week:
Not sure what's going on with this sea shanty thing, but here's my contribution:
from "Bad Water", seaQuest season 1 (it's a good thing they never made any more 😉)
oh nice! I had emailed the author about something else, and he replied saying he heard me and another ham talking on one of the reflectors about the crashiness, is aware of it, and should have a fix RSN.
Yesterday a friend told me about DroidStar, an app for directly accessing the reflectors of the various #hamradio digital voice modes. It's slightly crashy in M17, but otherwise it's pretty slick.
Bits from the release team: bullseye freeze started and its architectures https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2021/01/msg00002.html
> send me the worst gender selection forms you've seen, I'll start
@djsundog Have you seen the RISC-V BeagleBone making the rounds today?
Beagleboard.org announces beagle with RISC_V :) EXCITING!!!
119$ for 4GB and 149$ for 8GB -> Awesome!
Working with Seeed and StarFive, BeagleBoard is releasing a RISC-V board to help advance the development of open source software for the RISC-V open ISA. You might see announcements today.
Be sure to register interest on that site because the early board release is very limited.
Also see: https://github.com/jadonk/beagleconnect.
Amazon Lightsail now supports #IPv6