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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!


Huh, looks like the fediverse got a brief mention (by way of Mastodon) in an article by Ben Tarnoff (of Logic magazine) in The Jacobin Magazine entitled "A Socialist Plan to Fix the Internet" last month that I missed - apologies if it's already made the rounds

This is a thing I am trying to say more often, because I've found that usually, getting people to ask themselves "why is it so hard to make a living helping people in the way I want to?" gets more mental traction than to most people what just sounds like "buying things is evil and if you dont live in a shack in the woods you're a horrible person'

Character sheet for the Nameless Goose. (Pilfered from elsewhere).

It's amazing, many of the apps on my Nexus One running Android 2.3 still work. Their counterparts on my Android 5.1 device consume more storage than the total available storage on said N1. This is progress?

Lisa, in this house we obey the laws of thermodynamics! -- Homer Simpson

Daughter told me on the way to school that ice unicorns live at the south pole. By the time we got there, we'd decided they pull the sleigh for Anti-Santa, who gives gifts to all the naughty kids so they won't feel left out, and sabotages the global Santa surveillance network because kids shouldn't be monitored by a shady guy in a red suit.

QOTD: "Don't worry about criticism from people that you wouldn't seek advice from." -- Dabo Swinney

Having to bounce off my LUG's login server with an HE tunnel to get to my boxen at home because my ISP can't be bothered to fix an routing issue. Well, they might actually be interested in fixing it if there were some way to actually report it. L1 support won't believe that I'm a network engineer and file the right ticket internally. They keep insisting on a truck roll.

Radio Shack shitpost 

anyone who thinks "I should get better at X before I let people see/hear/etc it publicly" should go look at the beginning of Jeph Jacques' Questionable Content

Finally, a version of this song I want to play for today's kids.

Is SoloKeys the best open-source option for FIDO2 security keys? Any newcomers to that market?

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