"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!
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.
Also, think it should become a best practice in PhD thesis to thank the (FOSS) communities that provided the infrastructure for writing & analysis:
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.)
Yesterday would have been John Coltrane's 94th birthday, so I present:
and since music and math are linked, also http://www.openculture.com/2017/04/the-tone-circle-john-coltrane-drew-to-illustrate-the-theory-behind-his-most-famous-compositions-1967.html
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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