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!
Hey, y'know all the computational resources being donated by regular folk to projects like folding@home to try and help fast-track research necessary for developing vaccines and treatments for covid-19?
Imagine how effective it would be to redirect all the computation of the online ad "industry" to the problem...
...and then ask why they aren't doing so.
Fuck the megacorps, fuck their boards of directors, and fuck their supporters. They give no shits.
All in all, I'm not even that radical. My views are pretty tame. I'm just a common sense kind of person.
The propaganda machine in the US has just inoculated most of the public against common sense and reason that simple, common sense solutions sound 'radical'.
Solutions like universal healthcare or making corporations pay their fair share in taxes, or infrastructure spending or advancing clean energy, etc etc.
None of these ideas are radical. We've just been conditioned to think they are.
"To pass," the Sphinx said, "you must answer my question."
"I understand. Please ask."
"How are you?"
"How are you doing?"
"Is that the riddle?"
"No. I care. What with... You can have a riddle if you prefer?"
"No, I'm... I'm okay. Thanks."
"Good to hear. You may pass."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
The web doesn’t have a performance problem. The web has a things slow down when we try to screw you six ways from Sunday without you noticing problem.
open source entitlement meta, covid
'developers will have more time to work now' is a fascinatingly toxic take
I've seen it a few times now and the last one extremely pissed me off.
Especially in the larger projects, we're hobbyists, not all in tech, not all able to stay home.
There are healthcare workers in the projects you love, and peers who are worried for them. There are people looking after the ill at home.
Collaborative work needs all its members to thrive. Don't poke them with sticks.
to whomever is writing the next declaration of independence:
please leave out all the flowery language and just get straight to the point. if your declaration starts with some faffery about "when in the course of human events" I'm just going to assume you think you'd be a good fit to be the new boss. we don't need a new boss. we need fewer bosses.
No, pie are round.
Please join me in enjoying this extremely detailed article about how bluetooth audio works on an extremely detailed way
Google's IPv6 traffic hasn't dropped below 25% of their total load since December 9, 2019, with a significant jump in the last weeks as everything shifts to home and mobile connections which are more likely to support IPv6. https://www.google.com/intl/en/ipv6/statistics.html
"Thanks to Bookshop[, a new website], There Is No Reason to Buy Books on Amazon Anymore"
Six and ½ years ago I posed a simple question: "What can we do to encourage the content providers to step up their [IPv6] adoption?"
The answer, along with context, can be found at http://blog.flyingpenguintech.org/2013/10/arin-32-call-to-content-providers.html
I'm still seeing new websites come up legacy only. Every one of you who is a customer of these web hosting companies should call them up and demand to know why they made your website only visible to part of the Internet. It's not something you should even have to worry about, but here we are.
April 1 (uspol mention)
Lots of people saying "Let's not do April fools this year" and I'm gonna go one further and say let's never fucking do it again. Google's pigeon rank prank was, like, "Ok that's pretty funny" for a minute in 2002 but the "big company trolls the internet with outrageous fake story" horse has been beaten to death, buried, dug up, and beaten again a bunch more times since then and now we have a president who lies like that every day so maybe we can just stop