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!
The sheer number of talks about burnout at tech conferences (including ones I've given) lead me to believe that every talk should just be one slide that says "Smash Capitalism". #allthingsopen
"Sudo Flaw Lets Linux Users Run Commands As Root Even When They're Restricted" – https://thehackernews.com/2019/10/linux-sudo-run-as-root-flaw.html
This could be why you're depressed or anxious | Johann Hari
"Just like junk food doesn’t meet your nutritional needs, and actually makes you feel quite terrible, junk values don’t meet your psychological needs, and they take you away from a good life."
GitHub & ICE
'Letter from GitHub employees to CEO about the company's ICE contract'
NetworkManager gives IPv4 DNS resolvers priority over #IPv6 by default. I think I've finally found a workaround.
Add the following to /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
Restart NetworkManager and DNS should be in the proper order.
As with all changing of the defaults, there may be unintended side-effects. We shall see.
US Fediversians, sign up to witness a rocket launch and toot about it:
Hey. We all know medical debt is a big problem in the USA.
Wanna do something about it?
Here's a charity that buys medical debt and forgives it in a way that keeps the people who owe that debt from owing taxes on having that debt forgiven. https://www.ripmedicaldebt.org/
Tell your friends. Tell your family. Tell people on the bus or train. Donate in your most racist and entitled relative's name and tell them you did it.
“This is why I say some of this stuff is entirely too complicated. We've brought this upon ourselves: building breathtakingly high stacks of ridiculous systems where few (if any) people can keep the whole thing in their head.” http://rachelbythebay.com/w/2019/10/05/nxdomain/
Looking back at the Snowden revelations by Matthew Green
Some amazing editing. Old movie dances set to Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk