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!
My Internet connection is being crap (more so than usual) tonight. I got support to grudgingly admit to an outage, but that was only after the tech had insulted my intelligence by telling me that the cold sometimes affects the WiFi (the problem is at the CMTS you jackass).
If it's not better in the morning I'm gonna call support again, and I swear if they try to blame it on the eclipse I'm gonna cancel my service on the spot.
I had to file an issue on the site already: https://github.com/ipviolations/ipv4flagday/issues/2
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The entire cycle of Republican/Democrat is designed to exhaust us and extract as much value as possible.
A few years of democrats, folks of decency take a breather, the economy improves, and somehow none of it filters into people's hands.
A few years of republicans, that pent up wealth is extracted into private hands, and folks have to spend all their energy keeping themselves and folks they love from being personally, immediately victimized by the state.
Tear it the fuck down.
"What’s needed instead is a movement to reclaim technology: to prevent its capture by capital, and direct it towards creating social value. Of course, the tech giants are not going to cede this ground easily. This is why the demand of the future will not be to tame or reform Silicon Valley, but to abolish it."
'Abolish Silicon Valley'
What a fun - and educational - post about “The Route of a Text Message”! What is the full and complete journey from the moment someone starts typing “I love you” on a phone to when it gets read on the other end? https://scottbot.net/the-route-of-a-text-message/
one time i got so mad at a gender form i made a website about gender forms https://garbados.github.io/hall-of-gender-forms/
Very interesting story about a mysterious #raspberrypi found in a corporate network.
"Mourning For the Jem'Hadar" by /u/queenofmoons
a well written post about the characterisation of the Jem'Hadar in DS9
A summary of migration attitudes I've seen on the 'net:
Python 2->3: It's too complicated and what I have works just fine.
IPv4->IPv6: It's too complicated and what I have works just fine.
init->systemd: OMG this new stuff is the best thing ever and anyone who doesn't like it is just afraid of change.
More work hour complaints:
lunch breaks should be counted as hours worked. yeah I would have needed to eat lunch anyway, but 30 minutes sitting in an employee break room eating something out of a tupperware is not recreation time
this would be hard to administer, but really time spent commuting should be paid too. again, that's not recreation or rest. its a part of work