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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!

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.

Q: What are some good gender-neutral second-person plural pronouns?
A: That鈥檚 y鈥檃ll, folks.

Linux on the desktop: because it's easier to accept community-driven brokenness than profit-driven misbehavior

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"What鈥檚 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 鈥淭he Route of a Text Message鈥! What is the full and complete journey from the moment someone starts typing 鈥淚 love you鈥 on a phone to when it gets read on the other end?

one time i got so mad at a gender form i made a website about gender forms

"Many that live deserve death. And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then do not be too eager to deal out death in judgement."

I attended a talk on blockchain today. I was already skeptical. I now want to run screaming in the other direction.

"Mourning For the Jem'Hadar" by /u/queenofmoons

a well written post about the characterisation of the Jem'Hadar in DS9


Only one of the try hards in my graduating class is doing well, the rest of us are floundering. I should have slacked off more and stressed less. Did any of the papers or patterns I agonized over give me the keys to success and money? No. No they did not.

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

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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more