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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!

Article includes instructions for enabling on many of the big providers:

Go forth and click "Enable"!

Hmm, the new Raspberry Pi 4B has 802.11ac and gigabit Ethernet. I wonder if it could be made into an access point. Even with case, power supply, and microSD that's still likely to be cheaper than most commercial solutions for the feature set.

I'd love for all of us who have student loans, that we took out responsibly, and are drowning under it anyway, to strike for a few days. Let y'all see how well you do without us. The ROI for education is dismal. That isn't our fault.

🌢🌢: Imagine what the internet would be like if half the world's web sites didn't share an AS.

#XMPP (aka #Jabber) is an easy, widely used free federated chat system.

There are thousands of instances to sign up at, such as and

There are also *lots* of apps.

Maybe the most important thing is that an app supports OMEMO privacy:

Some recommended OMEMO-compatible apps:

Conversations (Android)

Gajim (Win/Linux)

Monal (iOS/Mac)


Top panel: Bowl of mashed potatoes, captioned "Food for thought: Are mashed potatoes just Irish guacamole?"

Bottom panel: Miles O'Brien in a runabout saying "Jaysus, there's one for the philosophers..."

It's Field Day and I haven't even turned on the HF rig so far this weekend.

"Actually, it's only Agile if it comes from the Agile region of France. Otherwise it's just [bad] Project Management with fancy names for meetings."
-- @nickfarr
πŸ˜‚ πŸ‘

I've been having trouble with this lesson lately.

Everything still feels pretty overwhelming, and it's hard to find the tiny bits of joy.

Former NINE INCH NAILS Art Director Reveals Epic Prank Pulled On Band's Tour Manager That Worked Too Well

Fare thee well, ThinkGeek. You were a jewel that should have never been removed from the Sourceforge Chalice.

Blog post on everything Tusky and rickrolling, a one-stop-shop of all of my rebuttals against the common arguments I've seen over the past week or so.

macbook fire hazard, psa Show more

Stuck in the car waiting for the rain to let up so I can go in the house without getting drenched.

USpol Show more

just a few updates of firefox make a computer unusable with no visible benefits

doing webshit on my x201 was just fine a year ago, now I constantly need to be restarting firefox when it a) takes up all ram or b) takes up all cpu or c) both
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Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more