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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!

covid-adjacent, capitalism 

sea creatures will often greet each other socially through sounds; for instance, whelks will call out to approaching friendly whelks with a... (WORST PUN EVER, I'M SO SORRY YALL) 

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.

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"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 

I'm confused. In my Spectrum bill it says:
Franchise Administrator - North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State PO Box 29622 Raleigh NC 27626-0622 Phone:(919) 716-6400

Does that mean I have a State-run ISP?


Contracts have two parts: how everyone behaves when it works, and how everyone behaves when it doesn't work. Never sign contracts without breakup clauses.

The US social contract is missing that second half.

Anybody out there have real world experience with 900MHz wireless network gear? I only need to go 500 meters but I gotta punch through a bunch of trees and houses.

Please join me in enjoying this extremely detailed article about how bluetooth audio works on an extremely detailed way

The cable company that fancies themselves an ISP raised my cost (but not my bitrates) again. I now pay about US$1.20/Mbit/s down.

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.

Six and Β½ 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

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) 

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