No one follows me. No one will read this particular post. Other people have already written better observations about this. Doesn't matter. Cory Doctorow is a national treasure.
This is one of the most succinct, clever, and clear arguments for regulation in tech (and in general) I've ever read. Guess I should buy his book?
Funny thing. If you set a static IP for a host with dhcpcd (like how Raspberry Pi docs recommend), but *don't* put the IP in /etc/hosts, you'll see a *huge* increase in DNS requests from that host. 'Cause services don't know what IP the local host has.
Basically, I reduced queries to my Pihole box by about 60% by adding a line to some /etc/hosts files.
I actually like this rationalization for prayer.
- has pretty much all the software you want
- works well with Flatpak and GNOME
- fresh yet surprisingly stable
- has some kind of governance and community
- works out of the box and is not so easy to break
@pzmyers Does this mean our hearts are in our stomachs? Or does it mean there's a second heart growing there? Or is that where the crystal goes? I'm very confused.
Me: Man...maintaining my personal infrastructure of servers by hand is a pain, but there's only 7 of them, puppet/chef/salt is too much.
Ansible: 'Sup. You want some deterministic deploys?
Ansible: You want all your deployment scripting to be in a simple DSL and be easily stored in a CVS?
Ansible: I got you.
Me: Thanks, Ansible!
If you ever want to know how out of touch corporate executives are, just look at Delta.
I go to bed Sunday night and everything's fine in the fediverse. Wake up Monday morning and we're about to be surveilled to the ends of the 'net by UN death squads.
As my friend put it:
"It’s like every tech person ever refuses to learn the lesson that systems like that can be pretty easily gamed."
Sysadmin by day. Also kind of a SysAdmin by night (when I'm on-call).
Small instance for a personal jumping off point and for a few friends...