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Warning, I fav and maybe boost every. single. cat. I see.

I counted just now and my group of 3 run about 40 systems for our own use consisting of two versions each of two Linux distros + FreeBSD, and Windows Server, with four different db backends (psql, maria, elastic, clickhouse) on a combination of VMs and hardware ranging from 2 CPUs/4GB RAM up to 48 cores / 400GB RAM.

I don't know if this is good (we're flexible and open to new ideas!) or bad (what the fuck are we thinking, we're not even supposed to be sysadmins!) but at least it's interesting.

stop using at channel in teams channels for minor updates challenge twenty twenty one

Irritation: arguing with somebody (for the second time) that no, their DNS server (that they shouldn't even need) really is set up poorly and they must fix it.

Not bad: writing a PoC amplifier script out of spite.

Pretty good, really: Boss telling me "that's actually a good use of your time."

Of course, I know that he said that because he wants to justify his own script spite-writing. But hey, now I know a tiny bit of Scapy.

She's probably not wrong but I don't think I am either

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I told my wife about this thread and she said well, it's on us if we want to know our neighbours and I said well, they could have come over when we moved in but I figure they didn't for the same reasons I don't when somebody new moves in, which is that I figure they have enough stress and probably I don't need to add to it by giving them a name they'll forget and feel bad about later just like I would forget theirs and she said I'm overthinking this way too much.

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Anyway, I have to imagine that our neighbours must also have nicknames for us and I kind of wonder what they are.

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I did start out strong when we moved here, the day we took possession was nice and warm and Don was out doing some yardwork, so I went over and introduced myself, and he's the one who told me Tim's name. After that though, pft.

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A few weeks ago it was warm then suddenly started raining hard enough it was bouncing, and Hippie Daughter ran out into the driveway in a bathing suit and shoes, shrieking "it's raining it's pouring" and sometimes the suburbs aren't so bad.

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We actually have met Hippie Mother twice and I spoke with Miss Thing once, but when I did it was like 3 years after we'd moved in and I was embarrassed to say I didn't know her name. Then I realised after she likely didn't know mine either and it would have been fine, but I'm sure I'd have forgotten it anyway like I did "old lady with the cool front window shades that cover the bottom, not top half."

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Does anybody else have nicknames for neighbours without actually knowing their names? Across the street we have Mz Tennis Skirt, The Hippies, Miss Thing (basically moved out over a year ago but comes by several times a week to either put her dog in or out of the house), The Pothouse (moved out, landlord seems like a fuckhead so maybe they're in a better place), and... well, Don and Tim & Linda, on our immediate sides, but if we hadn't talked to them they'd be The Old Mechanic and Mustang Family.

I found out a while back that the most famous alum from my high school is one of the Trailer Park Boys, but only tonight realised that since he shares a birth year with me, that means I probably had photos in my yearbooks. I checked and I do, all 3 years. I only vaguely remember him though, my grad class was about 350 kids.

re: health covid (no I don't have it) 

update, yesterday I had some very mild fever through the day that the occasional tylenol kept back.

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Fuck I totally missed my chance to grift a fundraiser

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The general reaction from everybody else is OMG THIS IS SUCH INTERESTING MIND BLOWN and what _I_ am hearing is somebody presenting vapourware and using the q-word and "algorithms" a lot and I'm thinking I'm either the biggest fucking idiot for missing something obvious, or I work with a lot of people who don't give a lot of thought to the fundamentals of our profession.

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I just told my boss, who is in the same talk, that I would pay him $20 to ask that question

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I really want to ask "how does this relate to bitcoin, I thought you said this was about crypto"

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calling in retired because a still theoretical attack against a very theoretical communications channel might be possible "within the next five to thirty years"

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oh good, quantum safe crypto apparently ensures security by destroying data that has been observed so we DoS ourselves, I guess Availability is no longer part of that stupid fucking triangle and we can all go home. I DID learn something today!

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