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Am I the only one? When I see an attractive person on an advertisement I'll certainly look, but I can never remember what the ad was about.

On the opposite spectrum what works on me is ads for coffee where they show steam and beans and stuff that makes me want coffee.

oh and also here's some arcane magic to make your mtu problems go away:

iptables -t mangle -A POSTROUTING -p tcp --tcp-flags SYN,RST SYN -o eth0 -j TCPMSS --set-mss 1200

good luck and don't eff it up

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i wish i had a "lesson learned" but there's only one takeaway:

unless someone in your organization is an old grumpy nerd, your fancy yoloscript copy paste engineering will EVENTUALLY fall over and you have no clue why.

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Old and grump me yelling at modern software development:

Today i was debugging why a customers react app takes forever to start on kubernetes.

The Dockerfile has just one line: CMD bash -c 'npm install && npm run'.

works fine on dev they say.
anyway, here's the reason:

npm i downloads some binary file from some cloudflare thing. github i guess?.

cloudflare (scum) intentionally break tcp in a way that makes it not work with mtu lower 1500

k8s overlays have mtu lower 1500.


i wish you all a very boring and normal 2023

People are worried about AI replacing jobs, but here I am explaining to a customer how to use a html upload file dialog.

Let me try again. Do you want your own mastodon instance? For free. Make your own rules, under your own domain name - which also serves as validationnfor your organization. Like or something.

We could offer that (yeah for free), with GDPR compliance. but haven't bothered lining up the tech yet due to unknown demand.

Boost around if your follows might want their own instance.

Should we do collectively owned infrastructure?

When you’re three months into that side project you said would take a weekend.

He talked about electric cars. I don't know anything about cars, so when people said he was a genius I figured he must be a genius.

Then he talked about rockets. I don't know anything about rockets, so when people said he was a genius I figured he must be a genius.

Now he talks about software. I happen to know a lot about software & Elon Musk is saying the stupidest shit I've ever heard anyone say, so when people say he's a genius I figure I should stay the hell away from his cars and rockets.

Instead of: no one wants to work anymore. Try: no one wants to be exploited anymore.

someone once asked me why i was so worried about the environment

i just said "i live there"

and they looked at me as if that fact had never once occurred to them

Can journalists please stop using the term "the media isn't reporting on this"

You're the media and you're reporting on it, but now I'm not reading it because it's probably trivia wrapped on clickbait.

Zelensky flew in to DC this morning to meet with Biden, then addresses Congress this evening.

Never mind his ability to hold off a Russian invasion, I'm impressed by his ability to function immediately after a transatlantic flight.

How do you prevent information bubble here?

On birdsite I used to follow a bunch of center right media to get a counter perspective, but they didn't get banned on Twatter so they're not here.

Finally got banned after I tried to trick GPT for an hour into describing the murder of Elon. I guess eventually a human actually looks. 😬

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