This, I believe, is an importnt reminder for every DevOps team under the sun, and probably a lot of people besides the DevOps world:

(Antoine de Saint Exupery reminding you that an objective without a plan is called a wish.)

extreme swearing software hell 

Just what I needed on this beautiful Monday morning: a spammer to plonk.

I do note that "Kevin Love" is a superbly delicious name for a spammer.

Updating the VM.

Next: update the VM.

Next: install . And probably update that as well.

I am compiling stuff on the (physical) Slackware machine at the same time.

And I will probably try to install VirtualBox on that physical server.

And compile Python3. Through sbotools. Because that's how I roll.

I am a complete psycho. I need to go to bed early tonight, and I am just getting started!

dumbass british politician Brexit 

Oh, why don't you f* right off, "218.98.x.x"? Seriously.

And of course, as reported by whois:

inetnum: 218.98.32.0 - 218.98.63.255
netname: JSUNICOM-II
descr: Unicom (Jiangsu) Industry Internet Co. LTD
Located in Nanjing.

I am very tempted to search for a list of all Chinese AS to add them "en masse" to DenyHosts and be done with it.

Tor browser incredible stupidity and insults 

Interestingly enough, this is the 4th Kernel update for Slackware in 3 months, and the second update in August.

I am afraid this says a lot about the issues Linux is having right now with the Intel Meltdown / Spectre type of vulnerabilities. 🀨

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