@ChristinaO I think owning a domain is very worth while the `13$/yr or w/e.
I have a wildcard email configured in my dns.
When I go to sites like etailer, then my sign up email is etailer.kalum.ca or etailer.w/e.ca that I own. When they start spamming me, I just blackhole that email addresss.
I just make up legit email adresses on the spot. You can't beat that!

@Angle no toolkits. I used to draw in dpaint every button 3 times. Once with an off-set one pixel left and up. And once with a pixel right and down, in order to provide a "3d" looking button.
Oddly, these days they are making everything look FLAT??? Makes no damn sense. Certainly doesn't help UX in any way I can see.

@Angle coz everyone has to.
If you are coding your own gui toolkit, then yeah, why??

They (sdf) can be as selective as they wish, because I don't care. They have nothing to trade with me.
I already have remote ssh shell accounts and I already have web servers galore. They can be as bitchy and small as they want: I don't care. Eff them.
They just drove me further from bsd into the arms of the gpl as if the calgarian hadn't already done the job.
I don't care. It's meh as far as I'm concerned. Later.
I'll just give more money to mastodon.club/about
I don't care.

@OpenCulture Then you should have some poetry to go with it.


NO TE QUIERO sino porque te quiero
y de quererte a no quererte llego
y de esperarte cuando no te espero
pasa mi corazón del frío al fuego.

Te quiero sólo porque a ti te quiero,
te odio sin fin, y odiándote te ruego,
y la medida de mi amor viajero
es no verte y amarte como un ciego.

Tal vez consumirá la luz de enero,
su rayo cruel, mi corazón entero,
robándome la llave del sosiego.

more... my fav poem

@xmanmonk Also, I"m pretty sure you can count above 12 to at least 24. Pretty sure...

@ChristinaO Nope. It was just pestering me to validate when I logged in.

"Three adult fruit flies have been detected on mainland Tasmania in a prime fruit growing area on the state's north-west coast."

They are so common here, we wouldn't bother to count them? That was a weird headline for me to read!


When they show up in my house, it's the old vinegar and soap routine.

I HATE the 12hr clock!!! Who thought not numbering the hours was a good idea? Are we short of integers somewhere in the world? Maximum of 12 and no more?? Lazy clock makers?

Got this email:

"the 24th at 10:40

and back march 24th at 10:00

would you be able to take me and pick me up?"

Make me guess???? There are flights at either 10h00 or 22h00...

@vfrmedia @gamehawk also, they might be blocking port mapping like sdf.org does.
I do the -D thing with contabo.de servers and also servers I admin here in .ca. I do the local ones only rarely and it is to test the other isp's I don't use on my home connection.

I've only ever done it from a linux box. I have a win10 box beside me just now (I take them home to configure) and have the linux extensions and bash installed, but that isn't going to emulate PuTTY for you on w/e version of ms you are using.
On the physical box I'm on (not one I'm already shelled into!), I run the -D line. Then just config a manual proxy in my browser to match the port number as shown in the screenshot I supplied earlier.

@gamehawk @vfrmedia Changing the default port is the much frowned upon "security by obscurity" as anyone can still use nmap to find my ssh port. The reason I do it is to cut down on the noise from script kiddies in my logs pounding on port 22. I do other proper things to secure ssh.

@vfrmedia @gamehawk In my command line I copy/pasted the -p is for ssh -- I always change from the default port of 22. If you didn't change that, then delete that argument. i.e. remove '-p nnnnn' from the command line. The only port that matters is the one after -D

@vfrmedia :-(

It won't pass the packets though :-(

channel 3: open failed: administratively prohibited: open failed

Ah well.

@vfrmedia cool. now I can be in .ca, .us or .de as needed.

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