I abandoned Opera the web browser and went for Google Chrome a few years ago. At the same time I lost a good RSS reader. Last week I came across The RSS Aggregator. Yay, I can read my RSS feeds and listen to my favorite podcasts again. Continue reading The RSS Aggregator
Sometime ago I switched from a Huawei E220 to a Huawei B593s-22. My 3G internet connection became a 4G internet connection in an instant.
I recently turned on IPv6 on the 4G WAN interface, only to be really disappointed.
NetCom does not offer IPv6 service to its 4G customers. That’s a shame.
With ARIN running out of IPv4 addresses, it sends a clear message that IPv4 is nearing its useful lifespan. NetCom should thus begin offering IPv6 service. Our patience is running out.
ARIN, the American Registry for Internet Numbers, is closing in on their Z day. Soon only AfriNIC will have IPv4 address blocks available for their customers, and even AfriNIC will run out of IPv4 addresses sometime in the year 2019.
See ARIN’s IPv4 depletion webpage for more information.
The bottom line is: Start using IPv6!
Microsoft continues their sneaky trend by camouflaging Windows 10 related updates as “Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems”. I would avoid installing these six (five actually) updates, identified by their KB numbers:
- KB2952664, Compatibility update for upgrading Windows 7
- KB3022345, Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry (superseded by KB3068708, see below)
- KB3035583, Update installs Get Windows 10 app in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 SP1
- KB3068708, Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
- KB3075249, Update that adds telemetry points to consent.exe in Windows 8.1 and Windows 7
- KB3080149, Update for customer experience and diagnostic telemetry
I can’t rule out if other similar updates has gone undetected by myself. Continue reading Bad KBs
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One of the old webservers at work, a Dell PowerEdge R200, crashed a couple of weeks ago. I suspect the six year old motherboard finally gave up. Continue reading Dell PowerEdge R320, JBOD, mfi(4), and gpart(8)
I declined KB2952664 in our WSUS instance. This update phones home and reports whatever you have installed. I see no reason to be spied upon. Not to mention that this update is not a oneshot update, it creates a couple of scheduled tasks that run regularly. This one is related to KB3035583, and both should be avoided unless you want to take the plunge into Windows 10.
I got my copy of “Programming — Principles and Practice Using C++”, second edition, today. My copy is of the third printing, dated June 2015, so it’s a pretty recent printing.
I’m not teaching programming nor C++ at my school, although I used to. My job is simply to be the school’s system administrator, but the odd guest lecture and other lecture invitations has popped up from time to time over the past 16 years. I’ve known C++ since 1994, and the language and its libraries has changed at lot over the years. Maybe Prof. Dr. Stroustrup’s teaching style will have an impact on my own teaching style. Continue reading Programming — Principles and Practice Using C++, 2nd edition
The strange combination of FreeBSD/i386, stable/10, OpenSSL from ports, optimized assembly code, Dell PowerEdge 1950, Intel Xeon X5450@3.00GHz, and BIOS 2.5.0, resulted in core dumps for all applications linked with OpenSSL from ports. Continue reading FreeBSD/i386, stable/10, OpenSSL from ports, optimized assembly code, Dell PowerEdge 1950, Xeon X5450@3.00GHz, and BIOS 2.5.0