real money and design

I got one of the new five pound notes.which are a mixture of plastic and ‘paper’ the other day as a bill of exchange they are quite Canadian inspired and so look like they are worth more than there stated value.

The new one pound coin is also similar to its old version so some consistency.

Obsolete printers

a printer, not from the zoo

One of the zoos printers was starting to jam more and more often despite attempts at ‘cleaning’ it after nine years i discovered that it could not be fixed and the parts where not made or unavailable even from spare part websites.

It kind of works and looks ok but to bodge fix it meant superglue on cracked gears and a large hole in the bottom of the case (requiring power tools the zoo does not own) of which the results of only apparently worked temporarily should you google hard enough.

It is kind of a shame to chuck it away but second hand printers are not easy to obtain and new printers allow printing from android (my blog) where cups support for older printers is a game of Russian roulette and costs money rather then being a simple will it or wont it to maybe.

The zoo did not complain about it dying which is unusual.  – usually the response is – thats not right can it be … Anyhow its dead and going to where dead printers go.

Its replacement is a tale worth regaling to you which you will enjoy and you will read some point in the future.

 

Burning money (or austerity is for the english only)

dup handmaiden

I note that Theresa May (my blog) is spending a billion pounds of your money on Northern Ireland and her new friends – i suppose the dup will get handmaidens and new orange blower hats.  Maybe a new bagpipe or something to piss off a catholic.

Prudent conservatives – that is another lie.  Power corrupts absoltuety

Bride of frankenstien systemd networking

well done systemd

I cannot see the point of systemd networking which i attempted here (my blog) but i kind of got both systemd and interfaces to work, although my dns servers specified does not work and the dhcp one takes precedent.

So systemd networking is pointless if I need both systemd and a network manager to do stuff.  I mean if one can and the other cant why bother with systemd.

Another ‘problem’ for systemd is i had a virtual .network file which matched eth0:1 in /etc/systemd/networking from my before experiments and it became the the address for the dhcp ethernet slot.  Having deleted the non working virtual network file the network manager reasserted itself (interfaces) and behaved itself.

My experiments with a then clean systemd folder did not work with a eth0:1.network file clearly i cannot be be in the wrong despite systemd not making an interface.

Somehow i ended up with this for a time i guess once, but on reboot it changed.

networkctl status eth0

● 2: eth0
Link File: /lib/systemd/network/99-default.link
Network File: n/a
Type: ether
State: routable (unmanaged)
Path: pci-0000:01:00.2
Driver: r8169
Vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
Model: RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
HW Address: x (secretCO.)
Address: 172.16.0.x          <- interfaces specified x4
172.16.0.x
172.16.0.x
172.16.0.x
172.16.0.x                     <-dhcp via systemd
fe80::82fa:5bff:fe0a:1fe4  <-dhcp
Gateway: 172.16.0.x

Its a pointless mess of both but sort of worked once on reboot

…..

Address: 172.16.0.x
fe80::82fa:5bff:fe0a:1fe4
Gateway: 172.16.0.x

I think if you use systemd other than very basic usage on client workstations your asking for trouble.  I have had enough of this new shit.  Networking should never be handled by systemd.

So i tried and discovered once again how shit systemd (my blog) is

Netflix documentaries

Since my library books have dried up (jewish month is bad) , i bought a netflix sub and spent an evening or too seeing things. In this blog it is documentaries and seem a ideal way to keep things in context.

lastmanonthemoonThe Last Man on the moon

imdb: tt3219604 is a biography worth a see about Gene Cernan who actually did something sciency with rocks rather than just fly there and back for a walk.

It is a shame that science took a backseat but that short term political thinking at work

5/5 bananas

Under the Sun

underthesunimdb: /tt5129818/ North Korea get taken the piss out of via a Russian.  Expect a lot of dancing but if the North Koreans ever host the olympics the opening and closing ceremonies will be bloody brilliant

5/5 bananas

The thin blue line

imdb: tt0096257 is an older documentary dealing with Randall Adams, i knew of it for Philip Glass (my blog) and also like Errol Morris stuff say the Fog of War (my blog).   An odd case but a trailblazer for future documentary makers.

5/5 bananas

lopezKids for Cash

imdb: tt2925642 deals with the justice system and private prisons, specifically in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.  It is insightful if perhaps guilty of cherry picking its examples. Somehow i can forgive that since america likes to lock up people so i am sure there are more examples of the practice.

It starts with this (my blog) as a knee jerk reaction – however with sentences of 17 and 28 years for two members of the judiciary lets hope they too endorse there chosen preferred housing scheme.

4/5 bananas

Sam T Cogley from star trek and court marshall

Sam T Cogley from star trek and court marshall

for the love of spook

Is a documentary (imdb:tt4572820) about Leonard Nimoy (my blog) and if you like old star trek then there’s something here

5/5 bananas

Amaanda Knox

Is famous for Italy where she either murdered someone (my blog) or did not.  In this she comes across as an average american who just happened to not notice a murder and had great public relations so quite what happened is still up for debate.

1/5 bananas

City40

imdb: tt2721744 is about Russia’s nuclear processing industry and its past, present (my blog) and  future

4/5 bananas

Deep web

imdb: tt3312868 asks simple questions and gets no straight answers on.  However the fact that federal officers have been in the cash register (not here) shows the failure of the case.

1/5 bananas – rather out of date

 

 

The young drug driver

hell in a church

We hear via our bush telegraph** (tribe friends in whipsnade zoo)  a tale about a human godparent who has been ‘disappointed’ by the resulting now teen adult who caused injury and and was found to be high on some sort of drug (my blog).

Apparently the godparents saw good in turning the godchilds life around be that the school (my blog) or the parents failure (my blog) is something we do not know.

While the godparent’s role is technically over news of it spread fast.throughout the zoo and while you cannot disagree with the test or the fact,

Now you might think i am being judgemental here but when no or rather no become words to ignore like religion* then clearly somebody did something wrong.

But it proves that garbage in means garbage out.

*i read a female newspaper columnist headline arguing for tattoos (my blog) at easter – make of that what you will.**a zoo in the countryside

 

a first look but systemd networking sucks

So after this (my blog) i decided to see if could reproduce the config in systemd something i loathe (my blog).

to recap eth0 – dhcp, eth0:1 et al static ip config

networkctl
WARNING: systemd-networkd is not running, output will be incomplete.

IDX LINK TYPE OPERATIONAL SETUP
1 lo loopback n/a unmanaged
2 eth0 ether n/a unmanaged
3 wlan0 wlan n/a unmanaged

3 links listed.

When turned on and configured the operation column changes and uses a green text er not impressed, getting one interface configured is for simpletons and i achieved that. The virtual addresses left me bewildered.  It kind of shows up but systemd only shows physical adaptors

It seemed to me despite man paging and a basic web search that an interface with more than two ipv4 addresses (not an ipv6 and and ipv4 [dual network stack]) is not possible and be kept separate.

Here was ifconfig with systemd

eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet 172.16.0.* netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 172.16.0.255
inet6 fe80::82fa:5bff:fe0a:1fe4 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link>
ether 80:fa:5b:0a:1f:e4 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
RX packets 2704 bytes 1441236 (1.3 MiB)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 3101 bytes 446983 (436.5 KiB)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu 65536
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.0.0.0
inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 scopeid 0x10<host>
loop txqueuelen 1 (Local Loopback)
RX packets 24 bytes 1362 (1.3 KiB)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 24 bytes 1362 (1.3 KiB)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

Maybe i need to hairy eyeball the stuff more and as this is a testing machine is not mission critical but it true than systemd as networking provider would be limiting – i went back to /etc/network/interfaces which shows something like.

eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet 172.16.0.* netmask 255.255.255.0 broadcast 172.16.0.255
inet6 fe80::82fa:5bff:fe0a:1fe4 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20<link>
ether x txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
RX packets 2704 bytes 1441236 (1.3 MiB)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 3101 bytes 446983 (436.5 KiB)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

eth0:1: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet 172.16.0.* netmask 255.255.0.0 broadcast 172.16.255.255
ether x txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)

eth0:2: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet 172.16.0.* netmask 255.255.0.0 broadcast 172.16.255.255
ether x txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)

eth0:3: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet 172.16.0.* netmask 255.255.0.0 broadcast 172.16.255.255
ether x txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)

eth0:4: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
inet 172.16.0.* netmask 255.255.0.0 broadcast 172.16.255.255
ether x txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)

lo: flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING> mtu 65536
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 255.0.0.0
inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 scopeid 0x10<host>
loop txqueuelen 1 (Local Loopback)
RX packets 24 bytes 1362 (1.3 KiB)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 24 bytes 1362 (1.3 KiB)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

Well done Potterang

Anyhow systemd seems to be limiting what the average linux os can do – pretty standard behaviour for the gnome and systemd developers.

Systemd and its continuing megomanic plans seems to be a very very bad decision.

debian virtual networking – four hours and four lines later

So i did this (my blog) and discovered my example network config did not transfer. Eventually i ended up with a config command of

allow-hotplug eth0:1

And it returned to working order, Debian 8 did not appear to need that.

Yep we all be muppets

A full example

auto eth0
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

allow-hotplug eth0:1 #<needed per instance
iface eth0:1 inet static
address 10.0.0.1
netmask 255.0.0.0

I added back the the dhcp licence which the debian installer also removed. Oh also watch out for /etc/default/networking.

The mysterious place.

I was listening to something technical when the people who where talking spoke about films to lighten the mood towards the end.  One children’s film was mentioned but no other cinematic items could be remembered by the speakers who where not film critics or had liberal arts degrees (my blog) either.

chavThis mysterious place is called a cinema and i too cannot remember a desire to see a film in one because all the films i wanted to see do not appear to get a distribution – one includes a japanese anime film which no doubt i probably see on dvd that your average chav would never see because of subtitles.

The other has slipped my mind being some months ago.

Maybe i am lazy for not seeking out these films and there one 9am monday cinema slots in some distant cinema (not an art house film from an ex famous hollywood star) so perhaps it is best that the mysterious place is kept that way.

Amusingly the cinemas hate of netflix seems misplaced for i found the films on there more to my taste.. If only they knew….