Snobby bbc problems

I dislike the bbc (my blog) and while they have a distaste of science fiction i was amused to see that a returning non bbc series (my blog) got competition from the bbc with a french based tv sience fiction series which while not american must mean something to snobs oh which  i happened to chance on it by accident.

It was not on the mainstream bbc channel as it was not ‘diverse’ enough and since it was not local then it is also a fuck you to local media talent. My solution record it first and then record my returning series.   – Could have caught up with it but why do that.

If that is not an up yours to s/f genre at the bbc then what is.

Not sure i will mention it again but with three hundred and sixty four days without it on I am sure that was just a scheduling fuckup  – the fact it ran to a hour as well the same time as the non bbc show must also have been coincidence that two episodes where broadcast together.

Anyhow this is not a compliant but an observation.  How dare that other non bbc channel do something intellectual

traditional retail is no gateway.

queen of the charity shops mary portas

I was looking for a magazine – i had a name and a subject (my blog) – i had asked at my library and was told to look online more on that later.  I also visited a shop based newsagents to see if they had anything since i was out and about in Camdem – i saw one article in a general magazine.and so i asked to which the answer was no despite a large amount of collect toy cars, learn yoga dvd’s and other stuff of no interest.

So i left and returned to the zoo where i found the magazine online as the library staff said it might be with the article i mentioned from the shop in the library service online and accessible and a specific magazine.

Quite why nobody else seems to use libraries baffles me (my blog}- i suppose spending £10 on magazines is best ? according to average people.


dns cookies is my next fun adventure

edns cookies are a thing and my next adventure – it will be a compile or a package if ready by February 2019.

I only need one server to make ready here in the zoo but i think it might be more technical.

The documentation i have read seems to be written by somebody who has the new version and explains how it works with an existing feature but says little expect for hints .

It is a way off and will have to take there word for all this.   Since dns is deemed an archaic thing by many i somehow doubt that i will be the only one with bad dns.

Having managed to get source packages and changed certain files

BIND 9.10.3-P4

built by make with ‘–prefix=/usr’ ‘–mandir=/usr/share/man’ ‘–libdir=/usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf’ ‘–infodir=/usr/share/info’ ‘–sysconfdir=/etc/bind’ ‘–with-python=python3’ ‘–localstatedir=/’ ‘–enable-threads’ ‘–enable-largefile’ ‘–with-libtool’ ‘–enable-shared’ ‘–enable-static’ ‘–with-gost=no’ ‘–with-openssl=/usr’ ‘–with-gssapi=/usr’ ‘–with-gnu-ld’ ‘–with-geoip=/usr’ ‘–with-atf=no’ ‘–enable-ipv6’ ‘–enable-rrl’ ‘–enable-filter-aaaa’ ‘–enable-native-pkcs11’ ‘–with-pkcs11=/usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/softhsm/’ ‘–with-randomdev=/dev/urandom’ –enable-sit‘ ‘CFLAGS=-g -O2 -fdebug-prefix-map=/x/bind9-9.10.3.dfsg.P4=. -fstack-protector-strong -Wformat -Werror=format-security -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-delete-null-pointer-checks -DNO_VERSION_DATE -DDIG_SIGCHASE’ ‘LDFLAGS=-Wl,-z,relro -Wl,-z,now’ ‘CPPFLAGS=-Wdate-time -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2’

It still did not work with

/etc/bind/named.conf.options:3: unknown option ‘cookie…secret

so it looks as if bind 9.11 is the only option as the compile took forever on slow hardware.   Oh well another bug in the documentation as i cannot seem to do it that way.

So that package manipulation was a bust.  So i think i wait.

Naughty boys

I saw this

How dare somebody call May a complete retard [i have no idea what was said] which she is as prime minister when no talent for leadership is known.

When you have to resort to words like cross* it proves that the left wing media and the incumbent in the role is better suited for a job in a private girls school or grammar school teaching poetry (my blog).

How dare he. upset the poetry teacher.

Brexit is a disaster and a conservative branded one.    Oh well with a track record of no majority in Parliament at least next time they will properly loose.

*the monty python film life of brian  comes to my head.

bank transaction speed (some networks are more equal than others)

fraudster (the rbs bank) left, ethics campaigner right

I visited the bank of rwanda recently and paid in some cash, which was reported that day to the bank, interestingly the debit card payments  i made elsewhere where delayed and where done before my bank visit.

It seems not all bank networks are equal.

Mind you with ‘blockchain technologies’ failing to ignite the public’s imagination and the big banks getting into them and the value of those assets down 184 billion since January it seems that it is a bubble* and one which i did not engage with.

Sovereign nation currencies appear to be still the only real option for most of us.

*tulips, south sea, bitcion

affirmative action hiring (sjw) and idiots

Humour is hard to make being funny is often unintentional and the verge some trash website i do not visit made humour by being idiots by failing to assemble a pc.

Assembling a pc is not that tricky but the video presenter was either a moron or perhaps worse a diversity hire by the verge and intentionally made to look a retard on purpose by them.

I find pc building is expensive (per unit) if we do it so I have little desire in doing it  and have a supplier who can get discounts and not supply the zoo with the microsoft tax (my blog) so they make money as professionals and i get to not pay the microsoft tax –  but i do like to know what might be inside the zoo’s pc’s at some point in the future as pc’s do change.

The video has since been taken down since even i know you don’t use an ikea alan key to make a pc or a swiss army knife.  I recently had to fix an electrical socket (my blog) and i would love to know what the verge would suggest as tools to  use – i suspect a lawnmower** might have been suggested.  I fixed the socket with a screwdriver something it seems the verge does not own

This technical fuckup by a ‘technical’ journalist, editor, and whoever put it together and approved it was deemed not a indication of mastery but hate.

There are thoughts here

  • affirmative action employees serve no purpose (bullshit jobs) even to affirmative action employees.
  • being called out for possible downright dangerous install* is bad
  • criticism is racist – sjw think cyclejerk

So it is amusing to find that people who will blame everybody else for there lot, how dare we possibly make a fire hazard, that also might burn down a building yes that must be good for all of us

*imagine your tower block caught on fire (my blog) many sjw reporters might find a racist angle. ** to cut the old socket off

the imposible test

Sisyphus is still a role model

I ran one of those rate your software tests , it was informative until it tried to check our mail server it failed as

  • it could not look up dns records
  • ocsp stabling was demanded is but it is not implemented in the software we use or anybodies else’s either.
  • other things where rated without context.

I concluded that those results where meaning less.

Oh well.

the lack of paper documentation

My cheap* wrist watch needed a new battery and a strap and while away i bought a new one as it was beginning to show signs of wear and tear after many straps and batteries.

This new watch came with no documentation and while simple it beeps on the hour and i have yet to figure out how to turn it off.

It would have been nice to have instructions (sold without) but perhaps consumers in 2010’s have gone beyond needing them – i found some youtube videos (my blog) instead.

*tree dwelling has some issues

People who don’t use a library

I caught these people on television doing a bananas in the falklands deemed faux pas before switching to an on demand service one evening on a lifestyle type thing the bbc** does, if you think the bbc only does classic books wall to wall then your minus a delusion as well.

Meet the Hurst’s (right) who are probably quite nice people who i have not met but they refused to use a library even for there children.

I did not watch it for more than a minute.

As i like to think of myself as a brainy ape and also use a public library (my blog) there reasons for purchasing rather lending where not made clear but a clue hinted on may have had something to do with this (my blog) so at least some books are read.

I like the concept of free knowledge* and it galls me that humans feel that books have to be bought  even when they fund a service anyhow as part of a council tax.

Sigh – the equivalence that books can not be lent  but only bought  elsewhere struck me that more of the production staff never also used a library.

This is not a rant against consumerism if you read this in a certain way as  things do have to be consumed/used and by all means do what you want but if i can stream things why not use a library as well ?

Anyhow it strikes me as a sad reflection upon people.

*not really (my blog) but what is wrong with sharing. ** in which no mention of satellite television (my blog) or netflix is ever made

In which we go hunting for a water filter in a fridge (as you do)

Winnie the Pooh

The monkey house has a second hand fridge (no instructions) with a water filter thingy which we could never find despite being well prepared with a screw driver and found  all the light bulbs inside but no cartridge slot for the filter.

a 2001 moment

Eventually the fridge went bang [broken] and it was found outside of the fridge when professor and the tribe of apes with the aid of an ”engineer’ figured out how to move it and found it hiding outside instead of being inside the fridge which youtube videos  all show inside the unit.

Mystery solved –  once again nobody was able to help as the more modern fridges show the filter units inside the fridge rather than as an exterior appendage.

Another fail for youtube (my blog).  If anybody thinks being factual is a direction for them then it also has issues being they do not like political stuff.

Anyhow the engineer appears to have fixed the fridge with a new circuit board so it was not a mechanical issue and also got a new filter for us which was 10% of the manufacturers price.

While being without the fridge was inconvenient we all survived without it and while some food spoiled it was a good excuse to clear out the fridge and clean it.