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asciilifeform: attn all FG owners : the legacy documentation, incl. all sources/sigs, is henceforth preserved here.
asciilifeform: jfw, jurov , et al ^
jfw: thanks for preserving that asciilifeform, though I had my local copies just in case :)
asciilifeform: jfw: additionally, all orig. purchasers got colour printed docs. who must, can verify against these.
jfw: still got mine, nicely printed indeed.
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asciilifeform: thimbronion: oblig. spam re your znc -- i have rk avail., perfect for znc, and rock-solid uplink.
snsabot: (ossasepia) 2019-11-27 thimbronion: diana_coman: apologies. I am actually connected via a znc via a machine at a colo. I can /part until I figure out why my colo's connection is so bad.
asciilifeform: !q uptime
snsabot: asciilifeform: time since my last reconnect : 24d 5h 41m
thimbronion: asciilifeform: depending on if my colo has a good explanation for wtf is going on I may follow up on this.
asciilifeform: thimbronion: thus far my upstream vendor has not given me any reason to doubt their claims (ddos resistance, 'backbone' uplink, etc) -- since i 1st plugged in own box there 35d ago, 0 unplanned irc disconnects, 0 dropped shells .
asciilifeform: ( asciilifeform's personal zncism not yet moved there; but snsabot -- there. )
asciilifeform: granted, piz's net pipe also seemed unsinkable until sank. so early to say 'world class pipe' .
thimbronion: My isp's excuse was: Seems like it could happen again at any time.
BingoBoingo: router problems were Piz upstream's first excuses too
asciilifeform: thimbronion: sounds suspiciously like ^
asciilifeform: specifically.
snsabot: (trilema) 2019-10-02 BingoBoingo: asciilifeform: Issue with an upstream switch is the report.
thimbronion: asciilifeform: your colo doesn't happen to be located in Laurel, MD, does it?
asciilifeform: thimbronion: it is, and pictured here .
asciilifeform: thimbronion: i picked one that i could drive to easily on half hr's notice .
thimbronion: Coincidentally I think I hosted a mcahine there running, of all things, an irc logger, in roughly 2004.
asciilifeform: thimbronion: proprietor said they've been in biz since mid-'90s so entirely possib.
asciilifeform: they have a branch in baltimore also, but i haven't been in it yet .
asciilifeform: thimbronion: coloco co. doesn't offer indiv. (1u) hosting today tho. possibly you were sub-leasing ?
thimbronion: Possibly. I have an email thread from coloco from 2005, so it appears this was indeed the same place.
asciilifeform: interesting.
asciilifeform: today they sell in units of half- and full- tower.
asciilifeform: thimbronion: willing to share why left this vendor ?
thimbronion: Details are foggy, but - the projecs I was hosting there at the time never took off. Also I moved to the other coast.
asciilifeform: a.
thimbronion: I believe they happily shipped me my box after I closed my account.
asciilifeform: reputable folx -- always will
asciilifeform: thimbronion: have you been on the grounds there in person ? or mailed in box
thimbronion: I made a few trips to the facility, yes.
asciilifeform: it's peculiarly comfortable , for a colo -- board rooms, kitchen, etc.
thimbronion: I don't remember those being there at all. I only vaguely remember the server room my machine happened to be in.
asciilifeform: possibly they added these amenities for folx who spend much time inside .
thimbronion: I was in Linthicum, so not a long trip.
asciilifeform: fwiw i did not pick'em because kitchen & toilet , but for pretty good price. and geographically convenient .
thimbronion: I'm pretty sure at the time they were they only place I could afford.
asciilifeform: certain other nearby vendors wanted 2-3x the price, and even after lengthy conversation it remained unclear for what exactly.
asciilifeform: thimbronion: iirc you had a rk at piz. i'm the one who built the rk plant there , and ported gentoo to it, etc. a rk identical to that one can be yours within a day of subscription whenever you want.
thimbronion: I only had a shared instance.
asciilifeform: each 1 gets own ipv4 addr, too ( i notice that your current isp forces ipv6ism.. )
asciilifeform: aa hm
asciilifeform: for some reason i thought thimbronion had rk.
thimbronion: I wanted a rk.
thimbronion: Hm I have an ipv4 with datanoc.
asciilifeform: * thimbronion (~thimbroni@2607:fea0::225:90ff:fe71:4662) has joined #asciilifeform
asciilifeform: ^ what's this then ?
thimbronion: asciilifeform: That's weird. Let me check what universe I'm in here...
asciilifeform brb:meat chores
thimbronion: This is what my ip address should be:, and is in fact the machne on which both my bouncer and irc client are running.
asciilifeform: thimbronion: interesting -- remains mystery then, wai shows up as a ipv6ism
shinohai: Set `IPv6 = false` in znc config, force it.
asciilifeform: shinohai: ftr i disable ipv6ism at the main switch. and intend to keep doing so.
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asciilifeform: shinohai whatcha been up to lately ?
shinohai: Working through ch.4 of ffa, polishing up bot, a few other mundane tasks. Yerself?
asciilifeform: shinohai: mostly -- isp massage .
shinohai: Glad it seems to be working out thus far.
asciilifeform: shinohai: finding any difficulties in ch4 ?
shinohai: Well as I mentioned earlier, your puzzle gave me a day or so of head-scratching. Wanted to complete it without cheating and going back through logs.
asciilifeform: shinohai: succeeded ?
shinohai: Yup, my solution ended up being same method as PeterL used lol. That was kinda fun!
asciilifeform: shinohai: a++
shinohai should have signed patch up in day or so, have been swamped with paperwork for the girls ...

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