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Found at: dusted.dk:70/pages/phlog/2017-03-30.txt

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                       |_|    ...2017-03-30 |___/ 
Back to the geekery (almost)
So I've been absent, because we took over the house, and there is a lot of 
things that needs to be done before moving in. My girlfriend was here the past
month and we spent the time very efficiently on preparing the house, though I
must admit that she is much more skilled at such stuff than I am. I'm mostly
good for coming up with silly and unrealistic ideas and lifting heavy things :)
It's been a learning experience for me, kind of an emotional roller-coaster.
Looking at those many tonnes of bricks, this large structure, realizing that it
is my sole responsibility to keep it maintained and functional make my heart
skip a beat. On some days, a good beat, launching a day-dream of the different
possibilities, and on some days, a bad beat, launching a day-mare of all the
things that are worn down, time eating away, entropy seeping through matter and
breaking down what I own. All in all though, it's been a positive experience,
we've gotten so much done. I'm growing with the challenges presented to me,
and I'm very happy that the woman I love is such a huge and central part of
making that space our home, without her, it'd only ever be a space.
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Net
So, Stofa is never going to become a good ISP, and unfortunately, I won't be
able to chose another ISP, I'm locked to that ISP, even if I'm willing to pay
a lot of gold to get another fiber, there aren't any! So well, I will have to
accept my fate, as a third-rate citizen on the Internet. My right to privacy and
to send emails torn away (not even a relay they provide!). For now, at least,
I'm able to host my websites and other services, but I don't know for how much
longer that will be possible.. I need to consider the fact that I will have to
at some point, spend money having my stuff hosted by someone else. Feels bad.
On a lighter note, I ordered some networking gear.
There are many options when it comes to networking, and while I've ordered a
Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite and Unifi AP-AC Lite, I'm not yet sure if I will use
the ERL or my server box for routing. One good reason for using the
server is that I'm already configuring DNS on it, and it is sure to have a lot
more horse-power for routing. On a security note, there might be something to
gain from the rather simple solution of only routing required ports down to the
server. Another reason for using the ERL is that it's made for just that, so
configuring it should be rather simple. I'm planning on isolating the WLAN from
the LAN more or less completely, maybe routing the IP port for the printer, for
certain hosts, so that printing can be done from WiFi devices.
                                                                         - OUT


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