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Helping the VoIP engineer to set up an SIP trunk. Sometimes I wonder what my coworkers do here

Turned out, the onboard NIC of my server is not supported well on FreeBSD. After installing a new network card all packets are forwarded to the right bridge

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anyone ever told you "premature optimization is the root of all evil"?

let me tell you a story. about computers and javascript and hitler and the soviet union.

a friend of mine just dug up some numbers and did some math for my dyscalculic ass and came up with the conclusion that just by transmitting the minified version of jquery around (not even executing it!), Planet Earth is likely using up somewhere between 7-14 billion kWh of power every year.

let's put that into some perspective.

world war two was the single deadliest conflict in human history. it killed somewhere around 80 million people, which at the time was three percent of *all humans, everywhere.* it left europe in ruins, and nowhere was the damage so intense and horrific as the Soviet Union.

the Battle of Stalingrad is one of the most famous battles of the war. two million people died there alone. in the opening salvos the entire city was flattened by nazi and soviet bombs alike. eventually the Union prevailed, at a tremendous cost.

but Stalingrad was only one of the cities flattened, only one of the battles fought as Europe burned. the devastation was so comprehensive that nearly every western nation had to rely on aid from the US, one of the only powers on either side whose economy was intact, to rebuild. (it didn't help that American wartime policy was designed more to inflict as much Nazi death and destruction as possible on the Soviets, of course).

if we add up the energy of every single explosive device detonated over the course of that terrible war, from hand grenades all the way up to the two atom bombs the US detonated over japan, slaughtering civilians en masse and turning two cities to rubble in the space of a moment, we get the figure of about 3 megatons. or in kilowatt hours, 3.4 billion, spread out across all those years of war.

compared to 7-14 billion kWh just to transmitting the same tangle of bytes around again and again. every single year.

and that's just jquery. not the cost of executing it. not the mass of other garbage javascript and analytics and social media spyware, which now often adds up to megabytes per page. not the cost of rendering or running any of that.

just to zap jquery back and forth across the internet to every computer accessing a website that uses it.

a final point of comparison, now that i have your attention: bitcoin uses up 46,000 billion kilowatt hours per year. a number which is likely to keep on growing.

draw your own conclusions about web design & software optimization.

I'll change the backup of the mail server to zfs send/ receive. That seems promising to me

Update day, also installed 12.0 on the mail server. Still need to find a better way to do the backups

Just updated mastodon.earth to v2.7.0 and played meanwhile Battlefield 5. My stats went super much down during the installation

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I appreciate all this toots about but to help people which use , and you should always show them the alternative services. Lazy people will not inform about an alternative to Twitter, you have to tell them to go to Mastodon. Send little tutorials with links! They are not dumb and understand your points, they are just freaking lazy

Why is ther no open source ecosystem like the one from Apple Show more

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Liebe Männers, die ihr euch mit uns über 100 Jahre #Frauenwahlrecht freut. Das ist wirklich nett von euch. Bei manchen von euch frag ich mich aber schon, ob ihr es damit auch ernst meint. Ihr könnt ja mal den Test machen: leena.de/sexismus-ich-doch-nic

Instead of Pleroma I always read Palermo 😅

Back from long holidays. Afrika made me think about how I lived my life so far

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Thanks to Far Cry I know where the next outpost is, which I need to take down

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Already ate to much for the last two days, and it’s not even yet Christmas

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For Christmas I wish the fediverse to grow, and Facebook to die

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gutes Selektionskriterium für üble Software-Qualität: den Installer gibt es nur als Docker oder Snap Image.

Can't figure out why my FreeBSD box isn't forwarding traffic to a bridge interface when traffic comes on lagg0 and has a 802.1Q tag.

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