Second DNS server works finally

You need to add the slave's server to the transfer setting in /etc/named.conf, on the master.

allow-transfer  { xxx; };

I have DirectSlave on the second server.

The cloud control panel on RamNode rocks.

If they had block storage, and a cheaper VDS, I'd switch the main server to them too. But, BuyVM is cheap, will be hard to offer the same prices.

Their control panel, has a firewall, just delete the allow all incoming rules.

Nice, no SWAP, and only 512 MB of RAM, it's the cheapest $3 plan, under standard.

Guess, my DNS doesn't need much RAM.

And the CPU looks to mostly be under 10%.

You can also allow only a specific IP to access certain ports.

The hardest part, was getting it to connect, the firewall on the slave is fine. I forgot CSF is configured to block outgoing ports that aren't allowed. After adding the port, I was able to connect from this server.

I'll setup a status.vanvalkinburgh.org on the VPS some other day. So if the main server is down, you might know why. Unless it's another BuyVM outage, their entire site went down, last time that happened. And it lasted a while.

Are Apple keyboards like that?

My mom has a cheap Anker Bluetooth controller, but the command or whatever button is in a different spot.

I just remember the Windows key and Q, quits apps. That's with a PC keyboard.

It's in a different spot on her keyboard, and there's more buttons then my keyboard. Well, on the side where the command button is.

My keyboard was expensive. I have no intention of getting a new keyboard.

I'm surprised that guy is still married

It is much like being married to a great wife for many years. You love her, get along great, maybe have children together, and have many wonderful shared experiences and memories. But, of course, over time she is not looking as hot as in earlier days. You may be tempted by a new model that does look hot, but then the cost will be half of all you own to your ex-wife, maybe child support, and a huge, painful, stressful disruption in your life. You go away to think about all this and come back home and discover that the Old Lady has gotten a total makeover while you were gone. The full works: breast enhancement, nips and tucks, new hairstyle, professional makeup, new wardrobe, and a whole new attitude. Jeez, she's looking pretty hot again. Sure, it cost a few bucks out of the family savings, but a whole lot cheaper than splitting up and moving on to the Hot, New Thing that in a few years will also be an Old Lady. And on top of that, the new model while looking hot didn't have as good a personality as the old model and she smokes, which you hate. On balance, it may be nicer and less expensive to just stay with the New, Updated Old Lady. 

From here.

Well, actually surprised he got married in the first place.

That might be sexist, and women aren't objects. That doesn't mean I believe they aren't, I don't believe anything.

I might be an object, I don't even have to think to type this. Or think to shit, eat, move, breath.

I can't even think about sex without half the thought being blocked.

Also, they don't know what love is. It has nothing to do with how attractive somebody is. That isn't love.

Speaking of love, dogs know what love is. Apparently people don't know shit about love. No wonder the Aliens keep flooding us.

You got to love the internet, their post will be on it forever.

Silicon Power 512GB R/W up to 100/ 80MB/s Superior Pro microSDXC

Mom bought that for me, for my early Christmas present.

It'll take four hours for f3write to finish.

15.92% -- 33.33 MB/s -- 3:48:29

No errors in dmesg yet. The other card had an error in dmesg when I first got it, that could of been a sign that it was going to die. The old card claims it has a lifetime warranty, but requires registering it, didn't do that.

The new card has a five year warranty.

It's faster then the old card. My card reader could suck, and not get faster speeds. It does go down to around 14 MB/s for not very long. But for the most part stays around 30 MB/s.

After f3write, I have to run f3read.

Actually, I think the card reader can do faster speeds, at least for reading.

I have a cheap Anker card reader, it's USB 3.0, wouldn't see read speeds of over 50 MB/s if it wasn't. That was with the old card, haven't done any reading on the new card yet.

Update
8 sectors corrupted, according to f3read.

                  SECTORS      ok/corrupted/changed/overwritten
.....
Validating file 416.h2w ... 2097144/        8/      0/      0
.....
  Data OK: 468.37 GB (982232696 sectors)
Data LOST: 4.00 KB (8 sectors)
               Corrupted: 4.00 KB (8 sectors)
        Slightly changed: 0.00 Byte (0 sectors)
             Overwritten: 0.00 Byte (0 sectors)
Average reading speed: 41.08 MB/s

Is that why it was formatted with 32 MB free before the big partition? I tried formatting it like that, but it kept changing the free space after. I need free space after the first partition for the emuMMC.

If you get some sectors corrupted, repeat the f3write/f3read test. Some drives recover from these failures on a second full write cycle. However, if the corrupted sectors persist, the drive is junk because not only is it a fake drive, but its real memory is already failing.

From here.

And how do I know it's not the card reader? Or the program? Or my desktop?

Damn, I should of tested that file again, instead of the last file. You need to use "cat f3read.txt | more", without more, you miss a bunch of stuff or it's easier to read.

So the micro SD card is junk, because 8 sectors are corrupted? And it's fake? That's only 4kb. Not like I care, about 4kb.

Also, the card doesn't get hot like the old one. The card reader got hot too. So I assume the card did. Not with the new one.

You basically, have to run f3write/f3read again. I'm lazy, so I won't.

It works in the Switch, after clicking "Migrate emuMMC", it fixed the config. Slow boot the first time. Didn't install anything yet. I was finishing my Hugo site.

4 hour downtime

I was switching the /home drive to a LVM. Doing so, requires formatting. Copying the data from the backup drive, took a long ass time. I stayed up till 3 AM. Guess, I should of done it earlier.

I wanted a cache, that's easy to configure. You know why, the /home drive is super slow. It's block storage from BuyVM, that's what the backup is on too. There's one off site backup, but not everything.

I need another VPS, to make it a backup DNS server. But, I'm cheap, and lazy.

I need to upgrade to CentOS 8, I found unofficial instructions. But I'm lazy, and then it'll have even more downtime.

BuyVM is out of stock of the $2 a month VPS. A different provider will have a bandwidth limit. I use under 10 GB a month, but I like having no limit. BuyVM will just throttle you if you use to much.

Good song

I like a woman singing to me that she loves me. Oh wait, she isn't singing to or about me. That's a bummer. I'll keep dreaming.

On T-Mobile's home internet waiting list

Only one problem, the router might not support bridge mode. It's possible by the time they invite me, it will, or I'll be able to get just a modem.

I don't care if it's double NAT. I don't open ports, thanks to paranoia.

The speed might decrease, and the latency might increase. The upload speed will still smoke Comcast's 5 Mbps.

In 90 days of T-Mobile internet, I won't switch to Comcast's low income internet. I don't want to give Comcast anything. Not even $10 or whatever it is. Their low income internet might have no data cap.

You know how much money T-Mobile will make once you can signup without an invitation? Lots of money. You just need a T-Mobile signal, and you have no data limit for $50 a month. Oh, and you can actually upload stuff without waiting as long. T-Mobile will be adding a lot of capacity when that happens. Comcast will probably lobby to get a law passed that says wireless carriers can't provide internet, or will have to pay tax or something.

Comcast will find a way to screw everybody. If they can't get a law passed, then they'll just charge T-Mobile a huge amount of money to use their pipes.

So, some of the internet won't be accessible, or will be really slow.

BuyVM $15 a month benchmark

Geekbench my Mac mini's single core score is better. Of course my desktop is.

The multi core score is lower, but only one core.


That benchmark might be kind of useless. For a VPS.

You need server management experience if you get a self managed VPS?

No you don't, get BuyVM, and a dedicated core. If bots hammer your site, it'll just get slow. I did solve the bot problem though, no more access to wp-login.php for them.

And the non dedicated core plans, they might just throttle you.

You can also throttle yourself, just limit the CPU for specific users. At least, you can with CentOS. I do that, so some of the sites don't slow other sites down. Don't remember which sites are throttled, probably my sister's husband's site, and maybe my Nextcloud. Don't know if this site is.

That might be an inefficient way to manage a server. And expensive if you don't throttle yourself. It'll get slow, and you'll have to pay for more resources. Eventually, you'll need a dedicated server. You'll be paying over a grand a month.

Unless it's like this site, and gets no traffic.

Silicon Power-256GB High Speed MicroSD Card with Adapter is dead

Bought it on June 27, 2018, for $76.15 after tax. The reviews even say it's not reliable, the 256 GB one isn't.

You can't buy the exact card I bought anymore, says it isn't available anymore.

All I did was copy everything off the card, then format it, then was copying my Switch's NAND backup to it. The write speed kept getting slower and slower. And I think before I removed it without waiting for the slow writing to stop, it had I/O errors in dmesg. I did click eject, but just said it was still writing to it. Probably did more damage doing that.

Don't think it was much cheaper then known brands either.

I doubt Silicon Power makes their own NAND.

Maybe it overheated from all that copying. I can't even delete the partitions now. I doubt it's under warranty anymore.

Hopefully the 512 GB one my mom ordered me works better.

I remember seeing errors in dmesg with that card when I first got it. Should of got a replacement, or my money back.

The new card will be tested with f3write and f3read before I copy data to it. To make sure it's not fake. Also, it might die doing that, at least, I can return it if it does. Same brand.

This card probably would of died if I ran f3write on it, when I first got it.

BunnyCDN isn't that great

Their site is slow as fuck, so I can't add rules to make it so you can't use it as a proxy.

Instead of clicking save over and over again, I deleted my domain from it. Clicking save does nothing anymore. No error, nothing.

My other blog used BunnyCDN. But with such a shitty non functioning website they have, it's not worth using.

Enjoy having no proxy to access my other blog now.

Can I get my almost $20 back? You have to add $10 every year, so the money from the previous year doesn't expire.

I only used it for 2 years, maybe almost three.

Since that blog gets almost no traffic anyways, might as well not use a CDN, this blog doesn't, and it gets more traffic.

Mac mini can't replace my desktop

The CPU in my desktop is better, and the GPU has more bandwidth then the eGPU.

Next year, there might be Macs with Apple's own ARM based CPUs. That'll be a bummer, some software won't run, that is if it isn't updated and compiled for the new CPUs. Or they do something like Windows on ARM does, that lets you run x86 programs. That'll be a performance hit though.

If Apple ditches Intel on all their Macs, Hackintoshes will suck. macOS would run like shit on a Raspberry Pi. And pretty much all non Apple ARM CPUs. Except, that'll be a while, people might be a little angry, if their Intel Mac can't run the latest OS.

Maybe they'll use both forever. Till they run out of money for being a dick, and not letting you upgrade your expensive Mac.

Also, can't run Windows games on my Mac mini, no Proton, and CrossOver hasn't been updated yet. Unless it has, I haven't looked today. Not using a VM, only 8 GB of RAM, you need at least 16 GB, 8 for each OS.

Elite Platinum EAF-1616 Air Fryer

Got one of those today, from Amazon. No picture, the basket and drawer are in the dishwasher, both are top dishwasher safe. I'm to fucking lazy to wash it manually, did you see how big it is? There's two parts. My rice cooker is a pain to wash too.

Tried turning it on, but I don't think it will without the drawer and basket.

I should of made sure it turned on before washing it. Oh well, they'll get a clean one if it still won't turn on. You are supposed to take the plastic on the controls and screen off right?

Sorry, can't link to Amazon, they told me to remove all links.

I got a big bag of frozen French fries from Winco. I'm also to fucking lazy to make anything from scratch.

Well, maybe the mini cheesecakes it has a recipe for.

You can cook cake in it too.

Not the model on Consumer Reports, same brand as one of them. And they recommend one with bad reviews on Amazon. They didn't test the longevity, so I should of bought the Insignia for $60. This one was around $80, including tax, I got a $2 coupon from Amazon, and $7.50 from the Cash app.

Looks like a new unit to me. Some stuff on Amazon, people get a used one. What's so gross about getting one with a little oil or grease in it? It didn't come from another human, just something they cooked in it.

Think, I'll put cheese on the fries, when they are done. Ten more minutes, except less now.

Remotix is 100% useless

If I can't play games with it, it isn't worth $50. I'd pay $10 maybe $20 for it.

The mouse jumps all over the place, so I have no idea if games would work or not. Then the mouse leaves Remotix, causing the keyboard to not be grabbed anymore. Then he's running, and it's very difficult to stop the running.

I'd use Steam, but it doesn't work in macOS. The game never shows anything. Like it stops streaming.

Update
Steam works now, you have to use Proton 4.2-9. See this issue. Probably doesn't work on Apple TV with the latest Proton either.

Lots of humans are close minded

Somehow God can exist in their minds, but Aliens can't. Why can't they coexist? They also think reptile Aliens isn't possible, but somehow it's possible for there to be a God.

If you look at Aliens differently, it would support your obsession of God, notice how all "intelligent" life seems to walk on two legs? Why would almost all intelligent life be similar if it wasn't for God?

The Universe is massive, no other life in it, makes zero sense.

There are some Aliens apparently that live in the water, but can go on land, and stand up.

Also, if we are the only life, we wouldn't exist, because humans are awful. God wouldn't want to keep such an abomination alive.

There will be lots of shock, when the truth is revealed, which will probably happen in my lifetime. I'll just be laughing at all the people that think in a massive universe we are the only ones, because I'm human and that's what humans do, they laugh at each other. Well, that's one thing they do.

How is fighting over politics and killing each other intelligent?

Would people stop giving out the code to get in the building?

Looks like they are changing the code yet again. They could evict people for doing that. There's security cameras, so they might be able to figure out who did it.

If whoever they give the code to, does something illegal, they might evict whoever gave them the code.

The problem with changing the code is, I then have to remember the day they are changing it, and the new code. Putting it in my phone is time consuming.

Why do people care so much about the election?

More votes doesn't mean you win. So, I won't waste ink on any elections.

I'll use the ink to pay my rent instead.

All the people that voted for Trump the first time, will vote for him again, therefore, he will get a second term.

If he can win once, he can win twice.

iOS Messages Filter Unknown Senders is 100% useless

I searched Google, because I was wondering why texts from numbers not on my contacts weren't being filtered, turns out that only works with iMessage, which I have turned off.

It should gray that setting out if you don't use iMessage, and put a big warning by it, that it doesn't filter regular SMS.

Somebody on Reddit said they use SmartFilter to filter regular SMS, haven't gotten any unknown sender SMS yet, so don't know if it works.

Some asshat keeps sending me a text message, with the name of Brian, well in all lower case, the first one said something about money and Brian, and the one today, looked like an address. And a bogus URL I didn't click.

My name isn't Brian, and I know nobody named Brian.

Beat Greedfall

Says I abandoned the old continent, under the description of the trophy, and left them in a sad fate.

No idea why, they didn't get the cure? Even though I killed the madman?

Should of picked the other option. I could, just load my save and redo the end.

The end is buggy, the companions following me, weren't following me. Sometimes I could hear one of them say my armor is down. And I almost died by fighting multiple enemies by myself.

The big ass creature at the end is easier then fighting multiple smaller creatures. Probably because I was supposed to have help with the multiple enemies.

My guy's level was only 32, it got to 33 after killing the big ass creature, pointless, nothing else to do, it went back to the menu. I didn't even do everything.

And it didn't even take two days worth of game play to finish it. The last save I did was a day and 11 hours or something.

I did play it over more then two days.

Will there be any DLC for it? Probably not. Boohoo.

I'd buy The Outer Worlds on the 25th, but I don't want to spend anymore money this month on stuff I don't need. And next month, I'll probably buy a 512 GB micro SD card for my Switch. Also, have to pay my mom back, she gave me $100 so I could buy the eGPU enclosure, and keep almost $300 in the credit union.

Probably should wait six months to buy that game, then it might not be buggy anymore. And the price might go down.