[-] [email protected] 12 points 1 day ago

The only way I get things done is by doing something to procrastinate at something else I should be doing. Couple this with inner restlessness and the guilt I feel for not getting the things done that I need to and voila! We have productivity!

Granted, it's all in the wrong order and I'm exhausted due to my inability to just sit down and relax for a minute. But, look at all the stuff I've gotten 3/4 of the way done! Pats self on back

[-] [email protected] 25 points 1 day ago

Well you see, in the United States, the way some politicians, specifically ones belonging to a certain very authoritarian political party manage to get elected is by making sure people don't or can't vote.

This is often coupled with throwing a huge hissy fit about "voter fraud" which doesn't actually exist on any remotely meaningful level.

[-] [email protected] 9 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

Jobs that offer daily pay seem to be lower wage jobs

This is not a coincidence. This means that the employer has decided it's cheaper to incur whatever costs associated with processing daily payroll than it is to pay wages high enough that their employees don't care or have to care about getting paid every day.

submitted 2 days ago* (last edited 1 day ago) by [email protected] to c/workreform

I've seen several big chains, mostly gas stations and fast food, advertising "daily pay". If you are worried about how you're going to make it until your next paycheck, whether it's tomorrow or next month, or you have no savings to cover any sort of emergency, then you live paycheck-to-paycheck.

Don't be fooled. "Daily Pay" is just a shitty attempt at avoiding paying better wages by giving you your shitty wages faster. It's designed to benefit the company, not you.

Edit: If you don't get to hold on to your pay check long enough to earn interest on any of it, then getting paid daily is not benefiting you.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago)

They do maintain an x86 build. I haven't used pfSense but I have used OpnSense so that's that closest thing I have to compare it to. I think the upside and downside to RouterOS/Mikrotik is the same thing: it allows very granular control over almost everything. Maybe to a fault. It's probably overkill for most home networks.

[-] [email protected] 5 points 2 days ago

Set up a VPS. Create a VPN tunnel from you local network to the VPS. Use the VPS as the edge router by opening ports on the VPS firewall and routing incoming traffic on those ports through the VPN tunnel to servers on your local network.

I used to do this to get around CGNAT. I ran RouterOS in a Digital Ocean droplet and setting up a wire guard tunnel between it and my local Mikrotik router.

It will obscure your local WAN IP and give you a static IP but that's about the only benefit. And you have to be pretty network savvy to configure it correctly.

It does not make you immune to DDoS attacks and is honestly more headache to maintain (albeit just a small headache).

[-] [email protected] 7 points 3 days ago

I'm a [primarily] C# turned JavaScript dev. I miss C#.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 days ago

There's a big difference between the market capitalization and book value. Tesla's stock is probably way overvalued but I can't say for sure since I don't own any of their stock and haven't looked into their financials.

[-] [email protected] 16 points 3 days ago

Wells Fargo specifically committed widespread, systemic fraud and identity theft.


[-] [email protected] 1 points 3 days ago

I believe we call that a "fast follow".

[-] [email protected] 164 points 4 days ago

Friendly reminder that Wells Fargo is a criminal enterprise masquerading as a bank.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 5 days ago

But I’m one of the few that are invited to those closed-door meetings with leadership, with the speaker of the House, whoever the speaker is.

Probably because you keep opening your mouth to the extent that even the members of your own party wish you would go away. Not the flex you think it is Lauren.

[-] [email protected] 20 points 5 days ago* (last edited 5 days ago)

"I hate Illinois Nazis."

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Recently had a new standing seam metal roof installed. Roofers could talk the talk but I was not impressed with the quality of work overall. My main complaint is that they installed the roof so that most of the sewer vents go right through the middle of a seam. The boots are clearly not designed to accommodate this and they've succeeded in creating more work for me in the future; which is what I was trying to to avoid by spending the extra money to upgrade to metal. The boots are going to leak. In fact, they already have.

I was pretty pissed about this initially and told the owner of the roofing company that if they had bothered to tell me this was going to happen, I would have moved the damned vent pipes myself if they weren't going to. The right fix would be to replace the panels and move the vent pipes but I have a feeling getting them to do that is going to be difficult if not impossible.

Is there a boot that's designed for this kind of install or a better way of sealing these? Or, am I going to be stuck checking and resealing them every couple of years?

Chimney Gaps (sh.itjust.works)
submitted 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago) by [email protected] to c/homeimprovement

Edit: Resolved. Decorative brick is actually a chase and doesn't need to be completely filled in. Thanks to @Death_[email protected] for advice on rebuilding the crown.

I have a double sided wood burning brick fireplace which is honestly just a big collection of code violations. It was converted to propane shortly after -- I'm assuming -- the people who built the house 50 years ago discovered that it smoked badly in the house. I fixed all the major issues with the firebox and smoke chamber and converted it back to wood burning this past winter.

I had a new steel cap fabricated to replace the old brick and concrete cap, which I removed. During this process, I discovered that the brick is basically just a facade. There are huge gaps on either side of the flues which are encased in 4" cinder blocks. My understanding of fire code (at least in the US) for masonry fireplaces is that the material surrounding the flue is not permitted to have any gaps in it. NFPA says all gaps in the brick should be filled with mortar. However, I'm not sure what to do with a gap this large. I'm not sure if filling it with mortar or concrete is an option. I've considered installing a steel flue liner but those are expensive and there are two flues. I'm also concerned about steel liners changing the draft characteristics since the chimney is on the short side.

If money were no object, I would tear this thing out and put a more efficient steel insert in but that is cost prohibitive.

Anyone have any experience fixing something like this?

Extra Thick Bread Slice (sh.itjust.works)
submitted 4 weeks ago by [email protected] to c/mildlyinteresting

Found a piece of bread in a store bought loaf that didn't get sliced properly.

submitted 1 month ago by [email protected] to c/homeimprovement

Had a nice little foundation leak during the last rain storm. Installed a drain line last fall to divert two downspouts and front walkway run off away from the house which helped a lot. Front walkway and a big retaining wall next to it ultimately need to be removed and reinstalled with proper grading and drainage. That's going to be a huge and expensive project so for now I'm just replacing all the worn out concrete sealant and hoping for the best.

Lake Mead/Hoover Dam (sh.itjust.works)
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Took this picture from the top of Hoover Dam about 6 years ago.

Every Damned Time (sh.itjust.works)
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He's Not What I Expected (sh.itjust.works)
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Self Host Pen Testing (sh.itjust.works)
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Anyone have any good external pen testing tools that you've used on your self hosted setup? Mine is pretty secure overall but I would like to be able to scan the WAN for vulnerabilities or misconfigurations just to make sure I haven't missed anything.

Poor Poor Pitiful Me (sh.itjust.works)
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NFC Championship (sh.itjust.works)
submitted 4 months ago by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Well shit. I was really hoping Detroit would go all the way. And that's something I never would have expected to say.

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