Today I've mostly been doing battle with my car. The thermostat was stuck open causing it to never get up to temperature on cold days. Now it gets up to temperature and stays there. πŸ˜„

I've been off social media for about 18 months (unless you count Reddit...). I've been playing with @bigben this evening and realised I quite missed Mastodon. πŸ™‚

@troubleMoney @bigben Yes because it's a bash script called by cron and I can't be bothered to turn it off. :P

I would quite like to stop being ill now. You know it's bad when I've actually called the doctor...

Enjoying a modest crop of Strawberries from my hanging baskets this morning. Hopefully my Tomatoes will start producing soon. :)

Playing with openSUSE Tumbleweed. I haven't done any Linux tinkering in ages!

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1) Please vote tomorrow. Not voting does not get perceived as protest, but as apathy
2) Don't let Theresa May stay in power, please

I've got an impending sense of doom today. My faith in the British public to do the right thing is not what it used to be...

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"Therese May to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by government"

vote πŸ‘
the tories πŸ‘

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@ajroach42 @corky I think a lot of it is drivers. If it was me, I'd either not network the equipment or put it on it's own subnet with no internet access and only access to what it needs.

If it's more or less completely segregated from desktops and laptops it's very unlikely to get infected with anything.

This isn't possible in every case I'm sure but must be in most.

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This worm attack shows how critical the tedious, boring janitorial sysadmin tasks really are.

Asset management: how many systems are infected that the admins didn't realize they had?

Patch management: this is not a zero-day. The patch is two months old.

Network segmentation: this worm spreads across flat networks. Segmented networks reduce harm.

Proper verified backups: if you backup and -V-E-R-I-F-Y- them, then the harm is greatly lessened.

@sysadmin1138 Are you completely unable to work? That is a bit ridiculous...

@Divan I'd say Linux Mint is still the way I'd go for that. Solus is still in early days.

@Divan I personally run "sudo eopkg upgrade" but I think there is a GUI for it somewhere. Check the notifications menu to say if there is stuff pending.

Made some serious progress with the raised veggie bed today. Just got to finish the side panels, do some reinforcement and paint it with wood preserver.

Working from home today because someone is coming to fix a problem with our heating. I hate almost everything about it, it's just too quiet and communicating with people is a pain! The home office dog is quite nice though...

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