More QAnon 

A great video from NY Times on what we can do about QAnon. One of the main points is: Don't ridicule as it only drives people deeper into the rabbit hole. And that makes sense from my own personal experiences.

Oh fun.

Town has a third level domain name from years back We tried to register a wildcard for * But we can't because we don't control (nor does anyone else) and since 2012, these types of third level domains are defunct.

So… I guess now I'm just going to register an entirely new domain to use for access to all the services that used to run on *

COVID, Good news 

So relative of my wife's in Germany was taken to hospital last week with what they though was asthma but turns out it was COVID. Pretty frightening since he's in his 80's, and tough because his wife has had multiple strokes and didn't really understand what's going on.

The good news is he's doing better and has now tested negative as have all other family members.

All this time I was making InfoSec out to be much harder than I needed. I guess all I have to do is mash keys? 😎​

Apparently it's MSP sales season because they just will not leave me alone right now.

New phone system ordered. Some new IP phones ordered in order to get rid of an aging phone system at another location. Raspberry Pi ordered for a display system. I'm going to be a little busy for a while I think…

Because eventually I let SCCM handle everything I got out of practice but, I forgot just how satisfying it is to modify WIM images by hand and do driver injection that way.

Wouldn't be manageable in a large company. But for 6 laptops of the same model, why not?

potty humour? 

Apt. This also applies to encryption back doors.

I should probably fire up my ParrotOS laptop more often so I don't have over 2000 packages to upgrade when I do…

Looks like there's a major Telus outage, at least in Western Canada right now. This should be fun.

re: Carbon Black vs RDP 

@thegibson absolutely, that's totally alright with me. :)

re: Carbon Black vs RDP 

@banjofox @thegibson Haha almost! They used Blackfire. 😎​🔥​

re: Carbon Black vs RDP 

@thegibson And honestly, you said you're having a rough week. This isn't anything show stopping. More just a strange happening that I'd like to see if we can get to the bottom of at some point. A mystery to be solved sort of thing. We can look into it next week or the week after if that's better for you. No rush. :)

re: Carbon Black vs RDP 

@thegibson that would work for me!

re: Carbon Black vs RDP 

@thegibson no rush and I definitely wasn’t trying to throw you under the bus or anything. Just interesting that this seems to only have cropped up with 20H2 and only with the image downloaded from the VLSC.

Carbon Black vs RDP 

This Carbon Black and RDP issue is really strange. While it works with this other image, RDP connections still hang with a black screen for a few seconds before the connection completes.

According to their support, I'm supposed to bring it up with @thegibson 😂​

Windows being Windows 

Actually, I think I'll pass on this one…

Well look at that. I'm not sure if it's my newly added exceptions for the backup agents or if they fixed something but Carbon Black is actually upgrading on all my servers. They just go into Bypass mode until a reboot and then things are good. This makes me very, very happy.

QAnon / USPol / Friendship 

It’s tough but I may just have to quietly sever ties with my QAnon following friend from childhood. While I don’t fear him becoming violent physically (he believes social media is the real battleground) it’s got to the point where I can’t even have a normal conversation with him.

We care about some of the same things but for different reasons. He’s trying to de-Google but instead of it being purely for privacy it’s because he believes that Google is his left/ liberal enemy.

It amazes me how left / right focused he’s become. Maybe that’s because for the longest time I’ve avoided placing myself on a political spectrum. I personally believe in a policy of respect and humanity. This tends to align my beliefs with left political parties more often then not but not exclusively.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.