Friday, May 24


Daily News Stuff 24 May 2019

Sailing The Digital Ocean Blue Edition

Tech News

  • QNAP has a USB 5Gb Ethernet adaptor.  (AnandTech)

    This works for all-in-ones and laptops and also - pure coincidence - for small NAS boxes that have USB 3.0 or later but only 1Gb Ethernet.

    The switch situation is still pretty dire though.

  • Techdirt is suing ICE.  (TechDirt)

    For good cause.  ICE boasted of seizing a million websites over the past few years, often on very shaky grounds.  TechDirt filed a FOIA request for information about the million sites they publicly claimed to have seized.  ICE responded, "never heard of them".

  • Chinese company clones a popular game.  Chinese company trademarks name of the game in China.  Chinese company then files a trademark complaint against the original game with the App Store.

    Apple removes the original game..  (Reddit)

    Don't be Apple.

  • Crossfit has always been at war with Facebook.

    Crossfit is marginally less annoying.

  • It's basically the Dread PirateBay Roberts.

  • Google doesn't know what to do with Gophers anymore.


  • The US Senate is coming for loot boxes.  (Tech Crunch)

    Demarcation dispute, I take it.

  • File it under "Sure, Jan": China isn't spying on Americans.  (ZDNet)

  • One of the reasons I didn't go with DigitalOcean before and ended up paying a heap of money for a server I never really managed to use was because all the cloud providers lock you into their infrastructure.

    Here's how to migrate your VPS between DigitalOcean, Vultr, and LunaNode.  It's harder than it needs to be, but it works.

    I have DigitalOcean and Vultr accounts.  DO has a better range of services; Vultr has broader distribution, including, importantly, Sydney.  (DO says "use Singapore".  Ping times from Sydney to Singapore are often worse than San Francisco, rendering it worse than useless.)

  • You can use DigitalOcean's Spaces (object storage) as a filesystem.

    Sort of.  Reading mostly works fine.  Creating, deleting, and replacing files is fine.  Updating files is a train wreck.  Not surprising that it has a problem; it's doing well to work at all.

    It's a fifth the price of block storage and can be shared across multiple servers.  If you're publicly service files out of your Space storage they also offer a free global CDN.  Australian CDN nodes are in beta, but I'll see if it's at least a public beta.

Anime Opening of the Day

Well, that was different.

Disclaimer: Things fall apart.  The CentOS cannot stand.  Mere Antergos is loosed upon the world.  Fuck everything about Linux networking.

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