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Daily News Stuff 20 May 2024

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I'm not sure what programmers are thinking when they do things like this.  Two cases I ran into over the weekend:
  • In the LXD service for managing containers and virtual servers, you can route individual ports from the public internet to specific containers.  If you have an email server in a container, you can route just the email ports (SMTP, POP, IMAP and so on) to it, without exposing anything else.

    If you want to preserve the public IP address - important in a lot of tasks - you have to set up this route in NAT mode.

    You can't do that; your container needs a static IP first.

    You can't add a static IP to your container; you can't override the network connection on the default bridge.

    You can't override the default bridge...  Wait, you can override the default bridge?  Why can I do that, but not just assign a static IP, which is a much more trivial operation?


  • When setting up multiple blogs under WordPress, the first thing you need to do is edit the WordPress source code.

    Then you have to disable all your plugins.

    Then you can run the setup routine to configure a multi-site network.

    What that setup routine does is give you a list of additional changes you need to make to the WordPress source code - and to your Apache configuration.

    This makes my own blogging software feel like a beacon of light in a howling void, when at this point it's mostly kind of meh and seriously needs updating.


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Anime Music Video of the Day




Song is Counting Stars by OneRepublic.  Anime is of course Hayao Miyazaki's Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea.  Some people don't think highly of Ponyo.  Those people are bad.


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