Thorn is a cute boy. #CatsOfMastodon
one estimate suggests that around half of all data center energy usage is now tied to Bitcoin mining
futher, the energy consumption of Bitcoin is more than the combined energy use of Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and Apple
if bitcoin were a country, it is estimated to place approximately 26th as the most energy hungry nation
all this while adding nothing of value to society
My daughter picked up Thorn today. She found home a few weeks ago in a bush next door to our old place. Apparently pet adoptions are an essential service. He's a cute little fella. #cats
The NBN installer couldn't connect up the phone socket next to my router etc yesterday so had to enable the socket in the kitchen for the FTTC connection. I had some Ethernet over Power adaptors that I thought would be able to connect the router to the FTTC NTD. I was wrong. Download speeds through the EOP are about 12 Mbit on a 100 Mbit connection. Upload is fine mind you.
Current solution is a 25m cable running from kitchen upstairs but I don't know if it will pass final approval. 😮
Gratuitous cat belly courtesy of a very relaxed Jinx. #CatBellies
Dog drama, swearing
The dog escaped from our new yard while we went to the supermarket last night and went on an adventure. She was seen by a neighbour heading towards the racecourse. I had no idea how fucking huge that place is. Anyway, after walking and driving around for hours we finally found her when she barked to answer one of our calls. She has zero road sense so I was very relieved (and surprised ) that she didn't get squished.
Mail server, Microsoft, swearing.
My mail server is blocked by Microsoft's free email services again. I really don't understand why they ban blocks of IPv4 addresses these days given the high probability of false positives. I really can't be fucked going through the unblocking process again but have to until I can convince my MIL to move from her Hotmail address.
If you care about the free and open web you shouldn't use Chrome based browsers.
Thread with more details: https://twitter.com/spotfoss/status/1351624743510827015
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