The Day The Routers Died

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poem: POEM-RIPE55-SONG
form: FORM-PROSE
descr: At his first RIPE meeting, Gary wrote this and performed at
descr: the closing plenary. It was truly awesome.
descr: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_y36fG2Oba0

descr:
text: A long long time ago
text: I can still remember
text: when my laptop could connect elsewhere.
text:
text: And I tell you all there was a day
text: the network card I threw away
text: had a purpose – and it worked for you and me.
text:
text: But 18 years completely wasted
text: with each address we’ve aggregated
text: the tables overflowing
text: the traffic just stopped flowing…
text:
text: And now we’re bearing all the scars
text: and all my traceroutes showing stars.
text: The packets would travel faster in cars
text: the day the routers died.
text:
text: So bye bye, folks at RIPE 55.
text: Be persuaded to upgrade it or your network will die.
text: IPv6 just makes me let out a sigh,
text: but I s’pose we’d better give it a try.
text: I suppose we’d better give it a try.
text:
text: Now did you write an RFC
text: that dictated how we all should be?
text: And did we listen like we should that day?
text:
text: Now were you back at RIPE 54
text: where we heard the same things months before
text: and the people knew they had to change their ways?
text:
text: And we knew that all the ISPs
text: Could be future-proof for centuries.
text: But that was then not now.
text: Spent too much time playing WoW.
text:
text: Oh there was a time we sat on IRC
text: making jokes on how this day would be.
text: Now there’s no more use for TCP
text: the day the routers died…
text:
text: So bye bye, folks at RIPE 55.
text: Be persuaded to upgrade it or your network will die.
text: IPv6 just makes me let out a sigh,
text: but I s’pose we’d better give it a try.
text: I suppose we’d better give it a try.
text:
text: I remember those old days I mourn
text: sitting in my room, downloading porn.
text: Yeah, that’s how it used to be…
text:
text: When the packets flowed from A to B
text: via routers that could talk IP.
text: There was data that could be exchanged between you and me.
text:
text: Oh but I could see you all ignore
text: the fact we’d fill up IPv4.
text: But we all lost the nerve
text: and we got what we deserved!
text:
text: And while we threw our network kit away
text: and wished we’d heard the things they say.
text: Put all our lives in disarray
text: the day the routers died…
text:
text: So bye bye, folks at RIPE 55.
text: Be persuaded to upgrade it or your network will die.
text: IPv6 just makes me let out a sigh,
text: but I s’pose we’d better give it a try.
text: I suppose we’d better give it a try.
text:
text: Saw a man with whom I used to peer,
text: asked him to rescue my career.
text: He just sighed and turned away.
text:
text: I went down to the net cafe
text: that I used to visit everyday.
text: But the man there said I might as well just leave.
text:
text: And now we’ve all lost our purpose,
text: my cisco shares completely worthless…
text: No future meetings for me
text: at the Hotel Krasnapolsky.
text:
text: And the men that make us push and push –
text: like Geoff Huston and Randy Bush.
text: Should’ve listened to what they told us
text: the day the routers died…
text:
text: So bye bye, folks at RIPE 55.
text: Be persuaded to upgrade it or your network will die.
text: IPv6 just makes me let out a sigh,
text: but I s’pose we’d better give it a try.
text:
author: GF3634-RIPE
admin-c: LIM1-RIPE
mnt-by: LIM-MNT
source: RIPE # Filtered

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December 1, 2007. english, internet, networks, videos. 3 comments.

GNOME Bug Day, August 22nd

As part of the 10 Years of GNOME celebration actions, the GNOME Bugsquad will have a Bug Day on wednesday, August 22nd.

The bug days are a great way to get started in the GNOME bugsquad so if you want to help out, head on to #bugs on irc.gnome.org and say hi!

bd

August 20, 2007. bugdays, english, floss, GNOME, open-source. 1 comment.

If Business Meetings Were Like Internet Comments

Funny video that shows us what business meetings would be like if all the participants started behaving like internet commenters – CollegeHumor

(wordpress does not allow me to embed this one, you’ll have to click on the link)

August 18, 2007. business, english, funny, internet, meetings, video. 1 comment.

GNOME Foundation Member

Dear Susana (...)

We are pleased to inform you that you are now part of the GNOME Foundation Membership. You are now eligible to become a candidate for election and to vote in the annual Board of Directors elections held each November.

(...)


Thanks for your contributions to GNOME.


Sincerely,


The GNOME Foundation Membership Committee

Hooray! I’m so happy. 🙂

August 13, 2007. english, floss, GNOME. 7 comments.

Intel Video Ad

No comments…

July 27, 2007. english, intel, videos. 4 comments.

Faraday Cage

High Voltage Cable Inspection

Touching the rod to the wire brings the helicopter to same potential as the wire, so he can move between them without getting electrocuted. The Faraday cage adds an extra layer of protection since the charge remains outside the suit. Truly amazing!

July 24, 2007. english, physics, world. 1 comment.

Ubuntu for All

A mailing list for the Ubuntu For All project has just been set up.

The Ubuntu philosophy of “Humanity to others” and “I am what I am because of who we all are” are important to the Ubuntu community. We are a worldwide community that prides itself on friendliness. Unfortunately, some demographics in this wonderful community are struggling.

The Ubuntu For All project aims to overcome barriers that, despite best efforts, still do exist in the Ubuntu Community.

While each focus team has its own set of challenges, there remains a degree of commonality which by working together, can be tackled alot easier. So, with that in mind, focus teams and projects under the Ubuntu For All umbrella work together and assist each other with ideas and advice for overcoming issues faced.

The project aggregates Ubuntu Accessibility, Ubuntu LGBT, Ubuntu Youth and Ubuntu Women.

July 7, 2007. english, floss, ubuntu. Leave a comment.

Ubuntu Book, second edition

The second edition of the Official Ubuntu Book is out!

official ubuntu book

From Amazon:

The Official Ubuntu Book, Second Edition, covers standard desktop applications, from word processing, spreadsheets, Web browsing, e-mail, instant messaging, music, video, and games to software development, databases, and server applications. In addition, you’ll

  • Learn how to customize Ubuntu for home, small business, school, government, and enterprise environments
  • Learn how to quickly update Ubuntu to accommodate new versions and new applications
  • Find up-to-the-minute troubleshooting advice from Ubuntu users worldwide
  • Learn Ubuntu Server installation and administration, including LVM and RAID implementation
  • Learn about Edubuntu—Ubuntu optimized specifically for classroom

The DVD includes the complete Ubuntu Linux operating system for installation on PC platforms, preconfigured with an outstanding desktop environment for both home and business computing. It can be used to install other complete variants of Ubuntu including Kubuntu (with the KDE environment), and Edubuntu (for use in schools).

July 7, 2007. english, floss, ubuntu. 1 comment.

GNOME Journal, June Edition

The latest issue of the GNOME Journal is now available!

This issue covers:

  • Fun with GStreamer Audio effects
  •  Creating the GNOME 2.18 Live Media: An interview with Ken VanDine
  • Exercising Your Application With Accerciser
  • GNOME.conf.au 2007 Wrap-up

A very interesting read: http://www.gnomejournal.org/

June 25, 2007. english, floss, GNOME. Leave a comment.

Happy Birthday Secondlife!

Secondlife is now 4 years old.

secondlife

In order to celebrate, several events will take place from June 23 – 30 in the SL4B sim (teleport SLurl). See you there!

June 23, 2007. english, events, secondlife. 1 comment.

Censorship at flickr

From http://www.flickr.com/help/filters/ :

“If your Yahoo! ID is based in Singapore, Germany, Hong Kong or Korea you will only be able to view safe content based on your local Terms of Service so won’t be able to turn SafeSearch off.”

In other words, that means that users from those areas can not access photos on flickr that are not flagged “safe”.

Join the group against censorship at Flickr .

June 14, 2007. censorship, english. Leave a comment.

LinuxChix Kernel IRC chat, June 12 2007, 12:01am UTC

From http://mailman.linuxchix.org/pipermail/announce/2007-June/000559.html :
Welcome!  Please come join us for a LinuxChix "The Guru is In" chat on
IRC.  The topic is "Everything you ever wanted to know about kernel
development but were afraid to ask," featuring long-time kernel
developer Valerie Henson.  This is your chance to ask questions about
kernel development and related topics and get polite helpful answers
immediately.  Want to know why coding style is such a big deal?  How
people get into kernel development?  If drivers are really that hard
to write?  If Rusty Russell is as funny in real life as he is online?

The chat will be held on June 12 at 12:01am UTC.  This will be Monday,
June 11, at 5pm on the U.S. West Coast and Tuesday, June 12, at 10am
in Sydney.  For the time in your time zone, see:

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?month=6&day=11&year=2007&hour=17&min=0&sec=0&p1=224

IRC details:

Server: irc.linuxchix.org
Channel: #guru

June 5, 2007. english, floss. Leave a comment.

Delbuntu

delbuntu

May 27, 2007. english, floss, ubuntu. Leave a comment.

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