Links from 2019-10-27

Neal Stephenson Wants To Tell Big Stories

Freedom is a funny word. It’s a hard thing to talk about because to a degree, if this kind of thing cuts down, let’s say, on random crime, then it’s going to make people effectively freer. Especially if you’re a woman or someone who is vulnerable to being the victim of random crime, if some kind of surveillance system renders that less likely to happen, then effectively you’ve been granted a freedom that you didn’t have before. But it’s not the kind of statutory freedom that we tend to talk about when we’re talking about politics.

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Links from 2019-10-16

The world in which IPv6 was a good design

Here’s the point of the whole thing. The IETF people, when they were thinking about IPv6, saw this mess getting made - and maybe predicted some of the additional mess that would happen, though I doubt they could have predicted SDN and wifi repeater modes - and they said, hey wait a minute, stop right there. We don’t need any of this crap! What if instead the world worked like this?

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Links from 2019-10-13

FIRE movement - Wikipedia

The FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement is a lifestyle movement whose goal is financial independence and retiring early. The model became particularly popular among millennials in the 2010s, gaining traction through online communities via information shared in blogs, podcasts, and online discussion forums.

Those seeking to attain FIRE intentionally maximize their savings rate by finding ways to increase income or decrease expenses. The objective is to accumulate assets until the resulting passive income provides enough money for living expenses in perpetuity. Many proponents of the FIRE movement suggest the 4% rule as a guide, thus setting a goal of at least 25 times estimated annual living expenses. Upon reaching financial independence, paid work becomes optional, allowing for retirement from traditional work decades earlier than the standard retirement age.

Fuck You Money: How Much Is Enough?

Another type of American Dream has now developed: The freedom to upturn your desk, give your boss the finger, and retire on the spot—without making a lifestyle sacrifice, of course.

In some circles, the wealth required to burn any bridge you want has a name: “f–k you money.” That’s because, well, backed by the First Amendment and a large fortune, you can yell that without consequences to pretty much anyone, save for a judge, a plumber, or a tax assessor.

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Links from 2019-10-04

Ten Principles for Growth as an Engineer

I decided then to write up the practices that I think lift a newly minted software engineer from amateur to professional: the path from fixing bugs as an “Engineer 1” to leading major projects as a “Senior Engineer.”

Persistent network configuration

In this tutorial, learn to manage the persistent network configuration of your Linux host. Learn to:

+ Understand basic TCP/IP host configuration.
+ Configure Ethernet and wifi networks using Network Manager.
+ Understand systemd-networkd.

Fundamentals of internet protocols

In this tutorial, learn about TCP/IP network fundamentals for your Linux system. Learn to:

+ Understand network masks and Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) notation.
+Know the differences between private and public dotted quad IP addresses.
+ Understand common Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and User Datagram Protocol (UDP) ports and services.
+ Know the differences between and major features of UDP, TCP and Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP).
+ Know the major differences between IPv4 and IPv6.
+ Know the basic features of IPv6.

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