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  1. Not been too well lately, so could be sleeping or...

    Not been too well lately, so could be sleeping or vegging on the sofa, or could be out biking. It helps clear my head.
  2. Be Zen. Let it wash over you. If the person...

    Be Zen. Let it wash over you.

    If the person whinging has no sway over your post, ignore it - what do they know? Set them straight if they start causing problems, or speak to the grownups there...
  3. Thread: Who Knew?

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    Chilling.

    Chilling.
  4. Thread: Weekend plans?

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    TFA! To'dee - WFH. Grumpy Old Man Club meeting...

    TFA!

    To'dee - WFH. Grumpy Old Man Club meeting later for beer.

    Sat'dee - sorting out international driving permits for t'honeymoon in October. I expect to die at the hands of Massachusetts...
  5. Thread: Home alone.

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    Do they still allow flamethrowers to be fitted to...

    Do they still allow flamethrowers to be fitted to cars in SA to prevent carjacking?

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDrzMGdYWZc

    I worry for how that kid's going to turn out though. One the one hand I...
  6. Thread: Retrogaming

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    God. I could ramble on about this for hours,...

    God.

    I could ramble on about this for hours, so I'll keep it short:

    - C64! SID chip still sounds awesome today (check out Nectarine Demoscene radio for some "bangin' choons".)
    - Amiga -...
  7. Thread: Weekend Plans?

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    Thanks for asking! The other half is off on...

    Thanks for asking!

    The other half is off on her hen weekend, so I'm thinking beer, curry and motorcycling are on the agenda. With sensible spacing between them of course..
  8. Thread: Weekend Plans?

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    Thanks for asking! Tonight: taking cat to the...

    Thanks for asking!

    Tonight: taking cat to the vet's for a final post-op checkup (she's fine, had some teeth pulled.)
    Tomorrow: washing the bike. Rugby. Beer.
    Sunday: visiting the wedding venue,...
  9. The end times as defined by.. Software Definition?

    One of the writers on the Register has gone a bit mad prophet-y on us, exclaiming that the age of Software Defined Everything is almost upon us and will doom swathes of IT job titles:

    I, for one,...
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    Because that'd make too much bloody sense? Or...

    Because that'd make too much bloody sense? Or maybe it's because all the yoof do arts degrees or something, I dunno.. *rambles*
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    GDS "reshuffle"?

    Mike Bracken suddenly decides to quit GOV.UK outfit GDS

    Could be interesting if the axe starts getting swung at government projects. I'd bet my last Freddo that gov.uk stuff would end up amazingly...
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    TFA! Hope you have a great time with the cooking;...

    TFA! Hope you have a great time with the cooking; tasty food is always good...

    Tonight: drinking up with family while almost-Mrs Mattski goes to a leaving do

    Tomorrow: taking a-MM for her first...
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    Ssshhh! If they hear people talking about it,...

    Ssshhh! If they hear people talking about it, they might think there were some good bits they need to scavenge!
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    You're thinking too small. Burgers within burgers...

    You're thinking too small. Burgers within burgers is what you want.

    http://www.tvmix.com/wp-content/uploads/Epic-Burger-635x325.png
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    Reports of weird things being broken 2 days...

    Reports of weird things being broken 2 days before launch are making me hold off:

    Microsoft plays whack-a-mole with Windows 10 bugs
  16. Thread: Weekend Plans?

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    TFA! Tonight, either seeing Inside Out with...

    TFA!

    Tonight, either seeing Inside Out with almost-mrs M. or sleeping - I don't seem to be healing properly and I'm bloody tired lately.
    Tomorrow - Specsavers, kitting a-mM out with motorbike...
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    :banana::banana::banana:

    :banana::banana::banana:
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    I'm curious - what kind of work / contract was...

    I'm curious - what kind of work / contract was it? Can't imagine Ponty having much in the way of contracts there but would be pleasantly surprised (and amazed!) if there was anything there I could...
  19. Thread: First Day

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    Don't punch anyone in the face. They don't like...

    Don't punch anyone in the face. They don't like it.

    Seriously though, as has been said, the links on the right are well worth reading.
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    I only show deference to those who can best me in...

    I only show deference to those who can best me in physical combat or Connect 4.
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    Ta very much for asking. :happy Tonight:...

    Ta very much for asking. :happy

    Tonight: Brewdog, beer, stumble home.
    Tomorrow: pick up my wedding ring, drive to almost-Mrs. M's friend's wedding shindig, BBQ, beer, stumble to hotel.
    Sunday:...
  22. Thread: Remember this

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    Any Digitiser fans here? ...

    Any Digitiser fans here?

    Archived*Pages*::*Digitiser*1995-1998
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    Lying in hospital, wondering if the people who're...

    Lying in hospital, wondering if the people who're supposed to be seeing me to discuss surgery will ever bother showing up.

    No bother if not, going private as of Monday. Gallbladder must be...
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    http://ccrg.co.uk/miliband.jpg

    http://ccrg.co.uk/miliband.jpg
  25. Thread: Weekend Plans?

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    God yeah, they got *hammered*. Totally sold out...

    God yeah, they got *hammered*. Totally sold out of food and had to take stuff off the menu for a while as they just couldn't cope!
  26. Thread: Weekend Plans?

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    Just to make sure we're talking about this fella...

    Just to make sure we're talking about this fella 'ere - Hokkei

    The food is really good. They were very much a victim of their own success when they opened but they've got that sorted out now....
  27. Thread: Weekend Plans?

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    TFA! Today - trying not to keel over in work -...

    TFA!

    Today - trying not to keel over in work - some horrid viral thing has given me sinusitis and is generally kicking my backside - and maybe a movie with some Hokkei takeaway.

    Tomorrow -...
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    :banana::banana:

    :banana::banana:
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    Can't agree strongly enough. Some of us just want...

    Can't agree strongly enough. Some of us just want to do some work, not pontificate about utterly pointless tripe while riding penny farthings, sporting hipster beards and blowing bubbles from a...
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    :yay::banana::yay:

    :yay::banana::yay:
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    Tonight, probably not much or Coors Light (I know...

    Tonight, probably not much or Coors Light (I know it's iffy but I won a contest with them once so feel some bizarre "loyalty" and it doesn't mess around with my diabetes.)

    Tomorrow's rugby day, so...
  32. Thread: Boomed

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    :banana::banana::banana:

    :banana::banana::banana:
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    TFA! Tomorrow: sitting down very quietly. Been...

    TFA!

    Tomorrow: sitting down very quietly. Been getting headaches lately.

    Saturday: shopping for wedding rings in the morning, then rugby, then heading to a friend's holiday cottage thing for...
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    I'm kind of interested to see how this kind of...

    I'm kind of interested to see how this kind of thing comes along (displaying an overlay on the windscreen, augmented reality stuff)

    The free iPhone app that turns your entire WINDSCREEN into a...
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    I have. At least the trains would run on time,...

    I have. At least the trains would run on time, even if they were only transporting us to the disposal camps.
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    Sometimes I wish that AI WOULD overthrow the...

    Sometimes I wish that AI WOULD overthrow the human race. I'd quite fancy being ruled by a cold, logical, amoral machine logic instead of the usual shower of idiots we end up with. Might make a...
  37. Thread: Well I never!

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    You keep your unholy Babbage engines the hell...

    You keep your unholy Babbage engines the hell away from me, good sir.
  38. Thread: Weekend Plans?

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    TFA! Tonight: taking the new bike home from...

    TFA!

    Tonight: taking the new bike home from Swansea. Had an interesting ride in this morning..
    Tomorrow: hopefully better weather for a quick jaunt then rugby and maybe beer.
    Sunday: sorting out...
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    Holy God, this is amazing.

    Holy God, this is amazing.
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    A comically oversized hunting knife?

    A comically oversized hunting knife?
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    Went past several tyre remains on the way home...

    Went past several tyre remains on the way home yesterday. Strewn between J46 and J41 on the M4 they were.

    It's odd enough seeing one lying around. There were at least 5. Maybe it was the slowest...
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    Funny thing; I didn't ask him for photos but he...

    Funny thing; I didn't ask him for photos but he pulled out his phone and showed me a photo of "his old fiancee".

    It was obviously a proper photoshoot job. Hiiiiighly suspicious.
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    This is pretty much the situation here, except...

    This is pretty much the situation here, except there's so much inertia here that I reckon it'll be "truly agile" in about 140 years or so.

    I'm not sure how I feel about Agile. I can understand and...
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    I have no idea if he's on here. Guess time will...

    I have no idea if he's on here. Guess time will tell!



    Pretty much. He is a nice guy, not an arsehole at all, but he reminds me of someone else I used to work with who once claimed he helped...
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    Strange "bosses"

    So I work in a team of 9. The team lead / Agile scrum master planner kanban card carrying maniac is also a contractor.

    Bossman has been coming up with some very unlikely sounding stories lately....
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    Cheers for asking. Sat'day - picking up new...

    Cheers for asking.

    Sat'day - picking up new mental bike and trying not to kill myself on it.
    Sunday - taking Future-Mrs.-Mattski for a nice meal.

    Generally relaxing.

    You got much on?
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    Fair point about libvirt and iptables, but at...

    Fair point about libvirt and iptables, but at least it looks like there's no conflict there.

    Am running out of time here, so some things to consider -

    The routing looks fine on the host, but...
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    That might be it - RHEL7+ uses firewalld by...

    That might be it - RHEL7+ uses firewalld by default, not iptables. Give these a try and report back:

    firewall-cmd --get-zones

    firewall-cmd --get-active-zones
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    CentOS7? What's the output of 'systemctl status...

    CentOS7? What's the output of 'systemctl status firewalld' ?

    EDIT: also try

    firewall-cmd --state && echo "Running" || echo "Not running"

    ?

    Not-so-ninja-edit: yikes, what's with the tags?
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    Sorry to interrupt the punchup, but I'm feeling...

    Sorry to interrupt the punchup, but I'm feeling charitable (and have a bit of time to kill...) so I'll try to help. Got a meeting in 20 so I'll be tied up for an hourish.

    The KVM host - some...
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