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  1. Subtle reminder that there are no allies, only mutual interests. Unknown Chinese APT Targets Russian Defense Sector | SecurityWeek.Com
  2. Russia reportedly withdrawing troops, but I'll wait for third party observers to confirm this. Doesn't mean that they won't do anything from Crimea in the south. Russia orders soldiers to begin return to bases after drills near Ukraine | Reuters
  3. Bought a new stand-up desk for my work office downstairs. I don't have any images/links of it, but I also have a new desk and a matching desk for my SO coming to put into our master bedroom for our personal computers, as well as other furniture for the living room, dining room and new bedroom set. Going to move our current bed into the empty bedroom until my son is older so we have a guest room. We went all out on this move. Amazon.com: FEZIBO Dual Motor Height Adjustable Electric Standing Desk with Keyboard Tray, 48 x 24 Inch Sit Stand Table with Splice Board, Black Frame/Black and Rustic Brown Top: Kitchen & Dining
  4. Not today, but Monday. Moved into new place 2 hours away in another state.
  5. Totally not a threat. Russia warns U.S. to stay away from Ukraine for its "own good" (msn.com) This is also a good overview of the climate in Ukraine and why Russia is moving assets into Crimea. Without water, they can't farm, their citizens can't drink and their military bases can't function, which is a huge disadvantage to them in the Black Sea.
  6. Don't worry, we will be "concerned" and "condemn" them to death like we have every other time. NATO doesn't have the spine to put their foot down, Russia's nuclear deterrence has the world by the balls. China and North Korea's conventional military capability is enough to deter most western nations from engaging in conflict. I'm not particularly sure about Iran's capability. They seem to be a lot of bark and no bite, decently trained and sizeable conventional military, but give them enough time to build their own mid-range nuclear deterrence (if they haven't already) and they become a real threat. Especially to Israel and India. When shit starts flying, it will splatter everywhere.
  7. How is your server hosted currently? What does the architecture look like? In the *nix world I would suggest max concurrent sessions on the server itself. I would start by getting a baseline of how many concurrent sessions are being created normally. Then, take a look at this article (or similar): http://docs.eggplantsoftware.com/epp/9.0.0/ePP/advovercoming_tcpip_connection_li.htm I would be careful with adjusting these settings too low on the server. You do not want limit traffic to legitimate clients and cause network issues for those clients. If you have any growth in traffic or spikes in traffic, you will need to bump up the settings.
  8. One of these days I'll get around to dusting. This is my current "work from home" shit show. I have two work laptops (separate networks and data enclaves), my personal Macbook 16" and two desktops Floor PC: My old 2015/16 build. I will throw my original GTX 970 in it and maybe snag a few extra 2.5" SSDs on sale and turn it into my personal UNRAID or Proxmox host: Intel i7 6700K 32GB RAM 1x 512GB and 1x 320GB 2.5" HDDs Some modular 650W PSU. I can't remember what the hell it was. Can't be arsed to remember the motherboard. It was an MSI MicroATX board. Right Top PC: My new Mini ITX build PC Cougar QBX Corsair SF 650 AMD RX 5600 XT AMD Ryzen 7 3700X ASUS ROG STRIX B550-I GAMING Mini-ITX Motherboard 32GB DDR4 1x 512GB SAMSUNG EVO 850 SATA SSD 1x 1TB SAMSUNG EVO 860 SATA SSD External HDD: 1TB Western Digital Blue that I am using for backups/misc storage of shit I really don't care about. Everything is replicated to OneDrive. Top Laptop: Macbook Pro 16" - I primarily use this device for most life stuff, studying, homelabs in VMs and containers, etc. Intel i7 9th Gen 32GB DDR4 (Soldered) RX 5500M 8GB GDDR6 VRAM 1TB SSD (Builtin) Bottom Laptop: Some Lenovo Shittop that my company gave me so I can do part-time IT in my corporate environment. I told them I didn't want work shit on my personal computers. Not pictured: Client-site laptop, used for primary full-time job. A piece of shit HP laptop that I cannot wait to get a tech refresh on. KVM Switch: AV Access 4-Port HDMI KVM switch Monitor: LG 27" Ultrawide (2650x1080) Keyboard: Hyper-X Alloy FPS Mouse: I have no idea, GF gave to me as a gift. Some Chinese brand off Amazon but works well. Future project: Add more fans to ITX build for better airflow. Shit temps currently. Also replace current desk with standing desk so kids don't get at shit while I'm working.
  9. After seeing it 24/7 on social media, it's just tiresome. I don't blame everyone being burnt out on the topic.
  10. A new player has joined the game. Ironically, I'm wearing the same shirt a year-ish later.
  11. Upgrade from Macbook Pro 13" 2017 to Macbook Pro 16" 2019 And GF's new PC:
  12. Doing some studying.