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 on: May 24, 2021, 05:45:55 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
Congrats! yay

I went to a show this weekend and even though it said "mask required when not seated" all over the event page, it was just like we were back to normal when I got there.

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 on: May 24, 2021, 05:41:49 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
First dose in. My next dose will be on the 22nd of July (our wedding anniversary) and man the last couple of days were rough. I got the shot on Thursday afternoon and all went well. Woke up on Friday feeling fine, but by noon on Friday I was dragging ass, so I ended the work day early. Saturday I had no energy at all. I slept most of the day it was crazy. Sunday was better and some of the soreness was wearing off. Today I'm feeling fine. The arm is only lightly sore and I could still sleep, but I'm not feeling as bad as earlier this weekend.

I'm glad that part is over Grin

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 on: May 13, 2021, 04:53:39 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
Well that's the thing. Everyone "CAN" get a shot, doesn't mean that they are going to do so.
My view on that (again, I feel like I am missing something) is good for them, take it back to their nest and eliminate the hive, I won't miss them.


Yeah I'm paranoid about that too. I do have one bit of real code for a real customer that does have a www facing interface. I did so much to try to harden it and make sure that nothing sent to it can divulge or even cause issues with the rest of the service, even logging like all the calls to the endpoint. With this for my wife, the database is really simple, but I'm worried about someone injecting something that has no need to be on the site.
Yep, unfortunately 99% of my business is www facing. On top of that, our server is a copy of a copy of a copy going back 20+ years and I'm sure there is some dumb poop from before I knew better (or wasn't an issue 20 years ago) or the guy that had my desk the years I was away from the company that's going to give them a foothold... I've done what I can to make the higherups understand... but I never get to finish the task of trying to clean up what's there or the budget to have someone else manage things.

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 on: May 13, 2021, 04:43:11 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
Here in the states many people want the J&J. Some because its "one shot and done" and others because "it doesnt change your dna" laugh1 I got the Pfizer and have yet to grow lizard scales.

My wife also got Pfizer and no tail has grown yet laugh1

We had the prio list here too at first but there were also cases of "if we don't use this it's going to go bad, tell your friends to get here asap." People discovered if you go to "red" counties, that would happen more often due to the lack of education that is prevalent there.
There were some things like, not the bad education, the majority of Germans want a vaccine, but when they were vaccinating the nursing homes, if they had finished and had left overs they would pull people off the street and give them shots.

My wife volunteered to help at the vaccination center since 1) she is actually legally allowed to give shots and 2) if there were left overs she would get one. So it worked out for her which is good since she her job has her meeting lots of women and babies. We had a couple of close calls in that case and so I'm happy to know that she likely wouldn't bring it home.

That's what I don't get though, shouldn't we (based on my location where anyone who wants the shot can get it now) be "back to normal" now that we're all vacc'ed?
Well that's the thing. Everyone "CAN" get a shot, doesn't mean that they are going to do so. Hell in Ohio they are having a lottery where to become eligable for the $1 Million draw you just need to get a vaccine. The US has too many of the antivax idiots, and while we can all say "screw you" to all those idiots they still are an area of concern. We (as in the world) and the US especially aren't there for herd immunity. Also the vaccines aren't for children yet, and the newer variants are causing lots of problems for younger children now, as compared to the original virus which was more aggressive with older folk. So to protect those that can't get the shot we have to keep masking and distancing. Germany also has its antivax morons, but as over 80% of Germans want a vaccine we should hit a level where we can slowly return to normal. We have a report that by end of August we should be able to even have all the kids 12 and up vaccinated. Which is good news for us. Our middle boy has been to the hospital with breathing problems after catching a simple cold. We do not want to see what would happen if he gets COVID. Thankfully he'll old enough to get the shot so as soon as it is made available for his age group here we're going to get him and his older brother vaccinated. The younger son will have to wait until end of September when he turns 12.


Ugh, ducking just hearing sql injection gives me a headache... I ducking hate hackers... Even this morning when checking my server's logs (which is bull:poop: that I shouldn't have to do, im a ducking programmer) and seeing all the ducking attempts sends me into a panic attack, heart racing, rapid breathing, etc... Had to block a couple IPs earlier this month cos they were filling up the logs (like 5gb of ducking logs a day) with attempts that were resulting in 404s... The things I would do to one of those pieces of poop...

Yeah I'm paranoid about that too. I do have one bit of real code for a real customer that does have a www facing interface. I did so much to try to harden it and make sure that nothing sent to it can divulge or even cause issues with the rest of the service, even logging like all the calls to the endpoint. With this for my wife, the database is really simple, but I'm worried about someone injecting something that has no need to be on the site.

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 on: May 13, 2021, 03:53:02 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
Astra/Zeneka is the one created in Great Britain and Sweden. It's similar to the Johnson & Johnson as it uses a viral vector to get our bodies to create antibodies. The one from BioNTek/Pfizer is using the new technology which seems to be better and dealing with variants and is closer to the one called Moderna (which I think was created in the US?). So I'm getting the not-so-good one but at least I'll have something.
Here in the states many people want the J&J. Some because its "one shot and done" and others because "it doesnt change your dna" laugh1 I got the Pfizer and have yet to grow lizard scales.


So we've had a priority list since the possibilities for vaccination has been available. The idea was to prioritize those that had the worst chances of surviving an infection. I went on the list as a prio 3 because of my asthma and blood pressure issues. Sadly due to supply issues the centers for vaccination never got around to me. In the last month or so they've started allowing regular doctors to start giving vaccinations, and now they're throwing the prio list out the window (as of new this week).
We had the prio list here too at first but there were also cases of "if we don't use this it's going to go bad, tell your friends to get here asap." People discovered if you go to "red" counties, that would happen more often due to the lack of education that is prevalent there.


Even if we are fully vaccinated, we have to maintain social distancing as well as wear a mask. However, there are other restrictions that will be lifted once someone is fully vaccinated. Most bars and restaurants are still open for take-away only, and I'm not sure how long that will last.
That's what I don't get though, shouldn't we (based on my location where anyone who wants the shot can get it now) be "back to normal" now that we're all vacc'ed?


So working on this website for my wife, I've had to dip back into PHP again, which is something I've not really worked with for quite a few years (basically since I learned Java). I'm amazed how much it has changed since I last worked with it. Lots of functionality that we had to use multiple functions to use is now handled in a single function. Even SQL Injection protections have gotten better. I'm actually quite surprised.
Ugh, ducking just hearing sql injection gives me a headache... I ducking hate hackers... Even this morning when checking my server's logs (which is bull:poop: that I shouldn't have to do, im a ducking programmer) and seeing all the ducking attempts sends me into a panic attack, heart racing, rapid breathing, etc... Had to block a couple IPs earlier this month cos they were filling up the logs (like 5gb of ducking logs a day) with attempts that were resulting in 404s... The things I would do to one of those pieces of poop...

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 on: May 13, 2021, 02:18:54 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
I'm not sure which one that is (I don't think we have it here unless it was a diff name).

Astra/Zeneka is the one created in Great Britain and Sweden. It's similar to the Johnson & Johnson as it uses a viral vector to get our bodies to create antibodies. The one from BioNTek/Pfizer is using the new technology which seems to be better and dealing with variants and is closer to the one called Moderna (which I think was created in the US?). So I'm getting the not-so-good one but at least I'll have something.

heh, similar situation here where bandmate was in right place at right time.

So we've had a priority list since the possibilities for vaccination has been available. The idea was to prioritize those that had the worst chances of surviving an infection. I went on the list as a prio 3 because of my asthma and blood pressure issues. Sadly due to supply issues the centers for vaccination never got around to me. In the last month or so they've started allowing regular doctors to start giving vaccinations, and now they're throwing the prio list out the window (as of new this week).

Awesome! I'm fully vaccinated now and have gone to shows 3 weeks in a row now! Last venue was still in a hybrid lockdown mode... I arrived with the band (friends of mine, helped them load up, load in, and set up) hours before the event and was going inside (was in the "back yard" of a bar) for drinks/restroom (with a mask) just fine, but at some point the rules switched to "waitstaff will come by to take drink orders and to use the restroom you have to wait in line outside to be let in one at a time" ... the way i see it (and correct me if im wrong (and obviously doesn't apply to your situation, or maybe even outside of my area)) but if people want the shot, they have it by now, and if they don't, that is totally fine but 100% on them so let me get a damn drink...

Even if we are fully vaccinated, we have to maintain social distancing as well as wear a mask. However, there are other restrictions that will be lifted once someone is fully vaccinated. Most bars and restaurants are still open for take-away only, and I'm not sure how long that will last.

So working on this website for my wife, I've had to dip back into PHP again, which is something I've not really worked with for quite a few years (basically since I learned Java). I'm amazed how much it has changed since I last worked with it. Lots of functionality that we had to use multiple functions to use is now handled in a single function. Even SQL Injection protections have gotten better. I'm actually quite surprised.

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 on: May 12, 2021, 05:01:59 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
Funny enough as I've gotten older, and have a wife and kids, I've become less of a loner.

Makes sense.


I had a bit of a dry spell between Diablo II and Minecraft where I didn't buy games.

I also follow a few subreddits that post when companies (Epic has been pretty steady in this) have free games. Sometimes it's stuff I'll never play, but I'll add it to my library anyway Another Tounge


Although we do have a Wii and when I had Chickenpox back in 2008 I played the hell out of Lego Star Wars.

I "borrowed" my niece's wii when I first moved back because I have some GameCube games (from when I bought the 2nd wife a GC, when we split she took the GC (was hers of course) and I kept games that were clearly mine) but even though it was marketed as being able to play them, it doesn't seem to play them well. I did buy two wii games, played one (zelda) for a bit and never even opened the other (some mario game, not even sure laugh1 ).


I finally have gotten my appointment for my first shot. It'll be on the 20th, and it is Astra. I'm not thrilled about which one I'm getting, but I'm happy to finally get something.

I'm not sure which one that is (I don't think we have it here unless it was a diff name).


I've had a colleague who is at least 20 years younger than me and no prior disease get his last Saturday, and I was really annoyed.

heh, similar situation here where bandmate was in right place at right time.


If all goes well I should have all my shots by the time I go on Vacation in August this year.

Awesome! I'm fully vaccinated now and have gone to shows 3 weeks in a row now! Last venue was still in a hybrid lockdown mode... I arrived with the band (friends of mine, helped them load up, load in, and set up) hours before the event and was going inside (was in the "back yard" of a bar) for drinks/restroom (with a mask) just fine, but at some point the rules switched to "waitstaff will come by to take drink orders and to use the restroom you have to wait in line outside to be let in one at a time" ... the way i see it (and correct me if im wrong (and obviously doesn't apply to your situation, or maybe even outside of my area)) but if people want the shot, they have it by now, and if they don't, that is totally fine but 100% on them so let me get a damn drink...


The 16yo and I are working together on a small project. My wife's practice needed a new website update, and she asked us to write something up. It's mostly static frontend stuff, but there will need to be a few dynamic elements that require a backend, so I'm building the backend and 16yo is doing the frontend. It's coming together, and I get to teach him something about working as a team as we are using GitHub to host the code.
That is awesome!!

Things are starting to feel normal again, gone to shows 3 weekends in a row (and weekend before last went to two laugh1 ) this weekend will be busy as well, video shoot in the afternoon & trying to hit two shows after (coordinating with the bands I want to see to figure out what times are where).

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 on: May 11, 2021, 05:32:25 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
You're an only child right? I tend to attribute my ability to be alone and never bored with the fact that I spent a lot of my childhood alone.


Funny enough as I've gotten older, and have a wife and kids, I've become less of a loner. When I first left the military and was working for Aeromaritime here in Germany, I was absolutely fine when they sent me on business trips where my off time I could spend alone and do my own thing, which was fine. Now, though I'm more of a social person. Possibly because I have actually made friends with some of my colleagues. They are the kind of people where I don't mind going out for a beer with after work. Something that was rare in my younger days.

heh, well not all are that great. I usually grab them on sale and have been collecting for over 10 years now.

I had a bit of a dry spell between Diablo II and Minecraft where I didn't buy games. Although we do have a Wii and when I had Chickenpox back in 2008 I played the hell out of Lego Star Wars.

I'm not super familiar with it, I have it to [text] chat with one of my old gaming friends as well as a few chatrooms for games I play. I don't have a mic on my computer though.

I use it mostly for live typing chat. However, I don't have a headset for my personal computer either. I would probably have used my company laptop for talking to people.

lol congrats yay that sounds pretty complicated for an air cleaner laugh1
Yeah they basically wanted to add some bells and whistles to the thing so you can track how the air quality in your room is over time. It's not something I had to have but since it is there, and I would never get any peace from the 16yo so long as it wasn't connected to the network I don't mind. I do find that it makes it easy to control and such.

got my 2nd shot 1 week ago today and today was the first day I felt pretty much back to normal... not sure if related to the shot or just weather/allergies (that I never had before so still figuring those out) but I've been waking up with terrible headaches and all day yesterday was super dizzy... Already starting to fill my calendar with shows to attend though! (starting this weekend even though i think im not technically safe till next weekend sofa will stay masked up).

I finally have gotten my appointment for my first shot. It'll be on the 20th, and it is Astra. I'm not thrilled about which one I'm getting, but I'm happy to finally get something. I've had a colleague who is at least 20 years younger than me and no prior disease get his last Saturday, and I was really annoyed. If all goes well I should have all my shots by the time I go on Vacation in August this year.

The 16yo and I are working together on a small project. My wife's practice needed a new website update, and she asked us to write something up. It's mostly static frontend stuff, but there will need to be a few dynamic elements that require a backend, so I'm building the backend and 16yo is doing the frontend. It's coming together, and I get to teach him something about working as a team as we are using GitHub to host the code.

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 on: April 22, 2021, 08:53:18 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
Installing Java, then installing Eclipse, then downloading the project from SVN, and then setting everything up to run. It takes me about an hour. More annoying that troublesome really.

Ah yeah, not sure why I forgot Java, totally understandable then laugh1


The first few months of Lockdown last year was already driving me crazy. I'm pretty sure I couldn't handle that.
You're an only child right? I tend to attribute my ability to be alone and never bored with the fact that I spent a lot of my childhood alone.


Yikes! I'm much more limited in the games that I have.
heh, well not all are that great. I usually grab them on sale and have been collecting for over 10 years now.


BTW do you use Discord at all? Maybe sometime if we are both online at the same time we can have a call Grin
I'm not super familiar with it, I have it to [text] chat with one of my old gaming friends as well as a few chatrooms for games I play. I don't have a mic on my computer though.


Ha! So I regained my crown as tech king in the house Grin!
lol congrats yay that sounds pretty complicated for an air cleaner laugh1

got my 2nd shot 1 week ago today and today was the first day I felt pretty much back to normal... not sure if related to the shot or just weather/allergies (that I never had before so still figuring those out) but I've been waking up with terrible headaches and all day yesterday was super dizzy... Already starting to fill my calendar with shows to attend though! (starting this weekend even though i think im not technically safe till next weekend sofa will stay masked up).

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 on: April 22, 2021, 07:14:59 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
Ha! So I regained my crown as tech king in the house Grin!

We recently bought air cleaners for the house to help remove pollen and other things that could cause problems with my asthma. The biggest one (for the living room) has an app and can connect to our wlan so we can control it and read out how bad the pollutants are in the room. My eldest was really hot about getting it connected so he could play with it Roll Eyes and so when I came upstairs from work this evening, I was bombarded with what I needed to do so that he could get it to connect to the app and yada yada yada. Basically it comes down to my security setup in  the house when it comes to new devices being connected to the wlan. Basically a new device is allowed to connect but does not get any access until I manually change its profile in the router. This is my way of dealing with the not willing to manually type a MAC address into the router configuration and also not wanting anyone to willy-nilly have access to the family network. So I looked into the router but no new device was present, and the eldest couldn't seem to get it to connect correctly. They have some convoluted way of connecting the device, which requires you to connect to a ad-hoc from the air cleaner so it can build the connection. Why couldn't they just implement a push-button WPS? Anyway eldest was going on that I needed to split the SSID for the 2.4ghz and 5ghz networks (our router doesn't allow that) or we'll never get it connected and yada yada yada. At this point I'd had enough, I just wanted to go out for a walk (the weather was nice today) and kind of disconnect after work. So I told the kid that we would get it connected after I get back from my walk. So the wife and I took a walk, had some ice cream, bought some bread (we were almost out) walked slowly home, talked to a few people we knew along the way. When we came home all the kids were upstairs and being quiet, so while my wife prepared dinner, I went into the living room and followed the instructions exactly as they were on the app for connecting the cleaner to the network.
1) Make sure app is connected to your home network (provide it a password)
2) Activate the ad-hoc on the cleaner
3) Allow app to connect to the ad-hoc
4) wait while it transfers the information about your home network to the air cleaner
5) it tries to find the air cleaner and it fails (because of my security)
6) opened the router config and changed the cleaner's profile (it was in the list this time) to allow it access
7) hit back on the app and boom there the app finds the air cleaner and I can work with it.

16yo was a little disappointed that I was able to get it setup without help Tongue

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