College Football Pick’em – Week 9

I would like to quote just a small excerpt of a truly glorious plea to the Big Ten Network (Leave Us Be) by a dedicated Illinois fan prior to their game against Wisconsin as 31.5-point underdogs:

I got an email about BTN Tailgate being in Champaign on Saturday. That’s BTN’s own “College Gameday” show where they go to a campus and do a live show at 9:00 am. It was announced before the season that they’d be in Champaign for the Wisconsin game but I forgot about it until this email. Now, it just seems cruel. Why put our faces on TV? Haven’t we suffered enough?

Oh my.

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Resolving brief L2TP VPN sessions and disconnect errors

I recently abandoned macOS as a server solution (future blog post about that BS) and have switched to Ubuntu. The straw that broke the camels back for me was a reliable VPN solution that didn’t involve OpenVPN.

Don’t get me wrong, OpenVPN is fine, but the lack of built-in support for macOS, iOS, and iPadOS clients and having to rely on clunky or expensive client packages for support felt like a non-starter for me.

Instead, I wanted a simple L2TP or IKEv2 VPN. Virtually every OS has built-in client support for them and they’re plenty secure. Plus, it’s very easy to deploy to Apple devices using a .mobileConfig file.

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