I'd like to make this into a full-featured post at some point, but for now I'm just writing down the essentials for getting a working ipv4 openvpn setup to work using ipv6\. There are two steps: 1\. Use IPv6 as the protocol to communicate between client and sever 2\. Use IPv6 addresses for the clients I had particular challenges with this because I'm using Cloud at Cost as my VPN server, and they provide a really small subnet. openvpn assumes you'll have a /64 or /112 netmask, but mine is /120 and I gave /124 to my vpn subnet.
My team is currently migrating one of our Java codebases from junit 4 to 5, and with it we lost two of our favourite features: mocking static methods with PowerMock, and Theories. I'll leave Theories alone in this post so I can focus on PowerMock.
PowerMock has served us well but has some drawbacks, mainly around its slow performance and arcane errors due to the way PowerMock changes your classloading.
I love thinking about human psychology. In particular, I love thinking about things humans do that are non-obvious, but pervasively drive their behaviour.
I can think of two general principles that drive a great deal of human behaviour, yet are non-obvious.
I'm using this post to hold a link to this good breakdown on unconscious bias from Scientific American: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-think-about-implicit-…
I have to start this post with some self-reflection. It's easy to believe that only stupid people get swept up in cults. I heard a few years ago, however, that in fact intelligent people are in fact more likely to join a cult (article, reference).
As a practising Christian, I've therefore spent a lot of time considering whether I'm just another naive cult member.
Higher sensitivity to disgust correlated with being right wing. Interesting theory. Sample size is only 50 though
I used to come across linear algebra problems in math class that seemed impossible to solve. Consider trying to find the value of x, y, and z given this set of two equations:
4x + 3y + z = 8
x + y = 2
If I plug this into Wolfram Alpha, all it can tell me is "y = 4 - x". That doesn't solve for x, y, and z like we want. The problem is intractable.
When I was younger I believed in the Internet. I believed the Internet was a brave place, where knowledge and culture was disseminated freely. I saw it as a place where you could tap into unparalleled knowledge and improve yourself.
I want to explain a theory about how to successfully share the good news. First I'll talk generally about what I've heard from people I know about their experience with the church. Then I'll talk about three of my Christian friends's experiences in their churches growing up. I'll talk about how the good news was shared with me, and then I'll tie it back to my new theory of how to share the good news ethically and successfully.
Before I talk about my life, I should share the Parable of the Sower (explanation here):