IPv6 destination address selection is the process of deciding which IPv6 address a connection should be made to. This is the flip side of IPv6 source address selection, which has been the subject of several earlier articles (start here). Destination address selection is described in the same RFC as source address selection – RFC 6724 (which obsoletes RFC 3484).
If you read the doco (like “man gai.conf”) you would be forgiven for thinking that the contents of /etc/gai.conf controlled source and destination address selection in IPv6. You would be wrong.
“To verb” is to make a verb out of something else, typically a noun. Lots of common words are (or appear to be) verbed nouns (even though many are nouned verbs!), so the verb “to verb” tends to be used only with obvious neoplasms.
“To verbify” is simply to use many verbs (cf. “speechify”).
“Verbification” is the noun form of “verbify”, as in “his verbification was delightful”.
“Verbifying” is an alternative to “verbification”, as in “his verbifying delighted the audience”.
A verb constructed by verbing a nouned verb is of course a “reverb”. Repeating the process (which is orthographically invisible except to the trained professional) is known as reverberation.
Trust me, I’m a verbologist.
[This was written in 2006 in reaction to a then-proposed Australian benefits card, but it applies to any similar card, proposed by any Government, in any country. The card was intended, allegedly, to support access to welfare; in practice, however, the proposal described an identity card…]
If you have an apple and you want to sell me your apple and, in spite of me telling you I do not need, do not want and indeed will never need or want your apple, you continue to ring me on a daily basis during dinner time to try to explain why I should buy your apple then I reserve the right to tell you to stick your f***ing apple where the sun does not shine. Get the idea?
Karl Auer, June 2006
We are many; the future will certainly find enough of our bones to work with.
Karl Auer, July 2006
There once was a sad old apostrophe
Whose functions had started to atrophe.
It lay in it’s bed
Weakly shaking it’s head
And murmuring “its a catastrophe!”
Karl Auer, October 2006
True story: I tried to transfer some money from the Commonwealth Bank a few years ago, and struck a daily limit of $5000, with no way around it.
So when I was planning to move back to Australia from Switzerland and knew I’d need to transfer a deposit (for a house) out of Switzerland , I rang my Swiss bank. The following conversation ensued:
The odd placid Tibetan monk or eccentric English vicar does not make up for the megalitres of blood spilled in the name of God.
Karl Auer, January 2007
There are only three speeds in computing. They are ‘too slow’, ‘fast enough’ and ‘I don’t know ‘.
Karl Auer, March 2007