Morning Free Association: Working

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Imagine that! The Bruins can command and win a game! It’s just been a long time since we’ve seen that. Or at least it seems like a long time since we’ve seen it. Still, it’s good to see the Bruins beat a team that they absolutely should.

Bruce Cassidy has been sending messages to players by benching them. It was Chris Wagner, then it was Sean Kuraly for a couple of games, Jake DeBrusk for another, and now back to Wags. Boston finally bit the bullet and called up Zach Senyshyn placing him on the new look fourth line with Jack Studnicka at center and Kuraly at wing.

Seny, as they call him, was brought up to play with a couple of his best buddies from Providence, Studnicka and Trent Frederic, and in the intermission he touched on his chemistry with tonight’s linemate, Sean Kuraly, who he said is like a big brother to him. Those two had multiple 2-on-1s during the course of the game. They just need to work on finish.

The big narrative of the game involved the 3 first round 2015 picks –DeBrusk, Senyshyn, and Jakub Zboril– being on the same ice for the first time ever.

Jake DeBrusk came back with a fresh haircut and a monkey on his back. Senyshyn was dressed to impress. Jakub Zboril had a quiet night but held his own.

The Bruins shutout the Rangers, 4-0. As with any great victory for the B’s, they scored in a multitude of ways: on 5-on-5, on the penalty kill, and the power play. The first two goals were all first line efforts with Brad Marchand assisting first Pasta, then Bergy on his way to a three-point night.

David Krejci scored his first of the season on the power play.

And then Jake DeBrusk broke through with his first since February 18th.

Jaro Halak was on fire and got the shutout. Next up: the Rags for a huge manatee game on Saturday at 1pm.

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Stripes
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Stripes

Too many days acting like an adult. I’m going boating!!!!! Hope I remember how. grin

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Have fun. I bet the melting snow really livens up the rivers!

Stripes
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Some rain would have brought the occasionals up. The regulars are beefy!!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Boating is back!

Stripes
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Stripes

Also, I let the stove go out yesterday and it was still warm in here this morning!!!!! I know….. don’t get used to it.

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Stripes

Good Morning,
Nice win last night. Jaro was extra good early while the Bruins found there game. Five kids in the game for the Bs, three newcomers, and the core guys. They got it done and looked good doing it

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It was nice to see more players playing the way we know they can. It didn’t hurt that the Rags had played the night before.
Senyshyn might be ready for the big time. – He didn’t take advantage of his speed when on defense, but certainly contributed on offense. I’m interested in seeing more of the kid.

Stripes
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Stripes

Actually had a great back check in the 3rd!!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Hmmm… missed that. I often lose track of who’s on the ice when just casually watching.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hi folks.

Another blackout game for me. Looked pretty one-sided from the highlights. I didn’t realise Senyshyn played! Glad he looked good.

How did Debrusk and Studnicka’s short-handed attack not go in?! Typical of Studnicka’s luck this season.

Sonia is sorting us out a VPN (there’s a show on Slovakian TV she wants to watch), so hopefully I can circumnavigate these blackouts in future!

Stripes
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Stripes

And what, exactly, is a VPN?

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Aha! It’s a Virtual Proxy Network (or something like that). Basically it makes the internet think your computer is in a different country than it actually is.

I pay for an NHL TV subscription to watch games online, but if the game is being broadcast on a TV channel in Britain then I’m blocked from watching it on NHLtv until two days after the game. I don’t subscribe to any of the British sports channels that show hockey, because I’m not interested in anything else they show.

But if NHLtv thinks I’m in, for example, Spain, where they don’t broadcast NHL, than it won’t block my access to the pictures.

Stripes
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Stripes

Thank you!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Oh yeah – this sort of stuff is my day job. The P in VPN actually stands for Private, but it does kinda work the other way. A VPN allows you to connect from point ‘A’ to point ‘Z’ without interacting with points ‘B’,’C’… etc.

The original idea is that if you’re an office drone, working from home you can connect to the internet at a Starbucks in Pittsfield, and connect directly to the corporate network at Dunder-Mifflin. You turn on your VPN, and now your network traffic is tunneled from your laptop to a router inside the Dunder-Mifflin network. And the traffic is usually encrypted while it travels between you & that router, too. Now you can use the printer at work, access the corporate servers, etc. as if you were sitting at a desk in the Scranton office.
As a side effect of that, you can view regionally-blocked streaming services as if you were were located in Scranton (or wherever Dunder-Mifflin connects to the internet) because you are using an IP address that was given to you by Dunder-Mifflin.

Modern corporate VPNs send just the corporate traffic over the tunnel, and let your other traffic take the direct path, but you can buy a retail VPN service that tunnels everything from your computer to their VPN router. This is useful for encrypting your traffic at a sketchy hotel/airport/coffee-shop wi-fi as well as avoiding regional streaming blackouts.comment image

The London Bear
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Ah, the P is Private – yeah, that makes sense.

I’m on the company one right now – as you say, so I can use the company servers and print stuff out in the office (not that anyone is there!). It was useful a couple of Christmases ago when I took the computer to Slovakia – could still watch the BBC!