This is my mech, THUNDERING HERD.
Take care of yourselves! Even if today that just means going to sleep a little early because you're tired, sick, or both.
(speaking of which, nn.)
tech, - Show more
Yeah, today's been an interesting day of tech. Desktop randomly restarts (more than once an hour if you let it, I think?) when booted (even if not online), but not in initrd. A VM that hosted CC books bit it last night, apparently the cloud provider's hypervisor failed. And my new printer is failing to print the resolution test document I'm trying to feed it via USB (since the VM I'd normally print from is on the desktop), and instead giving me asserts and stack traces. Woo.
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I'm very fortunate to follow almost entirely reasonable people with tastes close enough to my own that when something distasteful happens, I'll get a vague sense that something's happening, but I'm not exposed to it directly.
Sometimes I wonder what it is, and I can either piece enough together, or ask and be pointed to the thing, but it's usually good enough to know that people are upset and just act accordingly. It's nice to not have to deal directly with those things.
Ah yes, OMC, the predecessor to OMD.
about me?, vague Show more
Y'ever just have something somewhat notable (and otherwise fairly obvious) about you just sort of hit you in the face, when you hadn't realized it for, mm, decades?
Yeah, I've had that twice in like a month now. Wonder what I'll find/figure out next.
Having a laptop that is always and permanently on my home network, regardless of where it is (assuming it's been unlocked appropriately, etc.) is nice in ways I lack the words to describe.
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Mika's "We Are Golden" was randomly being played by some folks I walked past this evening. I don't know if it ever got radio play, but almost certainly not this decade, so kudos to them. Somehow it came up in my phone's shuffle as the second song this evening. An interesting coincidence.
"We are not who you think we are."
mastodev feature musing Show more
What about a mode that picked N% of the conversations that someone you're following is having but you wouldn't otherwise see in your timeline (they're responding to people you don't follow), and showed you the side of the person you're following in your timeline? Probably only for not-followers-only posts, so you could see the whole thing if you wanted.
(Not all that hard to do: the server already gets those messages. Nice to configure on a per-follow basis, though.)
I just had a revelation that with a CamelBak bottle, I can drink water while laying on my side.
So now I'm doing that. This feels like a big deal, somehow, though in practice it probably won't change anything.
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