It looks like a Raspberry Pi Zero W can still connect to my WiFi from within a multi-switch gang box. Hmm.
*eyes Hue lights*
(I'm a little iffy on it because there's a reasonably high number of retries, but it's at least a plausible way to hook up "actual" light switches to my lights.)
It has come to the point where I'm eyeballing how many gallon bags I need to store my USB cable collection. 😐
(It needed repackaging. Ended up with three gallon bags and a quart, but one of the gallon bags is slight overkill. There's a chance I have a sufficient number of "regular" USB cables.)
lyrics musing Show more
Peter Schilling's "Major Tom" has a lyric:
Across the stratosphere
a final message
give my wife my love
then nothing more
And I'm reasonably sure it's "'Give my wife my love', and then nothing more is heard", which makes sense given the song.
Sometimes I just hear it like a bitter swipe from the poor major: "Give my wife my love, but she gets nothing else.".
Why am I using ddrescue on a MECC sampler CD from 1994? I couldn't rightly say.
unicode question(s?) Show more
@LadyMargaret I think(?) there's a way to represent "woman" or "man" as used in combining emoji as a single non-emoji glyph in Unicode. (Do you remember what that was? VS15... before it?)
My real question, though, is whether there is a way to represent "flag combining letter" (e.g. C or A in 🇨🇦) as a non-emoji. Do you know if there is, and if so, how?
(Sorry, I should be able to look this up, but I don't know how off the top of my head. If not I'll dig through the books.)
qc Show more
I have no idea why *this* is what I noticed from tonight's comic, but it's interesting that Sam's mental lightbulb:
* is a downlight (only emits light in the "down" direction, although sometimes that's actually a different angle)
* has an E27 base (which made me look up where QC is set: Northampton, MA) (mostly because I thought maybe Canada somehow, which has a lot of GU10 downlights)
(I suspect this was Jeph aiming for an LED bulb, which that probably is, being too blue for most halogens.)
Accidentally left some RAM testing for a week. 11 passes of memtest86 later, I think it's good. 🙃
Oh wow, good job to whomever did this one.
How did I *just now* realize that Adam Ant was probably a play on "adamant"?
(Wikipedia is somewhat conflicted on this and I haven't investigated further, but still.)
It's... interesting when several former classmates join Signal on the same day. 👀
Do you or anyone you know want a 16-computer VGA + PS/2 KVM?
It's https://www.iogear.com/product/GCS1716/ , though I think I only have 12 sets of cables for some reason. I believe it works, but I haven't honestly tested it in many years.
Yours for the cost of shipping from the US midwest.
take meta Show more
Reading things labeled as "takes" ("hot", "cold", or otherwise) often feels like "X take: [...]" could instead be read "fundamental attribution error: [...]".
Like, not *always*, but it often seems like a "this is how it seems to me, and I'm not that interested in what anyone else's experience is", and... I'm not a huge fan of that. (I'm very possibly interested in your opinion and experience! I just don't know that they're the only ones that are valid.)
The benefit of flagrantly "probably queer" hair on Amtrak was that on the first two trains, the person I'd identified as the most evidently queer on the train has at some point ended up taking a seat next to me.
(Which is cool, because I vaguely want to talk to those folks, but lack the guts to actually sit down next to them and start a conversation, and if half happens without my doing, that's nice.)
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