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I can only assume DHL is practicing international touch-and-gos with my delivery.

Every [Saturday] morning I wake up and open palm slam a search into the browser. It's me checking to see if IBM has any updates on LTO 9 drives.

(They do not. Their website says "1H 2021", but everyone else says "fall" or "September". And despite there being two manufacturers of LTO *tape*, IBM is now the only manufacturer of *drives*.)

There's something just weird about a (nominally) $150 textbook that has clearly been printed on demand on an inkjet printer. I get that roughly none of the value is in the physical object, *and yet*.

(It would also be nice to get a discount on the second edition, but I get the feeling that's not really a thing either.)

uspol-adj, money 

On the plus side, our debate bingo directed $400ish to a Wisconsin queer charity (GSAFE)

Yelled "hey buddy!" at a raccoon trying to sneak up behind me. (The second one of the night, but less assertive of the two.) Good times.

money, looking for suggestions 

I really should put together a set of things I want to buy next time Bandcamp waives its fees. I'm open to suggestions, if you've got them. (Bonus points: electronic, ambient, chill, etc.)

Relishing the certain irony in setting my desk lamp to a low color temperature to read out CIELUV formulae from "Measuring Colour" in the evening.

implied injury 

Well, I'm glad I keep a supply of Tegaderm on hand! Or leg, as the case may be.

(I'm fine; just a minor accident.)

KVM on old hardware: significantly faster than pure qemu on newer hardware. No real surprise. Would be nice to figure out why virt-manager doesn't think there's KVM on my desktop, however.

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Racing VMs. Why am I racing VMs, anyway? 😕

How have I gotten affects/effects wrong like three times this week?

cursed, food, slight audiohazard 

Pizza, the kind you clean up with a mop and bucket.

food, scheming, money 

What if we had recipes with DOIs? This seems... doable.

(DOIs remain a racket, unfortunately, and I can't find a good source for creating them. Cheapest seems to be CrossRef, which wants $275/year + $1/article, even if you make no money.)

mastodev musing 

Considering my own algorithmic timeline desires. 🤔

For this [user | keyword], addable rules:

* Show messages in my timeline X% of the time.

* If message contains [user | keyword | N users I'm following], add Y%.

* If there are more than P messages from this user / keyword in Q minutes, add Z%.

* If message is in response to a message that could have been in my feed, add that message to my timeline if it wasn't.

Maybe more? (Percentages can be negative!)

food-ish, coffee, non-vegan 

Journal of negative(ish) results, food: 1/6th of a dalgona coffee, adding some hot chocolate powder, by hand. There was roughly no way it was going to turn out correctly, but I figured I'd try it. Didn't get nearly the right amount of fluffiness, but my understanding is that's down to the volume of mixture and the fact that I was whipping it by hand.

ctfs 

Thought I'd take a glance at the current CTF, got nerd sniped into staring at it for two hours. I'm, like, one insight away from a solution on each of three challenges, with a vague hope of actually getting one of them. There goes the weekend.

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