servers, grumble Show more
Yeah, whoops. There're... several reasons that won't work. Decisions, decisions.
(I suspect the motherboard is probably the thing that's broken. Do I pick up the exact same one for ~$600? Do I write it all off (and sell off some parts) and get a new server? Do I try to find an old server that's compatible with the scads of RAM I have (and ideally, the processors too)? Marginal complication is that it's an AMD build, which isn't super popular in servers.)
Atkinson dithering on thermal paper is very my aesthetic, even without color.
commercialism, not actually a paid ad Show more
@djsundog Just FYI, the "Tap" wearable keyboard (and mouse) is $50 off with free shipping using coupon "BlackFriday" through the 22nd.
Brings it close enough ($129) to a price I might be willing to pay, but I haven't decided yet.
Is there like a Pantone-equivalent for hair dye? Obviously this depends a bit on input hair color and previous treatment, but it seems like most are "here's what a few people came out with using this", and a fair bit of variability.
scenes from a (not-quite) winter Show more
Fixing a longstanding bug and then walking through the city with just a teal t-shirt* during the first commute-timed snow of the season, bouncing along and listening to Mika, even if everyone else is huddling up in their puffy jackets.
*: and pants and shoes and socks and a backpack, but you get the idea.
When something breaks, having the appropriate tools literally in your pockets (and the requisite spoons) to just fix it in a minute rather than drag it out over an involved procedure is really, really nice.
kind of a subtoot, knives Show more
Come to think of it, why *does* practically nobody have Swiss Army Knives? They're tiny, relatively cheap, come in cute colors if you like, and are super handy. Nail file, small screwdriver, small pry bar, short knife, tweezers, and scissors. (And a "toothpick", though it's not of much use for that most of the time.)
map, music, link to a store Show more
Neat map labeled with titles of songs that refer to a specific place: https://www.wearedorothy.com/collections/world-maps/products/u-s-a-song-map-open-edition (there's also a world map version in the related products list)
(CC @djsundog, who may well have a copy already.)
lyrics Show more
We've been done before
And now we try to forge ourselves
We've been wrong before
There is a lot that we survived
I'll be true again
But until then
I'll fake the books
'cause everybody knows
This ain't heaven
Until everybody knows
("Faking The Books" by Lali Puna, https://youtube.com/watch?v=J3z_E4fRGnY )
uspol, voting Show more
If you're eligible to vote today, please do so, and please vote for candidates and policies that you believe will benefit people*.
Even if you haven't registered. (If your state offers same day registration.)
Even if you think it may not matter.
Even (especially!) if you're discouraged about the state of the world.
*: I feel the choice is clear in any given race, but sometimes in local elections this gets fuzzy. Make your best call.
*ambient emotional support*
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