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It's probably just me, but the thought of a phone without any google apps is actually pretty appealing...

After a big tick against the weekend project of finally sorting out my nextcloud crons and news updater, I thought I'd have a look at seeing if I could make the social app work.
The answer is that "it is still very alpha", so I might come back to it at a later date ;-)

I had totally forgotten about , so with thanks to @ryen and for reminding me, and for for having their ready-to-roll images, I just spent under ten minutes and now have my photos directory syncing from the synology to both HC2s.
Tomorrow = set up the remainder of my "need to sync" directories, wait for "some time", and then take the designated "off-site" HC2 to $secretDestination

Currently looking for the easiest way to certain directories from my NAS to a pair of odroid HC2s, because this is digital data, where two is one, and one is none.

I'm torn between setting up everywhere and federating directories, using resilio sync and spending probably forever fixing up file permissions, and compiling minio on the odroids, and using the native synology cloud sync and use the "custom destination S3" endpoint.

Who has two thumbs and just wasted two and a half hours of his Saturday morning failing to connect to his instance of but only in firefox, not in chrome or safari?
Yup, this guy, who has the unfortunate combination of uBlock Origin, EasyList blocklist, and duckdns for his dynamic DNS.
Once I worked out that EasyList is blocking websockets to duckdns, it was easy enough to add a whitelist for my own hostname, but urgh, very annoying.

I was trying to find out when it was changed (I suspect in the last 12 hours, as this was working last night), but github is showing me unicorns instead of git blame for that particular file, and as I've fixed it, I don't care enough to dig more ;-)

Well damn. My favourite android app for the 'verse is showing an http/500 error for the "home" column here on

Anyone have any recommendations for shiny android apps for the fediverse? (because a change is always better than a fix, right? :blob_gnikniht:

I managed to turn off the computer before 3am!

This miracle brought to you by me installing a bad combination of C:S mods, causing the game to crash on start up, so instead of fixing that, I loaded up Rocksmith for the first time in almost five years, plugged in my bass, and tore my poor little fingers to shreds*

*or, you know, made them a little sore because it's almost five years since I played my bass...

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Me looking around my flat: "I should do some chores"
Also me: "I haven't played any Cities: Skylines for a couple of weeks, and there's an update to traffic manager: president edition" that I'd quite like to try out..."

Me in about six hours: "Oh crap, it's 3am, why am I still awake?"

Successfully moved "add camera, tell it to record a video clip when motion detected" from my to-do list to the done list.

And now I'm going to have to add "write a blog post so I can refer back to what I did when it inevitably breaks in the future"

I've arrived the "need to set up a newsletter" phase of the "replace kodi with plex, share with a friend, share with a couple of other friends, share with a couple more friends, realise that you need a newsletter, move to a massive beefy server in the cloud" process.
I'm hoping to avoid the final stage, if I'm being honest...

Oh dear someone probably needs lessons in how to break bad news via email...

They're making a whole bunch of devices be "legacy" at the end of May. Now, whilst I absolutely do not expect a company to support hardware forever, to make it so that having one device which no longer receives updates means that every device in your system no longer receives updates is, to put it mildly, shitty behaviour.

After the whole recycle-mode debacle, and them killing off Snips late last year ( ) they're really losing their shine to me.

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I've collected all your responses and here's my new preliminary .gitignore_global:

# File Managers

# Backup files

# Temporary files

# Logs

# Databases

# Binaries

# Generated files

## Java

## Python

## Javascript

I can't be the only person who, when a friend posts pictures of the keys to their newly purchased property, has to fight the urge to make a key from the photo and gift it to them as a house-warming gift, can I?

And I'm never sure if refraining from copying their keys without permission is balanced out by not demonstrating the dangers of sharing the keys...

One of my xiaomi zigbee buttons had nothing assigned to the long press in so now it starts playing Barry White on the sonos, and turns the lights red.
I am both classy, and smooth.

I moved my blog from wordpress to jekyll, so I think that means I'm officially hacker now...

I think this weekend is the one where I scrap my ad-hoc config, and redo it "properly".
This realisation is mostly brought to you by me leaving the flat last night, hitting the zigbee button by the door to turn off all the lights and music, and then having to press it again as the hall light came on when I opened the door, because it was after sunset and all of the lights were off...

longish #introductions toot 

I guess I should actually do one of those type toots now that I've found my new fediverse home. I used to be in case you want to check out the sorts of nonsense I toot about.

UK based human-shaped computerist (he/him), by day I pay the bills by turning things off and on again (these days redeploying containers and removing old ones), by night I do more computery things, play with the likes of docker/kubernetes/other type things

I'm also mess around with various and things, and have recently started messing around with using , and assembling my stash of kits (, , and )

Watcher of too much tv, reader of not enough books, listener of a reaosnable number of podcasts, lefty, poly, bi, considers the letters SJW a compliment not an insult, happy to use my white-cis-male-privilege to act the snowflake and do my best to call people out when they deserve it.

As a professional computerist, I figure it's only right to make my first post here on an admission that I've just spent two hours trying to get access to some raspberrys pi on my home network, including all sorts of messing around with my firewall.
I fixed this lack of access by not using a shell on my remote VPS.
Yup, I do this stuff for a living too...

A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.