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Just found a whole batch of people languishing in my Follow queue.

Locals should drop me a line when following so I can approve. Not currently accepting outside follows.

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? But I never did ...

I'm a weird guy who decided to base his profile on the movie Sneakers. I love technology, probably more than is healthy. My interests tend to revolve in a cycle but in the spirit of I try to keep it to infosec and general internet nerdery.

I live with a migraine 24/7 so don't be surprised to see the occasional related toot.

Fun STA Fact #4 (collect them all!): A Canadian goose once attempted to carjack me.

Jamie Berry Ft. Octavia Rose - Delight


Feel the music fold around you and pull you into the light
Feel how it takes away your strain and stress
And turns it into light just for tonight


Ugh. Not only is it the season for endless election text spam, they're sending MMS now.

Stare blankly at nothing? Or figure out what to do with all these exceptions in the data migration?

I dunno, the former sounds a lot more appealing.

Ignore my ignorant whining. I didn't look closely enough at the copypasta. Apparently the crappy everyone is passing around includes a condition to ignore single-field records.

Like any good piece of software, Awk does what you tell it. Whether you want it to or not.

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Conspiracy theory:

The RIAA waited until YouTube had something in place to detect the current version youtube-dl before issuing the takedown.

Now they're making their list and checking it twice...

Everyone on stack overflow: Just use Awk to extract the last field out of a string!

Awk: I didn't see the delimiter in the string, so I just did nothing.

Wait. What? The data copying is done?

More of it must have failed (permissions and stuff) than I thought.

juvenile humor 

I have a friend who about this time each year (as NaNoWriMo approaches) works on his terrible random-plot-generator. Random plot:

> Do you dare brave The Lair of the Mutated Dragon in search of a great tome of thunder spells?

Me: Great tome of thunder spells? Cooking with Beans, 3rd edition?


Nice to see the few passwords I have in the safe for are accurate /s

Trying to decide which wall to bang my head on next.

One of these days I'm going to make Dad get his hearing checked. If only so that Friday night's aren't "Mom and Dad watch something improbably loud" night.

Data copying has begun.

Don't have the energy to even see how much I've got. But I'm sure it'll take a while. Like, come back and check on it in a few days.

But the ZFS pool and the datasets have been created. New homes for everything have been mapped out. Giant script (just long, not complicated) to do the initial copy of all the things into all the places, has been written and started.

More progress than I expected to make on anything today.

*finds a copy of the English language Wikipedia from some time in 2018*

Why do I have this?

Of course, it's 2020 now. At the rate things are going I probably need an offline copy...

Quality enclosure is quality.

$ ls /dev/disk/by-id/usb-J* -la
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Oct 8 15:20 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-JMicron_Generic_DISK00_0123456789ABCDEF-0:0 -> ../../sdd
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Oct 8 15:20 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-JMicron_Generic_DISK01_0123456789ABCDEF-0:1 -> ../../sde
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Oct 8 15:20 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-JMicron_Generic_DISK02_0123456789ABCDEF-0:2 -> ../../sdf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Oct 8 15:20 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-JMicron_Generic_DISK03_0123456789ABCDEF-0:3 -> ../../sdg
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Oct 8 15:20 /dev/disk/by-id/usb-JMicron_Generic_DISK04_0123456789ABCDEF-0:4 -> ../../sdh

*goes back to trying to figure out what he was doing with ZFS*

My brother-in-law finally had the answer to my "no sound in Firefox on Windows 10"

- Start Firefox
- Windows Start Menu -> Settings -> System -> Sound -> Advanced

You can select per-application sound input and output devices here. For some reason Firefox's output device was blank. Changing it back to default fixed it.

Now I don't have to use Edge just to get media to work.

Not sure why my Mint Window Manager / i3wm hack quit working suddenly. At the time I was happy to be back to a non-tiling WM but now, not so much.

Sometimes I hate computers.

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