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Let not a person revive the past
Or on the future build her hopes;
For the past has been left behind
And the future has not been reached.
Instead with insight let her see
Each presently arising state;
Let her know that and be sure of it,
Invincibly, unshakably.
Today the effort must be made;
Tomorrow Death may come. who knows?
No bargain with Death
Can keep him and his hordes away,
But one who dwells thus ardently,
Relentlessly, by day, by night β€”
It is she, the Peaceful Sage has said,
Who has had a single excellent night.

~Bhaddekaratta Sutta
from the Majjhuma Nikaya (The Middle Length Discourses)

is awake in this house
g aroundnottryingtowake
anyone (and me and the cat are just trying to sleep on this couch and enjoy the rain while these noisy bastards stumble into things in the dark).

There's a bird that won't leave my warehouse. Get outta here Bird! You're gonna get locked in. 😬


Build the road of peace before us
Build it wide and deep and long

Speed the slow, remind the eager
Help the weak, and guide the strong

None shall push aside another
None shall let another fall

Work beside me, sisters and brothers

_cr0_tab@[redacted] : ~ $ alias hostup
hostup='sudo nmap -v -sS -p 22 -iL .host_names|grep -e down -e up -B 1'


I know very little about an awful lot of things. I wish that were a more marketable skill.

Bodily functions, powerful nonchalance. 

Reflection is the same operation as inversion across the circumference of a circle of infinite radius.

[Description for the visually impaired]

A white sheet of paper. A circle has been drawn in pencil with a compass. It's center and three arbitrary points within it's circumference have been labeled O, P, Q, & R.

Three rays have been extended from center point O through the three arbitrary points, crossing the circumference, and extending to the edge of the paper.

Perpendicular lines have been drawn from the three rays intersecting at their respective points ( P,Q,&R).

Tangents to the circle have been drawn at the three intersections with the perpendicular lines. The intersection of the tangent with the original ray passing through each arbitrary point has been labeled points P',Q', & R' respectively.

The page has been titled in blue ink "The Geometry of Circle Inversion" and subtitled "Segment length OP multiplied by segment length OP' is equal to the radius squared."

Stand up, all victims of oppression
For the tyrants fear your might
Don't cling so hard to your possessions
For you have nothing, if you have no rights
Let racist ignorance be ended
For respect makes the empires fall
Freedom is merely privilege extended
Unless enjoyed by one and all

So come brothers and sisters
For the struggle carries on
The Internationale
Unites the world in song
So comrades come rally
For this is the time and place
The international ideal
Unites the human race

Let no one build walls to divide us
Walls of hatred nor walls of stone
Come greet the dawn and stand beside us
We'll live together or we'll die alone
In our world poisoned by exploitation
Those who have taken, now they must give
And end the vanity of nations
We've but one Earth on which to live


And so begins the final drama
In the streets and in the fields
We stand unbowed before their armour
We defy their guns and shields
When we fight, provoked by their aggression
Let us be inspired by like and love
For though they offer us concessions
Change will not come from above!

Oh fuck, I'm at follower/following parity! Gonna treasure this moment before reality gets it's grubby hands on my pristine numbers.

Public Service Announcement
In KDE 5.10+ as configured on Kubuntu 18.04

The lock screen is run by:

kscreenlocker authenticates via:

kcheckpass authentication is handled via pam and configured in:

So if you want two factor auth for your lock screen and not just session logins, you need to implement it there.

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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.