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Trying to change the direct debit on my data only SIM card, but to verify me I need to tell them what the last call I made was. Seems they don't understand the "data only" bit.

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updated 2021 suggested fediverse success metrics 

- lessons learned from marginalized people
- friendships formed and maintained
- worthwhile conversations had
- comments remembered months or years later
- support and validation given and received
- honesty entrusted to one's social circle
- furries petted
- pets received
- stress levels associated with reading home timeline and notifications
- pleasure derived from same
- neat creations shared
- acceptance felt

I wish I knew how to use xclip correctly such that I can paste stuff in Firefox (like Ctrl+V for AWS Session Manager, not middle click). I can't figure out what's going on in the man page.

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"Below you can see three density plots of some distributions. Could you guess their standard deviations? The correct answers are 1.0, 3.0, and 11.0" #maths

WHAT? 🤯

aakinshin.net/posts/misleading

Large capacity hard drives got cheap when I wasn't paying attention. 8TB drives are now costing less than the 3TB drives I got a few years ago.

Along with FFS2 and RAID 1C now in , I could upgrade my NAS to have nicely encrypted+mirrored storage with 2TB more capacity and leaving two drive slots now free for expansion.

Maybe someone local even wants some second hand 3TB drives to cover part of the cost.

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star trek 

:flan_despair: Just a matter of time now before this place becomes uninhabitable.

Working from a car showroom today while the car gets a service and roadworthiness check. This is basically a holiday in 2021.

sysadmin, mh 

Sometimes fighting with computers to make them produce the desired output or side effects can be exhausting. Does anyone have a zsh snippet that can add motivational messages to your prompt? Perhaps to display a message if the last two or three commands return non-zero exit status or something, or to just check in occasionally otherwise.

Maybe getting my shell to look after me isn't the right way to go about this.

programming stuff 

Just learned today about subclassing typing.NamedTuple to be able to add nice docstrings to your named tuples and this is great. Going to have to go back to everything I've used collections.namedtuple for in the past and update my code.

stackoverflow.com/a/28568351

New thing I'm hacking on to archive chat history: github.com/irl/matrix-floppy 💾

The idea is that you can run it continually, and it'll generate a static HTML site with the complete history of each room you're in.

Later I might add "meetbot" like features to record individual meetings.

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can't believe nobody ever made a memory allocator called marshmalloc
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I need a better Matrix client for day-to-day sitting in the background and being a chat app stuff. Weechat is great for IRC but I've never got weechat-matrix to work. I've tried to mess with the CSS on Element to get the information density (inverse of huge whitespace) up but I've just broken it really. Does anyone use Matrix and feel that their client does a good job of replicating IRC-like usage? That's the client I want.

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The first mouthful was pretty weird. I wasn't ready for that at all. It was over pretty quickly and I didn't have time to think about what it actually tasted like but it was intense.

It seems I've adjusted to it pretty quickly though, and it's more like a regular mate drink now. Still got that classic smoking a tea shop aftertaste.

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Interesting how I can kinda make out me sitting on the chair taking the photo in the reflection off the bottle.

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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.