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Time to myself here at h-town.

I'm a with more decades in service than I care to think about. I'm a Unix guy who deals with Linux when I have to.

I am heavily into musical theatre ( ) but don't act/perform. I mostly do lighting - most recently as Master SpotOp for Seattle Musical Theatre.

I love to cook, mostly baked goods and meat proteins.

I'm gay, single, and live in Seattle.

I generally won't accept follow requests from blank profiles.

Any other questions? Just ask.

Left my laptop in my office when I went in to change backup tapes this morning. I need to decide if I want to drive back in after 21:00 this evening (when parking is free) or wait until after noon on Saturday (same reason) to get it.

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#Twitter to #Mastodon #crossposting is really annoying, if you do it and don’t care about interacting with people on the #fediverse please stop

I need something special to look forward to. Day after day of nothing but day after day is really getting ... bland? boring? depressing? Not really sure what word to use here.

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just so everyone is aware, husky, the pleroma/mastodon app for android, was originally forked from tusky to make it possible to browse gab again, something tusky had made impossible. whatever nice features it has added since then, i would ask you to consider if using the nazi app made for browsing the nazi website by nazis is something you want to do

I spent part of my lunch time today making hardboiled eggs. Now I'm trying to decide if I turn them into tea eggs or deviled egg salad for sandwiches.

I think I'll decide that once I've shelled them. The nice looking ones (should there be any) will become tea eggs, the rest will be deviled.

When I was but a young my boss told me a story of a brilliant kernel hacker (of the good kind) who left a 'gift' behind when he moved on to a new gig. I presume this story wasn't true but it sounds so good I wish it were.

Our protagonist hid a bit of code somewhere in the system that would occasionally print a message on a random (active) terminal saying "I want a cookie." If the person using that terminal typed "cookie" the message would stop and all would be well again for a while.

The users referred to it as the cookie monster for obvious reasons.

However, if they didn't type cookie the messages would get more and more insistent, saying things like "I want a cookie NOW!"

Eventually, if it didn't get its cookie, it would crash the system.

They couldn't find the code so they just left standing instructions with all users, if the system asked for a cookie, give it a cookie.

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So I have a Patreon page now! Not quite sure exactly how this works yet, but I'll figure it out. patreon.com/InvaderXan

TIL

: || nomad@castle ~ [52] ; ls -l /dev/stdout
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 4 Jul 27 17:21 /dev/stdout@ -> fd/1
: || nomad@castle ~ [53] ; ls -l /dev/stdin
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 4 Jul 27 17:21 /dev/stdin@ -> fd/0
: || nomad@castle ~ [54] ; ls -l /dev/stderr
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 4 Jul 27 17:21 /dev/stderr@ -> fd/2

Power and network are back. That was a long work day.

So much for my evenings entertainment plans. Power outage in the area both at my home and at my work. I will very likely have to drive in and bring computers back up when it is restored.

If you answer the question "What's one plus one" with "two" then that means you are non-binary.

Don't hate yourself.

@Canageek this might be of interest to you.

'How the world’s biggest general science society is tackling racism
β€œAs we held up a mirror to ourselves, we realized that we’re not as diverse as we should be.”'

theverge.com/21337391/aaas-sci

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beep boop hints for new folks

- fill out your profile before attempting to follow/interact with folks

- don't take it personal if people don't accept follow requests

- use cw's if you're posting about lewd stuff/other things that might make people uncomfortable

enjoy fedi

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unpopular opinions, fearmongering 

Practice your 3 Ws:

Wear Your Mask.
Wash Your Hands.
Watch Your Distance.

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@nomad tagging along to add: also applies to security updates.

Just remember, types - users never ask for backups but they certainly expect restores.

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Please remember:
If your mask does not cover both your nose and mouth, you are NOT wearing a mask

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hackers.town

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.