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I'll leave this pinned for a while...

I am glad so many people are interested in what I have to say but if you have a blank profile that's a problem. Please show you're a rational human being - and not a troll or nazi - by filling out your profile and posting some things first.

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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.

As usual, I woke up with a song snippet on loop in my brain. Unusually, this time it inspired a short story.

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Start your week off with clowns!!
(by that I mean me and my partners)
We're doing Acro practice!

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Grab a cuppa and join us for the Friday night edition of the #CircusInPlace video chat, kicking off with the Emperor Norton Coffee Hour!

We'll be there starting at 7pm UTC-5, and practicing our circus skills all night.

We'd love your company.

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The amount of smoke now coming into #Seattle from the Bolt Creek Fire has pushed the AQI to "unhealthy for everyone" so please close your windows, mask up outdoors and limit how long you are outside if you can.

Don't forget, wildfire smoke isn't healthy for pets either.

#WildfireSmoke #AQI

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I stepped outside for a minute or two at most. The wildfire smoke was so bad my eyes were watering and I started coughing.

Welcome to the "new normal" for the US PNW. πŸ˜žβ€‹

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I can't move to the Fediverse properly until I reproduce my famous pinned post from the birdsite, so here it is:

P.S.A. To all vintage computer and video game collectors:

Go through your collections and GET THE DAMN BATTERIES OUT!

Now! Don't wait! Seriously, put down the phone, go to your collection and take out all the batteries. Right now! Even if they look "okay" they are NOT SAFE after this much time.

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Totally unbiased poll write the following in a config file in a Unixy environment:

include subdir/*

Assuming this config language supports modular configs via including other config files in this manner, should dotfiles be included?

#poll #configuration #unix #linux #globbing

Phantom of the Opera is closing on Broadway in February of next year. It's been running for ~35 years, which is a mere 36 years too long.

Any bets on how long until they stage a revival?

Disclaimer: I don't generally like boss fights in video games.

I just finished the main story in Xenoblade Chronicles 3. Overall it was a very good game and I don't regret the 170ish hours I've put into it. I still have some quests to do and some abilities to unlock and I fully intend to do all of them.

That said, the final boss was tedious. Much more than in 1 or 2. I don't think I'll be going back to do that again.

Food, wishing 

I wish I had someone special to share this with.

Mind you, I probably wouldn't be quite so willing to consider XCP-ng if I didn't have a budget for licensing their XOA. I don't really like manually maintaining critical infrastructure.

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I've been exploring alternatives to VMware due to a pending buyout by $EVILCO. So far I've looked at proxmox and XCP-ng. Next week's target it oVirt.

At this point XCP-ng is leading for our multi-hypervisor needs. If I were going for a single hypervisor I'd probably go with proxmox but their quorum system has significant drawbacks for us (both of our clusters have even numbers of hypervisors and that's just the beginning).

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Midweek #CircusInPlace time!!
Love taking time to hang out with you :)
Will also be doing acrobatic shenanigans.

game name spoiler 

LoZ Tears of the Kingdom, eh? Ok, I can buy that. (And I will.)

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Trans/queer issues 

Let me put it another way- I can talk about how much I enjoy repairing electronics, and how I wish more electronics were repairable. That doesn't necessarily make me a right-to-repair activist!

Yet, trans/queer folks tend to be held to a different standard. If I talked about how it sucks that there are places in my country that are unsafe for me as a trans woman, it's treated by many as a political discussion, instead of a practical human discussion.

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🎢 hey, this is crazy, but here's your password, so change it maybe 🎢

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Anyone have a good resource for using a Soarer's Converter on Linux or macOS? I'm compiling info for a video on getting the Model M keyboard working with modern systems, and I'd love to assemble some non-Windows-specific resources in one location.

Boosts welcome. #retro #keyboards #mechanicalkeyboards

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Good god, fedi, let people be sad for a minute, would you?

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poll about being trans and being from iowa 

look i'm just saying:

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