Time to #introduce myself here at h-town.
I'm a #sysadmin 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 ( #musicaltheater ) 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.
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
When I was but a young #sysadmin 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.
So I have a Patreon page now! Not quite sure exactly how this works yet, but I'll figure it out. https://www.patreon.com/InvaderXan
: || nomad@castle ~  ; ls -l /dev/stdout
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 4 Jul 27 17:21 /dev/stdout@ -> fd/1
: || nomad@castle ~  ; ls -l /dev/stdin
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 4 Jul 27 17:21 /dev/stdin@ -> fd/0
: || nomad@castle ~  ; ls -l /dev/stderr
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 4 Jul 27 17:21 /dev/stderr@ -> fd/2
@Canageek this might be of interest to you.
'How the world’s biggest general science society is tackling racism
“As we held up a mirror to ourselves, we realized that we’re not as diverse as we should be.”'
unpopular opinions, fearmongering
Speaking as a homosexual, please stop trying to make me fear straight people. It's insulting. Stop trying to correct homophobia by generating a culture of fear. You're not helping anyone.
Furthermore, stop trying to make straight people feel guilty for shit they didn't do. These people are my friends and they have done nothing to me; they've gone to great pains already to make me feel welcome, unlike the people who want to make us afraid to live in this world.
Just remember, #sysadmin types - users never ask for backups but they certainly expect restores.
Computer geek into musical theatre (tech & crew), cooking, LGBTQI rights, and photography. 🏳️🌈📷🍞🎭
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.