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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.

Walk to the delightful sound of thunder. I hope the rest of the day goes just as well.

Do I really want to start this at 22:00 when I still have to work tomorrow?

Aww, who am I kidding?

Another thing I can see hanging out of the box, it's not a USB-C connecter, it's just a barel. Why does anyone do that these days?

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Initial thing I noticed about the pinebook pro when I got it... the power supply wasn't in the reasonably strong cardboard box. It was shoved in next to it, in just a thin cardboard container ... and that container hadn't survived the travel well. The .eu adapter was hanging out free and clear. I haven't looked to make sure they included the US adapter like they were supposed to, that waits for quarantine to end.

I am now the owner of a black wedge called a PineBook Pro. Now to give it a few days in quarantine.

welldamn. I am taking the train from Seattle to Portland (round trip) in July but it turns out Amtrak has cancelled most of the trains that go there. I've been moved from my nice, well timed, reliable business class seat on the Cascades to a coach seat on the ever-unreliable Coast Starlight. Instead of knowing I'll be home around 18:00 I'll be be lucky to be home by midnight.

So, just a thought...

If your post starts with "All X people" (e.g. all white people, all cis people, all gay people, all PoC, etc) do not expect me to read past that point. Painting everyone in a group with hateful stereotypes is not helping anyone. It just makes people feel bad/angry/upset.

Please, paint with an appropriately sized brush.

I spent the whole day on Sunday not looking at the computer. When I went to bed I thought I should check on mastodon and see what's new. An hour and a half later I got to go to sleep. Ah, the challenge are being social.

It has been my tradition, since college and my first real stereo, to test any new stereo or speakers with Long Distance Voyager.

The new stereo speakers + the hard surfaces in the rec room ... oh yeah, that's nice.

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Spent most of the afternoon installing an ancient AMD-based 1U box in the rack in my home server room. It's now running vServer 6.0 (the last version that supports such ancient hardware). Tomorrow I'll see if I can get vServer 6.7 running in a VM on it, then I can build a cluster in a box. This is all so I can test NUT's (Network UPS Tool) impact on shutting down a windows VM. Then I'll have other things to do with it, I'm sure.

My electric bill will not be thanking me.

It's getting obvious to me that my "home office" (guest room) is going to be too warm for me to spend much time in this summer. It is also getting obvious that the WFH will continue until morale improves^W^W^Wfor several more months, including the summer.

I've started looking at how I can set up an office corner in the rec room downstairs - a space that I explicitly did *not* want to put computers in but did, for some reason, wire with multiple network jacks. I think it's going to be less comfortable, ergonomically, than my current office but it is do-able.

In doing examining this situation I realized I had enough "retired" stereo kit (except speakers) to build out a 3rd stereo.

Now I have to decide if I want to buy new speakers for the rec room. I mean, I've been wanting a good stereo in there for a while but I could just move the speakers from my office in there... but then the stereo in the office would be lonely.

nomad boosted

I am unemployed. I don't believe I will be returning to academia.

If you or someone you know is looking for a high skilled, highly motivated Unix admin, technical writer, infosec consultant, or tech researcher, please get in touch. Willing to relocate anywhere (after the COVID-19 situation, of course) and work remotely in the interim.

(Please feel free to star and boost.)

Such a shame. I've already finished migrating off wink and removed the app from my devices.

I guess I should see how I can close the account.

Damn it, my sandwich keeps dropping little hambits!

At one point I had considered buying a Tesla.

There's no way I'm doing so now.

Elon Trump, or Donald Musk, or whatever his name is, has just proven just how vile and reprehensible he really is. He clearly doesn't care about the health and safety of the people who work there, it's strictly about profit for him.

One big difference between now and the 1980s & '90s is that straight people can get COVID so some government types actually care.

I was right, the dashboard button problem was PEBCAK. The default was buttons but I needed switches. A quick change later and it was behaving as I expected.

As for the phone, one reboot of the phone later and the dashboard showed up.

At this point I have everything that I ever did in Wink completely re-implemented and then I've added some stuff, all in less than an afternoon. Not bad.

Bai bai wink, don't let the door hit you on the way out.

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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.