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Instance Change Notice 

Thanks to @szbalint for running this instance and letting me hang out here all this while, but with the sunset coming in a few months I decided to run my own instance again. Well, kind of, I'm paying for the actual hard work. (I'm getting too old...)

Find me over at @greyduck@wellduck.me if you're so inclined. Thank you!

(I'm going to TRY the migration thingy, but more out of morbid curiosity than any actual expectation of success...)

Instance Change Notice 

Thanks to @szbalint for running this instance and letting me hang out here all this while, but with the sunset coming in a few months I decided to run my own instance again. Well, kind of, I'm paying for the actual hard work. (I'm getting too old...)

Find me over at @greyduck@wellduck.me if you're so inclined. Thank you!

(I'm going to TRY the migration thingy, but more out of morbid curiosity than any actual expectation of success...)

semi-depressed blogging 

Builder of Unwanted Things, over at my poor old blog... greyduck.net/journal/4096

I humbly submit the collective noun for dudebros is a "boondoggle."

Come on. "A boondoggle of dudebros" both flows perfectly and describes accurately, am I right?

I have 18 yrs HR and recruiting experience (US) and I'm looking for a fully remote job asap. DM if you have any leads

... which remains one of the best riffing jobs of the Sci-Fi Channel era of MST3K.

The host segments are blah, but the actual movie riffing is top-tier.

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It's a kind of evening... at the Gizmoplex, getting ready to watch Pumaman.

On the one hand, yes, I've been researching Masto instances (finding one to move to versus running my own again) most of the day instead of doing actual work.

On the other hand, actually, it's a slow day at the office and my boss-assigned specific project is done on a Friday so why not?

considering masto admin 

Was thinking of firing up my own instance (again, yeah) but a quick perusal of the tag suggests that I might run afoul of an avatar/media caching thing that could fill my VPS drive? Huh.

Nothing's ever simple.

So.

Current Masto instance is sunsetting by year's end. Do I take another stab at running my own, or do I try to find another comfy cozy instance to migrate to?

I've got a wee question because I am completely out of date on computer stuff, are curved monitors any good?

:boost_ok:

So...

Yesterday we may have narrowly averted an electrical fire when we noticed that the outlet with the living room AC was very hot to the touch. Electrician will be out tomorrow afternoon to look at things, then we get to figure out the game plan going forward.

In the meantime we're down an entire AC unit during a week-long heatwave, wooooooooo.

Happy sysadminday.com/ to all who celebrate, or who have a sysadmin in their life & should shower them with gifts on this occasion

actor deaths 

David Warner AND Paul Sorvino? Damn, we're losing some greats.

They had good long careers, mind you, but still.

I watched Weathering With You, the anime film from a few years ago by Makoto Shinkai, and then I had so many thoughts about it I was compelled to blog. So, here you go:

greyduck.net/journal/4092

Note that late in the post there are spoilers, which I denote with several lines of "beyond this point there be dragons" warnings.

Been a very... pushing-through-it kind of week, for lack of a cleverer turn of phrase.

May we all make it through to the other side of this mess. (These messes.)

Hey, the nice thing you're not doing because you'd feel guilty because stuff is undone, or it serves no purpose other than making you happy, or it isn't furthering a goal

You should do it :flan_flowers:

As always, the desire to be informed about the state of the world runs counter to one's feelings about the actual state of the world.

On a related note (as it were), was Antarctica a meme of some sort in pop music circles around 1989-1990? This (Duran Duran's LIBERTY) is one of two 1990-release records that include slow-to-mid-tempo tracks in my library with that continent in the name.

(The other one's Midnight Oil's quite good BLUE SKY MINING... with the vastly superior south-pole-centric tune, by the by.)

As the meme goes, "I'd have two nickels, which isn't a lot but it's weird that it happened twice."

Too many albums in my digital library haven't been listened through for star ratings on songs. For instance, Duran Duran's LIBERTY, which I've listened to in a kind of background-noise way maybe... twice ever?

Took me four tracks to find one I actually really like. ("Serious") Oof.

that IT support life 

What's that? Someone shared a file on Dropbox with you, and the antivirus squashed it? The file was named what, exactly? Oh, "snmp_tsp_call_py32.exe"?

The antivirus was doing its job then.

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