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Oh boy, I get to try to be a functional member of the company team while getting by on, at most, four hours' sleep.

Too bad I'm not a coffee drinker, eh?

Ah, nothing quite like that new-VPS smell, eh?

(It's about time that I migrated off of the 14.04-upgraded-to-16.04 rig onto something a bit more modern, so. Here we go again...)

Anybody else having a day of feeling entirely depleted by... well... *gestures randomly* all of this?

I'm not depressed, just... drained.


@nomad My first thought was, "Master Control Program's looking a bit rough nowadays."

@szbalint It's remarkable what can happen when a country collectively agrees to remember and learn from ALL of its history, not just the "good parts." When you're willing to say, "oh wow THAT was double-plus ungood, how about we never do anything like that again, mmkay?"

Maybe some day we'll get the hang of that... sigh. server maintenance poll 

@szbalint My vote should be taken as "I'm all in favor of sooner-the-better when it comes to keeping servers afloat" and not an insistence that you choose any of the three options in particular.

uspol covid snark blah blah 

I chose to wear my old ThinkGeek "Science: It's gotten us this far" t-shirt before seeing any news or social media timelines this morning, just for the record.

Welcome to Friday, or as we're calling it around our (virtual) office, Monday The Fifth.

@shreyas If you spend the month reading Mark Twain stories it could be Hucktoberfest.

that IT life 

Yes, Vendor Support Tech, thank you for giving me instructions on performing the most basic of tasks in your system, otherwise I might have spent entire microseconds having to recall how to do that thing from my own memory.

Also maybe try actually giving some useful information about the problem I meticulously reported? Just maybe?

Don't πŸ‘πŸ» connect πŸ‘πŸ» your πŸ‘πŸ» TV πŸ‘πŸ» to πŸ‘πŸ» the πŸ‘πŸ» Internet!

Ever! Buy something - a Roku, an Apple TV, a PS4, an Xbox, a Raspberry Pi running Plex, *anything* - and use that as your video source. Don't ever use the TV's own Internet-connect apps. First, they're guaranteed to spy on you. All sly TV brands do this as far as I can tell. Second, they *suck* in comparison with what you get from a set top box.

Just don't do it!

@MoMartin Having seen plenty of concert footage of various rock bands over the years, I assure you that there's NO WAY that his faces-making is actually an impediment to your friend's rise to fame.

Ah, lunchtime, time to take a break and play a bit of a match-3 game on my tablet...

... which is currently in an update-and-reboot cycle, so never mind then!

@phessler @djsundog ... I now have the Misfits Of Science theme in my head, thanks (I think)!

Random playlist today is a lot of Mono Inc, Pink Floyd, Midnight Oil, and Depeche Mode.

Not sure if there's a theme or trend here, but I'm amused nonetheless.

Petition to replace "free as in beer" with "free as in coffee" to be more accessible to people put off by beer-drinking culture.

Yeah, for real. People with religious reasons for not drinking don't need the micoraggression. Neither do people who live in places where beer is blokey, heteronormative or reminiscent of Brett Kavenaugh. ~Everyone~ is the target audience for FOSS. RMS-era Foss jokes all need to be reevaluated and many of them, including this one, have outlived their usefulness.

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