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Only just realised how much certain bits of the lyrics during A-HA's The Living Daylights (particularly the opening thirty seconds) sound just like Joe Cornish doing his David Bowie impression...

As nice as the cloudlet case is, I think I'll give it a miss...

I'm not saying that I'm paranoid or anything, but I am definitely waiting until the "your item has been delivered" notification from Amazon before cancelling the 99p 7-day prime trial...

Nope, decision made, Synology DS1019+ it is.

Starting off with only 3 HDDs to make the cost slightly more bearable, but still ending up with way more storage than I currently have.

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Bah, I'm still vacillating between replacing my two HP microservers with either a self-build in the shiny new shuttle sh370R8 barebones, or a synology ds1019+

I have a feeling that it might be time to start a comparison spreadsheet...

It's a story as old as time...

Somebody who doesn't understand a technology copies and pastes from the internet to get a "test" thing up and running.
Time passes, the test thing gets used a lot, but it's status as a poorly copy-pasta'd thing from the web is forgotten, and it's assumed to be set up properly, like everything else.
Then an upgrade is run, and that thing blows up.

And that's the story of how I lost all my home grafana dashboards...

Based on themost recent email from the London Transport Museum, I'm glad I picked up my jubilee line door button when they were £10, they're £35 now...

Calendar blocked out for find the dates over on birdsite here but keep it quiet, we don't want it getting too popular to buy tickets 😉

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me: okay i think i've finally worked out all the different standards and varieties of USB

My task this weekend is definitely going to involve sorting out my docker install/setup.
I started playing with a couple of things, went a bit OTT, and am now at the point where I definitely need to dig into compose files, instead of keeping a text file with a bunch of `docker create` commands in it...

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"Should Disney World Have the Right to Build a Nuclear Power Plant?"

I don't ever want to click that, or read the article. I'm just going to lean back and enjoy how we live in a world where that headline's existence is a normal thing.

Me, earlier: I'm well jet-lagged, I'll just do this quick thing on the laptop whilst I have my dinner.
Me, one macbook pro battery later: It's half eleven you plank, why have you been fighting with docker swarms all evening...

If anyone has any hints (apart from "Don't" for running in a swarm which includes a mac... (swarm manager/portainer server on ubuntu 18.04, portainer manager on 18.10 works fine, agent on MacOS 10.14.4 can't connect to manager)

Just discovered that the convenience store next to my new employer's office stocks both cherry, and cherry vanilla Dr Pepper 😀
It's £1.49 a can 😭
RIP my teeth, waistline, and bank balance...

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Purism will allow bigoted content on their servers 

Before spending my week off between employers doing "not much apart from a few longer* walks" I should have checked my May weekends. They're all either travelling or partying, so my newly acquired interest in installing homeassistant and mycroft might have to wait...

*only a few miles, but for someone who has done basically no exercise since the Jan 22nd...

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#mastoAdmin has blocked the instance, because they removed all abilities for us to report abuse to them. They also removed the ability for their users to report abuse from our users, which is also pretty troublesome.

While we normally do not announce instance blocks, this is a fairly serious action on their part and needs to be pointed out publicly.

The safety of our users in the Fediverse is very important to us.

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I love the idea of the hackerfarm - I've had a longtime distant dream of a vaguely off-grid/sustainable place in the country, but to combnie that with decent internet and what is basically a hackspace... Oh my...

@beehive Are there any debug options I can turn on?
Specifically to get to the bottom of an auth problem with the mastodon bee, where I think my email address having a plus sign in the username is causing it to fail authentication

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