Can we take a moment to acknowledge one of the least appreciated #cyberdeck in pop culture?

Penny's computer book and video watch, from Inspector Gadget

In the words of Child.0, I want a laptop described as a "chunky boy". Or, a nice dad bod laptop, something with some heft and large enough to take a full-size keyboard.

(They just got their replacement, higher-end laptop. So, Grounded and Teardown are now playable.)

Boom! We've made 100 new icons for Arcticons in less than a week!

Thanks @joeligj12, for making like 40 of these icons!

Out now on GitHub & soon on F-Droid!

#arcticons #iconpack #icons #icon #design #fdroid #opensource #release #new #github

"couch" not "count".

Also, Monday we sign a contract for the second round of siding (spending money... ew). No luck on the small claims court (stress related nightmares on that one), getting someone to inspect the roof.

Gutters are probably going to be next year. But of... everything, I want the siding done before I order gutters. One thing done. then another thing, and then keep following.

Show thread

This weekend, I have two major goals: to finish my October obligation and finish all but the staining for the second count (which will finally get that item off the list).

Usually, I have lots on my list, but I just need to get these two things off.

For the writing obligation, I'm 3k into 10k words.

Well, first impressions of NixOS are positive. I think it will solve my problem with repeatable build for novels.

Also, Pleroma is a lot easier to set up than Misskey. Misskey had a webpack that needed a 4GB swap on my low end instance just to get through it. Nix plus Pleroma only needed the minimum and a tenth the time. Plus, I can use a Tusky fork to connect, which is a major plus.

Playing with NixOS with Digital Ocean (both are new to me). My brain hurts, but it is a good hurt of "you are learning new things" but apparently I hit some rate limits so... need to take a break.

For the last time: "crypto" is short for "cryptography", *NOT* "cryptocurrency". The shorter term for "cryptocurrency" is "scam".

Just committed to $34k siding, round two.

I do not like this feeling.

I do not like it Sam-I-Am.

I'd rather have it already done.

I'd rather my contractor was not on the run.

I feel like my stress is peeling.

I was never really fond of lamb.

Some days, I want to have my UIs completely driven by C# attributes but I that leads down the path of evil and despair.

But, 60+ changes into the UI and I still want it.

There is a point, about seven days into a two-week task, where I get completely and utterly lost in the code.

I may be trying to fix too many out-of-scope things but I'm so tired of having customer issues on them and being told "we can't fix it until next year".

I have so many one, two, four, eight, and sixteen year plans. :D

Show thread

I really should just create another plan (e.g., Nextcloud task list) to stand up a basement data center. I really should figure out the media server thing first (going to set up a Ceph cluster) and then move into OpenStack which would lead into setting up Drone in a more reasonable manner.

Show thread

I want to play with Gitea badly, but I have to figure out CI for my closed source which turns it into a "throw up an instance" to "throw up 2-3 instances with larges amount of disk" that I'm *not quite* ready to do.

Plus, there is all those writing obligations and tasks to do (286 and counting!)

I saw a movim verses element (XMPP verses Matrix) review and now I want to play with XMPP and see if it works.

Too many choices in life. :(

I really need to set aside time to read.

... and probably exercise too.

This holiday season, if you're going to buy friends and family presents, consider skipping Amazon and supporting some of your friendly, independent fedi artists instead!

Grab a beautiful calendar from @sylvia_ritter , a sublime in drawing print from @lila_bliblu an absurdist cult membership from @onan or one of thousands of great pieces of art from tags like #fediart or #mastoart.

Artists (of all descriptions) please post links to where people can buy your stuff in a reply!

Please boost!

I try to pick up a new language or variant at least once every other year. Plus periodically test my processes and tools to see if they are valid, productive, and useful.

I suspect the rest of this year is doing a couple test instances of NixOS and seeing if it grows on me. So far, it seems promising but so did Gentoo (which eventually betrayed me in ways that still give me nightmares).

Show thread
Show older

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!