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Just to be 100% clear: "Full Stack" is bullshit. It means you're looking to pay someone once for two jobs, and/or it means you want someone mediocre at both. Back end and front end are very different types of skills, and it's damned near impossible to specialize in both while staying current on new developments. If someone _can_ do it, you should be paying them well north of 200.

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If you don't provide an rss feed, you're not a news site, you're an advertising site.

I need two things: A high resolution altitude map (data set) of Tithonium Chasma, and a mechanism to generate minetest maps from that data set.

oh, fucking lovely. My brand-new $250 E-ATX case doesn't fit my existing $400 E-ATX motherboard because, as with so many things, there are two incompatible standards both called E-ATX. Mother Fucker.

And, of course, I had to completely disassemble both the old computer AND the new case to find this out.

Help my failing memory. Back in the dialup days, there were (at least) two protocols commonly used by ISPs... PPP was one of them, mine used another, and I can't remember what it was, nor is my google-fu helping me find it. Any ideas?

[suddenly remembers reading something] [googles "wil wheaton"] "Ah, still alive. Dream, then."

I accept this pronunciation.

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RT @Esquiring@twitter.activitypub.actor
pronouncing "PostgreSQL" as "Post Greyskull" from now on
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Amazon keeps "inviting" me to open a business account. Apparently I'm buying outside of my consumer class?

Got my tax refund today! Immediately threw it all at credit cards, making a tiny tiny dent. Yay.

Good lord. Bringing all the atomic pis online (which is the plan) will almost double my total bogomips. Wacky.

One of these days maybe I should get some _real_ benchmarks.

My (active) servers have a combined 252,259 bogomips across 136 cores, ranging from Lich (50/2) to Vela (99072/16). Definitely need to move services around to spread the loads more appropriately. Bellatrix is trying to do too much.

Alternately, I could try opening bellatrix up and swapping the i5 for vela's old i7, see if that makes a difference. means downtime for the clacks tho.

I should also look at getting the clacks moved over to the docker swarm while I'm at it.

ok, looks like I can run all four minecraft servers simultaneously under docker on mintaka. probably work even better if I just migrate the non-docker msm setup over from bellatrix. so maybe I'll do that this weekend.

Oh, S2 of Altered Carbon drops on my birthday. Nice.

Little weird to find myself designing - in my head, anyway - the data model for a space-based navy's personnel records, so that ranking officers can be sure of their tea preferences accurately following them from ship to ship.

It’s only sarcasm if it comes from a valley in the Sar region of France.

Everything else is snarkeling whine.

"There's a horror movie called Alien? That's really offensive. No wonder everyone keeps invading you."

I’ve lived in cities and suburbs, spent considerable time in rural areas, spent all decade with well water, and this is the grossest water I’ve ever dealt with.

Bought a water distiller, on the grounds that it will hopefully be more convenient and less wasteful than buying bottles ran it for the first time yesterday. From 4L of two water, it left behind about a third of a cubic centimeter of residue, minerals and the like. Ugh.

Power is out here in downtown Lake Forest Park. And I definitely need to replace Bombard, my main desk ups, as it dies almost instantly in any outage and is currently responsible for at least one critical internal network switch.

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