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I might have to put the air conditioner on a UPS. It loses all its settings when it loses power, and in the morning I find my office is 80Β°.

[sigh]. Bought a refurb Nexus 5 specifically to try Ubuntu Touch. But the installer appears to just be _sitting there_, not doing anything. No evidence it's downloading images, etc. Nothing after it reboots to the bootloader. Very disappointing. Going to install Lineage, for now, try again some other day.

I am taking a chicken nap. It's a new thing I just invented where you put a chicken in to roast and wake up with a nice-smelling house and a chicken dinner. #homesick #sickday #loopyoncoldmeds

I am once against annoyed and saddened that Woot doesn't make shirts in anything bigger than 3X. I want to replace my Cute but Evil shirt with one that fits, but no. I can, apparently, go fuck myself.

Micro-action my friend in Canada did. She would be happy if you copied it :) creativaty.ca/

( I suppose what I'm saying is that I should install an onboard UPS and wifi in all my servers. ::P )

Ok! Time to shut down all my servers so I can move then four feet away from where they are!

Trying to work up the ambition to open up my file server and add the second CPU

My personal kindle is an Oasis. Yet Amazon keeps sending me emails to 'upgrade' to the latest paperwhite. ::P
Probably because I still have an older paperwhite on my account, but still. Gah.

Ever kickstart something thinking it will be massively useful, and by the time it ships years later it's not only useless, but ridiculously antiquated?

In other news, my Superbook arrived the other day.

It wouldn't make that big of a dent (12% give or take), but in the immediate term it might make me feel better.

In the long term, I expect I'd regret it.

I have a script that goes and screen-scrapes all of my banks-and-similar, 11 of them, every day, and collects the current balance, limits (for credit cards), etc into a database, then renders out a text file that shows up on my desktop so I can see today's status.

Today I looked at my "total cash" which includes savings, and my "total revolving debt" (cards) and had to fight the urge to dump all my savings into paying down the cards.

(Recent adjustments to my insulin regimen has caused some annoying psychological damage and I'm finding it hard to _want_ to eat anything. fast food at least makes the carb calculations easier.)

Been playing with fast food apps on my phone. They pretty much all suck. The ones that offer order-ahead all make it a chore, at best, to find and add the items you want. FFS, mcdonalds, I have to specify _two_ "no sauces" on my nuggets? Popeye's 'nutrition info' _opens a fucking pdf_. Why is this hard?

So I have an announcement. I sent an email to my work saying that I wanted to be able to focus on my work on taking advancing the federated social web to the next level. Read: better security / abuse resistance, richer interactions, virtual worlds.

How will I be funded to do this? I don't know. I do know that the state of the political world scares me enough that I feel I have to do this. If you want to support me: patreon.com/cwebber

Wish me luck. More updates soon.

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The Clacks

Welcome to The Clacks

Named after the transcontinental communications network from Terry Pratchett's Discworld.

Neither Deluge Nor Ice Storm Nor The Black Silence Of The Netherhells Shall Stay These Messengers About Their Sacred Business. Do Not Ask Us About Sabre-Tooth Tigers, Tar Pits, Big Green Things With Teeth, Or The Goddess Czol.