Friend: Are you OK? You haven't posted on Instagram in ages
Me: I quit FB, Instagram, and Twitter.
Friend: Why'd you quit the internet?
Me: Actually I've *rejoined* the Internet.
Next time someone asked me why did I leave the internet, I'm gonna say I'm still very much on the Internet. When are *you* coming back?
Weekend hack: Creating a retrofuture internet terminal by replacing the Motorola MDT-9100's i386SX with a BeagleBone Black and Teensy: https://trmm.net/MDT9100
So, I've got a pizero hooked up to a monitor, displaying a status board (mostly cpu temps for all the servers, plus nat network traffic graph).
I also have a few antique serial terminals (a zentec adm 12plus, a wyse wy60, and some generic vt100 thing), which I really like the idea of making use of.. I just can't think of anything useful to do with them.
What I just realized is that... it turns out what really enjoy is sysadmining minecraft servers. That's why i've been putting so much effort into getting them to run on my arm-based docker cluster and so forth.
Or, servers in general. I play with setting up a docker cluster and running things on it as a form of game, not because it's actually _useful_ in any way: I don't use it for real projects, I don't use it at work, I don't need docker for anything, it's just a toy. It's a video game.
I had one of those "I knew I was doing that, but now I _know_ I was doing that" realizations just now.
I enjoy playing minecraft. In theory. I was doing so last night, in fact, and got bored pretty quickly. Because I've built these giant ridiculous worlds with giant ridiculous megastructures, but nobody else plays them, so what's the point? But I still think of myself as someone who runs minecraft servers and enjoys playing minecraft.
I finally found one of the @tootapp Easter eggs - a beautifully rendered billiards game with balls made from friend avatars!
Not counting the constellations that hide behind the instance switcher and change over time...
The phrase "first world problem" has always bugged me. The whole first/third/etc world thing, really.
So maybe I'll start using #richassholeproblems instead, as I complain about the problems with convenient internet based food delivery services.
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