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Hey friendos! Ottawa Processing Day 2019 is over, which means my talk is done, which means I can experience joy again instead of just anxiety about giving my talk.

@tildetown got called out heavily, and especially @curio (for botany).

Please find attached this image of the Tilde Town Time Service that ran back in November 2017.

It's really more of an artists rendition - as it was created post-facto - but I actually built a working speaker amplifier on breadboard for authenticity reasons.

Heading to Mont Tremblant (Quebec) and later this week, New York.

I wish I enjoyed travel more because I have an objectively privileged life in this regard but I really don't enjoy it. (Even worse: NY is by plane, so heavy carbon footprint and I'll spend the trip in mortal terror).

So we have a better search now. It says the import finished. I am suspicious because it doesn't include @selfsame's latest toot using the phrase "what if" ...

Third day of indexing, there is no Dana, there is only swapping the JVM and `bundle exec` in and out of RAM -- for eternity

It failed with an out-of-memory error. I'm going to add some swap because I don't think I can change the instance type of the VM without recreating the whole thing. 🔦

"Ribbon cable poking out the side ofa case" is such an 80's computer aesthetic thing. I think that 50% of my interest in modular synths is music making and the other 50% is the pure joy of wires and flashing lights. I'm not even joking.

Cheering for the 4CPU VM that ttw runs on. You can do it, little fella!

And it's in, and we're doing the initial indexing

About to restart ttw with Elasticsearch enabled so grab something

`sudo apt install maven` wow today just got significantly worse

I thought about replacing my QPsmtpd install (Perl) with a more modern Haraka (Node) and then I realised it wouldn't make anything any better and it would be a bunch of woe and pain, and at the end all I can say is "it's not in Perl" and "it's newer".

So, I think that this counts as personal growth.

I massively over-exposed a picture of the Rideau Canal and trying to fix the raw image I ended up in "looks like it was take on a Gameboy Camera" territory. I'll take it.

Do we still like pictures of dogs? Does Flickr embed on Mastodon? Only one way to find out:

Thank you, a townie and a radio ham both sorted me out. 😍

Does anyone have as few a like 2 XLM / Stellar Lumens they could send me to help me fix something I fucked up? You might have gotten some free from Keybase, where I'm @insom and also my wallet is GCRYCZTZIYUQHFMUFOIRERE4KSDGW2P22PFDXAINODPJ42XATGRILKBK

Yes, I feel bad for both asking for (very little) money and also kind of being involved in cryptocurrency but there we are.

Sudden fear that I haven't checked in on Masto for a while and that ttw is probably several versions behind but we're cool, 3.0.1 is still the latest release and everything is still basically working.

That daily "restart everything to avoid memory leaks" cron job is working wonders. Please invest in my self-healing infrastructure start up, thx.

> Burn the house adjacent to the garage down and shoot the landlord. Spend your rent money on bullets this month. It's the only way we’re going to sort this mess all out.

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