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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.

a murder of crows, a parliament of owls, a shitload of ducks

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by filling a truck with snakes and driving

Did you know what a macrohood is? I'm moving to the Algonquin College neighbourhood of the Nepean macrohood next week.

spelunker.whosonfirst.org/id/1

It's fun to look up things from Who's On First.

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace (2011) -- thoughtmaybe.com/all-watched-o -- this really has made me think. Not going to just accept everything I hear in a documentary as 100% fact, but "Hmm".

Maybe the way things are is a) actually recent b) man made c) not entirely intentional.

These were added on different days, not sure if I'm in a weird loop or culture is or one or more of us is being manipulated by The Algorithm

I've had to disable Sidekiq altogether while I build a new image with fixes for the Rails CVEs (bumping the Gemfile) -- there isn't enough RAM to process jobs _and_ compile the assets for the new container _and_ allow Redis to persist changes to disk.

Normalish service will resume shortly, sorry fam

1:M 15 Mar 03:50:04.013 * 100 changes in 300 seconds. Saving...
1:M 15 Mar 03:50:04.018 # Can't save in background: fork: Out of memory

It's a real fun time tonight in masto-admin land.

btw today is my birthday 🍰

Deletes on fedi are wild. AFAICS Mastodon tells everyone who you delivered the original toot to "btw this toot is gone" -- and then at least Pleroma tries to get that toot, which results in a 404.

This means our queue gets full trying to deliver "this doesn't exist" notifications, and our web workers get tied up serving 404s.

Distributed systems, eh? :blobpopcorn:

We had over a million entries in our sidekiq queue here on tiny.tilde.website and ... 5 workers popping stuff off.

This has caused a lot of federation delay, and many many of these jobs are duplicates and retries. I nuked the queue and started over. This can lead to some desync between fediverse instances -- I don't really have a good fix for that, but I don't have a lot of confidence we were going to catch up on that queue at any reasonable rate.

bofh.org.uk/2019/02/25/baking-

This kind of thing is why I think I'll end up on emacs one day -- I believe in personal computing and customizing your environment to your needs. elisp, weirdly, may be one of the most frictionless ways to achieve this (or I haven't written enough elisp yet).

@karlen I was ddg-ing for the phrase "an eternal ice cream cone" and this three entry poetry blog came up and I was heavily reminded of NOWERTB :ms_red_heart:

eternal-icecream.blogspot.com/

Solving pointless algorithm questions in Racket/Scheme makes me feel like a fucking wizard, even though the exact same thing, with tail recursion, looks like boring-ass code in Python 😁

I think it's fair to say once I had a Snorlax as my buddy, I had done all I truly want to do in the Pokémon world. Now I just walk with him to get candies and feed his growing appetite.

I picked up Snorlax the last day they were available in August, on a trip to Montreal. My son and wife already had Snorlax, I went out and toured the city to get my stamp every damn day, truly worried I wasn't going to get enough in time (or that the final crate wouldn't include a Snorlax or that I couldn't catch them in the encounter).

@matthewseiji anything that ends with lying down is fine by me reallu

There's a solarpunk collaborative podcast on dat and scuttlebutt!! It's called "The Local Gossip" here's the link for those who have Beaker Browser.

dat://232334ebb444ca6468de75044f45e7c15c5a8c0d71c2a0658cb28f174b60723f/

bbc.com/ideas/videos/what-is-h

What is Hauntology and Why is it All Around Us?

Recommended viewing for people interested in the aesthetics of , the alternative future of the movement and @tildetown in particular.

Always remember to reject false progress.

I had a nice time on Twitter today and then I came here and scrolled for a bit and what a fucking weird day.

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