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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.

StatusCake tells me: Total Downtime: 196:51:12

97% availability this year. A nine!

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I wrote up a thing about continuing to host from my basement even though ttw was down for over a week:

(although I _will_ be getting solar panels and have already ordered a larger battery backup).

Power is out where I am, so will be taking a nap soon, when the UPS runs out. 👋

Self care tip: take some time to enjoy the schadenfreude of the NFT market collapsing

@eli_oat Found sfeed through you and I think it's the RSS-thing I've been looking for. Thanks!

I made this PCB vise out of some ground steel rod I already had and spare 3D printer pieces.

I cut a groove into both of those aluminium castings with a mill (which holds the board) and drilled and tapped into part of an old dumbbell for weight.

Adjusting the vise means having to use a 3mm hex wrench, but I have those on my workbench so this is no big deal.

Pleased to get some lightweight metalwork done.

Is installing WinAmp to browse my old MP3 collection a sign of midlife crisis?

Bingo: "We won't win people over by default, and we will make plenty of mistakes along the way. But we must recognize, and reject, the biases at play that cause people to belittle, ignore, and misunderstand any initiative that's astonishingly successful without making anyone rich." -

Added picom to my openbsd-cwm Linux desktop, for pretty drop-shadows and transparency effects. Is there a standard less-racist-term-than-ricing for this?

Went straight from a really, really busy time at work to four weeks off; literally posted an update to a project then shut my laptop down and put it in a drawer. Low key feels like I've quit my job (I have not quit my job).

Yes. Yes.

> [Sherry Turkle] advocates the "bricoleur style" of programming as a valid and underexamined alternative to what she describes as the conventional structured "planner" approach. In this style of coding, the programmer works without an exhaustive preliminary specification, opting instead for a step-by-step growth and re-evaluation process.

Sorry for the outage, the power went out for about two hours here, and the UPS was good for about the first 25 minutes of that.

paul: what's in the box?
me explainign smart phones: pain

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