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[doing the “Jaffa! Cree!” voice] Jaffa! Yeet!

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playing Skyward Sword for the first time 

Okay so I beat the first dungeon and I’m starting to get on this game’s wavelength. A lot of the mechanics (rope balancing, the first boss fight where he grabs your sword) don’t feel right, and I think this is due to porting them from a controller you hold to an analogue stick. I’m going to “stick” with it (haha) but it’s obvious that it’s not playing as-intended.

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I am intentionally annoying my family by over-pronouncing the ‘T’ in “Costco”

playing Skyward Sword for the first time 

Okay so, that’s not fair, I guess? I skipped from Majora’s Mask straight to BOTW for 3D Zelda games, so I forgot there’s like a realistic-ish 3D Zelda that’s also built like an old school Zelda. WTF is an “empty bottle”, lol. Do I need to “upgrade my wallet” at some point? Utterly deranged.

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playing Skyward Sword for the first time 

it’s not botw I don’t like it

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Someone at the store the other day referred to "mastodon tuning" of a guitar and I was all 👀

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I want a telescope but I know that I wouldn’t really use it. What I want, is to be the kind of person who *would* use a telescope. Hmm.

going Docker-less on m.t 

Things went mostly smoothly yesterday, and I’m following up with the rest today.

I accidentally blocked HTTP/S traffic for IPv6 connections, oops 🙊 Fixed now.

The automated, off-site nightly backup worked as expected, nice 👍

ElasticSearch indexes are regenerating now, setup wasn’t difficult at all.

I would also post graphs, but DigitalOcean's graphs aren't working on the new Droplet 😡 Their support team is being helpful at least.

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The database I ran pg_dump from was larger than the database generated from the pg_restore, but the PostgreSQL versions jumped from 9.6 to 12 😬 So hopefully that's just a result of better indexing or vacuuming or something. I dunno. Everything appears to work, so, 🤷

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Okay, so, like, it feels weird to be running Mastodon without Docker, but here we are! What a journey. My old cheat sheet of commands (backup the database, etc) is totally useless now haha. And I have some scripts to port haha. But the important thing is that everything appears fine! Right? Right. Okay.

The RAID array is all set up and working :+1: I had some trouble getting macOS Time Machine to behave, but figured it out eventually. Two drives -> RAID 1 array -> Encrypted APFS format -> two APFS volumes (one for each computer to use as a TM backup destination).

The initial backup, over wifi, took a few days 😅 But it did finish, and incremental backups are quick!

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