I have to wake up at 5.30.
It's 3.

I haven't slept one minute (except between 19.30 and 20.00 which was my mistake).

Insomnia is rare for me, but it sucks.

covid, family death 

My uncle will be gone soon.

He recently entered the care of a hospital which has been massively overloaded, and they were not able to provide the care he needed.

Please do not make the choices which make such situations possible. I don't know how else to say it. Please don't. This is heartbreaking.

Re-re-ratching TNG.
The early days Picard seems like a weird copy of Kirk.

It's like the first few episodes were scripts for TOS adapted for TNG...

Unrequested strong opinion on the beauty of lackthereof of private IPv4 blocks. 

The 172.16.0.0/12 private block is ugly.
I find it ugly because there's a good chunk of the public internet that looks like it.

192.168 and 10 are super recognizable at first glance.
172.16-31 is annoying

172.15.3.4 = public
172.16.3.5 = private

At first glance, they look the same, and that's bad.

Fancy, finally an alternative to Let's encrypt!

scotthelme.co.uk/introducing-a

It's always good to have alternatives around. ZeroSSL appears to be a European company that now provides free TLS certificates using the ACME protocol.

#TLS #SSL #CA #infosec #letsencrypt

I love and I can trace back the moment I fell in love with it to the moment I first watched this video a couple of years ago vimeo.com/245778144/4d1d597c5e

Not sure why I need a mini keyboard but I'll think of a reason.

Querdenker demos:
- spread diseases
- spread nonsense
- kill

Queer thinkers demonstrations:
- none of the above
- literally none
- even if this is an artificial dichotomy, they are still better.

Had the day off on Friday and disabled my alarm. As a consequence I woke up late today. 😒
It's Monday morning and I'm already struggling to catch up with the week.

I'm watching Gremlins for the first time in perhaps 20 years and I found a young Mike Ehrmantraut from Breaking Bad.
He was indeed a former cop.

Playing videos is consistently the worst part of using Mastodon. It's like most instances have very little upstream bandwidth. Or is it my client?

#2020ChristmasCarol 

"I'll be home for Christmas,
You can count, on me.
I'll be home, for Chrissss-tmas,
So every one can breathe."

A story about a highly hierarchical secret society in pre revolutionary China.

"The Peking Order"

I replaced the servo drivers on my 3D printer and printed a better cooling duct to ventilate them (they have a heatsink on top, only visible on one of them in the uncovered picture).

The fan was too big for the duct design I found, so I used sugru for the first time to glue it on and seal it of.

It all works like a charm now. Silent and precise.

Mood: I just took out the trash in my pijama. And by "out" I mean at the recycling station almost a km away.

finally found its way, on its third season.
I'm loving it. Can't wait for the next episode.

"All but" and "Everything but" mean almost the opposite in English, a fact that makes English the most infuriating language of all times.

Band name idea 

Mr Belt and the Suspenders

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