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alrighty, so I'm going to be moving my main account over to @eta for now, although I'll still keep this one around for various writing-y ejaculations!

The score for the THX “Deep Note” sound, made public for the first time after 35 years:

alrighty, so I'm going to be moving my main account over to @eta for now, although I'll still keep this one around for various writing-y ejaculations!

Okay, I'm done with this "summer" thing. Kindly sod off, and get the rainy 10°C days back, please.

Agh. I'd forgotten how much I absolutely hate summer.
In my opinion, any temperature above 16°C is absolutely deplorable.

Ukpol Show more

why non-techies don't use FLOSS alternatives Show more

The code did a thing! Two things, evidently!

Great, now Grafana's unhappy.

the new osms-nrod code: it tried, and then promptly failed.

Argh, this database insert is really slow, because there's a lot of data.
I should probably rewrite it to just use COPY FROM...(but that requires work and debugging)

watching @matrix Live:
"Ops-wise, the server has almost stayed up this week, which is unusual..."

Wrangling somewhat-inefficient somewhat-unstable matrix homeservers is hard!

$ cargo build --release

alright, time for a cup of tea!

of course it's 100% entirely necessary to wait 2 minutes for nothing to happen now. nope, they didn't think of adding a "force stop" option. that would be sensible.

ah, I dun goofed: I ran `sudo halt` on a VM before stopping it through the web portal. of course, halting a VM doesn't actually power it off via ACPI, so now the stop command is just idling there. ;_;

Many websites could do worse than to steal ideas from the gov.uk style guide. Especially when it comes to forms

govuk-elements.herokuapp.com

CW thoughts, here I go Show more

Server-side screwup of the day: I didn't put anything in /etc/resolv.conf and then wondered why everything was mysteriously broken and timing out.

alright, go go gadget potentially destructive operation!

Right, that's it. NixOS doesn't want to build the latest version of matrix-synapse, so I'm just going to reinstall matrix-synapse on my Arch box instead.
That'll show the damned thing.