Today's issue: It can't be DNS, It can't be DNS...It's DNS..

FUN TWIST: The lack of DNS has knocked out our WiFi. And I'm 99% sure our DNS VMs were on that server I broke...

Trying to change an ethernet port to make it available to me to be able to remote into a server and work from there...Then I'll shut down one of our other host servers (one with more capacity) and salvage two fans from there. Then i'll bring the other host back up...

I have a feeling I'm going to be here all night.

Internal DNS stopped working...it runs on a VM. I couldn't get on the network to access it. I decided to reboot one of the host servers.

BIG MISTAKE.

nothing like a 2pm Friday afternoon ISP network outage to liven my weekend plans.

It's always so frustrating 3D printing something you got from Thingiverse months ago...and not remembering exactly how it's supposed to look. Taking all the supports off of this is like opening the world's most frustrating present.

Dave :arch: :fedora: :garuda: boosted

Of course I get my 3D printer working quite well <knocks on wood> when I won't need it for cookie cutters for the next two months.

So instead I've been printing upgrades for my printer instead.

Dave :arch: :fedora: :garuda: boosted

Problem: You've lost the Spool Holder knob for your 3D printer.

Solution: Print your own Spool Holder Knob for the 3D printer.

Things like this are awesome to me.

Star Trek Discovery 

While it's probably Sacrilege to be watching Trek on Star Wars Day, I'm on the final episode of season 2 and wanted to get it done.

Wow is this season finale intense. I'm glad I stuck with this show past the first season (which took me over a year to get through)

US Gun Violence 

I have generally stopped commenting on social media about the tragedy of school shootings here in the US. Not out of apathy, but because I've run out of words to say about it.

Gun ownership and use is so ingrained in our society that without significant societal change I don't see a way to stop this in the future.

Instead, our society will continue burying its head in the sand and focus their rage on other, far less urgent matters.

RIP to the victims

Star Wars debate 

Happy REAL Star Wars day! May the Fourth is just a poser holiday!

Dave :arch: :fedora: :garuda: boosted
Dave :arch: :fedora: :garuda: boosted
Dave :arch: :fedora: :garuda: boosted

Linux people, I am hiring systems administrators! We work with scientific data, containers, big-ass tape libraries, supercomputers, and everything in between. We pay relocation, and you'd even get an actual honest-to-god pension.

careers.pnnl.gov/jobs/3186

Dave :arch: :fedora: :garuda: boosted

Mental Health 

It's amazing how one sought after positive interaction can change my mood in a matter of seconds. Something had been weighing me down (not going into it here) and it's been temporarily lifted, and now my brain is actually firing on all cylinders.

I'm hoping this trend continues, this is a good feeling.

Dave :arch: :fedora: :garuda: boosted
Dave :arch: :fedora: :garuda: boosted

Hey , does anyone here know of a beginning developer, in need, that could use a laptop gratis? I have a Starlabs Laptop IV that I don't use. Please boost for visibility.

Dave :arch: :fedora: :garuda: boosted
Dave :arch: :fedora: :garuda: boosted

I would like to (dis)prove something my transphobic father said.
#transgender people, did you choose a name that’s a diminutive of or sounds like your deadname?
Preferably boost for a larger sample size.

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