Just got off a call where I was helping my coworker navigate bringing a system at a customer location back up to running properly again by getting it out of dependency hell. It took over an hour, but we eventually succeeded. I just don't understand how the thing ever worked in the first place. 🤔

Doing documentation this morning that I’ve continued to put off all week with much more interesting things. Good thing my coffee is ready.

Hopefully I’ll be able to work a bit on a personal project tonight and maybe finally get caught up again on my neglected RSS feeds.

Today was a decently productive day, even accounting for the time I had to spend reconfiguring my router after I accidentally nuked the config on it.

Lots more to do, but I’m calling it a day since I ended up working pretty late last night.

I stayed up entirely too late last night. It's going to be a rough day. 💻 :morty:

I need to do some more research tonight, but I'm now thinking (unsurprisingly) that this was such a hassle because I didn't understand the tools I was attempting to use very well.

I'm pretty confident at the moment that the issue is me, and accomplishing this in Bash should be relatively simple with a better understanding of what I'm doing.

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I just spent about 3 hours trying to parse an HTML file in Bash before accepting that this is a terrible idea and I should just use Python.

I’ve been wanting to do more things in Bash lately, but banging my head against this really doesn’t seem worth it.

I did some insanely stupid things in a shell script today before I realized I needed to change the value of IFS back to what it originally had been.

I know I've accomplished a decent amount of work when the number of browser tabs I currently have open has receded to an acceptable level.

Yikes, when I switched nameservers yesterday for one of my domains, apparently my sub-domains did not get migrated.

Fortunately I didn't have too many. I just need to log in to my VPS provider and get the IP addresses so that I can recreate those records.

Gotta love starting Monday off right.

I asked two people a yes/no question so that I can complete their request, and neither response was yes/no.

I watched the first two films in the Baztán Trilogy tonight (The Invisible Guardian and The Legacy of the Bones) and really enjoyed them. I’m looking forward to watching the final film, Offering to the Storm.

Patiently waiting for DNS caches to expire on my NS records.

TIL that it's super easy to convert an MP4 into a GIF with ffmpeg.

I should be productive today, but I kind of want to kick back and be lazy. Maybe I can find a nice middle ground between the two.

TIL that replying to yourself on Mastodon doesn't generate a new notification. However, someone else happened to reply to one of my earlier toots and allowed me to test my client's ability to favorite toots from the notification feed regardless.

It works! Now to reply to myself so that I can try to favorite something out of my notifications.

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Let's see if I can fav something through this...

I'm looking to move DNS servers for one of my domains to something with better API support. The Namecheap API is mildly terrifying since adding a new record overwrites the existing ones.

namecheap.com/support/api/meth

I haven't updated my blog in a week; I should fix that this weekend, especially since I have a couple of post ideas that I've been sitting on.

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