On a more positive note... looking forward to renewing support for Conservancy and EFF for 2020.

Would be time to renew my membership in a couple of months. Given the lack of any open comment on future relationship with or plans for the board it's going to be an easy 'no' I fear 😞

State of gnu-misc-discuss conversations doesn't seem to suggest any breakthrough on GNU becoming a more inclusive, open, democratic org any time soon.

@rho that’s nice! Very mild winter here in North Texas. Itching to sow some things in the raised beds with the kids. Of course that then guarantees it’ll be frosty 🥶 , and we don’t really drink soda now to make mini cloches out of plastic bottles.

23 month old ~$2000 work MacBook Pro is being repaired under a “Quality program” due to battery swelling. 🙄Not one of the recalled models. Meanwhile, 6 year old used ThinkPad can have battery swapped at any point in 5s flat without needing a new trackpad and top case. 😀

Paying for others to host stuff, but supporting open-source/community endeavors a tiny bit via

Still spending a little on closed Apple and Zoho things for the foreseeable future. But maybe no more iCloud if I end up with a or similar one day!

Interesting aspect to my journey is how much I've decided I don't need. Down to only and at home these days.


Personal site moved to properly now. Finally time to stop paying for the last underused VPS as everything I need is now served by self-hosted stuff at home, or SDF MetaARPA membership.

It's nice to support a community instead of a hosting company, and don't think anyone will mind if the odd SDF hiccup takes my inconsequential blog offline 😄

Seems an increasing amount of code in a container runtime is about having workarounds for weirdly broken containers, so they somewhat “work” - rather than implementing normal behavior 🤪

@craigmaloney (rummages in drawer....) sounds like a challenge. It’s my lunch break :-)

Made a cake with the kids. Fun times with no computers, and more sugar 😀

@gemlog @adamd it’s not old school KDE unless the terminal icon has a shell on it 😀

🎵I am a lineman for the county.... 😀 Have a strange affection for this song.

@vbatts I bet you’re in docker? I went back to bare metal / bare VM after failing to get it as fast in docker. Tried all sorts, but just always annoyingly slow :-/

@vbatts I saw slow sync on 16 but no web pages took >2s too load. 17 seems better than 16. Do you have redis and php OPCache configured?

@EclecticEclipse Yeah - we definitely use various CI infrastructure. The product is a container runtime though... so just using docker to swap userspace isn't an option. We have to test against the different distro kernels.

Also have to test with GPUs, against filesystems like Lustre, NFS etc. The list goes on 🙂

As a hobbyist, the diversity of the Linux ecosystem is interesting, and exciting.

As a developer working with software that needs to be tested it's more of a grind. Using no less than 11 combinations of distro and CPU architecture this morning 😓

@roptat yeah. It’s manageable for me. I just wouldn’t want to attempt it on something that much slower.

@roptat that’d work, but I’m not sure it’s a good strategy given presence of security issues.

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