#introduction (or #reintroduction)

howdy. i am a... dad, movie watcher, runner, guitarist in training, gamer, engineer of sorts and snarky troublemaker.

i am the master of creating and destroying personal fediverse-connected servers.

this is a new domain for a new server: mastodon.ultramookie.com. i figured i'd get my "brand" together and have my fediverse presence connected with my main domain.

me things:

#movies
#tv
#tech
#running
#gaming
#troublemaker
#mookie
#tacos

Setting up Azure Storage and Rclone for serving a static website on a custom domain.

#azure #rclone

https://ultramookie.com/2020/07/azure-rclone/
I finally found time to implement GeoIP blocking on my mail server. It was easier than I thought. I had this setup before on an old server, but never did it again because of the changes to the MaxMind GeoLite database. Turns out, there was a script for that.

https://ultramookie.com/2020/07/geoip-blocking/
Today's movie was Underwater (2020). It didn't do well in theaters and had some bad reviews. I liked it however, it is a decent b-film creature feature. It doesn't try to be anything more than that and it works.

https://ultramookie.com/movies/underwater/

#movies
Hidden Figures is a fantastic film. The cast is all around great. The story is even more relevant in our current times. The movie moves swiftly and focuses on the historic figures that have been overlooked for too long. The movie is charming and likable because of the three leads Hensen, Spencer and Monae. It is an entertaining film that is touching, moving and sometimes plain funny. It is uncomfortable and shameful seeing how little America has changed with regard to racism and discrimination. If you haven't seen this film, I implore you to.

#movies
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No thank you very much. I love the #movies, but I don’t see myself going back to the theaters anytime this year. I want to see the studios challenge the theaters and do more same day digital releases. And if that isn’t a reality, I will just wait for Blu-ray.

Seeing a movie right away vs waiting is not really a thing anymore with the plethora of content available via streaming services.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/10/21286181/amc-cinemas-reopening-july-tenet-mulan-coronavirus-covid-19-first-quarter-losses

Favorite Sound Echosmith + Audien

I’m my own project, a work in progress I know I’m better than okay

music video

#music

mookie the serial pop-up fediverse server guy is currently living in his new place @mookie . don't worry, fosstodon is always my fallback for when the pop-up server goes away :)

My new router/firewall at home has been running for a week and it's been great! It replaces a failed OPNsense build, an IPFire build and previous to all of that an EdgeRouter 4. It's running on a Protectli Vault FW4B/Celeron J3160/8GB RAM/250GB Samsung mSATA SSD.

@bnys about the same. a bit of crisis fatigue is setting in at this point.

@andy i'm doing alright :) i saw you and jo weren't feeling well lately, hope the family has recovered.

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