So, one thing about me, I can‘t accept it when a computer does not work the way I want. No matter what os or manufacturer, So I spent the afternoon picking apart mac os and managed getting virtualbox to run ubuntu. Could not find the software issue with ethernet. So I took the mac mini apart and found a loose soldering spot. Works now too. (Shout out to Apples build qualitiy...) Couple more things to iron out.
Not planning to run this machine for me, so don‘t know why I do this. But it bugs me

Not even close to 24h on MacOS and I start missing my good old ubuntu. Can't get Virtualbox working, can't create individual shortcuts, ethernet keeps losing connection (my network is rock solid, must be the machine) and I really miss remmina which is not available on mac.
I think this will be put in its box and stored in the office for its original purpose: backup for dev ...

So in order to keep internet traffic down, but having read so much today I really don‘t want to any more, I decided to finally watch all the walker texas ranger dvds I bought years ago.
One question, how many police departments does dallas have? Counting 4 according to that show, Metropolitan, Dallas, Sheriff and Rangers. Are there really that many or ist that just TV?

Just want to add, this computer is just here for setting up, not because is played around with it and kinda liked it...

I am not feeling to well today, so I let everyone in the company know I would not be working and taking the day of. Only to be disturbed in worst case situations.
That little mail in the morning lead to a widespread panic...
You can propably guess why...

Maybe I should have mentioned it was only my stomache giving in to stress....
Well, now I have to calm everyone down....

I switched from amaroq to tootle as mastodon app on ios. It has a nice and clean interface and also sports an iPad app, but I am afraid it is not a foss app...

Filming proceeds at steady level, hope will have the first chapters out very soon.
On the downside I will be cutting the entire day tomorrow...

Yesterday I started a self experiment. Could I go a day only using my iPad Air (with Keyboard)
Well up until I got home and just wanted a bigger screen ( and mouse) Yes.
So today is part 2.

Have to mention though that I am cheating heavily since I am using a linuxmachine for cutting videos and am connected via nomachine to my pc so I have access to everything...

But I works. Could see myself using it more often, if I don‘t want to take a laptop with me...

So some governments are tracking phones in order to check on quarantines. Many people get very angry about it, because they say nobody should be allowed to track them...
Do you think they know how many companies are already tracking their phones?
Also this is so easy to avoid. Leave the phone at home...
Never gotten to that idea??

But, do keep quarantine, seriously, it is important...

I will add Simon and Garfunkel: I am a Rock (i am an island)

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Argentina offers to help the UK supplying their citizens on the Falkland islands with food and medical supplies.
Interesting...
Those two aren't exactly best buddies...

Might there be something good coming of this virus after all?

This crisis sure needs one thing, a proper Title song. I would like to suggest Deep Purple: Perfect Strangers
Suggestions?

Since the „new“ Mac Mini was released prices dropped on the older ones with less storage. Just ordered two of these as backup, should our app dev machine die. i5 ones are below 1k€ now.
Doesn’t seem that bad a deal

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A couple more things happened today in the company, you all might be sick of hearing it by now, but my employees really make me proud.
In order to show my appreciation for all they did so far, I am looking for things to do after all this is over. Apart from increasing their salaries.
I was thinking about something like a corporate retreat.
Any suggestions from you guys?

Decided to start reading Robinson Crusoe now. Given the situation it seems like a matching book

So may weekly executive report of my home sophos utm came in today. 2gb of remote connections and a total traffic of 97 gb this week (transferring video material from the office and back) not bad.
Also the company exec report showed 20 gb of rdp connections. Insane....

Also I keep getting mails from employees during the weekend, many of them are working. Told them not to, but they keep going. One told me he knew it‘s needed so stopping is out fo the question.
Time for som raises after all this

Seems most of these small guys are already taken, I have one competitor for the last one. Sounds like the usual sales scam to drive up the price. Will look for another breeder. I was going back and forth on this decision for years, I can wait a couple of months ...

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Just contacted a dog breeder. Hope things go well and after all the current sh hm stuff is over I'll be having a bernese mountain dog in my life :)
Cups sure look cute in the pictures

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