unsuccessfully failure-tested my new borg backup strategy. hooray.

lazy devops: when your terraform state gets fubar'd, but you're too tired to write a script to automate re-importing everything, so you just do it line by line in a terminal.

the ubuntu box is essentially plugging straight into the internet backbone. the other boxes need internet for provisioning, and the client has an unmanaged switch.

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if i'm jury-rigging a ubuntu box to function as a temporary internet router to a bunch of servers with dhcp, is sysctl.net.ipv4_forward the only thing i need, or do I also need to masquerade the NAT?

the tv i bought open-box from amazon is logged into someone else's amazon video account.

what should i do?

protip: don't start versioning your projects at 0.0.0.0.0.1.

if it compiles, call it 0.9.

uspol, web development, satire 

Conservatives are abandoning Progressive Web Apps in favor of their new "Freedom Web Apps". FWAs will work when network connectivity is spotty, and allow notifications and other software enhancements for straight white Christian Nationalists who are married and have children.

I turned off "Let websites choose their own fonts" today. I wonder if I'll notice.

Never expected to hit the "200 pulls in 6 hours" rate limit for dockerhub container images, but here we are.

the key covid vaccine messaging that is missing - the one fact that would have gotten me vax'd in time - is how STUPID you get after pneumonia.

i spent 16 hours trying to figure out why my service mesh wasn't routing my vlans properly before checking to make sure i had actually set up vlans on my switch.

i am a f'n retard now and i would have gotten any shot in the world to save my brain.

ansible is the honey boo boo of deployment platforms.

how stupid is it to buy something like this if all i'm gonna be doing is basically writing code and reading fosstodon

amazon.com/gp/product/B088HHZB

shoulda just let my hair finish dreading up, because i just lost a guinea pig's worth detangling it after two weeks.

like i understand people just saying "no thanks" to $10/hr, but if somebody wants to pay you $80/hr to dig a ditch, you should probably just go get the shovel and shut up.

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I don't know what is going on in this world. I spent the last week trying to drop a bag of gold on four people to have the yard and house clean when I got out of the hospital and had zero takers.

A few days ago COVID took a bad turn, and I'm hospitalized since Tuesday (I think) with poor recovery progress so far. Have managed to root my medical bed.

it was a serious oversight to run my consciousness on bare metal instead of a vm layer.

i'm upright for the first time since saturday; the worst of the COVID seems to be over.

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