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i still get excited to receive the Ebird.org Rare Bird Alert email every day, even though approximately 9 days out of 10 it's just more "sightings" of the dang Egyptian Goose that lives by the duck food dispensers at a popular lake.

That MFer is not rare y'all. It's been there continuously for 2 years or more!!!!

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The Halting Problem is a well-known problem in the field of computer science, based on the problem of computers and how we can make them halt forever

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what *is* the opposite of scalable, in a computer and/or business sense, anyway?

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i did some napkin math last night, and it's substantially cheaper to turn my old macbook into a nextcloud server, than to use an equivalent droplet at DigitalOcean (they are, so far at least, my go-to cloud provider). so maybe my next step is doing a little reading about installing Arch on that device.

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we're looking to rearrange and spruce up my office; can anyone recommend a site or app that makes it easy to play with furniture arrangements and stuff? like, a grid for moving around furniture shapes or whatever?

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Gregor Samsa waking up one morning to find his smart phone is missing

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RT @iamamoose@twitter.com

OpenSSL Is Looking to Hire Two Full-time Positions: Developer, and Manager

openssl.org/blog/blog/2021/11/

closing date 9th December 2021

pls retweet

🐦🔗: twitter.com/iamamoose/status/1

if they ever discover that peaches are really good for your kidneys, the slogan can be, "Better a freestone peach than a pee stone fr'each!"

i'm going to be haunted all evening by the idea of a river being 700+ feet deep. i might have a nightmare about this

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hereby agreeing with the NYT that Asheville is 10/10 for Mountains and 10/10 for Trees

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could i interest you in some unattended synthesizers in muted lighting, blinking their blinkies and making ambient music for several hours?

youtube.com/watch?v=THM4fUdz8M

i know i should eat some food and try to do some more work after that, but on the other hand: ugh, meh, siiigh

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Just wrote a post with a condition called Goofus Brain

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The fact that a vast expanse of tarmac exists is a crime, the fact that it's needlessly broken up into ten weirdly shaped pockets so that you can't easily drive from one store to the next, is an abomination

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originally, one thing that appealed to me about hosting it here was that there would be upfront costs, but the only ongoing cost would be electricity.

i guess i have to check the rough cost of powering the other server candidates, next.

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now that i've got nextcloud up and running "for real," i'm realizing that i should never have expected a nice experience using a lil ol raspberry pi 3b+ to serve it.

i need to figure out if i could be happy using any of the other computers hanging around here, or if i need to accept this turning into a cloud-hosted project.

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