The ravens are looking a bit sluggish. Tell Malcolm they need new batteries.

Saturday, December 21

Life

Holiday! Celebrate!

I have three weeks off starting today.

My air conditioner is busted but apart from tomorrow (well, today now, it's well past midnight) the next week's weather is expected to be pretty mild.

I'll be working on the new system again.  I started back in on it a couple of weeks ago to make sure I was ready to dive in right away.  My dev system has 100k users and 3.5 million posts in it right now for performance testing.

The back-end is complete and passes the test suite, and I've settled on the front end design.  I'll be posting the first previews in a few days.  

I'm tempted to call it Minx 1.1.7, since it's a top-down rewrite that shares no code or even database definitions with 1.1.6.

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Friday, April 05

Life

Tradesman Hours

Me: Yes, next Friday is fine.  I'll be working from home all day.

Them: Great, we've scheduled you for 6:49 AM.

Me: ...


Also, Google Hangouts is still garbage.  Crystal is good but there's no Jetbrains IDE for it, just a third-party plugin without much support.  Virtualisation and containerisation are festering piles of garbage.  And after it looked like we swerved at the last moment and headed for Brave New World, it turns out that 1984 is well and truly back on the cards.

Orwell wasn't a prophet, he just paid attention.

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Saturday, March 09

Life

Mundania and Trivia

So I blew out my back, apparently during the strenuous exercise of washing the dishes.  I can't currently sit at my desk at all, so I'm giving kneeling a try.  Not looking promising so far.

Daily News Stuff will likely appear in abridged form for a few days...

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Saturday, January 26

Life

Australia Day Musical Interlude


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Sunday, September 16

Life

Don't Spend It All At Once - Oh

The money from that domain sale didn't last long.  Two notebooks, an external disk drive (those 8TB LaCie drives are really cheap now), a new ADSL/VDSL modem/router (since my router is old and my model is older), a bunch of cables (USB-C cables are bloody expensive) and other minor bits, and that new desk chair I'd been promising myself.  

And I think a week's worth of groceries got paid along the way because the money was sitting in my PayPal account at the time.

Well, it was nice while it lasted.  Anyone want to buy idiotpedia.com?  No, I think I let that one lapse.  Never mind.

Status Update

  • NBN: We'll get back to you in a year.  Maybe.
  • Domain sale: Unpaid.  Paid.  Spent.
  • Laptop: Out of stock.  In stock.  Out of stock.  ETA Wednesday.
  • Shiny wonderful all-singing server: Obtained! Currently testing RAID-6 RAID-10 RAID-5 RAIDZ.  Currently configuring for production with LXD 3.4 and RAIDZ1.

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Monday, July 16

Life

Freezing

Literally.  Zero degrees C overnight in my part of Sydney, and -3 in the western suburbs.  Not something that would fret those who live in temperate climes, but Sydney is subtropical; it hardly ever actually freezes here.

Brrrr.

Update: Official low at the closest government weather station was 1.4C last night, and a rather brisk -4C out in Richmond.

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Saturday, March 24

Life

Where Was I?

At my day job we've done our San Francisco and New York launch events (and both went very well), and that just leaves London this week.  This is the first weekend in a month when I haven't had to work.

I was doing something about a new social network, as I recall.

....


Nope, gone now.  Well I'm sure if it was important I'll remember it.

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Wednesday, January 31

Life

Where Has Pixy Been This Past Month?

One, busy working on stuff at my day job.

Two, busy working on taking on Facebook, Google, Youtube, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Slack, and Reddit.

Three, poking the animals on Twitter:

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Update:

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Update 2:


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Friday, December 22

Life

Fzzzzzzzzblp

First day in about six months when I haven't been rushing about in a total panic about something or other.

I'm on holidays until the 8th, the server migration is complete, the shopping is done, the bills are paid, and nothing is actually literally on fire right at this very moment.

Now what?

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Saturday, August 05

Life

And I Like It That Way

Up past 3AM repairing a broken Elasticsearch node.

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