Hey, friends. For the last year and a half I've been writing about animation and music that has brought joy to my life. This year, the music posts include 30-second sampler mixes so you can get a feel for the record I'm writing about.
You can check out the archives here: https://greyduck.net/category/3wa
Please give a look and a listen, and let me know how I'm doing. Thank you.
Weekend project, complete. Everything (except for the PS2 we never use) is in place and working. TV is fed by the receiver via its HDMI switching capability. (Previously the TV was switching the inputs which was clunky as heck.) And now the turntable has a home. Huzzah!
Even got most of the Funko to fit into the new shelving scheme. Woot.
I have a weekend project!
politics Show more
To this day, I have yet to utter or write the title of the head of state of our nation and the surname of the person currently in that position together, and I strenuously avoid doing so at all opportunities.
Epithets only. "Dolt 45" remains one of my favorites.
Look at the cute Natu with a donut! Don't you want to buy it coffee so it would have a set? https://ko-fi.com/A1789TG
(due to some health issues I'm late on a job and could use a couple of bucks ;) ) #creativetoots #mastoart
You can also buy it as a sticker! https://www.redbubble.com/people/pedes/works/31461202-donatu?asc=u&p=sticker
How an SMS phishing attack works.
This victim gave up the code for their own bank account.
The IT life Show more
People, I cannot stress highly enough the value of standardizing your virtualization platform and your procedures for configuring & monitoring said platform.
This message brought to you by the management of small business environments by one guy who's trying to figure out how (or even if) we can get hardware alerts monitoring to create tickets (via email) across our install base.
I am not good at arguing with customer service, especially that of an infamously unhelpful entity like Frontier, but I get to do that today anyway.
I expect this not to go well. Sigh.
Welp. I have done more expensive adulting.
I ordered a set of A/V equipment shelves. Living room improvement get!
Yeah, I need somebody to sign for this... *checks notes*... double-sized shipment of Monday somebody ordered up? C'mon, hurry up, I haven't got all day.
I am... not a graphic designer. Ahem. But something's better than nothing, yes?
Was going to play video games for a bit.
Have gotten sucked into making an instance thumbnail instead. I hope nobody minds that a space pirate is going to be our instance mascot.
(And if I must be the one to write that best-practice, so be it. I am, after all, one of the documentation guys at work.)
I'm not an artist, but I do have a decent camera. And that About page is looking kinda... default-ish.
I wonder if it's time to customize some stuff around here. Hey, any #MastoAdmins have advice on what to do (or NOT to do) in terms of customizing an instance's About page and/or other bits? (Searching the web has not yet turned up any good How To best-practices info.)
currently transferring files at 100+ MB/s and remembering transferring files at 10+ KB/s and the future isn't all horrible
masto admin annoyances Show more
I had to go through this process again to get past the About page's 500 error:
At least I've been through this before and had reference on what to do, I suppose? Apparently I was missing an SVG icon. That broke the entire About page? Um?
self-promotion is fun Show more
It's not every day I can find an excuse to pick on one of the most revered rock music vocalists of our times, but here I go, picking on a dead guy just a bit.
Anyway: This week's writing project covers Audioslave's final record, REVELATIONS. Please enjoy? https://greyduck.net/journal/2947