Fediverse Monster

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I don't know how you got here, either.

I pretend to make IT work for other people during the day, I pretend to make IT work for myself at night.

Sometimes I pretend to know what I'm doing.

@spaf You don't want to leave these things until the last minute... Well, maybe *you* do

I've only ever bought one #RaspberryPi device in my life. In 2018 I bought a Pi 3 that I used for a Pi-Hole. I've had a lot of trouble with it, usually after installing OS updates

Some number of months in, DHCP quit working after a dist-upgrade. Not a huge problem; I set the IP to a static address and mostly forgot about it for a year or so.

Yesterday I realized I hadn't updated it in a long time, so I did that. Now it doesn't boot at all.

This is just one of the many reasons why I have no interest in the Raspberry Pi 5

I think I might be the only person on the planet who bought Mario Party e, played it, *and* enjoyed it #videogames #marioparty
Mario Party e box. Featuring Mario, Luigi, Peach, Daisy, Wario, Waluigi, Yoshi, and Donkey Kong Mario Party e box back. Overselling how exciting the game is

@mhoye Yeah, but smart quotes make it look like whatever you're quoting is being pinched by the points of tiny calipers

I finally updated my #Owncast instance to current. In my defense, the RSS feed for their main page is broken, so I didn't know that updates happened a bunch of months ago.

@MrNuclearMonster @mark I guess there's no sense in worrying about something that they don't cover?

@lowqualityfacts Can confirm. I've been to Texas

I've been playing a lot of F-Zero 99 and it's apparent that I'm a lousy F-Zero player.

I mean, it was apparent before, but now I've got *proof* #videogames #switch #fzero99

@ChanceHMiller I still have no idea where this idea that Twitter is somehow a de facto digital town square has come from. We've had a digital town square for decades before twitter was conceived. It's called 'the Internet'

@drewdevault every time I attempt to participate in it, I remember why I generally want nothing to do with it

Spent $2 on some classic #videogames. Time to see if I can get them running on a modern system

(Spoiler alert, I've already installed Crispy-Doom and dhewm3)
sensitive media
Ultimate Doom and Doom3 CD cases

@mwl the implications are clear

I remember the time from before I knew this existed. That was a good time. #cats #itsmypawty
A kit for throwing your cat a party. Features balloons and other decorations that say, "It's my pawty". A cat sits in the center of this madness wearing a party hat and what looks like a photoshopped smile

@spaf I've already been thinking about chocolate for the previous 11 months, but I suppose if I have to keep doing it then I'll persevere. It's for the greater good.

Finally decided to give ActRaiser Renaissance a try since I really enjoyed the original #SNES game.

It turns out that the remake sucks. They grafted a crappy RTS/tower defense game onto the city-builder portion which makes the sim parts of the game a lot longer and a lot more tedious.

@plasma4045 the good news is that I was the one that put data on all of these, so I'm reasonably sure that there's nothing dangerous on these. But I'm also the one that just kept grabbing new ones out of the box I keep them in instead of digging under the Gordian knot of cables that has somehow accreted on the bench

I've spent the entire morning gathering up the unlabeled or ambiguously labeled USB thumb drives on my desk and reformatting all of them without checking what's on them first.

#sysadmin #lifeintheITfastlane
A pile of USB thumb drives, mostly unlabeled

I logged in to Twitter to make sure that my username hadn't been recycled yet and decided to answer a DM that had been hanging in limbo since the last time I reset the purge-clock on my account
Since the beginning of the year, I've noticed that my Internet use is steadily declining. There are lots of reasons for this, but the biggest one is that it's a lot harder to justify spending time browsing a world wide web that's mostly turned into news aggregators and social media sites stealing links from each other to farm ad impressions.

One of the things I like about SMR drives is that I've been defragmenting a 500GB drive for four hours and it's still nowhere near done

Is there anything more nerve-wracking than sending a very expensive device that is in another state a firmware update over the Internet?

Yeah, obviously, but I'm not doing any of those things. I'm watching pings timeout and hoping that the firmware update was successful