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Moving home is like living in a "SIDRAT", a reverse TARDIS. With all the boxes it's smaller on the inside than on the outside.

A quick wireless scan shows that we're the only people around here with a customised SSID. Am I the only geek on the street?
Oh gods.
The neighbours will keep asking me to fix their PCs and I barely know Windows any more!

Aaaaand we're back. Minor glitch with DynDNS picking up the local upstream LAN IP rather than the WAN IP but it's all working now.
Messy cables abound. Need clearance to knock holes in walls to pull cables to resolve that.

We spend the evening with Sugarsnap chocolates and Omnipollo Imperial stouts. A rather winning combination.

And so it begins, packing everything up to move to a new place. Big issue is Internet, 24/2 is apparently "superfast"...not on my planet. I get 80/20 now with standard FTTC (I'm lucky to live near the cabinet and the exchange).

Pro-tip: Internet is a basic utility, always check before moving (FTTP is coming, 100/100 and higher will "only" take ~7 years).

Work today was a hard fought victory against Traefik (you *WILL* route your dashboard to a customer URL!).
Home time was an unexpected attack by a MariaDB outage and a certbot upgrade taking all the SSL down.
But in the immortal words of the great philosopher Stewie: Victory is mine!
Even got a few snazzy DNS updates done. Nice!

Pain (n) : The experience of trying to get an insurance quote on-line.

Agony (n) : What one feels when trying to update an insurance quote on a website that doesn't have property tested session management and ALWAYS timesout when you try to save.

ARGH!

this morning from Queens Park flagpole again, looking Nirth towards the city.

this morning from Queens Park flagpole, looking East towards Cathkin Braes.

I used to be a member of Nottinghack when I lived down there. Great place. I'd say a Hackspace is an asset to any community

Hackspace Tour - Computerphile youtube.com/watch?v=NlKjFZwW3T

Top-tip: watch using NewPipe. f-droid.org/packages/org.schab

Rabbie Burns night the night. Get some haggis, neeps and tatties doon yer gob.

Maybe wash it doon with a wee dram of the good stuff. Easy to spot, it's any that disnae have an 'e' in it!

This foetid tripe got dropped through the letterbox today. Baseless propaganda from a multimillionaire hoping for the UK to crash just so people will drink more and he can make more.
Really wish there was more I could do than just rant online. Complain to the ASA? Report it for causing distress? Dunno.

Oh, and pox upon CAMRA for associating with them and tacitly promoting harm on the UK.

Excitement (noun): the ironic form of "dread", often felt by system operators when half the HDDs go "Bye-bye" part way through kernel updates for no apparent reason, leading to multiple VMs going off-line.

Clench (verb): what multiple bodily sphincters do as the BIOS us checked for disc presence and kernel images reinstalled in an attempt to recover the VMs.

Back-up (verb): what is done before anything else goes wrong.

New 50p coin, get yours for 40p, worth 30p...

Seems appropriate to point people towards this, given today's result.

Brexit 2: May & Trump vs Truth, with Stephen Fry youtube.com/watch?v=9fx9DdxiB3

Well...that was a fraught upgrade. Node was out of date, Ruby was out of date, Yarn Bundler had a version chance that broke bits. ARGH!
But we are here, rocking 2.6.5 goodness.
I wasn't worried, I have back-ups, but can't wait to shift this lot into Docker!

Food of the gods (and my childhood) from Locavore, Glasgow.

I resolve to upgrade next year. Maybe sort Docker out.
Oh god's. that sounds like "work".

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