Selfie, EC, moustache 

Wife encouraged me to try growing a moustache. I'm 42 and this is all I can manage.

She likes it. I'm conflicted!

My self image does not include moustaches. Updates to the currently installed self image tend to temporarily cause thrashing and degraded performance.

What do you think? Too used car salesman? Should I keep it?

Selfie, eye contact 

Hello, good morning!

It's me, figured an up to date photo would help with people meeting at ... The fact that my shirt matches the wall is entirely coincidental.

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old selfie, body horror 

Met someone in person who mostly knew me from Twitter... or Mastodon? One or the other.

Them, bashfully: Did you lose weight? I, uh, expected someone a bit rounder.

Me: No... not really. Oh. My profile pic! Yeah, I'm making a funny face. Sorry about that.

Maybe I should switch to using my old Facebook avatar. Because privacy, right?

Oops, I overslept.

I needed it after a long day yesterday... An awesome day, but long. Best get up and make my way to the summit for workshops.

In other news: damn my hotel is grim! Clean, but ugly as anything. I am not entirely sure I'm in a good part of town.

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Selfie, spooky vampires 

Daughter brought me shades. I think she is my fashion consultant from now on.

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My office now has an opened up hard drive as a decoration.

As I understand it, this is mandatory in all geek offices and I am relieved to finally comply.

I don't make the rules.

The frameputer is now hanging on the wall, instead of cluttering up my desk.

This slightly mitigates the obsessive urge to keep tinkering with it. The current to-do list is:

1. Add a power switch
2. Cut the cardboard to reveal more screen (maybe)
3. Unblock the camera
4. Software!

I might also add an RFID reader and a separate controller for the panel, so I can use it as a dumb monitor. Maybe...

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Tonight's creation!

This one is for Iceland (and Europe).

The Mickey-mouse cable is also a U.S. socket. The little black adaptor will convert a small Euro socket into one that accepts large (grounded) Euro plugs, or U.S. plugs.

In my bag, everything plugs into everything else, to save space and make it easy to find.

Compared to previous cables, this one is simpler and more limited, but also much more compact, allowing me to include the USB charger just for fun.

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I love watching the stacked connection count graphs, when a machine goes offline. This is happening a lot these days because of Meltdown and Spectre upgrades...

It's so cool to see how the connections just shift to other relays: Stripes disappear, others get fatter, the overall height of the graph stays roughly the same.

Having self-healing infrastructure really makes my life as overworked sysadmin easier.

I just want to say I think the new dekstop platform team is off to an awesome start.

It's fun and motivating to be working with people again!

The Mailpile debian nightly repo (see: will probably get a "mailpile-desktop" package later this month, so Lunix users can get a feel for what is in store for the Windows and Mac users...

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