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This is my favourite picture from 2019. It was the first time I prepared myself especially for a subject. I checked the weather forecast and sun position in advance and climbed up the mountain in the middle of the night. I hope I can do this more often this year.

#photography #hiking #austria

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@mhoye I think the bigger issue at the moment is with counterfeit cards, doubly so given Amazon's practice of commingling inventory from multiple sources.

The sense I get right now is that pretty much anything you buy from a reputable brick and mortar store (or said store's website, like B&H) should be fine.

...though SanDisk sure seems to dominate the market.

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Electronics in my USB "key" in my keychain are gone. Good thing to didn't keep anything important on it.

I'm still hoping to find the chip in a bag somewhere.

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One of the CI servers at work refused to show the content and greeted me with the standard centos page.

I went on to try and figure out the problem, then thought, no wait, I don't need to do that.

Just run ansible script. That fixed it.

I wrote a blog post on automatically deploying pelican blog with ansible & gitlab.

It feels like I'm one of quite a few people on fediverse used the holidays to organize their blogs.

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App-ification gripes and opinions 

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fixed a walkman that was deemed a lost cause: belts were gone, yes, but also the motor wouldn't spin. after some poking around i figured out there was no stable power supply to the motor control ic. the main power switch that gets triggered by the transport switches was fine, and there was a trace making a direct connection, and it looks fine, no cracks, no oxidation. weird. i bridged the trace with a small wire and it works now. feels like black magic.

I signed up to to run Around the Bay 30K and Mississauga marathon this spring.

I made a running plan --

Now I fully expect fulfill it it by making fediverse shame me into running more.

Over the holidays I moved my blog from to self-hosted.

This mostly consisted of wrangling with pelican static site generator config and I wrote about it.

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in other news, DE ICE trains have an API, I now have a fish snippet that formats it for my status bar if it detects that I'm on an ICE train's WiFi~

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I made another video where I very painstakingly clean front lens group in Canon FD 50mm f/1.8 lens.

Turns out my camera *can* autofocus, it just has two different autofocus settings for photo and video.

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warning - extreme existential dread levels detected

(95%) β– β– β– β– β– β– β– β– β– β–‘

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#36c3 and it's a wrap!

If you want to download video/audio of all the awesome talks, here's your yearly reminder that I wrote a little console tool called "sync3c" to automatically filter & sync talks from any #ccc event for you:

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Joke with cussing 

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A year ago, I remember how decentralization was hailed as some sort of panacea...

I wrote this:

Today, I'm seeing instance block notifications, forks of masto to avoid EULA issues, and everything else I worried about. ><

I made this video on aligning this m42 to m4/3 adapter to lens aperture markings.

The adapter I bought came in misaligned so I thought this might be interesting for someone thinking of buying one.

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