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Hello to the fediverse, I guess?
I'm John, a systems administrator/devops/monitoring guy from Montana. Not sure how I'll use this, but setting it up was a fun way to test DigitalOcean doplets...

Ranting about Trump using the IRS for his campaign 

Microsoft is making things shitty enough that I am considering just moving over to Linux full time... again... for the second time in two weeks.

I broke the lid on the mayo jar. Had to move all the mayo to a tub.

A tub full of mayo looks a lot like a tub full of whipped cream.

I _really_ want to eat that tub of whipped cream...

America once led the world to stamp out polo, but today this once-proud nation is struggling even to manage the symptoms of football.

Posted because 1) I'd only just learned of this myself (yes it IS a very nice rock I'm living under) and 2) there are several petitions and calls to action circulating.

The cold-blooded murder by a former police detective and district attorney investigator is beyond evil.

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* The first horse in the world was called Eugene.
* Horses have diplomatic immunity in most nations.
* The fastest recorded speed of a horse was 155mph driving a Ford Mustang.
* You are never more than 20 feet from a horse.
* All horses are communists.
* A group of horses is called "a lot".

@aral Hi folks! Please do consider adding your name to the list of opponents to the sale if not already done:

covid-adjacent, uspol, longish 

Let's hope tomorrow brings a whole new space for me making the two cert requests I need now that I'm actually storing them locally...

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Rate-limited by LetsEncrypt 'cause of my own dumb-assery. Or more accurately, my own mis-understanding of where acme.json was being written in my traefik container.


Daylight savings time should be extended all year long - the fall back, spring ahead loss of an hour causes sleep deprivation and even injury. Let’s just pick a time and stick to it. …

@thegibson "In the mid-1980s, Clorox and 7-Eleven provided the primary funding for the Daylight Saving Time Coalition behind the 1987 extension to U.S. DST. Both senators from Idaho, Larry Craig and Mike Crapo, voted for it based on the premise that fast-food restaurants sell more French fries during DST, which are made from Idaho potatoes."

"In 2005, the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association and the National Association of Convenience Stores successfully lobbied for the 2007 extension to U.S. DST."


Mastodon's `assets:precompile` now overruns memory on my Pi3. Bummer. I don't _want_ to put Mastodon on a Pi4, I already have this nifty Pi3 rack!

no, you fuckers, i am not downloading your app just because i am looking on my phone. i have a whole-ass web browser

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