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I think I've been sniped into caring more about photography and sharing my photography work.

A new colleague has an excellent website, supporting his small, but well managed photography business.

I have absolutely no website for my photos, no way of sharing them, and often, no motivation to go out and take photos.

I should go out and take photos, because I love it, and it might be hard, but it could be worthwhile.

Has anyone on fedi used Ubuntu Studio for music things? 馃幍

How good is it? Is there anything better?

Configuring Arch for Ardour/Jack/VSTs etc is a pain when I just want to make music and put it into my computer.

Congrats A.Lee, you bought something then immediately murdered it.

Big capitalist move.

I bought an expensive powertool today and I am excited to use it.

I planted a whole bunch of 'Titan' sunflowers today - looking forward to 300cm tall, 60cm head diameter sunny lads 馃尰

Gonna plant some smaller 'Hallo' sunflowers in the front garden too.


Introducing collectd was a blessing and a curse.
My disk hates it.

I wonder if there is a way to tell collectd to report stats ( to influxdb ) but not bother storing many on disk.

I don't really need collectd to store stats AND influxdb to also store them. Influx is much easier on disk writes.

I'm not super worried about the writes on spinning rust in my server, but running collectd on my network infrastructure with fragile ( and kinda old ) flash memory seems like a recipe for failed flash.

I took my Les Paul guitar to a guy for a setup yesterday and I immediately want it back.

Roll on Friday.

Repaired some headphones today, yay. 馃帶

Set up Collectd, Influxdb and Grafana yesterday

Got graphs going on ALL my in-home infrastructure. Servers, routers... graphs for all the stats!

Hoping to get my cloud servers reporting stats soon also.

influx/collectd/grafana is a super simple stack to set up. Really easy to get them all talking to each other.

The longest bit was making the graphs.

I really need to figure out how to use Ardour as a looper, because you can do it with Ableton and that seems like a really, really cool way of making music.

Anyway, I should be back on mastodon now my server has some space to breath for a bit.

I let my mastodon instance fill up my server's entire disk again. 馃う鈥嶁檧锔

Except this time, it filled up SO much that postgres wouldnt start, and `rbenv` wouldnt activate because "No space left on device".

So I couldnt even purge all the mastodon cached stuff.

I managed to find a couple of files to delete and got back about 200MB of space, enough to activate the ruby-env and ask `tootctl` nicely to delete 15GB OF MEDIA.

I am going to make this a cron job now because this is the second time!!!

Ich habe mehr b眉cher auf Deutsch gekauft. Ich Der Marsianer war gut geh枚rt.

huh, Scaleway restarted my server ( because it moved physical hosts ) and some how that made Mastodon - which has been broken for a few months - start working again.


Hi folks. I doubt you missed me.

Today I completed learning the guitar part for Animal Crossing New Horizons 5pm jazz 5pm.

I'm going to try and completely learn every instrument part in a day over the holiday because what are personal projects without deadlines like work projects.

Tomorrow, perhaps the bass part or maybe try the drums part on my cajon.
Can't do the piano chords on a piano because its under moving-house boxes, so I might substitute guitar until after we move in January.

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OMG - I finally found the button for "Only use the VPN for connections on this network" in KDE's NetworkManager applet and I can once again use Spotify while on the work VPN!

I cant believe this little button is so easy to find on GNOME but is so incredibly hidden in KDE.

I can see why you dont want this to be accidentally clicked when using a VPN for 鉁 Privacy 鉁 - but when using a VPN for it's actual purpose, you pretty much ALWAYS want this turned on.

Today happens to be a day when I have enough energy to do some hobby projects.

So I'm working on my project to run modern Linux 4.x kernels on a Kobo eReader from 2010.

Current, new, attack angle - Can we push a linux image over serial with u-boot. So I dont keep destroying SD cards testing kernel builds, and can iterate faster.

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