They/them. Pseudonymous. Has opinions.


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2021-11-17 19:14 UTC

Made a cheddar cheese sauce and added a bunch of lemon juice to it just now. Tasty AF.

2021-11-14 19:16 UTC

My capsule's finally back in action. Moved from Vultur to and am running vger.

The old SSL cert did not come along for the ride. The new cert's fingerprint is:


2021-09-20 01:15 UTC

I think the world would be a slightly better place if more people were quicker to think "this software has gotten too bloated" and slower to think "this computer has gotten too old."

2021-09-17 20:14 UTC

Re: 2021-09-16 15:28 CEST

Yeah, it's a bit negative, but I think it makes sense in the context of it being focused on gamers. Gaming often involves fierce competition and trash-talk, which one might term "discord." That's my head-canon, anyway.

2021-09-16 20:20 UTC

Finally sat down and threw together a script for easily looking up and inserting emoji anywhere I like in a way that conforms to my preferences.



2021-09-15 03:56 UTC

Just figured out why msmtp wasn't working under Debian. Its AppArmor profile is too restrictive for how I'm using it. Leaving a note here for my future self and anyone else with the same problem. Credit to

The solution:

sudo ln -s /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.msmtp /etc/apparmor.d/disable/

sudo apparmor_parser -R /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.msmtp

2021-09-13 22:05 UTC

Created a page describing my e-mail system. I use mblaze, msmtp, and mbsync.


2021-09-12 17:53 UTC

Re: 2021-09-07 12:12 CEST

I like it. Thanks for sharing your art here!

2021-09-02 20:12 UTC

I bookmarked this post some time ago and found myself reading it again today. 'To survive a collapse, never mind build the utopia, systems need to be running now. That means scaled sourcing of materials, creation, and deployment.' This resonates with me. I also think there is value in documenting what can be reclaimed from where, along with what those components may be used for. Making useful what would otherwise be waste is, in my opinion, one of the most solarpunk endeavors possible.


2021-08-30 01:38 UTC

Does anyone else ever have mixed feelings about 3D printing? Sometimes I wonder if the whole thing isn't just a ploy to sell more plastic.

2021-08-18 22:18 UTC

What do you geminauts think of saltpack? I've been meaning to try it for some time, but it doesn't seem to have any traction anywhere.

2021-08-18 04:07 UTC

Just finished the 2021-04-05 episode of Trendy Talk and then immediately found this post, which I thought dovetailed nicely with some of Chris Were's arguments: gemini://

Structural change does need to happen to address a lot of the problems facing us, but in the meantime there's still value in doing whatever little bit one can immediately do as well.

2021-08-11 04:52 UTC

This whole "intuitive, impulsive" cooking thing is working really well so far. Procrastinated on a task today by making a fresh pasta dinner for the house with three different pestos and some oven roasted brussel sprouts while listening to an episode of Trendy Talk. Not bad as far as procrastination goes. Certainly beats endlessly scrolling social media!

2021-08-08 18:44 UTC

When I was younger, I thought that being an early adopter for every shiny new tech toy would empower me and give me an edge. I tried to make up for a lack of experience with being among the first to every new trend. Now those shiny new toys just look like shackles to me, and the "progress" of consumer-oriented tech just looks like a hamster wheel. It's a strange feeling, being in tech while also hating so much about it.

2021-08-08 05:23 UTC

Air fryer chicken katsu with pickled plum onigiri tonight. Very simple and easy to make. First time using the air fryer. Really happy with how crunchy the breading turned out. Housemates also liked the tonkatsu sauce I made.

2021-08-05 17:54 UTC

Epoxy just failed. Should've tested longer before celebrating. Next attempt: solder, paperclips, and wire cutters.

2021-08-05 17:34 UTC

Just successfully repaired a broken scissor switch on my Thinkpad using a male pin header, a hobby knife, and some epoxy. One of the pegs on the scissor switch had broken off, and the metal from a male pin header was exactly the right size and shape to replace the whole section. In the past I would have replaced the whole keyboard. Feels like I've just leveled up! :D

2021-08-02 17:27 UTC

I have a bad habit of killing my own momentum when what I perceive to be the "correct" path conflicts with what I *want* to do. I perceive learning the "mother sauces" to be "correct," as I've already begun that task and knowing those seems to be considered "foundational," but what I *want* to do now is play with lentils and curries. So now I find myself doing neither. :p

2021-07-28 04:25 UTC

Just threw together a cheddar cheese sauce to put on some dried pasta I'd made. Would not have known how to do this a month ago. success-baby.jpeg

2021-07-21 22:07 UTC

New UI experiment:

Long-form text entry via movable chunks.

Something I wrote using it.

2021-07-21 21:01 UTC

I don't suppose there's a way to render a line starting with ``` in preformatted mode, is there?

2021-07-19 21:04 UTC

iI've begun with the UI experiments. First point of inquiry: how best to present forms with simple, single-line inputs? Two approaches immediately came to mind:



I'm interested in hearing opinions about the two approaches.

Next up will be experiments in long-form composition from within Gemini.

2021-07-10 17:13 UTC

Re: @deerbard 2021-07-10 08:19 UTC

"I'm worst at what I do best, and for this gift I feel blessed," right?

2021-07-09 20:22 UTC

Shoved my larger plastic bins into a space I made for them in my closet. Updated my "bins" system page accordingly. Not everything is catalogued and binned yet, but I'm feeling the sort of strong resistance to the task that indicates burnout. Soon I will become entirely incapable of making myself catalogue and bin anything (you can't even pay me to do something I've burned out on; I quite literally *cannot* make myself do it), so I'm going to try to tie up the loose ends so I can call it "done" before I totally lock up.

2021-07-08 22:29 UTC

gmid keeps locking up for some reason. Once a day it seems to stop responding until I restart it. vger was quite reliable. Anyone know any tricks for getting client certificates via CGI in vger?

2021-07-07 22:30 UTC

Does anyone know how to view 'rlog://' links like the one on this page? I've never seen this protocol before. gemini://

2021-07-06 03:03 UTC

I quite like Gemini, but it's very difficult to communicate to anyone in my life why I like it. It's like here's a certain level of fed-up you've got to reach, and you've also got to be fairly technical, for this sort of thing to appeal. But wow, I really like Gemini. I'd be quite happy if I never had to use the web again, frankly.

2021-07-06 01:56 UTC

Switched from vger to gmid today in order to start playing with client authentication. Here's a little toy I just wrote: gemini://

Source code is here: gemini://

2021-06-28 20:39 UTC

@bacardi55 I can't seem to select text in gtl. Makes it a bit difficult to follow links in tinylogs.

2021-06-28 19:45 UTC

I bought a couple old, second-hand, e-ink Kindles years ago. Specifically ones with firmware predating the agreement with Audible that resulted in Amazon removing the text-to-speech function. I got a lot of use out of that function back when I had to drive a lot for work. Now I'm finding them useful again for low-distraction reading. I've begun closing tabs by turning them into ebooks. Somehow reading on this sort of purpose-specific device *feels* faster. There are fewer background processes in my brain considering what else I should be doing than there are when I'm at a computer. And I can make the device read to me from where I left off when I need to do more physical work.

2021-06-27 23:12 UTC

Just modified my tinylog-post script to mirror my posts to Does not mirror tinylog replies, to avoid cluttering up Station. This will save me from having to decide which things to post to my tinylog and which things to post to Station. Let me know if this becomes obnoxious, please!


2021-06-27 21:59 UTC

Bins system working well so far. Was just reminded that I'd left something out when I returned to my computer and saw the relevant grep output still visible in my terminal. Maybe I'd derive some benefit from keeping a list somewhere of possibly-left-out items, populated by a special "inventory-grep" command. 🤔

2021-06-27 18:03 UTC

Two new humans and their two cats will be joining us in less than a week now. Still quite a bit to do to prepare for their arrival. 😬

2021-06-24 04:24 UTC

Wrote a script to post to my tinylog and added it to my gemsite: gemini://

2021-06-23 20:28 UTC

Hello world! I chose the same avatar Lagrange uses for my domain for the sake of continuity.

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