“Gender reveal” stupidity 

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No, sorry. Here’s a comment. “Gender reveals” are stupid. Stop doing them. Or, at least, do them in a way that can’t kill the revealed-gender-baby’s parents.

*notices his mail server has not received any mail in a few days* "That's weird, I should've at least gotten some spam."

*logs into mail server, notices Postfix not running* "Huh?"

*notices bonehead error in Postfix master.cf dating back to last week*


Tonight's Mentos The Freshmaker Show (coming up at 0000 UTC) will be the first from my new all-free-software rig. Tune in for the inevitable glitches and also some music. tilderadio.org/

(and before anyone asks, no, I don't literally live on the water, but I live just a few blocks from the riverfront, so close enough. :D )

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Currently under gale warning here in DC. Not sure we've reached 34 knots yet, but the wind is definitely roaring outside, whipping the cherry tree in front of my house against the siding. It's freaking the dog out a little bit and I don't blame him.

I lamented earlier that my gemini site (and, although I didn't lament it at the time, my gopher as well) was broken and I didn't think I had time to fix them. I was wrong; the fixes were relatively simple. So if you enjoy browsing gemini or gopher, try these:



They are generated from the same Markdown source as the HTML version of my site; as Markdown is really only meant to generate HTML, these non-HTML versions are a work in progress and the formatting is a little off. I'll work on it some more in the future.

(Like my HTML site, these are also available from my accounts on several tilde/pubnix servers.)

Just a totally normal Wednesday here in the nation’s capital. For a change.

Installed Proxmox VE on a machine here at home to mess with over the weekend. Looks pretty slick so far! Got a bunch of OSes I want to try out.


One nightmare is over. Many nightmares remain. May we wake up from them all.

TIL (having used mutt for, oh, decades) that < can be used as a shorthand for your Sent folder (as defined in muttrc as `set record=Sent` or whatever) the same way you can use ! as shorthand for INBOX. Neat!

Eyelids: "sleep time"
Mouth: "(yawn) sleep time"

Moose Hour is cancelled for this week, but I will be back next week, same Moose-time (Tuesdays 0000 UTC), same Moose-station (tilderadio.org/

Inaugurageddon in DC 

Updated information from the Secret Service says bridges across the Anacostia River, which were previously announced as staying open throughout Inaugurageddon, will instead be closed at 6AM Tuesday. Southbound traffic (i.e., away from the Capitol) is currently supposed to remain open, but who knows how much longer until they take that away from us, too.

I already had plans to be out of town for the shitshow. Was planning to leave (via Douglass bridge) on Tuesday afternoon, now strongly considering leaving Monday night.

A reminder, as always, that DC is a place where people live, completely separate from its governmental functions, but ultimately at the mercy of said functions, with limited home rule and limited authority over its own affairs.

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