Rewatching Star Trek TNG. “The Naked Now” is probably the worst episode ever made. 🤦😬🙄

IDE power connectors are the worst.

I’m really starting to like OpenMP. Especially when I’m doing simple graphics stuff, where each pixel is processed independently. Throw in a ``, boom, speed-up of a factor of 3.5-3.8 on my quad core. 🤯

Anniversary today: 2020-03-12 was the last day I worked at the office. 100% remote since then. 🧑‍💻

I run a Matrix server for my family, so that we don’t have to use WhatsApp or similar. Now, I always call it “Matrix”. They call it “Element”. Always irks me a tiny little bit. 🥴

I just hope none of you were customers of OVH.

These days, I discover a lot of awesome music through Jered’s channel:

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Song of the day! I only wish it was longer! 🤯 // Lowrider - Ode to Ganymede //

Playing with map projections and satellite tracking again, and realizing my screen is too small to actually show this off.

Minor panic attack: A family member asks for remote IT support and opens with “I can’t find TeamViewer!” 😱

Netzwerkschluckauf bei netcup, huh?

Guess I should have included the machine in the video, because context matters. That thing is from around 1995 and still kicking.

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Yet another short trip into nostalgia land today.

Aaaand then back to reality. Shortly after, Netscape crashed and took the entire Win3.11 with it. Yeah, well, modern systems *are* better.

Probably the best mix of all times … 😍 // Sima Deep - Make Me Flow //

This Mastodon thingy is a bit wonky when it comes to interactions between different instances. Favoriting a toot from another instance? Replying to it? Following people? Often fails with “something went wrong”.

Am I too stupid? Is it a bad idea to use the standard web interface, do I need to use a client?

I feel like I’m 80. 🙄

Haven’t found much of public interest yet, but a bunch of floppies with software that my grandfather wrote in the 1990ies. 😲

Also these lovely little listings. Zoom in, they were printed on a dot matrix printer.

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Today’s task: Sifting through this to see if there’s anything “of value” in there.

Got a little surprise gift, a “squeeze filler” fountain pen. (The person who gave it to me thought it was just a pen, didn’t really care.) As I do calligraphy from time to time, I happen to own a few flasks of ink! Now, let’s see how much of a mess we can make …

Why I love the Finnish language: No grammatical gender (easier to learn, less politics), written almost exactly as spoken, simpler alphabet (no diacritics, no ambiguities like in some languages, e.g. in German “f”, “v”, and “ph” can sound exactly the same), numbers follow a simple and consistent pattern, and finally, sounds awesome. Why I hate it: Kirjakieli (written Finnish) vs. Puhekieli (spoken), you basically have to learn two languages. 🤦

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