7 things all kids need to hear

1 I love you

2 I'm proud of you

3 I'm sorry

4 I forgive you

5 I'm listening

6 RAID is not backup. Make offsite backups. Verify backup. Find out restore time. Otherwise, you got what we call Schrödinger backup

7 You've got what it takes

Listing tech items on marketplace, and several times now I've had shipping staff from cruise ships and container ships bid on things, asking if we can meet weeks in the future. Is there a global arbitrage in old tech going on here? I'm guessing this all happens in a rather gray area of import/export declarations.

Cooked some beautiful 10m contours around Ōtepoti. Not much but flat down there in the Taieri Plain.

Has to be one of my fave snaps of this year from MODIS, lots of cloud, but Aotearoa poking through all over as well. Never gets old to see these for me 😍

I recalled from my past that NFS no workie good over WAN. Experimental proof 😂

I think much of my issue around the Content Warning culture on Mastodon, is the vocabulary. "Content Warning" has a very specific meaning in other contexts. Here, it is more like "Content Filter" or "Subject Line," to give readers a choice to expand or not.

This feels wrong, because of other contexts where majority folks have tried to express trauma or pain at even having to hear about the racism that impacted me. Feels very much like "Ban teaching civil rights, so white kids don't feel bad."

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The Evolution Of Trust: a great interactive game on the emergence of sustainable #cooperation ncase.me/trust/


De-amazoning myself by removing everything on AWS, damn they make it hard to delete buckets if you have versioning turned on. The easiest way to close your AWS account might be to just stop paying the bill. Then they'll figure out how to delete it all I'm sure.

Man I love looking at these gorgeous islands from space

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Ok, last posts of the night, before I really peel my eyeballs off my head and soak them overnight. Please read this short and sweet summary of M. Scott Peck's 4 stages of community, from his excellent book The Different Drum:


#community #MScottPeck #TheDifferentDrum

Just built a NAS using TrueNAS this week. I'm using the SCALE version (running in Debian), but if you're a FreeBSD lover, there is also TrueNAS CORE.

Amazing amount of kit for such a lightweight install. ZFS, Samba, timemachine backups, virtualization and Kubernetes/Docker container apps.

Check it out, very slick so-far. Not quite as dead simple as Synology, but you can still pop the hood and see what's going on.

Might be old news to mastodon admins, but you can limit the ever growing cache size with a

`tootctl media remove --days=90`

I was blown away how much disk my server with a handful of users was using before I found that.

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This is the monogram.org Mastadon server. monogram.org started in 1999 as a community of likeminded people interested in open discourse about technology, arts, culture, and a better world. The domain monogram.org is inspired by Robert Rauschenberg's Combine Monogram. We got inspired, around 1994, by Monogram through the documentary series "The Shock of the New" where Robert Hughes discusses pop art and its influences on modern culture. The community around monogram.org has continued a sort of Flex Seminar through online forums and other activities over the years.