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I have left the office for two hours to undergo kidney surgery, but you can reach me on my cell any time.

Favoured processor? #retrocomputing

It should be a legal requirement that there is free high-speed Internet access available anywhere that parents have to wait around for their kids to do activities. This thought has been brought to you courtesy of a shitty 3G connection at camogie practice.

I *think* I’m now fully on this instance. I did the whole follows/followers migration thing earlier today. Everyone I follow has been quiet today though so it could be completely broken for all I know.

Still doing that split brain thing of having @mkelly and @mo. I think I can do an account migration at some point, but I'll need to get nitech.online upgraded at some stage.

(I don't schedule it to be annual, it's just that it seems to be that the Christmas break is the only opportunity I actually get to maintain the server.)

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Just tried the annual update of this Mastodon server and had to give up because it looked like I was running out of memory. 🙁

Hosting company got back to me and said they could migrate in all my existing devices. For about £7 per device per year. That’s not happening.

Back to using the Cloud Key locally!

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It’s Christmas, so that can only mean one thing... HOME NETWORKING TIME!

Except my new UniFi Switch is registered with a cloud hosted controller, and I’m stuck waiting for support to help me out with it. Very tempted to just reset it and adopt into the existing controller pending a full migration.

Turns out that Core Data is not very intuitive when you come back to it for the first time in about 3 years.

Following up on my Python build woes last week, I finally got it sort of working.

In the end it was trying to use libraries that were in both `/usr/local/lib` (for `libpython`) and `/usr/local/lib64` (for `libssl` and `libcrypto`), but my existing configuration for the Python build was only looking in `/usr/local/lib`.

Next step is to figure out why Python isn't building/installing to `/usr/local/lib64`.

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Have to say though - Docker really makes this kind of thing a lot easier than it used to be. Trying this in the past used to be way harder - when the environment is contaminated with leftovers from previous failed attempts, it can be hard to determine if your process will actually work in a clean system.

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