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[#] Sun Mar 28 2021 13:22:53 MST from Wangiss <wangiss@wallofhate.com>

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I'm taking a vacation week. Yes, a vacation from unemployment. What does that mean? This week, instead of trying to get my real estate career moving forward, I'll play with my kids, spend time with my wife, and not have the kind of fun I associate with industrious effort. Not going to finish the greenhouse. Might do a little weeding. Anyway, it's been years since I took a whole week off, and half a year since I took four straight days, so hopefully this will be a nice break. And probably I'll be on here more.

Maybe I'll fire up the RetroPie again. I got frustrated with Armored Core, a mecha game on PS1. I think I was too clumsy in the first few missions to be able to beat the first real boss. You have to save up money, and sucking makes that very difficult because you waste expensive ammo and buy the wrong parts. The one saving grace of the game is that the merchant buys back parts at full price. Very unrealistic but a huge relief! 



[#] Sun Mar 28 2021 20:43:22 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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We haven't heard from TheDave much lately - I hope that means that he has fallen down the rabbit hole with the RetroPi I gave him recently. 

I have been very active and productive. Today I managed to get a Lubuntu VNC server up that allows me to remote from my Vampire 4 Amiga into it and then use it to browse the web or run the Discord app - giving the illusion that the V4 is a much more capable machine than it actually is. I also did some research on a proxy called "theoldbrowser.com" - You enter this site as a proxy on your classic browser, and it brings up a search engine that then takes you to website versions circa 1999-2000 - allowing you to browse the OLD web on your classic machine as if you were still in 1999. Not a terrible solution, either. 

Ran chores with my wife and bought a new killer ceiling fan for the back patio. I'm not sure what the measurement is, but it moves 10,400 units of air - while most fans are around 3400-7500 units. We got it installed tonight on the patio, and didn't electrocute ourselves or burn the house down. 

BUT... I did find a silly single point of failure I've overlooked with TSBBS. I was switching through the circuit breakers to turn off the power to the patio, then I worked on the patio - then I came back in once I was done, and tried to log onto the BBS, and it wasn't there. First I noticed that the Lubuntu VNC server had shut down. I figured it had just hibernated - but was puzzled that it didn't power back up into the state it was in when it went to sleep. 

Whoops. Going to need a UPS for TSBBS. Power failures are so rare in Phoenix - it just kind of slipped my mind that machines don't handle it well when they suddenly lose power. Sorry for the unscheduled downtime. I'll fix that sometime in the future. 


I did not get to upgrading the BBS this weekend. If I try and it fails, we'll lose some content. But I do have a fairly recent tested backup. I've been simply making images of the whole disk to another 240gb SSD. It is a bit expensive - but it is convenient. 

 

Sun Mar 28 2021 13:22:53 MST from Wangiss

I'm taking a vacation week. Yes, a vacation from unemployment. What does that mean? This week, instead of trying to get my real estate career moving forward, I'll play with my kids, spend time with my wife, and not have the kind of fun I associate with industrious effort. Not going to finish the greenhouse. Might do a little weeding. Anyway, it's been years since I took a whole week off, and half a year since I took four straight days, so hopefully this will be a nice break. And probably I'll be on here more.

Maybe I'll fire up the RetroPie again. I got frustrated with Armored Core, a mecha game on PS1. I think I was too clumsy in the first few missions to be able to beat the first real boss. You have to save up money, and sucking makes that very difficult because you waste expensive ammo and buy the wrong parts. The one saving grace of the game is that the merchant buys back parts at full price. Very unrealistic but a huge relief! 



 



[#] Sun Mar 28 2021 22:03:06 MST from Wangiss <wangiss@wallofhate.com>

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Gales like we're having tonight shut down our power often enough that I've plugged my router into a UPS. I'll almost certainly get one for my office cottage, since I intend to put a PieHole out there attached to my network, as well as a media server. Plus, and more to the point, it's my office.

I got to play with the kids for two half-hour sessions, and my youngest for about three hours besides. What else did I do today? No clue. I guess I took a short nap. Talked to my mom for a bit. Time is so weird when I don't pay attention to it. 



[#] Mon Mar 29 2021 19:06:10 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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Yesterday was productive, and I got to drink with my wife. It was a good weekend. Friday I wrecked myself so bad that Saturday was a total loss. Lately, I've been getting far less reward out of this behavior - but, my circle of friends, it is expected that we will drink very expensive whiskey until we're certain to be useless the rest of the weekend. It is the culture I've fallen into. I'm not sure why I am attracted to Italians and Irishmen as my inner circle, but it is getting harder and harder on me as I age. 

 

Sun Mar 28 2021 22:03:06 MST from "Wangiss" <wangiss@wallofhate.com>

Gales like we're having tonight shut down our power often enough that I've plugged my router into a UPS. I'll almost certainly get one for my office cottage, since I intend to put a PieHole out there attached to my network, as well as a media server. Plus, and more to the point, it's my office.

I got to play with the kids for two half-hour sessions, and my youngest for about three hours besides. What else did I do today? No clue. I guess I took a short nap. Talked to my mom for a bit. Time is so weird when I don't pay attention to it. 



 



[#] Fri Apr 02 2021 08:30:21 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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Any comments or notes on the new version running? Anything that seemed broken that now seems fixed? 

 



[#] Fri Apr 02 2021 10:07:11 MST from Wangiss <wangiss@wallofhate.com>

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Seems about 30% faster, maybe more. That's all for me. 



[#] Fri Apr 02 2021 12:08:44 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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I kind of thought that too - but I didn't want to jinx myself. 

Fri Apr 02 2021 10:07:11 MST from "Wangiss" <wangiss@wallofhate.com>

Seems about 30% faster, maybe more. That's all for me. 



 



[#] Mon Apr 05 2021 21:53:22 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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I sure have had a helluva time getting any time to log in here the last 4 or 5 days. This weekend was fucking INSANE. 

 



[#] Tue Apr 06 2021 19:34:44 MST from smashbot64

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Mon Apr 05 2021 21:53:22 MST from "ParanoidDelusions" <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

I sure have had a helluva time getting any time to log in here the last 4 or 5 days. This weekend was fucking INSANE. 

 TBH, yesterday was fckng insane, literally. My workplace has absolutely nothing to do with healthcare or social work yet there were three concurrent come-aparts (psychiatric incidents) in my workplace that required police intervention. Covid is getting blamed for a lot, but I don't think it's being blamed for enough.

 



 



[#] Tue Apr 06 2021 20:43:39 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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Three of your employees, your clients, or something else? What DO you do? 

 

Tue Apr 06 2021 19:34:44 MST from "smashbot64" <smashbot64@secure.wallofhate.com>

 

Mon Apr 05 2021 21:53:22 MST from "ParanoidDelusions" <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

I sure have had a helluva time getting any time to log in here the last 4 or 5 days. This weekend was fucking INSANE. 

 TBH, yesterday was fckng insane, literally. My workplace has absolutely nothing to do with healthcare or social work yet there were three concurrent come-aparts (psychiatric incidents) in my workplace that required police intervention. Covid is getting blamed for a lot, but I don't think it's being blamed for enough.

 



 



 



[#] Wed Apr 07 2021 14:45:41 MST from smashbot64

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3 hotel guests. I am a hotelier. Lol

Tue Apr 06 2021 20:43:39 MST from "ParanoidDelusions" <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

Three of your employees, your clients, or something else? What DO you do? 

 

Tue Apr 06 2021 19:34:44 MST from "smashbot64" <smashbot64@secure.wallofhate.com>

 

Mon Apr 05 2021 21:53:22 MST from "ParanoidDelusions" <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

I sure have had a helluva time getting any time to log in here the last 4 or 5 days. This weekend was fucking INSANE. 

 TBH, yesterday was fckng insane, literally. My workplace has absolutely nothing to do with healthcare or social work yet there were three concurrent come-aparts (psychiatric incidents) in my workplace that required police intervention. Covid is getting blamed for a lot, but I don't think it's being blamed for enough.

 



 



 



 



[#] Sat Apr 10 2021 21:12:03 MST from Wangiss <wangiss@wallofhate.com>

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My in-laws finally got to stay at a hotel here in Washington for the first time in a year. They go somewhere every month. Now that they're empty nesters with two incomes, they have had increasingly fun stories to share. But then they had to take a year off. Brutal. Nothing is more frustrating to me than wanting to buy something and no one will sell it to me. But that's just a pet peeve. I've tried to rid myself of peeves, but that's one of the two remaining. 



[#] Sun Apr 11 2021 21:35:23 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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There is a global shortage of supply unable to meet demand. It was part of the problem we had with the M4. There just aren't that many floating around right now - and they get snapped up almost as soon as they become available. 


Sat Apr 10 2021 21:12:03 MST from "Wangiss" <wangiss@wallofhate.com>

My in-laws finally got to stay at a hotel here in Washington for the first time in a year. They go somewhere every month. Now that they're empty nesters with two incomes, they have had increasingly fun stories to share. But then they had to take a year off. Brutal. Nothing is more frustrating to me than wanting to buy something and no one will sell it to me. But that's just a pet peeve. I've tried to rid myself of peeves, but that's one of the two remaining. 



 



[#] Thu Apr 15 2021 05:13:19 MST from misterdizzy <misterdizzy@wallofhate.com>

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veryone now qualifies for the suspension of their rights at a
moment's notice. Not just "those" people, not just "them," but "us" and YOU.

[#] Thu Apr 15 2021 09:32:18 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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We'll we've been upgraded to "those people" and "them". 

We're THEY... and they deserve to have their liberties restricted. You can't trust them. 

 

Thu Apr 15 2021 05:13:19 MST from misterdizzy <misterdizzy@wallofhate.com>
veryone now qualifies for the suspension of their rights at a
moment's notice. Not just "those" people, not just "them," but "us" and YOU.

 



[#] Sat Apr 17 2021 17:05:05 MST from Jerry Moore

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Pogo said it many, many years ago.

We has met the enemy, and they is us!



[#] Sun Apr 18 2021 03:21:23 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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Wangiss - where has TheDave been? 

 



[#] Sun Apr 18 2021 10:08:16 MST from ParanoidDelusions <paranoiddelusions@wallofhate.com>

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👍😂🤣❤😍😍���

Looks like you can, in a limited sense, respond with an Emoji in the latest version of Citadel. Not sure if it was always there, if it is a function of Chrome, or if it is something Ig added to the Citadel editor. But I thought I would share. 

 

 

 



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