Dave
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Dear everybody: You're doing it wrong. Please stop.
Dave
One of these weeks, I'm going to wake up the morning after dojo night without my body reminding me that it's been two and a half years since I've been getting more exercise than walking on a regular basis.

This isn't feeling like the week.
Dave
If I average 50% in all my course work for the rest of the term, I get to graduate on the Dean's Honour List.

I expect the required average future mark to fall below 0% sometime in late November.
Dave
So. I'm a full-time student for the next four months. If things go according to plan, I'll be (up to paperwork) an alumnus by Christmas.
Dave
I continue to be astounded at the lengths companies whose business is selling transit via communication networks will go to to keep devices that access those networks out of the hands of consumers.
Dave
Lenovo seems confused; they invited me to write a review of my new Thinkpad with Linux.
(The Thinkpad shipped with not-Linux and runs a different not-Linux. It's very nice. The only complaints I have are unreasonable expectations set by the Macbook that it doesn't quite meet.)
Dave
The new Thinkpad feels like a real battery hog, but having run the numbers, I think it's just that the Macbook has raised my expectations a little bit too high.
Dave
Me: OpenBSD because it's a no-nonsense system that just works and my computer is a tool, not a project.

Also me: I don't like the battery status reporting tools I've found, I'll make my own.

Also me: Why does all the prior art use polling? Time to look at the kernel source.
Dave
I think I now have a list of things that aren't in # base that I can't use a computer without: git and rsync.

Of course if I want to use the computer *for* something, that's a longer list.
Dave
It's probably noteworthy that base includes tools that occupy the same space as these. The ones in base don't quite meet my needs but come close enough that they'd do if they were all that was available.
Dave
Just what I need, another computer.
At least I only have myself to blame for this one, whatever that's worth.
Dave
Oh, look at that. Another course I need to talk to an advisor to enroll in because there's a bug in the calendar.
(Unlike the last one, this one might at least have a reasonable excuse.)
Dave
Discussing an online purchase from a company whose location unexpectedly turned out to be relevant: "In hindsight I guess their willingness to quote me a price in CAD was a pretty good sign that they weren't from USA"
Dave
Up for review at day job:
18 files changed, 1 insertion(+), 476 deletions(-)

I've done better absolute line deltas before, but that ratio might be a personal best.
Dave
Today in easy to misuse interfaces: "Read the documentation and you'll get it subtly wrong in a way that causes an entirely different tool to dump core"
Dave
New stickers from @J T ! Now anybody familiar with my interests will be able to tell my computer apart from all the other Macbooks out there. # #
A badly lit photograph of a space grey Macbook Air that, for now (at least in better lighting), looks just like almost all the other space grey Macbooks in the world.  On the Macbook is a pile of stickers, with one of them positioned in the corner where it will soon find a permanent home.  The sticker art shows Puffy, the OpenBSD mascot, wearing a gi and hakama and ready for a night at the dojo.
@J T
Dave
So apparently being on @silverwizard 's instance is a cheat code for any questions one has about Friendica. Thanks to the tip and doc pointer from @Tobias I should have proper alt text on this picture: A drawing of a moomin holding a molotov cocktail.  If you know, you know.
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Dave
I would not have predicted this would ever happen, but I've found a visual bell configuration that I actually like.
Dave
I apparently need to find where Friendica allows specifying alt text. Image description: A screen grab of the MacOS terminal bell config; all of "Audible bell", "Visual bell", and Visual Bell's subfield "Only when sound is muted" are checked.
Tobias
Friendica is using BBCode for formatting of the postings @Dave for the ALT text of images, you can place the text in the middle of the [img][/img]-Tags. E.g.

[img=http://example.com/img/this_is_an_example.jpg]And this would be the ALT text for the image used on mouse over etc.[/img]

Have a look at your nodes BBCode documentation for more information about the implementation of the BBCode in Friendica, and things like the "abstracts" which other parts of the Fediverse use for CW.
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Dave
Looks like @silverwizard 's DB crash means I need to re-run my posted tweet. (Is it still a tweet over here?)
silverwizard
We call it a status


Or, if you're on Mastodon a "toot"
I like to use the generic term "post".
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