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cool stuff on a hot day

Jun 26th, 2020 at 4:17 PM · 2020 means living in the future, technology rocks, wtf an update
I am not caught up on anything - so business as usual. It is eighty-freaking-three degrees where I am, and that's indoors. Things around temperature, humidity, and technology are yucky.

So I'm going to focus on some nice things.

I'm running a local media server. I'd toyed with doing so for awhile, and came across Jellyfin, which sealed the deal. (It's a bit like Plex and a lot like Emby, except all free and open-source, nothing locked behind a fee.) I downloaded a couple of old public domain movies and got to watching them on our Roku, by way of the Roku Media Channel and Jellyfin's DLNA support. And yesterday Jellyfin launched their dedicated Roku app! It's prettier and makes better use of the screen space. It kind of feels like a gift. I hope I am appropriately grateful.

Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant are the best forever. (context)

Central air conditioning is wonderful, even when it can't keep up with the heat. We'd be so much more miserable without it. Similarly, dehumidifiers. YAY.


I still need to find the iPod charger and then I can use it to dump my entire digital music library into Jellyfin. Something to look forward to.

I should do more around the house though. Have several good days! Do it for me! Please.

not much new today

May 1st, 2020 at 4:58 PM · 2020 means living in the future, wtf an update, has: images, technology rocks
I renewed my website's Let's Encrypt certificate. Apparently my host automatically notifies me when renewal is coming up; it wasn't actually due for a couple of weeks, but I'll be busy around when it would have expired, and this way it won't expire while I have eleventy zillion other things on my plate. Huzzah. (My web host doesn't support updating the cert automatically because they are backward and silly. Also cheap.)

There are not enough places to put all the things. There are not enough places to put things while seeking better places for them. The things are in all the places. Things are everywhere. There are no empty places in which to escape. This is a horror story without end.

I couldn't focus on more needful things, so I played on https://picrew.me/image_maker/315844 instead:

The figure in the image looks utterly exhausted. I think it's a fairly accurate likeness. The pic is missing the food stains in the shape of tiny fingers and the ponytail holder dangling somewhere off a rear strand of hair, so much of my mane having escaped that I forgot it had even been tied back. However, it'll do. (The paleness is 100% on point.)
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