jlj

An expat Canadian, confusing Brits for more than a decade. Grab a chair; he's just gettin' started – Maintainer of nfld.uk.

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In-reply-to > My old Rayleigh Wayfarer, which I traded in a few years ago for almost twice what I paid for it(!). A good steed.

@lyse Yeah, I just love it: the easy step through to mount (on mine), not having to faff with lights (other than turning them on when it gets dark ;-) ), and, well, the gears are much fancier and smoother than the ones on my older bikes.

I still felt it in the hardest parts of that commute – Leckhampton Hill climbs over 500ft(!) in a few miles along my best route – but it meant the difference between walking my bike up most of it and staying on the whole time. :-)


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In-reply-to > German media says that the UK is running out of alcohol (https://www.tagesschau.de/wirtschaft/weltwirtschaft/alkoholengpass-grossbritannien-101.html). 🥴

@movq 😳😩😭😱


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In-reply-to > Currently going through all my music collection after quite some time again. Oh man, what crap had accumulated there? Issuing rm commands…

Found some stinkers too, of course. 😂


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In-reply-to > Currently going through all my music collection after quite some time again. Oh man, what crap had accumulated there? Issuing rm commands…

@lyse That’s been a silver lining of my hardware failure: using an app associated with my newly-acquired Synology DiskStation to generate random playlists and rediscover old gems. My collection has been too big to host in one place for many years now, prior to this.


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In-reply-to > My old Rayleigh Wayfarer, which I traded in a few years ago for almost twice what I paid for it(!). A good steed.

@lyse Yeah, not reality. :-)

Really forked out for an e-bike. French model. Don’t have the details to hand, but it’s worth half my current car! Such a good purchase, for commuting up a mountain four to five times a week. No wonder I’m so chubby, Mr DevOps now, not riding much or pushing wheelchairs lol.

Got myself an old Triumph secondhand for the kids’ trailer, and just generally leaving it in my light-fingered town. ;-)


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In-reply-to > how do you geniuses handle all your passwords? People like pword managers but I have like 4 different OSes i use every day and on top of that centralised pword management makes me nervous, upset, and crabby. what if I have to log in from some other system ???

@prologic Neat! I mean, really, I should be using HashiCorp’s Vault, to keep me sharp in the day job. ;-)


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In-reply-to > how do you geniuses handle all your passwords? People like pword managers but I have like 4 different OSes i use every day and on top of that centralised pword management makes me nervous, upset, and crabby. what if I have to log in from some other system ???

Just read this yarn again… My command line workflow is rubbish compared to many of you. 😆 Going to look at using the official Bitwarden command line client, and maybe some aliasing… Wonder whether I can use bw get password to seamlessly pass secrets to commands?

It doesn’t happen very often, mind; I use keychain to persist my SSH agent. Still… H’m. 🤔


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In-reply-to > how do you geniuses handle all your passwords? People like pword managers but I have like 4 different OSes i use every day and on top of that centralised pword management makes me nervous, upset, and crabby. what if I have to log in from some other system ???

@will I self-host Vaultwarden, then point the various Bitwarden apps (or my browser, if that’s all that’s available) at it. Auto-fill functionality in general does the rest. 😊 I’ve only had one passphrase for years now, and any breach notifications I get are dealt with in seconds.

You can create an account on mine, if you want to try it out. 😁


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In-reply-to > I'm finally beginning to delve into containers on Linux, after many years of assuming (since 2014) that containerization would be just another bygone, short-lived trend in IT history. This was such poor judgement on my part. I'm starting off with Podman outright.

@stutteringsteve I stepped out of IT from 2013 to 2019 to do care work. I’m now pretty much full-time devops. I feel your pain: what the hell happened?! 😂


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@prologic Lost my Jitsi Meet server to a hardware failure. Decided to try Peer Calls instead: call.nfld.uk

Not sure my config is top class yet, but it seems to be working. :-)


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In-reply-to > Albino chlorophilia #4 from February: That must have been still at the beginning of my more regularly hiking program, because I noted that day, that I suddenly was up at the summit. So looks like I didn't expect that to happen. Maybe I just didn't plan ahead and just strolled around, not sure anymore. More photos from that lovely day.

@lyse Loving this. Reminds me of home. :-)


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In-reply-to > The last image captured by my stolen SIII, before I remote-wiped it.

@fastidious I would like to say that that was the last time I got completely smashed (with a couple of Aussies, come to think of it), but my bro-in-law is a Kiwi…🍻🥃🥳 At least parenthood (and age!) have tempered us!


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In-reply-to > The last image captured by my stolen SIII, before I remote-wiped it.

@fastidious I did report it, yeah. I was, ahem, very drunk at the time, 😂 in Edinburgh. As I recall, this was the next morning, geo-located to a services near Carlisle. I think. It’s almost a decade ago now!


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Crusade – a lesser known JMS (of Babylon 5 fame) show from the 90s – Easter egg! That island, top right, was where I grew up. 🇨🇦😂 Google Earth backdrops on a shoestring budget, I guess?


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