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Revised my /now page over the weekend. I’ve been replacing the old notes entirely, but wonder if I should keep it as a running log, instead.

Guess I should finally figure out how to put things on Linode so I don’t have to restart the discord bot all the time at the tilde account.

A Twitter friend turned me on to these amazing looking desktop PCs from System76, and I’ve concluded that we need lots more companies making high end computers that look like furniture, again.

All I needed today was to make a boot/install disk, and yet: in the decades of personal computing leftovers in drawers and boxes around this house, there’s not one single USB flash drive. Inconceivable. Like, I have a little envelope of CompactFlash cards, and a roller mouse.

Roon produces really nice composited images for sharing, but they’re still essentially isolated from the rest of the world – there’s no link as part of its sharing output. Last night I spent just enough time getting familiar enough with roon-extension-http-api to figure out how to link from its view of catalog or the now playing screen out to songwhip, which will produce a link to several listening platforms and stores.

Today I learned that if there’s an image on the Mac OS clipboard, Preview can save it to a file. It’s right there in its file menu: New From Clipboard!

Currently: appending _test to a number of workflow inputs and outputs and am confident this will not incur unanticipated consequences later.

Quick, somebody give me something mildly impossible; I just wired three Cat5 connectors and they all worked on the first try.

Enabling Minecraft fn-key combinations on a Ducky One 2 Mini

Some special debug modes in Minecraft require pressing F3+some other key, which is a real mess for accessibility; function keys aren't meant to be modifiers of other keys, and the Minecraft folks have some explaining to do on this. That said, my son came to me with a problem: He wants to do something called "showing chunks" in Minecraft, which requires F3+g. Pressing F3 on his 60% keyboard requires using the _fn_ key, so if he presses another key while holding that key, it also activates the alternate function command mapped to the second key.