Working from home, normal challenges apply. He attacks me because I would dare pay attention to my laptop and not to him.

And here's what's powering all that, with the help of an older battery. I was actually just curious to see how much load I could put on this system, this is 164 watts of panels. I'm getting a little bit less than that because it's a little cloudy now.

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Installing on an old P4 desktop, with internet shared from an laptop, all powered from ... Because I can.

Total draw, from laptop, desktop, and monitor is about 100 watts.

Just got back from COVID vaccine part 1, and so far I feel okay.

Well, yesterday I compiled a Linux kernel for the first time in years, probably the first time since my Gentoo days. In fact, it might have been the first time I did it on a Debian-based distro (Ubuntu).

I wanted a low-latency kernel for audio stuff, and the stock one was giving me weird issues with my network card, and mounting encrypted disks. I recompiled removing one option (forget which offhand), and it seems to work okay so far.

hello fediverse

if you have like, two minutes, please consider filling out this survey i have to do for school

it's about how many books you read. don't worry if you don't read books very much, that's actually one of the things we're looking for

it's a google form. sorry

docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAI

"Police are warning students and universities not to access Sci-Hub, an "illegal website" that allows users to download scientific research papers normally locked behind expensive subscriptions."

Very bad indeed. That name again: Sci-Hub. Remember it so you can avoid it. Ahem.

I try to run things, eg laptops, from my little system when it's sunny out just so that the power doesn't go to waste. I could probably find a grid tie inverter, but I'd need a small one to handle the ~164 watts I get from these.

What I'd like to do is push some power toward my web server, which actually runs right from 12 volts.

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I'm getting enough power out of these to run two laptops continuously. They're set up to charge a battery, which is pretty old and kind of shot, but still works decently as a buffer.

I have concluded that there needs to be a big band arrangement of Frownland by Captain Beefheart.

For St. Patrick's day, here is a picture of me scratching the head of an Irish Woflhound.

This is a long shot, but I want to put the power of social media and federation to the test.

My son wants to become a commercial airline pilot when he’s grown up. It would be awesome if we could find a commercial pilot in the fediverse that we can follow and ask questions of.

If everyone who reads this could boost it, it would be much appreciated and it would mean the world to my son if he could get in touch with a real-life commercial pilot! ✈️

#pilot #flying #airline #jet #boeing #airbus

Lesson of today's install: If running the web portion on a non-standard HTTPS port (eg, 8443), make sure to change both the nginx configuration and add it to the bosh line in the config.js file...

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