I don't think I ever did a proper #introductions. I'm a 34yo British bloke, married to a wonderful woman and we have a 14 day old baby boy, a 9yo pupper and a 5yo cat. I'm a Network engineer scratching my way further into network security. I've been been on the Fediverse since identi.ca ran on Laconica (a long time ago). I'm a licenced #hamradio op and I dabble in hobby electronics and photography. I am also slowly learning German and getting into gardening to keep these bones moving.
It might be nice to outsource my social media to India, they can filter out the low quality memes, the hate and shitposts, then send me a weekly summary to my email. If that works it then they can interact with my friends pretending to be me, wish then happy birthday and congratulations for major life events. If I get invited to something they can let me know and book it into my calendar. If that works out then maybe one of them can come over here and do all that irl too. Living the dream then
Finished converting a very laborious manual process with an assocated spreadsheet calculator that I made 2 years ago into an automated script that makes API calls to gather the values it needs for the calculation which should reduce the 3 hours/week manual job into a button click and 5 min wait.
After writing a few hundred lines of code over several hours in a language I barely know it looked like it was just going to work perfectly first time as it pumped out correct results again and again and again. Thankfully I kept testing it until I found a case that didn't come out right! annnnd the world is right again. 😀
I started a new newsletter called the Public Service Internet monthly newsletter. Have a read of the first one (July 2019's edition) https://cubicgarden.com/2019/07/31/public-service-internet-monthly-newsletter-july-2019/
Now my repointing work is done it's time to remount the aerials on the house. After much deliberation we decided we couldn't justify the cost of a new satellite dish for our very occasional viewing of Freesat, the old dish is still working albeit very rusty. So I picked up a can of hammerite at our local Homebase closing down sale. Black was already gone so I went with silver. I'm quite excited to see how this comes out.
Was getting disappointed with a lot of the Markdown to PDF renderers I was finding, all just came out like ugly web 1.0 pages. Then I tried Pandoc and it spat one out via pdflatex and it suddenly looks shit hot, like a page from a university textbook! I want to learn Latex now and cut out the middle-man 👍
38 packets transmitted, 28 packets received, 26.3% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max/stddev = 218.708/2488.283/8288.446/2510.750 ms
The hotel WiFi is feeling the burden of an #infosec conference