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.
Does anyone on mastodon.org.uk connect via IPv6 and see intermittent connectivity issues e.g. failure to refresh, inability to load images/post etc? Cc @xvilo
Starting dry January today and I find the idea of sobriety for a month doesn't really concern me since I completed 45 days of sobriety only a month ago. Contemplating after my last dry period I acknowledged I want to keep my consumption in check but quitting drinking permanently isn't desirable or necessary for me. So I think I should just get good at quitting and do so on a more regular basis to disrupt bad habits forming. Don't know if it'll work as a concept but here's me trying.
It's been requested that I share what I do about my goals of being less reactive, so here's one example:
I like the concept and most of the implementation of https://yearcompass.com/. It's a small workbook designed to make you more conscious of the events of the last year and your expectations of the next year.
I use #keepassxc daily and I came across mention of a feature called "auto-open" (https://github.com/keepassxreboot/keepassxc/pull/1053) where you can have one database open another. Very handy when you use two databases at the same time like I do. I thought surely it was documented somewhere!? But I cannot find any mention of it! It didn't even make the change log in 2.3.0 when it was introduced. Makes me wonder what other great features are hidden inside??
@xvilo clock's out again
Did a talk about how small decisions to share stuff as FLOSS lead to amazing outcomes 30y on, like this video:
It was a part of an European Space Agency workshop. 🚀 🇪🇺
I was worried that it's not going to fit in among talks about spacesuit design or architecture of habitats planned in lava flow caves on the Moon(!).
I thought there might not be space for the kind of abstract musings about human condition that I had to offer. Luckily, willingness to share is universal.
A day before he turns 20 months my son has made his ever first purchase, an extraordinarily expensive rental of Strictly Come Dancing on Prime Video. In other news I've realised it's time to put pin numbers on everything linked to my bank card. #dadding