Anyone who looked at my blog would think I'm a rugged outdoorsy type but actually if I didn't get a good latte and some poached eggs on sourdough on a regular basis I might actually burst into tears.
Hello! This is my first mastodon instance, so help finding accounts to follow and instances to join would be appreciated!
I'm an undergrad at Purdue studying chemistry and planetary science.
Mars Geology and Mineralogy
Also interested in singing, video games, indie music, and linux/open source software
I guess a new #introduction post is in order!
I'm Mike, I run lots of little services on the big, bad internet and they're mostly centered around #communication, which I find is a pretty neat area.
Attached is a picture of my first ever #TV appearance.
I'm starting to move services over from chinwag.im to chinwag.org now!
Now I'm not 100% about instant messaging it'll be nicer to have a .org - I can finally enable DNSSEC for a start!
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I was asked today what my apricot jam recipe is. I have a great universal technique that works for pretty much anything.
1) Open Google
2) Type in "apricot jam recipe"
3) Click on something that looks good
Substitute any seasonal fruit you like for the apricots if you don't have any on hand.
Today's #harvest resulted in 4 jars of apricots in syrup and 2 jars of apricots in brandy. This ratio was determined purely by the amount of brandy in the house. https://social.chinwag.im/media/GMgK8X66gDQ5Ccno5iM
I emailed the guy who was on the domain whois info. I guess I just don't know when to stop taking things on. 😀
It really bugs me that mastodon.com.au has been left to rot, idle and broken, by someone who jumped in on the game early and then got bored.
I kinda want to email them and see if I can do anything, but I also don't need yet another job.
So far I've been trying to get things from more-or-less the current day up and running on hardware from 2001.
OS X 10.4 isn't recent, of course, but it performs well enough that I'm going to try going back to more era-appropriate operating systems. That comes with the challenge of finding live download links, old forum posts, and trying to hit a sweet spot where things worked but time hadn't marched past and started optimising for much later CPUs and GPUs.
A few weeks ago I rediscovered my old iMac G3 and thought it'd be an amazingly good idea to repurpose it as a dedicated arcade game emulator to run some old 80s games I loved like Time Pilot.
So many stumbling blocks so far.
Ubuntu/Debian - kinda OK video performance, but sound totally broken
NetBSD - can't get X up at all
FreeBSD - installer hangs
OS X 10.4 - can't get USB controller recognised by MAME
I reckon I have an idea though ...
Interview with Timothée Jaussoin, about the migration of Movim's official #XMPP server from Metronome to ejabberd.
TFW you fix the Linux problem.
..but only after months of chasing endless forum rabbit trails that lead nowhere
.. then giving up
..then getting a 2nd wind
..and posting a forum question
..but minutes after posting you discover the solution
..is in the originally provided solution but you interpreted it incorrectly
There are bats eating my apricots. I'm not even mad. https://social.chinwag.im/media/ikwDeRPQ9c8mzFvQimg
First batch of #apricot jam for the season #cooking up right now! https://social.chinwag.im/media/221XfA6b_-hqQ4JdRk8
I'm not really comfortable admitting how long I just watched this for.