I think I missed a prompt somewhere... here's a quick message to introduce myself (http://tilde.club/~bupkes).
My name's Matt. I am in my mid-forties and I live in a town called Lewes just near Brighton on the south coast of the UK.
I'm married and we have a 12yo kid and a cat.
I've had a few jobs in the past, most of my twenties in a record shop but now I work for a charity.
My job is basically working with blind people (generally older people) explaining how to use various bits of technology.
Many people I work with have never used a computer before and can't see what I am talking about, so it can be tricky :)
For fun at work I play with VR stuff which - surprisingly, I guess - works really well with people who have poor vision.
At home I enjoy playing with Python and doing cryptic crosswords. Every week my wife and I do a twitch stream (https://www.twitch.tv/bupkes_)where we (and a bunch of people in chat) do a puzzle.
Anyway that's me, or at least a bit of me.
I'm here to meet people and learn new things.
See you around.
Matt / ~bupkes
You're the perfect group of people to turn to for help with this.
I'm working on a video where a significant prop is an old box of 3.5" HDD
disks. I managed to get an old unopened box of pristine disks and labels.
Now I need to write on the labels and make them look like someone has
actually been using these disks, circa 1990-2000 or so.
All the labels should feel real, but they can't use trademarks. So they
can't say "AOL installer" for example.
I've got up to 50 of these, and I'm open to ideas. The gist of what I've
got so far is:
Mouse Driver 1.1
NEW Soundcard Driver
Pixel Racer Man
PCI Bus Ethernet Drvr
CD-ROM Device Driver
Very Important Data
You get the idea. Send me your suggestions!
Let's make a silly little story together. Everyone will add one
sentence, each on a new line, until it feels like it finishes well, at
which point one should write END on a line after the last sentence.
Thanks for adding me to the mailing list. I don't know if this is reaching
anyone else, or if I was added by accident (I created ~tea on tildeclub).
Who are you?
I'm Sam. If you enjoy vaguely technical thoughts punctuated with a lot of
football support, please follow my twitter: https://twitter.com/samgdf
On 10/23/19 4:40 PM, Micah N wrote:
> Looks like it has usb and Ethernet connections, maybe try connecting to one of those and running wireshark?
Hmm, I do not have any experience with wireshark or really networking in
general, what would be a good point to jump off of in that regard?
Enjoy the rest of your day,
Our parents don't usually get as much airtime as, say, our kids, but I've
found that most of us have a lot to say about them anyway.
I'll go first: My mom, Carol, was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's
disease a few years ago, and I moved home to San Francisco to take care of
her. After several turbulent years spent trying to keep her at home (even
though she ran out of money) and get a diagnosis (even though she was
uninsured), I'm happy to say she's finally settled at a memory care
facility in Phoenix, AZ. She's doing worse if you zoom out, of course, but
better if you zoom in – thanks to the structure and socialization that the
facility is able to provide. That all sounds neat and tidy, to my ear, but
it has all been and felt very messy.
For reasons mostly related but also unrelated to my mom, I've emerged from
these last few years having lost most of my interest in the technology
industry – and, by extension, in my work. (I know I'm not alone in that
here.) As I've constructed my new normal, I've tried to channel Cory
Doctorow's notion of "bugging in instead of bugging out" by starting a
business <https://www.quiltcoaching.com> that lets me help other people who
are caring for their aging parents, too:
*"What I want is for people to be able to vividly imagine that the heroism
> in the moment of disaster is to avert catastrophe by bugging in instead of
> bugging out. ... If you ever take a first aid class, 99% of that first aid
> class is the knowledge that everyone else is going to assume that someone
> else is going to take care of a problem, and the realization that the
> perfect person doing the perfect thing is less important than any person
> doing something. Even if you know a small amount about looking after
> someone, you should rush forward. Be prepared to get out of the way if
> someone says, 'I'm a doctor,' but rush forward." (Source
If you think I might be able to help you or someone you know, I'd really
like to try. You can find me at this email address any time, or at