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
Hope you are all staying safe in this weird world we are living in right
Out of all this we all still keep on keepin' on .. We have now setup a
news server on tilde.club
which also peers with many other tilde server news servers. You can
connect from anywhere by pointing your NNTP client to:
news.tilde.club Port: 119
It's still a fairly new service however there are people posting. So
come on by and add to or create new conversations :)
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!
Just a quick note of a change on tilde.club.
We have added "/usr/bin/nice -n 19" to all user crons to try and help the system cope with the amount of user crons that are being run on a regular basis.
Please leave this in your crons. And users adding crons please also use this command ahead of your commands in cron.
Thanks everyone :)
This is just a notice that I will be updating tilde.club to fedora 32 on
Sunday. No specific time as my life isn't that organized. However
it'll probably be later in the day so maybe between 7pm and 11pm
mountain time. I will be creating a snapshot of the system just in case
the update goes badly so I can restore back to the previous state.
If you cannot access tilde.club due to massive failure I have a status
update page setup at https://status.tilde.club