Last night the UPS started shrieking at 1am because it was on battery backup, and the lights in the house were flickering in a way that made me think there were some nasty line voltage issues. I shut everything down and turned off the UPS so I could sleep. This morning everything seems normal again. Weird.
For years I've been annoyed b/c when I import .docx files into LibreOffice, all the bullet points (•) in unordered lists change to movie clapperboards (🎬). Not a huge deal—you can fix it manually. But if you want to batch-convert a bunch of documents with unoconv, you're out of luck. I finally figured out that I had an out-of-date version of Microsoft's symbol.ttf, and when I updated it the problem went away.
Looking forward to getting paid to fill up my car. https://nyti.ms/2VnnrXQ
I'm going to try a non-standard port, and we'll see what happens.
Argh... Secretary's phone is behind a NAT but using STUN, and the standard SIP port. Going crazy with incoming SIP INVITEs. This is why we can't have nice things.
A replica of El Greco's "View of Toledo" hung in my grandparents' guest bedroom, and it terrified me when I was a kid. Even now it's a powerful image to look at.
The Washington Post: Top Stories | Compassion. Claustrophobia. Originality. Why El Greco inspired so many great modern artists.
Heh. Fail2ban seems to be a necessity when you open up the standard SIP port to the world.
Yeah, "live each day as if it were your last" does seem to have some significant flaws as a working philosophy of life.
Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for March 04, 2020 https://www.gocomics.com/pearlsbeforeswine/2020/03/04
Draining the swamp by pardoning a guy who tried to auction off a US Senate seat.
Trump Commutes Corruption Sentence of Governor Rod Blagojevich of Illinois - The New York Times
Fascinating piece about wild rice--lots of stuff I did not know. Apparently it's not actually rice, for one. But also its importance in indigenous North American cultures.
The Cross-Border Indigenous Battle for Wild Rice https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-is-wild-rice