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I have added the simple ability to reply to notes, by clicking on the note’s subject. I will pin this note for a little bit, so that it remain fresh for a while. I am not expecting replies, but being able to so is here now, in case one is merited.

Note’s permalink can still be found on the date, and on the Note-ID.

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This mortal form is growing weak. I need sustenance, then sleep.

Mum and dad still quarrel about little things. Both older than a $47,000 bottle of wine, and still quarrel about silly things. I told them today: “You both are old, and have been together for a lifetime. You know your quirks, what bother you, and not. If you quarrel because you are bored, and need the adrenaline rush a good quarrel brings, to feel alive, to give meaning to the day, then quarrel along! If not, you’ve got to stop this, and know that, as you age, things could—and will most likely—get worse. You will have less patience, you will tire easily, and have aches, which will get you grumpy, and shorten your fuse.”

I didn’t want to leave their house today as, when I am there, I am the mediator. First stop on my errants tomorrow? Their house.

Now that we are enjoying faster Internet connectivity speeds we have come to realise our Google WiFi mesh doesn’t really cut it. Even though we have four mesh devices, each with direct line of sight to each other, we are getting “weak connection” amongst them. We are also, almost constantly, connecting to the 2.4 GHz band instead of the faster 5 GHz one, and there is no way to control that on the devices themselves. In other words, and in plain English: they suck.

So I am looking to buy an enterprise grade WiFi router and mesh. Everything I have found requires cabling—which is the obvious on an enterprise, but not in our non-CAT-X wired home. Hence, we are bound to consumer products. Any recommendations? I am eyeballing this one, and this—on this one I will need to add a mesh—but not quite decided yet. I have been reading a lot, but reviews can be so misleading!

Yes, I know, first world problems. πŸ˜”

What would the simplest, and easiest way to style a blockquote on CSS be, so that it mimics the “old style” email reply quoting? Something like this:

> This is a sentence here, that
> looks like a quoted reply.
> And this is another.

I ponder, I ponder, while looking Down Under…

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I have missed tea at mum’s for the last two days, because I have been going to visit, and taken care of, dad at the hospital. He is now home, and well, so… missing tea no more. Off to shower, and to tea!

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β€œIf you want to, and even if you don’t, things are bound to happen. Earthlings call it fate.”

This is a real test of sorts, but I am not sure how will it work, or if it will work as I want. The idea is to write notes mimicking an email. I am not quite there yet, but getting closer.

From the episode “The Sponge who could fly”, a nugget of wisdom:

“You don’t need a plane to fly, plastic wings may make you cry
Kites are made for windy days, lawn chairs with balloons fly away
Inflatable pants you may as well skip
If you want to fly, all you need is friendship.”

SpongeBob SquarePants, always wise. So much to learn for him!

This one is short, and only to say “πŸ‘‹πŸ» Claudine!” ☺️

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I think this qualifies as a small speed bump, right? It is not much about speed, but latency. If it remains that low, it is certainly a mission accomplished.

New broadband speed

Went to Hotel Mum (mum’s house, LOL), and took a shower. Oh, what a wonderful feeling! I would happily go one day, or more, without eating, but having a luxurious shower is priceless. Onto binging now!

It truly was a long day—started at 06:00, ended at 17:00—but now it is over. As I was ending my shift, and were almost dressed as I came to this world, I realised there was no water coming from the shower. Turns out there is an outage in my area 😩. Now I am tired, filthy, and itchy. Amanda, the nice representative at the utilities company, told me they don’t have an estimate on when the water will flow once more.

Oh dear, oh dear.

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Upgrading these HPE servers firmware is like watching slow drying paint dry. A total, royal, pain.

Last working day of the week for me. Lots of things to do today, kinda overwhelming, but we can do this! Let’s get it over with, and bask into doing nothing afterwards. Yes, it will be a staycation about nothing but… ain’t that something?!

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I am so confussed with the RSS generation on this little experiment here. On Reeder, it only shows the title, no description. That is not the way it is supposed to be.

So, T-Mobile offers a free year of Paramount Plus. I go through the hoops, create my Paramount+ account, and add the T-Mo discount. It tells me I can cancel at any time, and that it will run until current subscription expires (which should be November 2022). I cancel because I don’t want to forget and get charged due to my senility. What happens next, you ask? Well, I only have a week of subscription, nothing else. Oh, and I can’t apply the coupon T-Mo gave me.

Thanks for nothing, T-Mo and Paramount!

Mum and dad need a new auto. Theirs is over 20 years old and, well, it’s starting to tell them it had enought. It’s doing so in very certain ways, ways it knows it hurts. Like breaking badly, and costing hundreds of notes for repairs.

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Because I have come across this many times since the time changed last weekend: this is not daylight savings time, this is “regular” time. Daylight savings time is what we left behind—and what many, many, many agree we should stop using. We gained the hour we lost thanks to DST. So, screw DST! Clear now?

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Final dump, or spam. AT&T Fibre is coming this Thursday. Hopefully that latency, that slight delay that seems to take minutes, which get us killed (boom, head shot!) will stop. We simply can’t keep up living—or dying—like this.

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‘If wisdom ways you wisely seek, five things observe with care:
to whom you speak, of whom you speak, and how, when and where.’

Ain’t that the truth! Though some people, and even ourselves, sometimes simply don’t care.

A four days weekend approaches. Yet, as I have done before—and will do many, hopefully, times again—I will have to mow the lawn, and do other secular chores, as always. It never ends! Well, it does, but we don’t really like it when it does.

Well, here we are, and here we go again. Nothing lasts forever. Nothing I do lasts for more than a month. So, here I am with the hopes this one will last longer, like, maybe two months? Anyway, cheers to a new beginning!