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We're being encouraged to take 30 minutes away from work (lunch and regular breaks don't count) every day. Lots of people are using theirs to cycle, walk, meditate, etc. Today I used mine to set up a web proxy to my gopherhole: gopher.ols.wtf 🤷‍♂️

Originally shared at gemini://ols.wtf/thoughts/2020-11-10_15:53:26.gmi

Really fancy some out-and-about shell goodness, but my Zipit Z2 is currently in the office, which is under lockdown 😔 absence makes the heart grow fonder I suppose!

Originally shared at gemini://ols.wtf/thoughts/2020-11-10_07:18:22.gmi

Is a 9pm coffee ever a bad idea?

Originally shared at gemini://ols.wtf/thoughts/2020-11-09_20:43:24.gmi

Alright, that previous message didn't even make its way to Mastodon, likely because of its length exceeding 500 characters. That means I *definitely* need to do something to make the length of a post cap at 280 characters including canonical link...

Originally shared at gemini://ols.wtf/thoughts/2020-11-09_19:05:17.gmi

Started porting a Gemini server to OpenBSD this evening. Got to a stage where everything looked like it was going to compile and then boom 💥 undefined references all over the place. Reminded me why I tend to use Go or shell for everything

Originally shared at gemini://ols.wtf/thoughts/2020-11-09_18:30:27.gmi

Spent a little time on my not Twitter or even Mastodon because I own my own thoughts microblogger to make it work with my new gemini-first way of living. This right here is a test so wish me luck!

Originally shared at gemini://ols.wtf/thoughts/2020-11-09_16:08:20.gmi

I’m almost certain that a press conference in a car park is part of an episode of The Thick of It

Meanwhile in the group chat:

>days since ols tried to convert someone to OpenBSD: 0

Hey, you, reader of this post

You should set up a Gemini site

When Worlds Collide: A Tale of Enterprise. They can’t connect their pre-prod to our staging environment as they class pre-prod as “live”. We can’t let them connect their pre-prod to our prod because it’s... not prod. We need some sort of intermediate environment.

Yay so gemini://ols.wtf is now live, and ols.wtf just proxies that. Next sre is to tidy up my gopherhole

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50 browser tabs later and I still can't write C

What's the gemini server (and http proxy) de jour for OpenBSD?

I don’t know who needs to hear this (other than me) but you don’t have to write blog posts and create content to justify having a little space for yourself on the Internet

"We moved to GitHub because everyone's already there"

"We shut down the mailing lists because most of our users prefer to use GitLab in their web browser"

"We're rewriting in Rust because we don't really have any non-x86_64 users"

"We're leaving IRC because Discord is more user-friendly"

What all of these arguments have in common is that they exclude people, centralize infrastructure, and eschew free software for proprietary solutions, all in the name of some ill-defined measure of "progress".

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