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was good because I got to see old friends and people from the old office. Not enough time to talk to them all, entirely too many people, and the music too loud, but so many happy faces.

Nooo, ! Why u down? 😭 Especially while I'm trying to test my new changes to the code, haha.

I had to unfollow @nzzfeed because it was drowning out everything else I am following on this instance. Wow!

Bad resilience practice: having a backup account (this one) but not sharing the following list of the main account. I should implement a sync command for .

Project for today: a nice walk in the Jura, looking at the Twann gorge.

I've been so enthusiastic about my implementation for that my is coming back. Must take a break. Amazing how I can code in a furious trance for unmoving hours when I'm enthusiastic about something. When I hast my first encounter with hand and finger pain it was also while working on Free Software at home during my summer break. Something about lousy in the home office. Bench at the dinner table, actually.

I guess is down because of an expired certificate? says it's up and The browser says it cannot establish a secure connection.

Waiting for service on the phone. They tell me that the line is up to 10min long. WTF! But worse: I like to leave the phone lying on the table with loudspeakers on, and now they have people say factoids every now and then, distracting me.

Are the more Mastodon bots for Swiss newspapers? I see @nzzfeed – any others?

I need to keep new stuff and not spend too much time fiddling and "improving" existing pictures. If I keep fiddling, nothing will ever get done and the monster manual will remain unillustrated.

And some lighter to add to my stack:
Rome + Julia
Blade Runner
Brave Story

Some more I want to watch because @manuel_uberti keeps talking about movies.
Yoji Yamada:
the hidden blade
love and honor
(Where is Twilight Samurai? Another one I forgot in the cellar?)

Today I brought some old DVDs up from the cellar because @manuel_uberti keeps talking about movies and my wife is not at home so I feel like watching sad movies and drinking whisky.
Wong Kar-Wai:
in the mood for love
as tears go by
chungking express
ashes of time
days of being wild
(Where is Fallen Angels? Did I forget it in the cellar?)

The David W. Niven Collection of Early Jazz Legends, 1921-1991
650 tapes · 1,000 hours · 1,378 WAV files · 637 GB · 691 JPEG scans of cassette liner cards & literature. Meticulously Collected, Compiled, and Narrated by David W. Niven, 1930-1993.
I don't know how I would download and store 637 GB. Streaming to my speakers and listening to some of it.