@jonathanharker The battery might have leaked (there was one for the calculator). Usually with those, it's just some corrosion. Take it apart and get out a toothbrush. 😀
I used the photo I took of it in this post: https://battlepenguin.com/tech/a-history-of-my-mechanical-keyboards/
I'm plugging Cloud Island because I love the idea of a federation of systems each sustainably funded and run locally by trusted and competent admins; Cloud Island is run by @aurynn, whom I know and trust, and is hosted entirely in NZ a few dozen fibre-milliseconds from me.
In case you missed it, Ruby New Zealand is doing $5000 community grants.
Does this sound like something that could be useful to you? You should check it out!
Also, please boost!
Hey, just published a great article on how I design and implement infrastructure, and how that shaped Cloud Island.
Check it out!
@kitdarko so there's an interesting conversation in this
because you're right, running a Mastodon server is a huge amount of work in the setting up and the configuring and the infra design and the *building* and the *running*
but unlike a Linux desktop, this isn't *for me*. This is for us(*. This is a contribution to the community. This is doing what I can to enable people to have a better user experience.
and isn't that my goal as a technologist? to enable?
Oh niiiiice they finally fixed modules in #terraform! I am so excited by this!
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@aurynn my favourite was "having a maker's" instead of "having an afternoon off work". On sail ships, sailors would be given a "maker's" to give them time to mend their things so they weren't working with unusable clothing etc. I liked that we still used the term, it felt like acknowledgement that we can't work well without having time out to take care of ourselves.
OH BY THE WAY
I'm organising the specialist track at PyConline AU this year, titled "DevOops: Learning from Failure."
If this sounds like a thing you want to contribute to, you should check out the CFP!
@lightweight Debian developer here. Debian's packaging workflow has a lot of baggage and do not match the way most modern software is built. Build dependency management in particular is a nightmare. I gave a talk about how difficult it was to reintroduce a crucial Clojure build tool that had something like 20+ direct dependencies: https://hashman.ca/clojuresync/
Honestly, there's no technical reason we couldn't address some of this, but there's a lot of inertia.
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