(The other bizzare hint being that during one of the lockups, my real time clock reset to midnight. I managed to forget in the time it took Windows to boot, and Windows didn't notice time had gone backwards until told to sync either. At least I didn't have to fight ntpd's stupid "slew too big" logic. :blobcatgooglyshrug: )

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My best guess is that VRChat's combined CPU/GPU load is overheating neither but gently roasting some mobo component, because adding another small fixed fan temporarily to increase case pressurization is fixing it. But the chassis fans should already be ramping to 100% when the CPU hits 70, which it is.

(So the tuner actually did a good thing, it detected how far it could undervoltage the fans and have them still spin, for idle load.)

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Me: "Hm, I seem to be having problems that, while not direct core-temperature thermal, indicate insufficient airflow and heat buildup upsetting something. Perhaps after five years, I will let the motherboard 'optimize' its fans."
Motherboard: "Y'know, these could run slower."
... :blobcatgoogly:

That it's just a Debian package (in main, no less) and a systemd service and is using "only" half a percent CPU and 50MB is a huge bonus over anything that starts with "first, configure your Kubernetes cluster...". I have one node. And it's a tiny SoC device.

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Ok, there's some shortcomings (no per-metric retention, no push model without an intermediary, console templates are golang standard library horribleness), but fair play, getting Prometheus to do this was actually probably easier than botching rrdtool and gnuplot together oldschool.

I miss the Geocities era.

Geocities was janky af, but whoever you were it let you put together your own heartfelt, sincere, clumsy Web pages about whatever obscure crap you cared about, and that was GOOD. That's what the Internet was FOR.

Now it's all been subsumed into 'platforms' that want your 'engagement'. All curated, all polished, all tailored for optimized metrics. It's sucks. It's all so sterile.

I want the janky heartfelt shit back. :(

It's not the best moon photo ever by a long shot, but pretty happy with this from a little happy-snappy CyberShot on a plastic almost-novelty travel tripod. :blobWolfHugMoon:

(yes, I did sit in one of the boxes for a moment :blobcat: )

(it was cardboardy)

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It's a lovely sunny St. Patrick's Day, and I've spent it tidying up the box tech debt that's been building up in my apartment over the past year, culminating in finally getting a desk built and set up this week at the cost of my remaining floorspace. :blobcatflip: Which I have now recouped through more aggressive repacking. :blobcataww:


wtb: those “needs” meters in the sims but for my own body

DJGPP, the Free Software DOS development environment, has a 2019 version of G++ (9.x).

I don't know how to feel about this. :blobcatfearful:

me: i can't have adhd, i'm not hyperactive
also me: *paces around the apartment while using two fidget toys at the same time to try to focus*

loud sounds and flashing lights (fireworks) starting a few seconds into the video clip 

this is a very satisfying game with reasonable amounts of fireworks :D

Nowadays if a featureless black rectangular slab was discovered buried on the moon we'd probably just assume it was an ad for the new iPhone

and instead of doing something fun or watching youtube or playing games or something i’m just alternating between pacing up and down my hallway and lying in my bed

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i’ve been trying to go outside for the past…3-4 hours, but i can’t find my executive function

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