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after C# succeeded against Java by making the JVM look like a duck with a turtle and a keyboard taped to it, looks like .NET 5.0 is going for Python developers by allowing you to just write your code as top level program. Tbh, nothing against either Java or Python. But;
- Java is really feeling like old cruft that someone put lipstick on. Modern Java isn't very pretty and the JVM is restricted by the OO obsession
- Python *REALLY* messed up dependency manamagement. And optional static typing.

Carneval is also somewhere in February/March. This is because in germany we have two types of carneval; "Karneval" which traditionally opens on 11.11 and "Fasching" which usually happens around ash wednesday in spring, both translate to "carneval" in english, both do the same thing, though supposedly they're the two ends of the winter season. Fasching usually also happens more in the southern regions of germany, to my experience.

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today is 11.11 which means carneval starts in germany. aka "all the officials want there nothing to be happening but 200 idiots in beer tents will once again prove that alcohol and pandemics result in R0 values north of good and evil"

Sometimes, I tell ES to search it's database. Then it crashes with OOM because it tried to allocate 90GB of data for the search (?).

Someone needs to write a compatible replacement that isn't garbage.

when is php 8 coming out? i need to make breaking changes to some libs of mine!

elasticsearch instance: dies
me: *looks at watch* yup, monday

i cooked food
was very proud of it
posted picture to friends

"looks disgusting"

that's the point, otherwise my work colleagues eat the food. hence it's also spicy af

some short downtime on pony.social today; upstream DNS died and took down parts of the external connectivity (CF and friends couldn't connect), internally everything was fine except the hashicorp vault, which died. Fickle thing really, dies at the drop of a pinhat, requries manual intervention to bring back up.

my players had to investigate a series of dissappearances in the city. All the people attended the same church. After looking into that for a bid, they find out the church had been taken over by Kuo-Toa.

They fought the Kuo-Toa and the Kuo-Toa were so impressed that their dying conscious thoughts together birthed a new diety.

I present:

Quar-Bo, Goddess of Drunkness, neutral good, Domain of Alcohol, Faerun Pantheon. Her holy symbol is an half empty ale glass.

What precisely the kuo toa were doing, they will discover next session.

pony.social got it's restart, took longer than expected but it's done now. Performance should be a bit better now.

most notable is really that the DNS server sometimes crashes and takes k8s with it because REASONS I guess. I want to setup a secondary resolver in case the primary goes down.

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I will have to restart the hoster box today, run some outstanding updates and patch some issues.

Should be a downtime of no more than an hour. Probably in about 8 hours from now or so (if I don't forget).

waking up is the worst part of the day. best part is staying up late.

I and the party were hunting down the mcguffin to mechanus. The bad guys showed up with some goons as well.

We had to file paperwork to properly take possession of the mcguffin when I had an idea.

I filed to get the bad guys paperwork on taking possession of the mcguffin.

Rolled a nat20 intelligence check to find the correct form for that and fill it appropriately.

So when the bad guys were bathing in their supposed victory of having obtained the mcguffin, I just went to the back office and had the local police force get it. They didn't fight, nobody breaks the law in mechanus.

I pulled apart my ALDI wireless earplugs. They're decent but number right broke.

It looks like there is some test pads on it >:)

Pins are: TX/TR/GND/RX/SDA/KEY/RST. I suspect a serial interface, no idea what KEY/TR is for. SDA is a bit useless without SCL, that might be hidden on the other side but I doubt it.

I might connect TX/RX and see what happens. What could also help is disconnect the battery and reconnect it. Maybe charge it manually? It did go flat before the thing went a bit weird.

network maintenance is done, should have had minimal downtime on pony.social (accidentally crapped my k8s ingress though)

still some outstanding DB maintenance

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also started a database reindex+ vacuum since there were some corruption problems after a crash

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Finished some routing changes internally, TCP connections are now routed via HAProxy to the proper backend. Means I can do healthchecks and DNS based routing properly on the backend

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I'm doing some maintenance work on my k8s cluster, don't worry if pony.social is unavailable for a bit. Should make the cluster more stable, had a few issues with the main nodes crashing due to OOM from kubelet (?????)

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