I tried to clean up in the shop and I finally found my sketch for the wood glue bottle holder from several years ago. Mission accomplished! (I was too lazy to simply take measurements from the old holder.) Three stacked holes needed to be drilled in a block of scrapwood. If the bottle is running low and stored upside down in this holder, I’m always prepared to immediately apply glue without impatiently waiting for it to make it into the nozzle and shaking the glue bottle like a madman. You all experienced a ruined barbie when some crazy folks failed to put back the ketchup bottle properly. Just that PVA glue is more viscous than this red sauce.


(#bzrkbqq) @mckinley@twtxt.net I liked restic because its portable and written in Go. It supports all the features I want/need, multiple storage backends/locations, snapshots, etc. I can easily verify data integrity as well. I haven’t tried to restore from backups fully (only partially). The tools is just very well written and very easy to automate and work with.


(#xa73jea) @movq@www.uninformativ.de Thank you, I’ll have to follow your phlog’s Atom feed. I see you’re using tag URIs, nice. :)

That looks like a good system. Simple and effective. I ask because my current backup system is lacking and I’d like to do something about that. I don’t want to use cloud storage, so I’ll be moving hard drives around. I’m just not sure on what to do on the software side.

Solutions like Restic and Borg have many advantages, but the disadvantage is that your data is confined to that particular tool. I think I’m willing to make that trade to have snapshots, compression, deduplication, etc. I’m just on the fence about which one I should use.

@prologic@twtxt.net, why did you choose Restic? How do you like it so far? If you’ve had to restore from the backup, what was that like?


(#ypvbypa) @prologic@twtxt.net that would work if it was using shamir’s secret sharing .. although i think its typically 3 of 5 so you get 3, one to the company, and one to the “third party”. so you can recover all you want.. but if the company or 3rd wants to they need one of your 3 to recover.

but still .. if they are providing them then whats the point of trusting they don’t have copies.


(#ypvbypa) @xuu@txt.sour.is I’ve seen worse. Companies that sell customers “data security” and tell you they split the key into 3 parts. They tell you there’s no way they can ever see the full key because you have one third, they have the 2nd third and their trusted “3rd-party” has the other third (which they have access to for backup reasons).

🤦‍♂️ wtf 😳


(#nv6sdrq) @abucci@anthony.buc.ci buuuuut it show when winter!

In the time scale viewed from the planets perspective, the climate has changed many many times.. The issue is whether that change that will inevitability come is hospitable to us meat bags. Or if we are doomed to take part in the next mass extinction event.


(#t2456ta) @mckinley@mckinley.cc Oh, this is so great! :‘-D Gotta have to tell this my mates who play Factorio. Also had to laugh when reading the introduction:

[Compared to Excel] serious financial, medical or industrial applications should probably stick to the more mature calculation capabilities found in Factorio circuits.


(#hbwigsq) @prologic@twtxt.net Thank you very much! The originals are now available in this 11.4 MiB ZIP archive.

@darch@neotxt.dk I could be wrong, but I don’t see a pun here, maybe some English native speaker can correct me. From my point of view it’s just a parody on Robin Hood with some ridiculously funny spin. Monty Python at their finest. The lupin part might be a reference to tulip mania, when prices in the Netherlands for tulips bulbs went through the sky in 1637. Or it’s just some random thing without a deeper meaning.


(#rdge5tq) Yeah, @movq@www.uninformativ.de, we’ve cut it short and unfortunately didn’t make it to the third emperor-mountain. Some feet called it quits prematurely.

Our four hour long night hike turned out to be really great. It was surprisingly warm, most of the way a t-shirt was enough. Only in the end we had to pull over a jumper for the long sleeves. We saw plenty of bats flying around us and also a marten in one of the villages. It was sitting in the middle of the road and then hid under a parked car. On the downside, tons of mozzies were also around.

In one place the street lights shining on the tree leaves in combination with slight mist turned the scenery into something really incredible. Can’t describe it other than mystical. Just super beautiful and impossible (for me) to capture on film.

We brought our torches, but didn’t end up using them. The moon and starlit sky was enough. Only in the forests it sometimes got a bit dark on us. The first night hike of the season was a great success and will be repeated several times.