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Well, I've found another thing I may need to work on for my site...when people respond to my articles (reply, like, mention, et cetera), the Notifications page where I can review those things (inbound interactions with me in general show up there, as opposed to my stream or inbox where I can read everything from the folks I follow, whether it addresses me or not)...shows my entire article along with every one of those interactions.

Considering how much I tend to ramble, that can make it pretty hard to keep track when scrolling through multiple reactions to one! I should dig into that part of the code and at least style my own writing differently, probably either collapse or truncate it, and maybe in the case of articles even just show myself the link... I should also capture that desire on my Indieweb user page.

That said, it's a fun problem to have. Thanks for your kind words and reactions; I'm glad some folks enjoyed my rambling!

Well, I certainly disappeared for a while. I guess the best way to describe what happened is that I had a few perfectly ordinary transitions come up close together and ran short on attention for a bit.

I have decided that the first I am going to cover of the topics in my poll ( is probably going to be "What my ideal pants would be like, and how the pandemic shaped this ideal." Because I felt like getting started on it tonight. Not sure about whether I'll finish it tonight or not.

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Today, I finally got a FIDO2 ssh key working. (Next step is to make sure I can use it from more than one client machine.)

I have lost track at this point of the number of different ways I've failed to do so. I'm pretty sure "nah, I don't feel like doing this tonight after all" has beaten all others combined.

I think the funniest failure might have been the time I realized that the OpenSSH client I was using, while it did have a version number newer than when the feature was added...had support for it explicitly disabled because the dependencies weren't available for the platform yet.

I have decided to post a list of a few blog articles I'm considering writing soon. This is partly as a memory aid for myself about what I was thinking I might write, partly to see how posting a Question works while I'm at it, and a very little bit to ask the question: Anyone out there actually look forward to seeing any of these?

Note: The one about Microblogpub might end up so broad-ranging that even I think it ought to be broken down into more than one article. On the other hand, it might end up far shorter than I think it will.

What this is not is a commitment that I will necessarily follow through on any of these ideas, tackle any of them in any particular order, or refrain from writing about something else in the meantime; I'm almost positive I had another idea that was going to make the list and then forgot it while I was revising the Microblogpub line.

Anyhow, keep your expectations limited...A little over a year ago I thought I might try to post 100 articles over the course of 2023. I posted three.

P.S. To anyone who saw this twice, I apologize. Apparently when I had to refresh the form for writing it I forgot to set the duration back to one day instead of five minutes...

  • Microblogpub, one year in; likely accompanied by rambling thoughts about a recent Indieweb discussion of the distinction (or lack thereof) between blogs and social media 0% (0 votes)

  • What my ideal pants would be like, and how the pandemic shaped this ideal 0% (0 votes)

  • A humorous look at how I think of weapon types in Destiny 2 0% (0 votes)

  • Multi-booting: What I'm doing now, and what I think I'd like to do eventually 0% (0 votes)

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...And we're back.

(What? What do you mean back?)

So...what happened, as best I can tell, is that around September 9-10, another application running on my server ran into a bug that caused it to exhaust all available disk space recording far too rapid retries to the syslog.

Unfortunately, in my first attempt to figure out what had gone wrong, I was ...kind of sleepy, and got to the point of "Well, maybe I should just rebuild the instance with a larger boot volume" before I reached the point of noticing the 24GB of syslog - mainly because I thought the problem would turn out to be something else I'd already been worried about - and I wound up losing the instance reservation and having to wait until capacity was available again in order to bring it back online.

I suspect that a lot of instances gave up on sending posts to me while my server was unreachable...I wonder whether they'll just start again or if there'll be a Hassle involved.

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It's getting to be that time of year again. The time of year when I might work up a sweat from doing something like, say, standing still outdoors for a few minutes.

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seems to work pretty well with these days. The result of trying to post with "public" checked but "followers" unchecked seems to be "direct," which I think may make sense but was not what I had guessed.

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I got quiet for a while, huh? Here's the latest...

I noticed rendered the posts I was replying to with u-comment where I thought it should be u-in-reply-to, so I changed it. Then I realized the reason it was like that to begin with is because the same block is used for rendering replies to me as comments. So I thought about that for a while, and concluded that since the most likely consumer of that markup is something checking to see what I'd said because of a webmention I sent, and therefore it is way more likely that said consumer will see things I am replying to than things that are replying to me, it made sense to leave my change in place until I could do better.

Then I went to commit the change (since I'd made it in production) and while I was at it, I figured out how to make it depend on whether it was part of the thread before or after the post the permalink is for, so I did that instead. So that's what's new around here.

Today marks one month since I got my site/instance set up and made my intro post, and I want to make sure I post something today. (Actually, if I'd posted before I went to bed, I could have hit that one month pretty much on the minute.) However, I am not sure I'm actually going to get any of the things I want to write next fleshed out enough to be ready to post them tonight, so I decided to post a quick list of what I'm planning to work on or write about:

  •, whether I qualify, and whether I'm participating
  • 100days projects, 100DaysToOffload specifically, and whether I'm going to do such a thing
  • Terminology quirks between the Fediverse and the Indieweb, and how they and the way works make me go "huh"
  • Follow-up the first: Why that makes me feel like I need a convenient way to post something that is public, but doesn't hit my followers' timelines
  • Follow-up the second: How that means I think I should try to interact with other people who do both Fediverse and Indieweb stuff
  • Bonus: Why can't my instance seem to interact with Tantek's fediverse presence? Is it because I'm doing something wrong, and can I fix it?
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: giving bees jet lag (and treatos)

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