In today's episode of "WTF Am I Doing With My Life", I'm running Pop!_OS on my laptop, connecting to a server in my basement running Ubuntu, on which I'm running a virtual machine of Haiku, itself a reimplementation of BeOS, on which I'm currently installing a DOS emulator.

This is either an interesting art project or a cry for help. I'm not sure which.

Occasionally I torture myself by looking at real estate in areas that are much cheaper than Boston (where I live). Sometimes this means I get to see hilarity in staging.

Anyone who knows American Sign Language (or can fingerspell) should check out the sculpture in the background of this picture.

Spoiler: it says "LOV💩"

AWS managed service for Grafana and Prometheus announced today! Very excited to see these tools made easier to access for AWS users!

Today I learned about `loginctl` which, as expected, controls Linux logins. It's not quite as well documented as I'd like, but after tinkering with it for a while I've done some very cool stuff.

I put two NVidia cards into a 2U server and used `loginctl` to associate each one with an automatic login session in lightdm (plus one non-autologin session with the built-in VGA hardware). So without creating an xorg.conf at all, this system runs an X session for each card plus Steam to stream games!

It took me way longer to get this working than expected but it's alive! 2.11BSD on a PDP/11-70 (emulated) logged in via a TeleVideo serial terminal.

Ready to go conquer the Great Underground Empire!

My company has been dealing with lockdown lately by challenging folks to dress up formally for work and post pictures to prove it.

One of my teammates flat out won.

After months of wincing every time I open a jar or turn a doorknob, I broke down and got an Ultimate Hacking Keyboard so that I could set up a split keyboard with angled-out tenting.

So far it's mostly just showing me all the places that I use the wrong fingers when typing, but the build quality is great.

I'm most surprised by the fact that the mouse emulation is actually decent! I didn't expect it to be really usable but I'm finding myself not grabbing the mouse as often.

"Hooray"? I don't need your sarcasm, corporate travel website.

Just checked into my hotel in Stockholm. This is the view from my bed.

If I don't check in tomorrow it's because creepy empty-eyed animals have eaten my soul and there's a mysterious addition to the wallpaper menagerie staring blankly and waiting for the next victim.

Amaseto

A little group