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This is coming out on a Monday rather than Sunday because I spent the weekend at Conflikt, our local filk music convention. I'm usually too lazy to do a formal con report, and this lets me collect all the notes in one place that's easy to find .

Meta: rather than create tags like conflikt-2019, I use the two tags conflikt and 2019. This only works if the year tag is only used for events that occur annually. Using the same tag for every post in a year would be pretty useless. DW doesn't appear to give you boolean searches, but I can do it in my archive.

I didn't have a concert slot this year, and didn't feel up to a twofer, so my own music-making was confined to a little noodling in the hallways and a couple of songs on Sunday. One of those was following Frank Hayes's "When I Was a Boy" with my parody of it; that was a major win. Ad-libbed a reference to RFC-1149, and "talk about spaghetti code" after the line about plugboards. But, yeah; not enough singing. Not enough conversation, either.

I think my favorite concert was Lauren Cox's Interfilk Guest concert; her song about her cat made me tear up a little. That, and her joining Cat Faber on "I Will Remember" (about depression) on Sunday.

I got in my request for a concert slot next year; we'll see how far that goes.

The week also included a total lunar eclipse -- I didn't stay outside for the whole thing, but got a good look just at the start of totality.

Notes & links:

0120Su total lunar eclipse
  * up 6:10sh; W=198.8, S=7:01;
  @ About - Repair Café (EN) (ysabetwordsmith)
    Local! Everett Repair Café WA 2019 schedule | Washington State University 2/23, 3/23, 4/27, 9/21 10/19, 11/16
  * L and . want to go to the UU service
  * 9:15ish head out to UU
  * Walk: to Skyline and Skybird
  : EclipseWise - Total Lunar Eclipse of 2019 Jan 21 evening/night
    Total Lunar Eclipse on January 20–21, 2019 – Where and When to See
    full eclipse begins Jan 20 at 8:41:17 pm
  : ...6:43pm, and there is, in fact, a visible moon.  I was a little concerned about
    cloud cover.  Easily visible from the porch.
    -> went back inside, then out again for the last moments before totality.
  @ 773M Password ‘Megabreach’ is Years Old — Krebs on Security more on Collection #1

0121Mo MLK Day
  * Up 4:30ish; S=5:08;
  & spent some time looking around Tank with an Ubuntu live installer; it's an i5 CPU and
    seems quite fast.
  & replaced Ubuntu 18.04 on my install stick with 18.04.1
  * (mostly) finished Chapter 11 of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial Mostly because setting up Heroku to send
    email in production requires a credit card, and I don't want that risk right now.
  * short expedition to garage with D.  swapped rollators with m, who doesn't need it now
  * Music:  Bad Man Medley, Ship of Stone.  Plink.  Strings sound pretty dead
  * Music:  Bigger on the Inside.  Flame.  Okay; taking Flame.
  $ HX ordered replacement keyboard for Starlight
  . If C's drugs haven't shown up, give her bupropion 150 1/day.  It's a little less than
    the 200 she's taking now, but shouldn't be a problem.
  * ordered a replacement keyboard for Starlight
  @ RFC 6214 (Adaptation of RFC 1149 for IPv6) (G)
  * litter boxes
  * up 5:50ish; W=197, S=7:18;
  ~ car loan due; paid 0110
  * installing Bionic on -Tank- _Sherman_  Very fast install.  Should try a Honu/Mathilda
    startup and see how badly it breaks.
  : C did her usual thing of getting most of the way out the door and then yelling at me
    for not having everything ready, while I knew that we had an hour and could take our
    time, and was expecting her to go back to her chair and wait.
    ! slightly freaked/panicked
  * 3:20 C Dr Rochier
  & audiologist, to check/adjust C's hearing aids and add security thingies.
  @ “The Linux of social media”—How LiveJournal pioneered (then lost) blogging  (wcg)
  @ 10+ Coping Skills Worksheets for Adults and Youth (+ PDFs) (fuzzyred + several others) 
    Negative coping skills include:...
    : Avoiding your problems
    : Denial
    ... yup.  Guilty.
  @ Your Life Your Voice good site for teens
    Ways to Get Help
  @ What is Flow in Psychology? Definition and 10+ Activities to Induce Flow
  : sysbench results for Sherman:  338,  618,  923 ev/s (1, 2, 4 threads)
                       Starlight:  363,  727, 1450 ev/s
  * spent most of the day on the markup languages post.

  * up 4:45ish; S=; shower
  @ Don’t Change Your Practices, Change Your Mind — Ignition Consulting Group (Philip Morgan)
  : C's kidney function is down.
  * a little work on Mathilda and Honu after attempting an install on Sherman.
  % DAMN - missed taking out the garbage.
  @ Tumblr’s porn ban is going about as badly as expected | Ars Technica 
  @ Google planning changes to Chrome that could break ad blockers | Ars Technica
  & posted
    Firefox FTW.  Sucks rocks for ChromeOS users.  (Should I have left that as "rocs"?)
  * a little guitar noodling in the bedroom with Snuggles
  * a rather unproductive search in the garage.  No mail yet.  Plugged Molly in.
    % Did more than was good for my back -- it's dicey.  Twinges
  * got the old CPAP out of the closet (was just to the right of the door)
  @ How David Hume Helped Me Solve My Midlife Crisis - The Atlantic (via Pocket)
    subtitle:  David Hume, the Buddha, and a search for the Eastern roots of the Western
  # should write more.  Dust off the CS/Magic one, and do both tutorials and editorials.
  % 8:45pm tizanidine for the back.
  % 9pm sleepy.  This is not surprising
  * some mail sorting
  * up 6:15; W=196.8, S=
  @ CC0 at the Cleveland Museum of Art: 30,000 high quality digital images now available
    - Creative Commons highlights
  x 10am UUCWI Writing and Presence  Missed it.  Next time??
  @ jesse_the_k | Icon Meme
  @ Introductory Go Programming Tutorial | Linux Journal 
  * 11am Island Transit
  @ ysabetwordsmith | Hard Things -> Marketing tips
    " me: marketing for me is like fire-spinning for a fish. "
  @ posted mdlbear | Icon Meme
  * SL: pantsu, misc. groceries; with D, at the Goose.
  * (0125) gin: used the last of the bottle.  brewed 1226; started 1230.  250ml ~= 10/day
    clearly I'm not drinking gin every day; more like every 3+.
  * chili; rice.
  % didn't look at slack until about 8pm.  (made up for it with the icon meme and
    gratitude post)
  @ Welcome to the Fourth Industrial Revolution — 19 Blockchain Predictions for 2019 
  * pack for Conflikt

0125Fr - 0127Su Conflikt
  * conflikt hotel  Room 0125-0128  Conf #81761047  (ack 32LDVC4G)
   (206) 246-8600 upgraded to 2 queen beds handicapped tower $150/night

  * up 4:35; ;
  * RainbowCon Fliers!!!
    ~ printed a batch of two-ups, but stupidly left them on the printer.  Can use the
      business center, most likely.
  * last minute:  drugs, neti pot, C's pink bag, scooter and walker from shed,
  ` C swapped her purse for a large canvas bag with multiple pockets;
    I swapped the backpack for the rolly.
  % Next time I need to remember that a single huge suitcase is too damned heavy.
  x print new LgF songbook
  ~ 6pm.  meet Chaos for dinner -> didn't show , didn't respond to pings, phone went to
    voice mail.  He'll get here when she gets here. -> ~6:35; took the bus here.  A has
    his phone.  -> R (he/him) these days.  Will take me a while to get used to it.
  : blew R's mind when I pointed out that he now has _two_ verses in QV
  ~ connect with N around the PDX -> no spoons; connect tomorrow
  : first concert: Kelsey "Cacophonie" Tamayo.  Vibrophone!  Was at RainbowCon 2.1
  % stupidly didn't check to see whether my CPAP had all its parts.  Had to steal the
    figure-8 power cord from Cygnus.  So I can breathe or charge my laptop, but not both

  * up 6am; ;
    % broken sleep.  cleanup, assist
  * move cord from cpap to laptop
  % took a methocarbamol because that's what I had on hand
  ~ 9am wake C for breakfast
  * SL: * naproxen  x figure-8 cord (gift shop may have retractable),
  * deep-end songwriting workshop
  : Lauren Cox - wonderful sad song about her cat; made me cry.  Easier to do that now
  * dinner with C; we split a rib eye steak and cheesecake.  Drinks.  Joined by
    (neighbors) R" and T" (matching double primes); later Chaos.
  : C flaked out leaning against the wall -- seems to be a comfortable position for her.
  : C falling asleep; up to the room ~10:30.  In a lot of pain; not positive we'll be able
    to stay another day at this point.  % Having trouble handling it.
  : by the time I left, the con suite was closed and N, etc. had gone back to their hotel
  % I was sufficiently sleepy during the last concert that it made sense to come back
    upstairs and go to bed.

  * up 7:35; ; methocarbamol
  % some good conversations in the morning.
  $ 160 bought memberships for next year
  : Lem's set this morning was unexpectedly serious
  : Cat did a duet of "I Will Remember" with Lauren.
  * open filking - Ship of Stone, Windward
    I really need to practice more of my songs; especially the ones I want for AR
  % hotel chairs are particularly hard on my back.
  & working on adding oggs to the QV page (for Kathy).  Going to require some debugging.
  * smoked salmon:  When I Was a Lad -- yelled "follower!" just as Frank finished When I
    Was a Boy.

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