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
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.
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 0122Tu * 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. 0123We * 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 Enlightenment # 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 0124Th * 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 0125Fr * 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 0126Sa * 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 @ https://fawm.org : 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. 1227Su * 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.