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As our tech team keeps growing, we're now #hiring an engineering manager to help our devs & ops people achieve the ambitious software archival goals of #SoftwareHeritage.

If you're interested, or know someone who is, check out application details in this blog post: softwareheritage.org/2021/08/2

Some customers don't want to be on a monthly maintenance contract because it is too expensive, but they call so often that they end up paying more than if they were on a service agreement.

Fine by me.

This was also the perfect opportunity to test our Disaster Recovery procedure, which I used to migrate all guest servers to the new hardware.

All VMs had to be migrated after hours, the migration is now successful and complete.

I can go back to a normal sleep schedule.

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Customer wanted to migrate their cluster on the cheap I am happy with the end result, it is pretty solid.

First time setting up Proxmox VE and I like it. Did ZFS over iSCSI and I like it too.

Move production to China, transfer tooling, technology, R&D and knowledge over to an entity that is 51%-owned by the Chinese government, all for the sake of a cheaper workforce and looser labour laws.

What could go wrong?

Well, welcome 安谋科技 to the world! (formerly ARM China, now its own rogue entity that cut itself loose from its parent company to compete directly with it)

Definitely not the first time, but this one is a big one.

semianalysis.substack.com/p/th

If anyone has some programming contract work they need done, please let me know. I have experience with Rust, Python, C, Go, Java, and JavaScript, and I primarily do frontend work. I can create designs if needed.

En fait je ne sais même pas c'est quoi comme morceau.

C'est une musique d'Anime apparemment, mais je ne sais même pas lequel.

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L'instrument n'a pas été accordé depuis trois ans: fillotte ne vit plus à la maison, et nous évitons tout contact avec des étrangers, donc le réglage du piano attendra.

En visite express la semaine dernière, notre fille a daigné s'asseoir au clavier pour un peu plus de deux minutes.

J'en ai profité pour l'enregistrer avec l'ordiphone —ce n'est pas souvent qu'elle nous fait la grâce de jouer pour nous.

If I sound like a city kid who sees a live cow for the first time in his life, well, that's pretty much it.

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As someone who grew up in a jungle of concrete and who has only seen "fresh" produce from grocery stores (and farmers markets, but they sell the same stuff), the past few weeks have been delightful and gratifying, knowing that most of the veggies and herbs we have consumed were grown in our own garden.

I know it isn't much, but to me it is a whole new experience.

And I can't even take credit for any of this: the garden and greenhouse are entirely of Mrs. Kicou's doing.

Wife must think I'm crazy. I know nothing about plants but I am completely gaga about growing our own tomatoes. We have four varieties, all coming from store-bought fruits from which we collected seeds.

The greenhouse is so successful that tomato plants are trying (and succeeding) to escape!

And these are only the ones in the greenhouse: we also have several plants in the garden, and they too are bringing a successful harvest.

I am making tomato salad every single day, and this is costing us a fortune in mozzarella and feta cheese, haha!

It is 10:15pm, son just came home from volunteering.

Because of the pandemic, students who graduate high-school in 2022 only need 20 hours of volunteering hours (instead of the regular 40 hours) to validate their high-school diploma.

While some students reach more than 200 hours, I know that our son will probably be content with the 23 hours he has given to the community so far.

When he reaches the age of 18 I will encourage him to participate more: it will be easier because a lot of volunteer positions require that you are 18 or over.

Daughter found an apartment in Toronto at walking distance from the campus and grocery store, and close to transit.

The place in unfurnished, though, so Mrs. Kicou decided that she was going to build her a custom full-size bed frame with storage. She has already drafted plans and written a bill of materials.

I guess I know what she will be busy doing the next couple of days.

Daughter will have to buy her own mattress to put on top. And if she wants to varnish or paint it, she will have to do it herself.

If you own a , do yourself a favour and install the latest firmware update for the touchpad.

It will magically turn "this damned pbp touchpad" into… a touchpad.

github.com/dragan-simic/pinebo

I feel so dumb for the fact that for over two years my Nextcloud instance was unable to generate video thumbnails because I had made a typo in my configuration file.

I only found it by chance while checking something else, and now it feels so weird —and good— to see all these preview pictures :)

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Instance perso. Principalement en français. Personal instance, mainly in French. Linux, OSS, Santé Mentale, 3615 MaVie.