Pinned post

(Take 2, now that I sorta know what I'm doing)

Hello all, Erik here. Currently doing a lot of , , and other cloudy tech things. My spouse and I are parents of two teenage boys and a ~5 year old boxer mix (rescue). My primary motivator each day is to cultivate hope, both in myself as well as those I come into contact with.

I’ve been living in the Twin Cities for ~25 years, and prior to that lived in west-central MN.

Oh hey look! I can pay for our Thai takeout with Bitcoin! 🤦‍♂️

This pileated woodpecker was having a grand ol’ time in our partially-rotten birch stump yesterday.

(Posting iCloud link so as to not cause storage bloat on the server.)

MN pol, gonads mention 

Seen outside my barber in NE today.

Current rabbit-hole I'm falling down: which of the MDM policies that I've implemented is preventing macOS/iPadOS Universal Control from working properly???

I fear this is going to be one of those instances where proper OS MDM bindings for this won't be available until the next OSes are three months' time or more.

Got my first bit of fediverse spam this morning! 🎉🎉🎉


I’m sorta ambivalent about Crocs as a concept, but darn if this wasn’t pretty cute.

Multiple Blankets > single blanket > single sheet > nothing

This evening is firmly in the sub-optimal “nothing” end of the bed covering enjoyment hierarchy.

Yet another unexpected side effect of leaving corporate social media: good lord there’s so much whining in the tech industry. So damn much! These people come off as entitled and insufferable.

I think I’d become habituated to this type of discourse, and now that I’ve “detoxed” a bit, I can now see it for what it is.

Dog pic 

Stella having a Sunday afternoon nap. She’s such a good doggo.

erik boosted

Do you think that exposing directly to internet many #selfhosted services used for storing personal data like files, notes, etc.. might be dangerous? Or rather what is the level of risk, because there always is. I do all the typical stuff to protect it, like having updated version, using 2FA, proper https, passwords....

As a fun fact for those who have no experience with that I can tell that for example a SSH server on default port with public IP is tried by bots average 1 time every minute.

erik boosted

IPv6 (please boost when you vote)

Food (non-veg) 

Saturday night grilling. Jerk thighs (for me) dry rub thighs (for the fam), farmers market asparagus.

Boards of Canada - Geogaddi on this evening. Such a great album.

Well, witnessing a pro-union protest ✊ outside my building was not on my Wednesday bingo card. :D They were protesting a property management company that occupies the first floor of our building.

Food (non-veg) 

Capers truly punch above their weight, culinarily-speaking. So tasty.

I just live-streamed building some infra in AWS as a teaching/demonstration tool to a couple of co-workers. That was fun!
I set up some scenes in OBS and used the "OBS Blade" mobile app to switch between scenes (browser/terminal/editor/etc.)

I need to do that more often.

Show older

A community centered on the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota, and their surrounding region. Predominantly queer with a focus on urban and social justice issues.

<svg xmlns="" id="hometownlogo" x="0px" y="0px" viewBox="25 40 50 20" width="100%" height="100%"><g><path d="M55.9,53.9H35.3c-0.7,0-1.3,0.6-1.3,1.3s0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3h20.6c0.7,0,1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3S56.6,53.9,55.9,53.9z"/><path d="M55.9,58.2H35.3c-0.7,0-1.3,0.6-1.3,1.3s0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3h20.6c0.7,0,1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3S56.6,58.2,55.9,58.2z"/><path d="M55.9,62.6H35.3c-0.7,0-1.3,0.6-1.3,1.3s0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3h20.6c0.7,0,1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3S56.6,62.6,55.9,62.6z"/><path d="M64.8,53.9c-0.7,0-1.3,0.6-1.3,1.3v8.8c0,0.7,0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3s1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3v-8.8C66,54.4,65.4,53.9,64.8,53.9z"/><path d="M60.4,53.9c-0.7,0-1.3,0.6-1.3,1.3v8.8c0,0.7,0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3s1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3v-8.8C61.6,54.4,61.1,53.9,60.4,53.9z"/><path d="M63.7,48.3c1.3-0.7,2-2.5,2-5.6c0-3.6-0.9-7.8-3.3-7.8s-3.3,4.2-3.3,7.8c0,3.1,0.7,4.9,2,5.6v2.4c0,0.7,0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3 s1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3V48.3z M62.4,37.8c0.4,0.8,0.8,2.5,0.8,4.9c0,2.5-0.5,3.4-0.8,3.4s-0.8-0.9-0.8-3.4C61.7,40.3,62.1,38.6,62.4,37.8 z"/><path d="M57,42.7c0-0.1-0.1-0.1-0.1-0.2l-3.2-4.1c-0.2-0.3-0.6-0.5-1-0.5h-1.6v-1.9c0-0.7-0.6-1.3-1.3-1.3s-1.3,0.6-1.3,1.3V38 h-3.9h-1.1h-5.2c-0.4,0-0.7,0.2-1,0.5l-3.2,4.1c0,0.1-0.1,0.1-0.1,0.2c0,0-0.1,0.1-0.1,0.1C34,43,34,43.2,34,43.3v7.4 c0,0.7,0.6,1.3,1.3,1.3h5.2h7.4h8c0.7,0,1.3-0.6,1.3-1.3v-7.4c0-0.2,0-0.3-0.1-0.4C57,42.8,57,42.8,57,42.7z M41.7,49.5h-5.2v-4.9 h10.2v4.9H41.7z M48.5,42.1l-1.2-1.6h4.8l1.2,1.6H48.5z M44.1,40.5l1.2,1.6h-7.5l1.2-1.6H44.1z M49.2,44.6h5.5v4.9h-5.5V44.6z"/></g></svg>