ASSORTEDFLOTSAM.COM will be rebooting briefly. Mailgun, our mail provider, is ending their free tier and I don't see the point in paying them for what little email we send. Instead, emails will be sent directly from the server.
Had the weirdest sales experience with one of the solar consultants. He had me on the phone and had his presentation ready, but I told him my wife couldn't make it, so rather than go ahead and try to sell me on the product, he insists on rescheduling so that he doesn't "have to explain it again." I'm like... I'm here, I'm reasonably competent with words, and I'm leading this project for the house, so it's fine, but no, he insists.
Must really not want to make a sale, that's all I can think of.
Assortedflotsam.com updated to v3.1.1 #mastoadmin
Upgrading to Mastodon v3.1.0 right now #mastoadmin
For those of you(us) considering academia for your future careers, I have some bad news for you:
> Our findings suggest that there is no single clear path to a faculty job offer and that metrics such as career transition awards and publications in high impact factor journals were neither necessary nor sufficient for landing a faculty position.
SPORTSBALL TEAM vs. SPORTSBALL TEAM
Prediction: sportsball team will win, other sportsball team fans will blame the ref or cheating.
And the non-fans will rave about watching advertising like a bunch of goons.
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It amazes me that pretty much anything that involves interacting with physical objects around here gets added to the 'Systems Admin' queue. Right now there's a job there to replace the filter in the kitchen's chilled water dispenser. Definitely a task that requires my expertise in Unix administration. #sysadmin
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