Us, a nonprofit: *looking for cloud hosting, don't got much cash*

Microsoft: I got discounts for nonprofits! You know you want a discount! Apply now!

Us: Yay!

Microsoft: Not your kind of nonprofit.

Us: Oh.

Amazon: I got discounts for nonprofits too! Apply now!

Us: Yay!

Amazon: Program's on hold until January.

Us: Oh.

RJL20 boosts

AN OULIPO(.social) RHYMING ABC

A is for Ahab, who hunts down a whal

(it's your turn now)

I just laid down 11 tracks of fiddling, about 4.5m to a track, for a www toy/tool I'm working on. That's an album's worth! It took about two hours (plus a bit to upload and post), and quality is accordingly low -- first try only for all but a particularly bad try. But that's a bunch of stuff to accomplish, and I'm proud of putting it out. Yay!

I bought it in 2010. Why is it so slow now? *sigh*

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Also, my computing box is only mostly up to this task. So... that's fun.

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My work found out last night that tomorrow night's public virtual shindig is too popular for our Zoom account. So today was my day to study up on how bouncing a zoom thing to youtoob works. Half a fortnight's study in a day. My brain is full.

*puts on long black coat and ocular mirrors*

"I know OBS-fu."

Opinion on this batch: tasty, but soupy. A bit of cornstarch might fix that in round two. Gonna put bits of this batch in my morning oat groats, though; that sounds amazing.

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Aloha to an arrival to this toot-spot: @nat!

Again, putting rhubarb and oats and flour and sugar cinnamon and milk fat in a hot box and waiting for tasty noms.

Baking a rhubarb crisp with oats and cinnamon and brown sugar and such, with rhubarb from our back yard. Looking forward to nomming, but good sniffing is going on now!

Fixing structural cracks in my fancy work chair with plastic zips and two-part joining liquid (it sat all night curing). Works so far! *crossing digits for luck*

Shout out to oulipians @NHS, @guchinowaso, @B2020, and @Lo_LO_ol, not in this spot for too many days so far. Howdy!

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Oulipo's starting to cost big cash to run! All of 26¢ in mail hosting this month!

(NB: This is not a call for donations.)

So much working-from-sofa support today. So much. Why didn't folks try this prior to its turning mandatory? It wasn't surprising. Bah.

Nix that last! Upgrading occurs! Proclamations: a thing, now! (Fixing that bad glyph post-zzzs, though.)

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*sigh* No upgrading of mastodon today, but OS and DB got a good airing-out. I think all should work as it did hours ago, but LMK if not.

Doing a full backup first, which could push upgrading back a ways...

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NB: this instantiation might go down for a bit soon. Upgrading things, as soon as I'm ok in my mind about what has to go on.

This guy: individually coil-binding small books at a print&copy shop costs too much! $30 for 10 books? Nuts!

Also this guy: I should totally buy this $300 quasi-industrial coil-binding monstrosity. For 10 books, occasionally.

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Oulipo.social (Mark II)

Mastodon is a "FOSS" social sharing hub. A multi-host substitution for capitalistic platforms, it avoids risking a particular company monopolizing your communication. Pick a host that you trust — you can still talk with all hosts running Mastadon. Any individual can run a Mastodon instantiation and join in this social hub in a jiffy.