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Oh I guess 3.0.0 is the stable version and that's why using the stable option for install got me that? Argh.

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RVM got me to 3.0.0 but I'm assuming the listed version of 3.0.3 is still preferred for the upgrade, and I'm hoping that'll fix the error I got for precompile? Anyway download for the 3.0.3 upgrade failed so going to try again tomorrow I guess going to go play a game or something

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Let's look at just how badly I fucked up this Ruby upgrade

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@tobi I knew debian is the slow and steady kind of distro and most distro packages are behind the latest but still...!

"no binary rubies found" okay all rubies are nonbinary got it

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Debian's ruby package actually downgraded ruby from 2.7 to 2.5.5 🙃 clearly this isn't working and I need rvm

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No git, I promise you it's fine, you can override my local changes... okay, fine, I'll stash them.

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Okay this is it I'm going to upgrade to the latest version

Realized just today that WriteOut's disk usage was at 34 GB of 38 available (!!) and ran the command found here to get rid of older external media. Now disk usage is down to a more manageable, if still high, 22 GB. Whew! When I said "write out," I didn't mean write out all the storage media!

Migrating media to a cloud storage provider might be in order (maybe my B2 buckets would work?), but for now doing the deletion regularly seems to be a workable solution. Maybe I'll make it into a systemd timer task.

@weirdwriter I have yet to update Mastodon and Hometown to the latest so it wouldn't be here yet, going to get to that within the next week or so!

@darius Great stuff! Magit, the Emacs Git client, actually has verbose commit messages as the default which is one way it encourages good practice, it seems.

Death of an early internet implementor 

Rest in peace Dave Walden. He was an early ARPANET and Internet pioneer and Iwas incredibly helpful to me when I set out to blog about the first 365 RFCs. A kind and funny man.


His wonderful website:

The book he edited on the history of BBN:

He was also an important figure in the TeX community:

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A small instance for writers.

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