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I'm Andy and I'm the admin of

My interests are covered in my profile. On I've briefly known the Black Dog in the past and work hard to keep him on a leash. My wife lives with bundled with and (though has a grip on all of them) and her illnesses are one of the things that drive me to be so passionate about support and care. Which is why I set up this Masto instance; a safe place to socialise and chat. ๐Ÿ‘

I'm happier with Collabora now. It was just laziness on my part. That and the obsession with it "looking right" being me getting caught up in design and layout when I should be (exactly WHY I originally settled on GDocs - to avoid such distractions).

Anyway, I just converted all my game design documents to ODTs and it doesn't look TOO bad with some of the default fonts.

I'll avoid playing too much with Booktype until I have some decent drafts.

So, after a few tries, I got @pixelfed running (all except for the initial user creation which still errors out, but I reload the page and I get the email confirmation page).

Anyways, I wrote up my installation notes and wanted to share. They are not perfect nor do I make any guarantees that they will work for you. But, it's what I did and I got a PixelFed instance up and running.

Feedback is welcome and I'll incorporate it into the notes.

#pixelfed @dansup

The worldโ€™s first time traveler was just a boy who created a machine. The moment before he first switched it on, he appeared to himself as an old man.

โ€œDonโ€™t,โ€ the old man said.

The boy hesitated, but he remembered how angry he was at every adult who ever tried to hold him back.

โ€œFuck you, old man,โ€ he said, smiled, and hit the switch.

In an instant, he was old, standing before his younger self.

โ€œDonโ€™t,โ€ he said.

More Shannara Chronicles. My guilty pleasure.

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Let's play "how many new followers from the last few weeks can I lose in one toot".

1. In my day-job the bulk of my development is done on a Microsoft stack. I do a lot of C# and .NET Core stuff and I like it. Core under Linux is pretty good too.

2. I'm pretty hot on WCF. It's old but it's robust, it works and you can do some pretty cool stuff with it.

3. I also do a lot of database work. Microsoft SQL Server is my RDBMS of choice. Postgres is good. I can take or leave MySQL/MariaDB.

๐Ÿ™ƒ ๐Ÿค”

Almost all my files moved from GDrive to my private NextCloud now.

I just need to migrate my game design documents to Booktype and everything else to Collabora and I'm done.

The next step in taking back control will be email. Then I'll consider consolidating all my hosting into a cloud instance. The cost won't be much more than I pay now for managed hosting.

I feel like crap. So Lemsip and bed it is. Grumble grumble.

Panic and anxiety attacks are terrifying, and for many, they can strike at any moment. The Minder watch is an #opensource project that monitors symptoms and provides medically approved instructions via an onboard OLED screen for the user. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ˜ƒ#psychologist source:

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Fixed the HTTPS errors on my Booktype install. Did I mention I hated Django?

Okay, NOW I'm getting somewhere with my self-hosted writing software demands.

As much as I despise Django with a passion, Booktype works pretty well so far. I need to tweak it a little and it craps out with insecure mixed content when I bang a certificate on it, but it's not bad.

So I'm really beginning to think Collabora isn't fit for (my) purpose.

- Custom fonts broken.
- No "global style" (that I can see).
- C&P doesn't seem to work between documents open in multiple tabs.

What I'm after is a writing tool with basic styling, which (unfortunately) Google Docs provides. I've avoided anything complex as I get distracted by design and it impacts my writing.

- Custom fonts.
- At least 3 Heading styles.
- Global/shared style.
- Tables.

Maybe I need to write something.

Weather is proper grim and northern today. I was going to take youngest to the museum but we're going to stay in where it's dry and warm and maybe do some gaming or something. I should probably also try and get some sleep.

Very specific question for #OpenBSD users: what is your email stack? Provider, clients, and other tools.

Iโ€™m moving away from Gmail and the google ecosystem. Self-hosting is not an option unfortunately.

Iโ€™ll appreciate your boosts!

Okay gurus...

Debian 9 with NextCloud 13 and Collabora.

Installed some TTFs. Updated font cache. Updated loolwsd config with:

loolwsd-systemplate-setup /opt/lool/systemplate /opt/collaboraoffice5.3

Fonts appear in Collabora but when I select text and change to one of the fonts, the text becomes invisible (the text is there and word count shows it is, it's just invisible).

Tested with TTFs from Google Font and ttf-mscorefonts-installer

Help? ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ˜˜

I've got a whole lot of pork belly roasting in the oven (to be eaten with kale later) and @Jo has toddled off to bed.

I'm determined o do some tonight, even though I'm tired. I at least had some half-decent ideas I noted down during today's session, so I might continue to scribble them up.

Tomorrow I'd better do some adulting. The nights and the weather are starting to close in around here.

@angharadfercheuronwy Not a creepy follow, I promise! I just find your timeline interesting and entertaining. ๐Ÿ‘ (Given a recent toot of yours I thought it best to clarify.)

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