Last VZW Bill
2022-11-21T19:26:19Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
It finally came in and the closing amount is -$0.02.
I wonder if they'll send me a cheque (likely not).
AP source: Russian missiles cross into Poland during strike
2022-11-15T22:16:39Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
2022-11-08T00:22:14Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Does this mean mastodon will become mainstream now?
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2022-11-08T00:21:26Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Otomo was wearing tails last night: https://www.myhso.org/concerts/2022-otomo-conducts-mendelssohn-nov-6
It was remarkable to me because I haven't seen tails at an orchestra concert for a long time now: https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/orchestras-worn-white-tails-centuries-times-are-changing/
Transfer Number from VZW
2022-11-03T01:13:23Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
I've encountered people wondering about this process so I figure I should share my experience. Fortunately, it didn't take a few days for me!
In general, porting your number from VZW is pretty straight-forward but here was my experience:
- Removed number protection 2 days from transfer request via account security settings on VZW.
- Generated trasnfer PIN 1 day before transfer request via account security settings on VZW.
- Initiated transfer request with new carrier and provided them with all the necessary info.
- Almost immediately, I receive an SMS from VZW that they have begun transferring.
- However, a few minutes later, the new carrier indicates that the transfer failed due to incorrect transfer PIN.
- Revisiting VZW, I find that they cleared my transfer PIN (!) so I generated a new transfer PIN.
- Asked new carrier to retry with new transfer PIN.
- 20 minutes later, I receive confirmation from my new carrier that my number transferred!
- Later that day, VZW disconnects my account.
Treehouse of Horror XXXIII
2022-11-01T00:53:39Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Wow! The Simpsons' writers did a fantastic job with this one!
This episode was probably the best one I've seen in many years!
Radio to the Rescue
2022-10-13T19:10:31Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Maybe it's just me but YouTube is extremely slow and is failing to stream the latest house committee hearings: https://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-donald-trump-presidential-elections-election-2020-congress-43c97dd8db5ce460e051204f91aa6cd1
I tried various proxies and even those are failing!
Fortunately, my local public radio station is airing this uninterrupted so I guess I'll just listen in instead.
2022-10-13T19:06:25Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Intended post timestamp: 11 Oct 2022 23:49:06 +0000
Linux IBT Bug
2022-10-13T19:06:13Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Intended post timestamp: 8 Oct 2022 00:05:17 +0000
Just noting that I have to use include ibt=off in my kernel parameters to be able to boot VirtualBox VMs.
Fully Functional PinePhone (Almost)
2022-10-13T19:05:56Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Intended post timestamp: 7 Oct 2022 01:32:13 +0000
With my PinePhone on my new carrier, it is almost fully functional, which is very exciting!
Unfortunately, I discovered one quirk on it: the call mute button on Purism's Calls app doesn't work.
However, I do have a workaround! PinePhone's mic killswitch works to toggle the mic during the call! I just have to call into conferences with the back cover already off for ready access to the killswitch. Otherwise, the attendees will hear me prying it off during the call!
2022-10-03T20:52:51Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
After numerous attempts to get them to mark my line as CDMA-less to transition to the PinePhone, I have finally decided to switch carriers. They were already threatening me with suspending my line anyway so that made the decision much easier.
My theory on how some are lucky to be able to use their PinePhone on VZW is that they were already on a CDMA-less line probably from a previous device that was able to register as such.
2022-10-03T20:44:01Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Intended post timestamp: 16 Sep 2022 19:29:56 +0000
Now that's an interesting trivia knowledge!
Astronomy vs Astrology
2022-10-03T20:43:47Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Intended post timestamp: 15 Sep 2022 23:14:53 +0000
My mnemonic for for this is that we think of something that is so expansive that it is beyond our world as astronomical. Thus, the study of the stars is astronomy.
That leaves astrology as astrological thinking. That is, your logic is out of this world.
The Archery Affair | Walt Disney Legacy Collection: Robin Hood
2022-10-03T20:43:22Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
King Charles III's address to the nation and Commonwealth in full
2022-10-03T20:42:38Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Intended post date: 9 Sep 2022
My morning routine is to tune to the BBC while I'm getting ready for the day, which was why I was able to catch the official notice of death live yesterday although I did stay tuned longer than usual in anticipation of the announcement.
Since UK's end-of-day is my start-of-day, I was able to experience my first King's speech live!
Humans are no longer the line judges at the U.S. Open
2022-10-03T20:42:22Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Intended post date: 8 Sep 2022
Wow! I wonder if line judging from other sports can be automated.
Queen Elizabeth II has died, Buckingham Palace announces
2022-10-03T20:42:09Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Intended post date: 8 Sep 2022
I stayed tuned to the BBC when I became aware of the news of close family members coming to Balmoral.
I got to experience the current host relaying the official announcement followed by the multi-broadcast interruption of normal programming!
I'm surprised that American broadcasters have special programming for this event. However, it's clear that they aren't as well-prepared as the BBC since they have large gaps between their segments.
Grub bootloader upgrade and configuration incompatibilities
2022-09-03T00:09:56Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
I was definitely holding my breath when I initiated a shutdown for restart after my recent system upgrade.
How exciting it was when it booted!
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2022-09-02T23:48:42Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers
Since Nope is my favourite movie so far, I paid more attention to this segment when it came on the radio!