David Chung d6chung@identi.ca

Honolulu, United States

  • 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

    Ukrainian missiles

    Tupulpo at 2022-11-16T22:07:08Z

  • Mastodon

    2022-11-08T00:22:14Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/twitter-mastodon-faq-1.6642946


    Does this mean mastodon will become mainstream now?

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    CBC, BBC, RTE...I think it is mainstream now...

    Stephen Michael Kellat at 2022-11-08T03:43:50Z

  • Tails

    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/

  • GNOME 43

    2022-11-08T00:11:10Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Intended post timestamp: 3 Nov 2022 21:49:02 +0000

    https://release.gnome.org/43/

    I'm really liking the quick setting changes! Commonly accessed options are now readily accessible while maintaining the minimalist status view!

  • 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.

  • Angela Lansbury

    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

    https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=216102

    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!

  • Bye VZW

    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.

  • Birthday Twin

    2022-10-03T20:44:01Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    Intended post timestamp: 16 Sep 2022 19:29:56 +0000


    https://nitter.net/VOColleen/status/1570515773323608064


    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

    Intended post date: 12 Sep 2022


    https://yewtu.be/watch?v=Tt9rb1MXs9w


    This cue is a tune I keep getting stuck in my head!


    This cue and Whistle Stop, which was used for Hamster Dance, is what comes to mind when I think of Disney's Robin Hood.

  • 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


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-62856395


    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


    https://www.npr.org/2022/09/08/1121865517/humans-are-no-longer-the-line-judges-at-the-u-s-open


    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


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61585886


    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

    https://archlinux.org/news/grub-bootloader-upgrade-and-configuration-incompatibilities/


    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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    upgrades are a bitch 

    Jim Fulner at 2022-09-03T23:47:28Z

  • Occulonimbus Edoequus

    2022-09-02T23:48:42Z via Dianara To: Public CC: Followers

    https://www.sciencefriday.com/segments/nope-jordan-peele-animal-science-aliens/


    Since Nope is my favourite movie so far, I paid more attention to this segment when it came on the radio!


    Fascinating stuff!