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Since I pushed the self-destruct button on my other domain and deleted every toot and information from it, I should probably do another . (or )

Hi, I'm Espen, born and still lives in the nothern part of Norway. I'm linux enthusiast, developer, administrator and a DIY kind of guy when it comes to internet services.

At the dayjob I'm involved in providing providing populated areas with fiberaccess and remote areas with a radio link, and making sure all areas have access to electricity.

When creating my tools, I usually turn to Python but have lately begun to feel that the spirit of Go is very much similar, so I should take a close look when I can find the time. But I'm very much a jack of all trades, goverend by whatever I find interesting at the time. As a result, many things never see the light of day and one project is replaced by another. If it can be done on a computer, chances are I'd like to tinker with it at some point.

I also have a healthy interest for retro technology and hardware, and can often be found trying to get older software to work, and recently got hold of an old C64 and Amiga 600 which require some TLC. I have been following the Demoscene for a long time and am enthusiastic about it, both the old stuff and the new stuff.

I can't draw or make music, so I try persuading the computer to do it for me. Love podcasts that do well-told stories about interesting things or tech, like Radiolab, Reply All or Darknet Diaries. Also a fan of humoristic podcasts like "No Such Thing As A Fish" and "My Dad Wrote A Porno".

When bored or need some private relaxation time, I play videogames.
Also passionate about privacy and encryption. I like the thought of having secure communication cahnnels with people and the theory behind things like web of trust, but find it challenging because most people just don't care.

I could probably list a lot more but this would do.

It is always a pleasure to meet new people, so don't be a stranger.

OMG, am dying!!!

Someone used the bug GitHub refused to fix, that allows you to add a commit to a repo you don’t control... to upload YouTube-dl to the DMCA request repo on GitHub.

github.com/github/dmca/tree/41

cleared 20 gb of videos from my peertube and feel slightly bad about it. They will be reupped at some point

My attempts to find a good way to do AV1 has so far been failures. I attempted to encode videos in 2pass CQ mode this weeked and both SVT-AV1 and Rav1e failed with errors at the last second (obviously, why fail straight away when we can waste 3 hours first)

I guess aomenc' "slow-but-works" method will do for now.

Need a retro-production for tomorrow, any suggestions?

Yellow warning: Snow incoming. Damnit, the car haven't got its winter boots on yet.

Going to attempt to beat into submission. I've come to realise I can't live with 12 hours per minute of video encoding times, so a few compromises has to be made

A test engineer walks into a bar, orders a mag of beer.
A test engineer walks into a bar, orders 50 mags of beer.
A test engineer walks into a bar, orders 0.746 mag of beer.
A test engineer walks into a bar, orders 10000 mags of beer.
A test engineer walks into a bar, orders a mag of pee.
A test engineer walks into a bar, orders a tank of water.
A test engineer walks into a bar, orders ahsbwhdheuc mag of beer.
A test engineer walks into a bar, orders /$&@"(&(: mag of beer.
A test engineer walks into a bar from drain, and leave by jumping out of the window.
A test engineer walks into a bar, orde
A thousand test engineers rush into a bar, and rush out.
A test engineer walks into a bar, orders 2"; DROP TABLE bar; mag of beer.
A test engine walks into the bar, punches tender's face.
A test engineer leaves the bar with satisfied face.

END OF STORY:
A client walks into the bar, orders a plate of pasta, the bar explodes.

TFW its blowing a storm outside and during particularly heavy gusts you can see the windows bulging and the frames creak.
πŸŒ¬οΈπŸƒπŸ˜£

Wtf. Microsoft buys Bethesda. Somehow I never imagined that possibility. 🀯

#Happy1600000000 seconds since 1970-01-01!!

$ date -d @1600000000 +%FT%T
2020-09-13T12:26:40

That's half an hour ago if you're counting in UTC. The next even hundred million seconds will be in November 2023, so it's not a super rare occurrence. After all, it's happened 16 times in the 50 years since @0. πŸ˜€

Damn you "Technology Connections" for getting me hooked to Anders Enger Jensen

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