14 Apr 2022, 18:33

timeouts on 1Password vault

I’m trying to edit some of my vault entries via web (using Firefox on Pop! OS).

This was the error message in a popup:

Failed to load vault.

The request took too long. Check your Internet connection and try again.

ClientError: The request took too long. Check your Internet connection and try again.


Time: 2022-04-14T09:22:43.592Z

When I Inspect the requests, a GET request to …./items/overviews is timing out at 32 seconds.

1password timing out

It worked once out of about 10 times recently.

13 Apr 2022, 16:12

OLD BROKEN script to install urbit on vultr

(written 16:12 Wednesday 13 April 2022 JST)


This is a script I used on https://vultr.com to set up my server with them. That was some years ago, and it very likely is super outdated.


# create swapspace

apt update -y
apt upgrade -y
swapon --show
fallocate -l 2G /swapfile
chmod 600 /swapfile
mkswap /swapfile
swapon /swapfile
nano /etc/fstab
swapon --show

touch ~/000_created_swap

apt install emacs -y

touch ~/010_installed_emacs

# Install Urbit
apt install g++ git libcurl4-gnutls-dev libgmp3-dev libncurses5-dev libsigsegv-dev libssl-dev make openssl pkg-config python python3 -y

touch ~/020_install_python3

pip3 install --upgrade pip
pip3 install meson

touch ~/030_installed_meson

git clone https://github.com/urbit/urbit
cd urbit
ninja -C ./build/ install

# end install urbit

touch ~/040_installed_urbit

# create thunderrabbit user
adduser --disabled-password --shell /bin/bash --gecos "Wan Bus" thunderrabbit

touch ~/050_created_thunderrabbit

# allow thunderrabbit sudo access
usermod -aG sudo thunderrabbit

echo "" >> /etc/sudoers
echo "# allow thunderrabbit passwordless sudo" >> /etc/sudoers
echo "thunderrabbit ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD:ALL" >> /etc/sudoers

echo "ssh-rsa AAAAREDACTEDWQ== thunderrabbit@elpasokon" >> /home/thunderrabbit/authorized_keys

chown thunderrabbit: /home/thunderrabbit/authorized_keys
chmod 600 /home/thunderrabbit/authorized_keys

echo "#!/bin/sh

cd ~
git clone https://github.com/thunderrabbit/new-DH-user-account.git
cd new-DH-user-account
echo now removing go.sh since its job is done
rm ~/go.sh
echo now log off and see if you can log on as thunderrabbit without password" >> /home/thunderrabbit/go.sh
chmod 755 /home/thunderrabbit/go.sh
chown thunderrabbit: /home/thunderrabbit/go.sh

touch ~/060_created_gosh

echo "#!/bin/sh

python3-pip python3-setuptools zlib1g-dev ninja-build
sudo -H pip3 install --upgrade pip
sudo -H pip3 install meson

git clone https://github.com/urbit/urbit
cd urbit
sudo ninja -C ./build/ install" >>  /home/thunderrabbit/urbit.sh
chmod 755 /home/thunderrabbit/urbit.sh
chown thunderrabbit: /home/thunderrabbit/urbit.sh

touch ~/070_created_urbit.sh

touch ~/999_done_script

IIrc, the touch points let me know how far the script was getting before crashing.

07 Apr 2022, 15:08

super glue on laptop

Oh man I just sprayed super glue by squeezing the bottle way too hard.

I was trying to fix the scissors ✂️ handle I broke.

2022 apr 07 super glue on laptop 2022 apr 07 dsc 3227

06 Apr 2022, 09:42

Messing with thumbnailer code

When I uploaded a vertically oriented jpg via my laptop, it showed up sideways on my site.

And just now while testing with my upjournal.sh it showed up vertically aligned.

2022 apr 05 gchoppy curving tssfig

Dang; I need to do from scratch with new photo.

some code

05 Apr 2022, 18:26

Theme idea for OOMG tonight

(written 18:26 Tuesday 05 April 2022 JST)

Theme idea: passions

  1. What did you generally like to do as a child?
  2. What was one big passion you had as a child?
  3. What passions do you have now?
  4. How do your passions affect those around you?
  5. What have you learned about your passions today?
  6. How do you want to move forward regarding your passions?

05 Apr 2022, 17:13

test vertical

2022 apr 05 doctor sugar holding zog rails support

I’m testing it here on my phone because I thought it was already set up to do this, but I can’t find the changes in the get commit messages so maybe I didn’t do it. I’m kind of confused here..

So hopefully the image above shows upright. The one I uploaded via ~/mt3.com/upparts.sh definitely did not. Here it is for posterity.

2022 apr 05 doctor sugar holding zog rails support

Page 62 of my journal BOOK TWENTY-ONE is where I wrote about it to track my progress.


Okay, testing locally, I see the thumbnail is rotated properly, so we are quite close. Click the second thumb above now and it shows up sideways.

03 Apr 2022, 19:57

"I usually don't check because I'm always right."

  ー Hiro, age 13, regarding scrambling Rubick’s Cube according to notation

30 Mar 2022, 23:45

Great walk and talk event in Izumi Tamagawa

(transcribed 08:05 Thursday 31 March 2022 JST from BOOK TWENTY-ONE p. 58)

Wonderful day today closing in on AB sortable reports and 5 attendees at the Mari-inspired walk and talk event near BLUE: Jessica (who sat at Cafe Naruto with me from 2pm - 3:30pm to chat before (the event)), Andy who I hadn’t seen since Feb (and plans to attend my 19,000th Day party on April 1st), Hugging Mari, who invited me and Yoshiko, who invite Asato who seems quite cool.

Yoshiko said she may invite me to do a walk and talk (and speak) with her group of students.

28 Mar 2022, 17:56

nearly fixed sortable reports for AB

Yay great news, I’ve solved the issue with reports for AB.

Not 100% done but I’m 99.99 percent sure I’ve got a prototype that will solve all the things.

There are reports that let them view widgets and widget makers. If they click to view a widget, they can then click prev/next to see the prev/next widget in the list.

If they click a widget maker, though, the prev/next functionality doesn’t work… Until now! I’m super glad I 99.99% solved it.

26 Mar 2022, 15:02

five sweet gum balls

Great to hang out with Yoshio, Kerry, Jason, and their kids in the park!

Also met Nori, Miki, Ryan, Yuka, and Gerald(?)

2022 mar 26 five sweet gum balls 2022 mar 26 one sweet gum ball