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December 9, 2021 22:40

As we inch towards working on premises, I’m super excited about the travel, move up north and the perceived freedom it brings along. The mountains are truly calling!


The folks at Sidetracked come up with some really interesting stories and terrific outdoor captures. Their RSS feed leaves a lot to be desired though…

3-2-1 Backup

Ouch! After a good couple years of unhindered access, I’ve lost (remote) access to my RPI server. I’m guessing an auto upgrade might have disabled wireguard or flushed theĀ  ip table rules. I should have had a secondary connection to the remote network since I did anticipate this happening sometime! Well, until I have physical access to the server, I’ll have to bank on my cold flash drive backups! So glad I have multiple accessible copies of the data files!

Monarca Expedition

@Miraz Beautiful! Reminded me of the Monarch butterfly and this terrific paragliding expedition – Memory transcending generations!

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Our Swan Plant had one microscopic Monarch caterpillar on it when a friend offered to bring some of her surplus caterpillars round. Of course I accepted. Hers are much much bigger.
Large Monarch caterpillar on a Swan Plant.

Fall cleaning

Black Friday week is a great time to unsubscribe or delete your inactive accounts! Most portals reach out offering ‘deals’ around this time and this is just enough to nudge me to ‘clean up’ my subscriptions. I skimmed through the emails I received over the last year and was shocked to find that 130 different portals had my e-mail address! Time to crank up ‘Kill-the-newsletter‘ and feed my feed-reader.