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Time to put up orange lights. I usually do this on the front of my house, and it looks nice. I'm gradually switching this round of lights to LEDs, I think I'm about halfway there. Right now I have white LEDs up.

I'm switching them over gradually, as the incandescent lights burn out. Keeping them in good condition is kind of a pain. LEDs can be finicky too, but I find them to be more resilient especially if not left up year-round.

Otherwise, time maybe to acquire pumpkins as well. Maybe I should wait until next weekend to go all-out on the Halloween decorations, but now that it's fall I think I'll jump all in.

Other than that... I'll need to mess with the furnace to make sure it's working, which has kind of started. With some help I got the pool closed today too. Now I await the leaves.

 
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from toroidalcore

I have been on the road. Travel has been good, seeing new places is good. Meeting some old friends is good. But I can't wait to get back to see my cat.

 
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Progress for me comes in waves. Sometimes I can stare at something and not know how to proceed, and then it all falls into place. It depends on how I'm feeling, how awake or tired I feel, what the task requires, etc.

It's late, and I just did a bunch of cleaning. And I have some more coming up. I'm trying to get it done soon, and I wish I had knocked some of it off earlier. But I'm making good progress.

 
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from toroidalcore

I like to think I'm good at troubleshooting. For work and for fun, I've gone through circuits to figure out why things don't work. Same with software. It can be kind of fun, like a puzzle.

The key is to have something to go on, some little crack in the facade of the problem to pick at until you can pull a bigger piece of it away, revealing another crack. And so on.

It's actually been a software problem that's giving me grief lately. Specifically, with wireguard. And I haven't found the crack yet. I will at some point, but right now I don't really absolutely need to get this resolved, so I'm poking it and trying again later. Sometimes, for mental health, you need to do something like that.

 
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Internet connections sometimes go down. It could be a hiccup that lasts for an hour or so, or a day, or something more serious. Like a weather-related issue that takes out connectivity for an extended period.

Still, I host things from home. Reliability is an important thing to keep in mind, but so is taking control of your little corner of the internet. Email delivery can be retried, and websites can be revisited. If I were running a business of some sort it would be a different story, but for what I'm doing it works out.

 
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