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Test­ing work set-up for Peru

Two weeks from today will be my first full day (out of 55!) in Peru! The inten­tion is that my trip will be a true blend of work and relax­a­tion; I’m hop­ing to work indus­tri­ously for sev­en five-hour days each week, leav­ing the bal­ance of the time for sampling food, espresso, drinks, music, art, and the ocean. But those work hours will be cru­cial, and I’ve worked out an effi­cient, port­able work­sta­tion in order to make that time as use­ful as possible.

  

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A new year…

Long COV­ID essen­tially rendered me use­less from June of 2022 through Septem­ber of 2023, and everything suffered — even the prop­er care and main­ten­ance of my beloved espresso machine. To launch the new year, I per­formed a full clean­ing and main­ten­ance on my Rock­et Cin­quan­totto. I had reli­giously cleaned and pol­ished it bi-weekly from its arrival here in August of 2021 through May of 2022, but it — as with so much else in my life — lan­guished over the ensu­ing months. Since Septem­ber (and my low-dose Nal­trex­one pre­scrip­tion) I’ve been slowly catch­ing up on my to-do lists, and today seemed the per­fect day to finally give the Cin­quan­totto its long over­due deep-cleaning.…

  

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Host­ing update

I believe I’ve fin­ished tweak­ing the host­ing setup for erikmh.org — and, by exten­sion, tai.tolkienists.org and lrc.tolkienists.org (vermontsoftworks.com and the root tolkienists.org will fol­low along in a few months).…

  

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If you’re read­ing this in South America

I’m host­ing this site on sev­er­al serv­ers loc­ated stra­tegic­ally around the globe, one of which is in San­ti­ago, Chile. I’ve just been informed that that serv­er will be down for main­ten­ance on 2023-11-09 from 04:00 to 08:00 utc, which will be in the very early morn­ing (depend­ing on your time zone) in South Amer­ica. Things should be set up prop­erly such that you’ll be redir­ec­ted to the next closest serv­er (Seattle, Atlanta, or Sydney in all prob­ab­il­ity), so oth­er than a little slug­gish­ness there shouldn’t be any problems.…

  

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