< ^ txtWed May 4 09:07:03 EDT 2016 Slept from ten-something to just before six. Didn't stir during the night. Sixty-three and rainy. I've been leaving the house early in the morning, and stopping at Starbucks. Not cheap or especially healthy, but it seems to provide enough behavioral incentive to get me to work a couple of minutes early rather than a couple of minutes late. Goals: Work: - More work on Asterisk Done. Worked out some billing stuff, anyhow. - Order more SIP phones Done. - Figure out which main office SIP phone we had picked Done. Twenty minute walk at lunch. Cool and breezy, but not cold. I would have walked longer, but it started to rain. Saw a couple of turnkey vultures, a couple of Canada geese, a robin. One of the turnkey vultures came down quite low, and Crystal, who was also out walking, thought it was going to carry her away! Home: - Work on D&D combat analysis findings Done. - Clean? Do something to help get ready for Saturday. Yeah, I vacuumed, put away clean laundry, and changed my sheets. - Grocery shopping? Spinach, carrots, antacid Meh. I'll do the grocery tomorrow, when it's not raining. Came across this old G+ post while doing a little searching about encounter difficulty: Zak Sabbath Shared privately - Apr 22, 2015 Theory: Our concept of Monster Difficulty is fundamentally flawed. HD and special abilities are only one of 3 parts of how hard it is to kill a monster The other two are: how surprising the monster is How much time you have to prepare. I'd rather fight a dragon in a known location in 2 days then a goblin right now while i'm taking a shower Although I don't agree with the idea that XP awards should be linked to how hard or easy a time the party had with the encounter; that seems like rewarding poor play. Yet another reason I like the idea of XP for treasure only. New word: imbricate having adjacent edges overlapping (e.g. scales or plates) can be used as a verb or adjective Hm. PixiTracker is a fun, simple little music tracker. From the SunVox people, but simpler. http://www.warmplace.ru/soft/pixitracker/ Solar Lune SunVox tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJh6yiKPqE4 Man, I upgraded my DigitalOcean vps from FreeBSD 10.2 to 10.3 tonight, and something got jacked up. I had to access the emergency console, remount / as rw, and edit /etc/rc.subr before it would boot to multi-user. Something got jacked up. It's like some of the diffs didn't merge properly. I had to fix up /etc/ssh/sshd_config by hand too. I like the BSD's, but I'm thinking about switching back to Debian. Hm. Similar to this: http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-questions/2008-January/166804.html I suspect I wasn't paying attention during the upgrade, and failed to manually resolve a conflict.
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