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Patronizer Video Hangout: 17 February, 8PM EST

A FreeBSD developer solved my time zone problem with a shell script. I think. Unix is lovely. Except when it isn’t. I’m listing all the time zones I know people attend from. If yours isn’t on the list, poke me and I’ll add it to the config file. (A config file! Unix is lovely! That’s […]

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Patronizer Video Hangout, 11 November 10am EST

And now we arrive at my least favorite time of the year: the switch between Daylight Savings Time to standard. It’s not merely that the switch is annoying and unhealthy. It’s that all of y’all are in different time zones with different rules. My efforts to schedule meetings in UTC failed because a) I cannot […]

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Patronizer Video Hangout, 14 October 2023 7pm EDT

I remembered to check the daylight savings time switchover. 5 November. We’re still in EDT, so 7PM EDT. That pathetic success tempts me to once again attempt to post the time in UTC, which I believe would be 11pm, but I know perfectly well that I’ll screw it up. This one is for the West […]

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Patronizer Video Hangout, 9 September 2023, 7PM EDT

I give up on time zones. I just plain give up. The urge to provide the time in UTC or GMT or some normal, conventional Standard Time Unit reoccurred today, but all my efforts in that direction have spectacularly imploded. SPECTACULARLY. I have been working as a writer for nine years now, and time no […]

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Patronizer Video Hangout, 10am EDT 19 July 2023

It’s the peak of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and I sincerely hope that you are out doing something interesting rather than hanging out online. Video hangout attendance has been down, which I take as a positive sign, but soon enough the cold will return and folks will huddle up to their screens again. But […]

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Patronizer Video Hangout, 15 July 2023 7pm EDT

I hope that y’all are having a fun-filled glamour-packed joyful summer and don’t have time to hang out with me. But most of you are computer folks, so I know better. Plus, it’s hot out. We melt. Instead, join me for an hour of snark, surl, and sarcasm with a possibility of rat. Michael Lucas […]

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