Memorial Day Weekend 2018

What is new in Ashtabula?

Systems

  • Ripped out the packaged TeX Live 2017 and installed a vanilla Tex Live 2018 on my Xubuntu 18.04 system
  • Left documentation of my vanilla TeX Live 2018 integration effort at https://github.com/skellat/texlive2018-meta
  • Updated the main website at http://erielookingproductions.info and realized that there probably are no GDPR implications for a static site since it does not collect anything and I am the only one with anything to delete

Work

  • The job continues although the CEO has issued orders about accelerating firings
  • Our mainframe computer system collapsed entirely on April 17th and we risk another collapse
  • A possible Reduction-In-Force looms

F/LOSS Participation

  • Still on hold due to the vagaries of my job plus the utter unpredictability of the CEO at work
  • I keep hitting renew on Xubuntu Documentation even though I haven't submitted anything in a while
  • Eventually I will be back but I have things to resolve with the crazy job

Coming Events

  • Atlantic Hurricane Season apparently started early with Subtropical Storm Alberto
  • I will be leading activities at a local nursing home to recognize Memorial Day on Monday
  • RiffTrax Live: Space Mutiny is coming up in mid-June and I may go see that
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Briefly...

I've been fiddling with having a droplet on Digital Ocean. The droplet isn't doing anything complicated that requires me to use JuJu yet. My website at http://erielookingproductions.info is not fully polished and the content is static. My static site generator is, oddly enough, LaTeXML. The upstream homepage at NIST provides a great rundown on the tool. I can't use every little bit of LaTeX but it lets me do things pandoc won't do.

And yes, there is a downloadable PDF there too.

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