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So [personal profile] ryan has ZNC set up on his server and I've got an account there. He upgraded this week, and suddenly I was getting flooded with LAGCHK messages every few minutes. It added up.

Now, there is a module that is supposed to fix getting spammed with LAGCHK messages, and he found the new one, compiled it, installed it, and restarted everything. But I was still getting it.

Eventually I realized that all of this was happening in my *highlight window, which meant that something in my *watch rules was causing it.

That caused a little tiny bell to go ding ding ding somewhere in the back of my head. This had happened before, and I'd had to set up some filtering so it wouldn't do the thing. But why was it doing the thing again now? Surely my settings were still where they were supposed to be...

Turns out my settings on the *one* server were intact, but my settings on the *other* server were not so much.

By that time I'd remembered what I'd done: I'd manually specified that the highlight should only work in specific channels I was in. I decided that I would set it up by manually listing the channels straight off, and try doing wildcards later.

So the short version of the conversation wound up being like:

Azz: /msg *watch list
*watch: 1 *!*@* *highlight *%nick%*
Azz: /msg *watch SETSOURCES 1 #adventuresofstnono #otherrandomchannel

1 here is the ID number of that line, and the line with *%nick%* in it was the one that was setting it off. I'm not actually in multiple channels besides #adventuresofstnono over there, but the second one's there for the sake of syntax example.
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  • Wed, 22:40: RT @OSWreview: Malware shows up as red on CSI: Cyber! Seriously. And millions of voices suddenly started shouting at their telly! http://t.…
  • Thu, 00:48: I feel lucky that I generally only feel unsafe because of a man's attention a few times a year on average.
  • Thu, 01:02: My fitbit #Fitstats_en_US for 4/29/2015: 8,068 steps and 3.5 miles traveled. http://t.co/gFMrr7HEB6
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  • Mon, 01:03: My fitbit #Fitstats_en_US for 4/26/2015: 3,434 steps and 1.5 miles traveled. http://t.co/gFMrr7HEB6
  • Mon, 01:46: 5 plates of chocolate covered strawberries later ... maybe it's time for bed. (Made, not consumed, or I'd be in some discomfort.)
  • Mon, 09:51: http://t.co/1Pj06jCAwQ Gamer Gate and ‘The Promise of Happiness’ | Like Fish. In which one thing helping drive the 'this could be better'…
  • Mon, 10:23: http://t.co/k9wKkMR8aI What I fat about when I fat about fatties - Geek Scot Evidence-directed yelling at the automatic demonization of f…
  • Mon, 10:37: Plate 1 of the chocolate-covered strawberries went to the apartment maintenance crew.
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Despite it having been timechange weekend, I had got to bed early, and then woke up disgustingly early, fully perky and ready to get things done. I had a leisurely morning where I did not feel obligated to do any of the things, just get dressed and pack. It was fortunate that I'd woken early, as all of my alarms were set to only go off when I'm at home, and be silent when I'm elsewhere (like at work, but also at hotel). I hauled my stuff downstairs, checked out, and then realized that the valet queue was ridiculous. I promptly found a chair, parked my bags, and joined lobbycon.

I got a chance to chat with Wendy; that was nice.

I saw [livejournal.com profile] ckd; the name on the badge didn't mean much to me, but the blue shark picture did. "Oh!" I said. I know that shark! You are a helpful person who I have known in passing for years! So that was nice. He passed along greetings on behalf of [personal profile] aedifica as well.

Having seen him sillydrunk and being a fucking perfect unicorn the night before, it was no surprise that Naamen was gloriously hung-over.

The next little circle over was having a fascinating conversation about Supernatural. I had thoughts and feelings. It was thus that I met [twitter.com profile] geardrops and [twitter.com profile] doriangrayscale.

For the record, my feelings about Supernatural season 5 episode 22 are as follows:
JUST WHAT. )


I was recommended "I Feel Better", by Hot Chip, which is … a bit surreal. I think this was around when lunch arrived, because Carrie had fries, and they were very very hot. There was basically nothing vegan on the menu, which is unfortunate.

Seanan had been Out of Town, but made an appearance for Lobbycon, in all her mantis shrimp rainbow hair glory. It was very good to see her!

We got around to exchanging twitter handles, and mentioned our strategies for dealing with some of the low-content sorts of people who seem to exist to recycle the same five links every three hours on Twitter. I was abruptly reminded of something I'd seen during an [off-topic] discussion of home automation.

"They're -- tweeting like a lightbulb," I said in disgust, and then had to explain.

Emma and Cynthia came back through, and that was great. Topics included Janelle Monae (yay afrofuturist art) and so many books and shiny things. There is a tool that will let you know when bands you like are going to be local to you, but I am not sure where to find it. I need to check out http://www.elizabethwein.com/sunbird . I did not know that Ellen Kushner had written not just one but several Choose Your Own Adventure books: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_Kushner#Choose_Your_Own_Adventure_books

At some point after the valet line had cleared out, I retrieved Vash to load most of the heavy things.

Shweta and husband re-appeared also, and I went fishing for mippos with my party cane. (I have a cane with a rainbow tie-dye scarf attached to the front, and I had added a little book of paper for the con.)

Eventually it came time for the wrap party. That included some review of what had gone well, and who needed to either be sat down with a sock in his mouth or shown the door.

So there was a panel (which I didn't wind up going to, but sounded very interesting if I'd actually been making it to any panels) about how Whitey Brings Civilization is a toxic meme in general, and maybe when we're writing we might not want to do that thing.

So Whitey McMansplain in the audience stood up and started talking, apparently. Read more... )

Eventually the wrap party too was wrapped. Wendy and some guy who also had some muscles carried some soda down for me, as I was willing to take some home, but was sort of limited in what I was willing to carry at once. We loaded it up into my car. The valet dude on duty observed that the car sort of felt like he was going to die when starting. This was a Known Problem.

I headed home, not being quite up for Dinner With People after such a delightfully social weekend. This is such a lovely fun con, and I'm planning to return next year.

I curled up in bed early (for me). Before I fell asleep, I remembered that Aahz had been wearing an "I Break Rule 6" button, so I googled the phrase to see if I could find out the backstory. The backstory is amazing: http://rule6.info/timecon.html

My unexpected early rising schedule would continue for some time yet.
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