This is Chinatown in BC’s capital, we lived just about 3 blocks away on Johnson St. in our fancy sub-penthouse (it really wasn’t, I just like saying that…but holy crap that place is probably worth 1.5mil today and it’s a tiny 1 bedroom..but it was fancy and new and super cool).
The little grocery shop on the right had the best pigeon (Amalia still remembers cutting the head off before grilling) and just to your right was the sketchiest take out place with the best ‘duck and rice’ dish in town. Fuck it was dirty there, in a great way, of course, ate there 1-2 times a week.
To the left and just about a block away was Hush nightclub where I spend %92 of my time dancing, doing drugs, DJing, being drunk and obnoxious and making out with very questionable females.
Loved the packaging and since it only cost 50 cents, I ended up buying it. Translated, this is a breakfast snack.
Contents include delicious chocolate covered pretzels.
I suggest using the Authy app as it’s cross platform, free and easy to use.
Bed ruffling or making unsavory noises is a massive no no.
She was able to salvage the ingredients with some trickery of spice and technique.
Here it is, the whole FTP dump of 13 years of madness and joy.
It is hard to imagine that Windows 95 is 25 years old. Like yesterday I remember standing in line at Office Depot on Finlayson in Victoria for the after-midnight launch. It was incredibly exciting to wait in the parking lot with nerd-alikes, chit chatting then swiftly running home to install the OS on my laptop (I was living on Gorge road at the time).
Stayed up all night playing with everything. It really was revolutionary, dialup to BC1 (one of the 1st providers on the Island).
Just think, everyone was using Windows 3.1 before that day.
Also, Amalia’s brand new Casio for some flair.
Where is invana_invanova?
MEHHH….I will keep it short and sweet. There is nothing culinarily delightful about English Breakfast anyway but the stuff we bought yesterday just tasted “bargain”. It all looks like an Eastern European copycat of the juicy sausages you would have at a London pub, crumbly and bloody tasting ‘bloodpudding’ you would find at the Cotswolds. Even the bacon, as pretty as it was, wasn’t sweet of super meaty and “bacony” as bacon should be. Everything was bland and I hated it all. Fuck off, cheap counterfeit meat.
Sadly we bought a lot of this stuff but none will go to waste, of course.
Today I realized my beloved 10 year old Thinkpad X201 has a SIM slot and a GPS. I guess I have a full day ahead of visiting my cell store for a cheap SIM (the old style one, hope they have) and tinkering. This machine runs a few operating systems in VMs (Ubuntu is host) so testing some GPS and communication software will be fun.
Tetherless data and GPS 10 years ago would have been a cool-as-fuck tech to have.
Did I tell you my 201 is practically brand new with just a few cycles on the original battery? Still has the clear stickers all over. How is that possible, Matthew has no clue.
It’s crazy fast, too.
All of the necessary DNS changes have been made. The VPS is up and updated and all the security software is installed and, mostly, configured.
I am using with ModSecurity with OWASP ModSecurity Core Rule Set (plus a few other little hacks with the .htaccess file). SMTP transport is ready to roll, too. Sticking with “sendinblue”. They work well, even with their free tier.
Now onto captcha and caching.
Then the daunting task of shuttling almost 100GB of data from the other server.
chewyland.com is moving onto its own self managed cloud server (VPS) over the coming days so please don’t mind the interruptions. I have been planning this for years (this blog is more than 13 years old) and it’s finally time. If you are interested, I will be posting some technical details soon. I am also planning on enabling comments and perhaps a forum.
I will be able to host higher quality images and video and decrease load times. I am also testing the site on cutting edge release of Ubuntu and PHP 8.
Please note the legacy content will be still be available under a new archives subdomain.
Thank you for your patience.