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Mid-June Miscellany

Tue Jun 22 00:16:19 2021 — Stephen Michael Kellat

In no particular order:

  • I managed to survive scheduling and hosting a media event as a rookie politician. The article about the event came out okay.
  • The third novella is finally up on Amazon.
    • Through the use of \markdownInput tags via the markdown CTAN package I was able to make a shell in LaTeX using the novel class. Individual sections to the novella were written in separate files in markdown which the markdown package then transmuted into LaTeX code to make a novel. Why do this? In this way I could then concatenate the various individual pieces of markdown to make a file to import into Amazon’s infernal Kindle Create software. I need to make this more smoothly automated for the next work to be released.
    • The stories are now grouped under a series title. That has implications such as totally changing where I may go in writing.
    • Groundwork for the fourth story is already being worked on.
  • Only one big crash for whoopsie to catch so far while running Impish Indri on amd64 hardware. So far, so good.
    • That happened primarily with tumblerd, it appears.
    • I am still trying to figure out why cubicsdr refuses to open even though I do have the SDR dongle plugged into the machine.
  • Outside trying to get some software-defined radio things working during the Impish cycle my contributions will likely be light.
    • Campaigning is pretty much started with the election being the first Tuesday in November 2021.
    • Odd reports indicate something strange is potentially happening in August so contingency preparations are in progress.
  • Not much is said about the Ohio Cyber Reserve except for its active duty call-up back in February. Persons connected to Ubuntu in Ohio probably should get in touch with the Adjutant General’s department to see about joining. The Ohio Cyber Reserve is a volunteer civilian auxilliary to help respond when local governments have cybersecurity problems as well as aid in developing the state’s cybersecurity workforce. Think of it like Civil Air Patrol but with regards to cybersecurity instead of aviation.

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