Coyote Works

The Result Of The Interim Blog Reset

Starting May 2021

Sun May 2 00:54:45 2021 — Stephen Michael Kellat

In no particular order:

  • I will be working the primary/special election on Tuesday.

    • Staffing this election with enough pollworkers is apparently quite difficult. We’re not even running questions in all the precincts in the county this round. This makes me wonder how the off-year municipal general election in November may go as to pollworker staffing in a few months.

    • We’re engaging in a test this election by not utilizing electronic pollbooks. We will be returning to pen and paper. This is billed as a cost-saving experiment. It may prove interesting.

  • I’ve got my Raspberry Pi 4 upgraded to 21.04. So far I am liking what I am encountering. Since this is a production machine I am not willing to shift it to testing Impish Indri. My laptop provides Ubuntu via WSL so that remains 20.04.

  • The CDC/ATSDR Social Vulnerability Index is something I have been spending time looking at lately. It provides a county by county comparison of how rough life can be. With respect to the county where I reside here in Ohio the Covid Act Now site provides a further break down of CDC’s metrics that show my area as very highly vulnerable socially. Compared to our neighboring counties we might as well be on another planet.

  • That I am looking at Greenstone Digital Library again might explain why I am trying to explore some options for resuscitating non-armhf desktop hardware to be run headless. Having an in-house server would be easier to handle than trying to slap it on a virtual private server somewhere.

  • Quite a bit of time is being spent off-line visiting our local parks to take the family chihuahua on adventures. You wouldn’t expect to find so many homeless encampments in the parks, though. With the statewide burn ban in effect I’ve reported encampments to park management but I haven’t seen any impact from reporting. Apparently there are some very nice, very cozy camping sites in the Ashtabula River gulf.

  • I am quite thankful for the work of the release team and all the devs who brought out yet another great release.

Tags: Miscellany