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Migrations

I migrated to a new VPS. The one I was using was sluggish. The new one is based in NYC and has ping times in the 20 to 30 millisecond range. Compared to 50+ ping times on the other VPS, this one is better.

To move to the new VPS I had to do the Arch install by hand. The great news is there's a git committed codebase that makes it fast and easy. If you decide to give it a go, follow the instructions with care and the creator said it more than once but I'll say it again here: it destroys everything. Including your ssh keys. When you create a new password make it better than the one I did during the transition: I fell asleep having not changed it and in the morning Digital Ocean sent a notification letting me know they'd powered it off because it appeared to have been taken over. I started from scratch again yesterday -- better password and I'll turn password auth off altogether today.

The other migration was local. I've been using terminology for years, and maybe it was xorg, but whatever the case, a sway upgrade has done the trick. I'd tested sway out while in Mexico City. It has worked its quirks out.

A final migration note from the past few days: moved cucumber plants out of sandy dirt into fresh dirt (not MiraclGro -- bought a bag of that on accident earlier this year; never again). These cukes sprouted when my grandfather was still alive. He detested cucumbers so I told him: there's good news and bad news. The bad news was he won't eat 'em anyway. The good news is: I've been able to get cucumbers to sprout for the first time.

My living sitch is in flux so a few people have offered to give the cucumbers a chance to make it in their gardens. I'll give the cucumbers away this week so they can have room to spread out and grow.

Good migrations all around.

June 7th 2017

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