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Hi I'm Anthony. I'm a freelance Houdini / FX artist near Chicago. Big Linux and self-hosting advocate. Check out my work at

I really hate these butt-clentching types of delivery days.

I can't wait until I can do my local look-dev on my 3090 gpu then send it to the cloud for cheap cpu rendering. Renderman looks so promising! I'd switch today but XPU doesn't support volumes at the moment which is about half my work. My cpu isn't very fast so I think it would be hard. I'm laying down the groundwork though to add it into my pipeline!

Just had a call with a scammer that didn't know what scam he was supposed to run. What a waste of both of our time.

I'm thinking about laying the ground-work to be able to render on Google Cloud Services. Looks like you can customize your vm with different GPU's, which is cool. In theory it should be straight forward, make a vpn, connect to license server, spin up instances.... I wish OpenCue were further along and had licensing agreements.

Long way of saying I am still suspended on AWS...

I tried switching regions in AWS to get more render instances going. Account got suspended for suspicious activity. fml

AWS US East GPU instances getting hammered today? I can't get any machines. On-demand rendering fail.

I'm glad the elite could have their Met Gala this year. I was worried.

It's that fun time of year when I get to play "no, really, it's just allergies". My entire face is itchy and leaky.

Do you ever get to the point in a project where you don't want more money you just want it to be finished?

It has an option for separate archives per folder and looks pretty multi-threaded. Encryption, every format you could want. Where have you been all my life!

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Wow, just started using PeaZip instead of the built in FileRoller. Damn its fast and has a lot of great features!

I feel very very bad for anyone named Karen. They really got screwed over.

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What are some good #homeassistant integrations that use online services only? I don't have many network/automation devices.

There seems to be two different worlds here. In A, people are afraid of getting Covid from someone in a grocery store. In B, people are standing shoulder to shoulder in a line for over an hour to ride on an amusement park ride with no masks. No mass outbreaks from group B, but how?

Logically, if we charge non-vaccinated people more for health insurance we should also charge more for obese people, smokers, and alcoholics. All preventable that increase your risk of longer hospital time. Just sayin.... 😷

Vaccine Mandates 

I'm seeing Jacobson v. Massachusetts being shown as the legal basis for forced vaccination. Yes, the court did rule that Jacobson was not complying with the law but what most everyone fails to address is that he did not need to take the vaccine but rather pay a $5 fine. Good article here:

Or just read the case here:

Does anyone else get the feeling that most of the internet is held together by tears and sheer force of will?

AWS wants spot limit increases in vCPU's and my fav instance for GPU rendering is a 96 vcpu machine. So I just requested a limit increase to 1920 vCpu's. Sounds like alot, ha.

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