Saewyc Home

A small site for a small family

Issues and workarounds

Our pastey works, but some people may not be able to read what you saved.


One of the services we host is a form of 'paste bin' - a place you can quickly paste some text you'd like to share with someone online, and get a unique url to send to them. Ours is extremely privacy-respecting, but we just discovered a lack-of-convenience issue.


Mental and physical maintenance.


As part of my recovery program, I have assigned myself a daily walk.



Everyone loves to communicate. And synchronous communication rules – whether text, voice, or video. Now we have our own server, so we can add private to our online communication.

ISP notes: Telus

What to do about crap internet service when your choices are crap or different crap.


I signed up for a Telus Business account, primarily to have fixed IPs  to the house. I had an emergency issue resulting in downtime. I filed a ticket for service. 12 days later they left me a single voicemail.

Distro hopping

Looking at/for a OS is a bit like picking out clothes.


Every so often I get tired of my computer environment; I need a change, something new and exciting, or maybe not. I just need change.

The Government of the USA is Torturing Children

The AAP have determined the US government is torturing children, and call on child health professionals to act to stop child torture at all levels.


This is the conclusion of physicians writing a position paper for the American Academy of Pediatricians. US Custom and Border Protection involved in the ongoing practice of family separation and deportation meet international standards of torture, illegal under treaties the USA has ratified.