Today we celebrate World Refugee Day, honoring refugees from around the world. These days, it feels like we can’t do better than spare refugees an occasional thought, and realize that we all live one disaster—artificial or natural—away from needing to hope that someone overseas can take us in.

World Refugee Day poster

…And now I don’t have a segue. On the other hand, I also don’t have much to report, since I spent a large chunk of the week working with unfortunate plumbing issues.

Though in addition to World Refugee Day, today marks the legal observance of (yesterday) Juneteenth in the United States, and tomorrow morning marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, winter in the Southern.

Library Updates

I needed to bump library versions for the long-neglected Slack Backup and its predecessor slackup. Note that Slack Backup could still use an overhaul to bring it up to date with OAuth authentication and a modern version of Electron. Most likely, that work won’t come from me, since I no longer visit any Slack groups, and have let my tokens expire, so this project no longer serves any purpose for me.


I’ll repeat again, “I want to get back to Salavi, which probably means ignoring the desired animation, for the moment.” 🤞 My improvised scanner also needs a rebuild, so I hope to have the time to cut new legs to the thing and get a picture for next week.

Credits: The header image is adapted from WRDMultiling by MisterMashtots, made available under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 International license.