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TeraDyne Ezeri @teradyne@dragon.style

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chaotic day Show more

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And... GPIO header pins ended up crooked. Spouse is ordering me a new set of header pins to replace the ruined ones, but the Pi is unharmed. At least I can use it while I wait.

Raspberry Pi Zero 0, case, headers, USB cable, and HDMI adapter obtained. Installing Raspbian Lite on it while I wait for my EE-loving spouse to get ready to solder the GPIO headers onto it. (I don't have my own soldering iron yet.)

The curiosity of others can easily kill one's creativity. Especially when they're suddenly reading your screen without warning.

Ugh... I'm so glad I keep application installers on my external drive. Been trying to get a compose key solution working for Windows (only ever gotten it to work natively on a Mac), but remembered I had FreeCompose pidgeon-holed on Sarcophagus. Now I can actually type vowels with macrons.

Programmer friends: Many of us have deeply-ingrained habits of making fun of whichever languages, tools, OSes, etc we don't personally use. Please don't. I highly recommend reading Aurynn Shaw's essay on "Contempt Culture", which I have to revisit myself periodically: blog.aurynn.com/2015/12/16-con

Kitchening in progress. An HEV suit will be manditory for the duration of the kitchen experiment.

I don't know what it is, but there's something extremely fulfilling about hand-coding a website, an XML feed, and other content that just really makes me happy to do it.

I've started keeping saved URLs, my reading list, RSS listing, and other things in text files that can be synced across devices. It's so handy to have all of that easily accessible, no matter the OS.

A reminder/request to people on the fediverse:

Even though I don't really watch the federated timeline, remember that people do boost your messages. For the sake of the mental health of your fellow Mastodon users, please put your political discussion behind a CW. Generally accepted CWs are "pol", and a country code proceeded by "pol" (e.g. "uspol").

It takes little-to-no time to add this content warning, and will save many users a lot of stress.

Guh... Still got two days until the RPi comes in, and I hate waiting so long. I wanna get that thing running ASAP and play around with it. ... I'm becoming a hobbist again.

I really need to learn assembly at some point, just for the sake of it. Same with C and C++.

Hey @Gargron ? I'm not on GitHub, but I have an idea/feature request? The ability to allow remote users to see an instance's local timeline (maybe via toggle in the admin panel), and the ability for a user to add a remote-local timeline as a pinned column.

For example, I don't want to deal with the Federated timeline as a whole (my stress is bad enough as is), but I'd love to be able to see users on Mastodon.art and mastodon.sdf..org as if I were local to them, if they allowed it.

Just an idea.

And for anyone who may say "get a UPS" (which a few people elsewhere just did), I should explain that I'm not just worried about damaging the system. There's also the fact that I have to stop working, and that can halt a project completely for me. I'm a fiction writer. I need long periods of time where I can just write, and having that interrupted puts up a brick wall for me.

And very suddenly reminded of why I don't use desktop PCs in the middle of tornado alley. Power just went out long enough to knock out my iMac, while I was in the middle of writing something. System's fine, but I'm not gonna work on anything with that for a while.