I just realised that I haven't eaten any meat products in a year.

I'm so used to it now that I don't really think about it, which is surprising given that until 2019 I ate meat with pretty much every meal.

I do sometimes have a craving for hamburgers or a bacon and egg sandwich but I just let it pass and go get a soy burger which tastes basically the same now or some bacon flavoured substitute.

One of the on-off programming things I’ve been doing is refining my iOS shortcuts for tracking and exporting data related to my Diabetes. Mainly reducing friction between start of action and finished input as well as splitting data for processing.

Recent updates to the Shortcuts app have helped a great deal with the interface of the whole system.

When I get a chance I’ll finish my static website program and add a writing section to document my journey.

Haven't really done much programming these days, mostly I go to work, read and hang out with some mates playing video games.

I still lurk but don't think I have much to say right now.

Just wanted to say I'm still alive, to spite 2020 for the hell year it's been :)

I haven't pushed any stuff there for a while because I'm terrible at version control but I'm very glad I jumped to @sir's sourcehut, the direction the Github is moving in now feels creepy to me.

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Just looked at some projects on Github and saw that the site no longer advertises a standard git command to copy for repo cloning. Now they encourage the use of 'Github CLI' with the syntax of 'gh repo clone'.

No doubt it's a wrapper around git that will slowly gain features that git won't add because there is no need for them.

They are no longer a 'git hub', they are a 'repo space'.

All leading to the classic, Embrace, Extend, Extinguish.

Anyone know of an open source power monitor, preferably AVR/Arduino based?

@raelzero @thomasorus Hey, I was wondering if the Merv Podcast project went anywhere?

Found a video of the whole Madeon concert I went to this time last year, I fucking loved that show and hope I can catch another one of his in the future. The energy in that room was insane: youtube.com/watch?v=Qf-vrQ43kk

Well my Afiur calendar was a fun experiment but trying to maintain something that is out of sync with the rest of my life, since I can't use it everywhere, has been getting very frustrating recently.

I think I'll move things over to the Arvelie calendar as it follows the Gregorian calendar but also breaks things down into smaller chunks that could allow me to plan things better.

Started working on my bike computer again, wanted to test it out more (the gps tracking) while I was driving around for work so thought I could put it in the phone holder in the car. I forgot that the holder has exposed metal in its gripper parts...and that the esp8266 breakout I used had a header on the end for easy power and data.

So I shorted across the entire header which unlocked the gate and let the magic blue smoke escape.

It might be time to just design the proper PCB...

Based on current usage I will produce around 10L of medical waste related to my Diabetes per year which is actually better than I first thought.

Since a-shell is a thing on iOS and it has access from Shortcuts, in theory I could edit text files using Editorial then run a shortcut and build my site on my iPhone using gcc (wasm’d so that it runs within a-shell) and then have it rsync to my server.

Having a terminal on a device is a game changer.

A couple of weeks into my furlough from work I stopped coding and just let things sit as they were. Thought about things sometimes but just wrote it down in a notebook and spent my time playing games or talking to friends over the internet, savouring the long period of no obligations which will probably be the last time I have such freedom for many years.

Been back at work for 2 months and now I think I’m ready to wade back into my projects.

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HTML and CSS simple tips and tricks for your website. :cooldog:

The goal is to help you with easy tricks to make the HTML of your website accessible, readable by everyone and optimized for low bandwidth. I cover a LOT of things in these 20+ pages of text and I still need to add one or two more.

I'll share some parts in the next days, thanks for everyone who took time to proofread this huge beast. :tealheart:


This system is going to replace, a PC, a Mac, an HP server and a Synology since it will have the storage capacity and system resources to run all the services I want (DHCP, Web, VPN, Plex, Transmission, Archive).

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Selling my 2018 Mac Mini, I hardly use it so it spends much of it's time sat on my desk powered off. I still have a 2014 Mini for if I need macOS but most of my computing is done on Linux these days.

I'll take the money I make from that and build a better PC, my current one has mid-range components and it's been good for the last 5 years but now I can go high spec and have a fantastic PC that will last the next 10-12 years. Really the only thing that I see improving vastly in that time is GPUs.

@neauoire @rek Just read the log post on 100r, read over several times and couldn’t believe how fast things happened. One second things are stormy but fine next things are underwater and everything’s been thrown around.

But you are both alive and the exchange afterwards was really cute :D

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Earth has blue skies and red sunsets. Mars has red skies and blue sunsets.

The sky on Earth is blue because gas molecules reflect blue light. Earth sunsets look red because all the blue light has already been filtered out.

The sky on Mars is red because dust particles reflect red light. Martian sunsets look blue because all the red light has already been filtered out.

Two planets. Opposite skies.

@neauoire I just realised you said you lost your solar panel, was that your only source of power on the boat at sea?

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