I should really just finish reading the design of everyday things shouldn't I...

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Having gotten into woodworking recently, I've been thinking a bit about applications and interfaces.
A physical tool, at least simpler ones, have all their functional parts visible at all times. You can make guesses about how to use it just by looking at it.
Computer programs on the other hand don't allow you to use the same sort of physical intuition to figure them out. Options and actions are hidden behind key presses or menus.

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Having a single-purpose device turns out to be quite freeing.
Taking notes is associated with a specific physical object (the keyboard for it). Context switching to that task feels more intentional because I have to focus on a different screen, grab a different keyboard, etc.

Plus, since it's always on there's no logging in, opening programs etc to do something, there's fewer barriers to action.

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I've been setting up a raspberry pi as a text-only, always-on "sidecar" station to access my personal notes and project tasks.
All notes are text files, synced with Syncthing to my laptop & phone.
Also hooked up my MP3 player as storage for my music library (soon to be replaced by a usb drive), with cmus running in a second session.
(Pi/MP3 player is usually hidden behind the screen)

Still has some features to go, but trying to do the simplest necessary thing possible.

Lots of good recommendations in this one, thanks everyone!
After trying a lot of them, I'm still going with Iosevka for now. May test them again in the future once I've used my setup more.

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::cracks knuckes:: Right, time to buy some more music on Bandcamp!

And it's May already! Time is passing quickly at the moment.
Here's the next calendar photo.

TIL you can physically image orthographic projections with telecentric lenses:

youtube.com/watch?v=iJ4yL6kaV1

I made a thing for Ludum Dare this weekend. Didn't manage to make a game, but it's a nice little toy where you can take your giant robot out for a walk :)

keymaster.itch.io/robot-walk

I should probably make my character first, so I can actually play :D

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Starting as a player in a DnD campaign again on Wednesday, and playing digitally for the first time.
All the digital character sheet options are annoying bloated websites, so now I'm tempted to make a little character tracking utility in Rust...

I'm a day late, but here's April's image.
Lots of little capsules feel rather fitting for the current situation :D

Any recommendations for run tracking apps on Android? I mostly just want distance & time tracking. Ideally something without annoying "social interaction" stuff and accounts that feel like they'll sell my data.
From F-Droid I've tried OpenTracks (somehow didn't register half the distance I moved) and RunnerUp (didn't seem to register me moving at all when walking).
I also tried Strava which seems to track well, but has all those annoying "features" I don't want.

Any recommendations for run tracking apps on Android? I mostly just want distance & time tracking. Ideally something without annoying "social interaction" stuff and accounts that feel like they'll sell my data.
From F-Droid I've tried OpenTracks (somehow didn't register half the distance I moved) and RunnerUp (didn't seem to register me moving at all when walking).
I also tried Strava which seems to track well, but has all those annoying "features" I don't want.

Just saw an article mention "public bookhalls" that exist in Hamburg. I got excited for a moment, thinking what a cool place that must be - until I realised that it's just describing a library.
Funny how a different description can shake up your perception of an everyday concept. Also made me realise what an amazing institution libraries really are.
Just a little sad that this is probably the worst time to want to go to libraries (:

I knew reality had gotten pretty cyberpunk, but this image really illustrates it powerfully. (source: thedorkweb.substack.com/p/tale )

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