had this sitting unpublished on the website for a while, so now it's live - a list of 10 things I really wish existed/that I could buy


Said I wouldn't write another personal post for a while... I lied. opguides.info/posts/whydidipay
Here's a long post about my experience at college over the last 5 years, ending in some nuggets of advice that I hope someone will find valuable.

Yet another personal post, definitely the last one for a while, as I don't want the blog section to just turn into meaningless pools of self reflection

I wrote a blog post about dealing with personal identity and expectations for myself. Trigger warnings for anything relevant to that obviously: opguides.info/posts/mirrorsofo

Got a bamboo penny board for xmas, and proceeded to hook it up to 10kv the same night.

Took a friends advice and did some improvements to the text formatting on opguides.info , it's now hugely more readable in my opinion. I'd welcome more feedback though ^-^

I move my Opinionated Guides project to opguides.info - sorry for any broken links this causes for anyone ._.

Once this semester is over (which should be ~Nov23rd) I'll try to update you all on the cool stuff I have been working on, what my plans for the future are, and catch up on everything that's been added to the Webring. 2/2

Heyo town ^-^
Sorry I've been so absent over here. I don't think I have COVID, but I am sick and between stress from class and my heart & knee being worse than usual I'm just totally wiped out. Thankfully, I have still managed to do some things. opinionatedguide.github.io is still progressing, I've been getting a lot better with music, and -while I didn't quite finish it- I made a solid attempt at Inktober this year.
Meanwhile, lurking and seeing creativity in abundance here really does help <3 1/2

last night my ISP had a pretty long outage. when fixed I did the usual local device resets. My pihole didn't come back up :( Dead SD. Re-install&setup, and things are weird. Youtube? Ok. Wikipedia? Nope. Hours of debugging latter- find it's the ISP's routing was still borked. fml

@tendigits over LibreOffice as I really like markdown and despite it not being FOSS I think it's the best option I've tried, though the FOSS marktext is good too. 2/2

@azlen I love your Geological Phonograph project! I know in your blog post on it you said it's not done, but have you considered making it open source?

Spent some time going though all 112 links on the Webring, to all of you amazing people who have sites up on there- Thank you! Your art, code, and writing is incredibly inspirational!

Made a fairly large Purr-Data Patch yesterday and found it frustrating for a number of reasons that I think MaxMSP may resolve, but I don't like using the non-FOSS solution. Ugh. I'd ultimately like to make raw C(++) DSP code which I can do with [gen~] in max though instead of using a less elegant solution with vult-dsp.com/vult-language and Purr-Data . What do you guys think/recommend?

I'm good friends with one of my academic advisors and he's getting very up there in age. We started talking about my ham raido licence and he offered to let me take his old Heathkit reciver as it was gathering dust. I got it to day and it was absolutely gross, had to clean off a pound of dirt and grime. But I'm still incredibly thankful. Unfortantely, about an hour in I noticed the material being used between the metal chasis and ancient speaker was asbestos. Guess I'm removing that tomorrow .-.

Lessons I keep learning and forgetting:
* Planing everyday only works when your life is rigid. Mine is not
* Before you can make a positive change you have to get to a net zero first. Undoing negitives is hard, espically when years of them have piled up
* Not everyone is as determined as you, even those you love and care about

Today I started actively working on getting better at drawing furry heads, which will probably be a trend in my art for a while:

Even the little things, like watching more anime that's on my list instead of defaulting to YouTube, and actually playing games instead of watching Let'sPlays. I'm also going to try my best to actively improve and hone my skils more, rather than aimlessly practice, though I do still plan to enjoy learning by experimention when I can. I'll post more updates here as I work on things, and I'm sure I'll get more inspiration from all of you. I wish everyone harmony in the coming decade (*^_^*)(2/2)

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