A contact at a work client died, and their colleagues sent an email to inform me, which I appreciate. What I appreciate somewhat less is that every subsequent email they've sent me has been a reply to that original notification, with the morbid subject line intact. Starting a new email thread myself doesn't seem to help, I get an automated reply and then later a human response on the death thread

Trying to buy one ~A4 sized piece of sheet metal (any metal at all at this point) and my options are either order five tonnes of it on a spool from a local supplier or pay $50 shipping to get some from China. Difficulty sourcing materials is why I normally stick to software projects

I need a new keyboard after the left column of my 4.5 year old pok3r died in mysterious circumstances probably involving my five year old child and a cup of water. I'm thinking about trying a split keyboard (probably at least partially DIY) but it's a lot of money to spend on something I might hate

This hazy sunrise is some compensation for a night of insomnia

Puppy 

phew, thanks for the favourites, wasnt sure if mastodon was safe for mutts, 90% of toots have a cat picture attached

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Really cool Persistance-of-Vision display based on ultrasonic levitation:
youtube.com/watch?v=hCC1C5KIeU

sleep, mental health 

Absolutely convinced that a month of adequate sleep would unlock latent superpowers

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sleep, mental health 

I have been trying to switch to sleeping 21:00 to 05:00, the theory being I'd get a lot less interruptions from the child, but after a week of this I just realise that this means giving up almost all of my 'me' time. Maybe complaining about it here will help?

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sleep, mental health 

The biggest challenge in my life is getting enough sleep. I'm an abysmal sleeper, everything wakes me up, i take forever to fall asleep, i have a 5 year old child that wakes up between 5 and 6. This means I'm very tired most of the time and I feel like I'm operating at 20 IQ points below optimum, have trouble with focus and motivation.

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Trying some projected perspective parallax on Game Boy Color. If you squint a bit, the track should look kind of 3D? I'd like to do this on NES but without a non standard mapper in the cartridge you can't (realistically) get the scanline interrupts needed to tell what line the screen is rendering

augh, i've failed. I thought I had come up with a clever way to simulate waves in water on the NES that I could animate at 30fps, and have boats move through it leaving wakes that interact and reflect from islands - but it runs at about 10fps and is buggy even then. Might come back to this later but I've already spent two full days on what was supposed to be a 30 minute experiment 😢

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i ate junk food for the first time in two months, it wasnt really enjoyable and now my mouth just tastes of regret 😟

I am extemely A Sucker for any kind of volumetric display hardware, this looks fun youtu.be/sVv1oc14X1w

i didn't forget about this I'm just mired in a losing fight against the #6502 to achieve efficiently branchless sign respecting fixed factor division

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