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I think we are feature- and bug-complete for the first part of the UI, which is the pattern editor. I'll get this ready for release and push master.

This makes vtracker a bit more usable, but it still needs an instrument editor and track editor before it has a complete user interface.

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Installed my first pre-hung exterior door to my satisfaction after several partial days of fiddling around. I don't claim to be a fast learner in this area.

But now I feel like I can do a pretty good door installation in my house.

Looking forward to trying framing a doorway and hanging a door in a custom frame at some point.

I've been directed to set gnome "scale-to-fit" for pantheon calendar, and it looks much better now.

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Looking for a calendar app to run on PinePhone. So far I've tried gnome-calendar, pantheon-calendar, and evolution, and none look like they're optimized for the mobile display.

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I try to reduce the potential impact of any one service becoming compromised or unavailable. I have credit cards from 5+ different banks, none of which overlap with my 3 checking accounts. Savings and retirement are at yet more. This doesn't mitigate all risk or inconvenience, but it means it's not a total crisis if one provider decides to block my account on a whim.

Just working a little more on my PinePhone running Arch. VLC is good for playing music, and things are working fine with my bluetooth earbuds.

Trouble with the home internet connection lately. I think I've isolated the problem down to my matrix homeserver periodically making thousands of DNS lookups since I recently join a couple rooms with 1000+ members. Then I start seeing routing issues and packet loss.

I currently have a budget NIC in my pfSense host and see it drop a lot of packets when this happens. I just put a local unbound DNS caching server on the matrix host to see if this will help.

Working for the first time seriously on my new PinePhone. It only took me about 15 minutes to get stock KDE into an unbootable state. I flashed Arch today. I just got an SSH connection, so the real fun begins.

Giving bspwm a shot after using i3 for several years (and dabbling a bit with dwm). I can tell I'm going to like this.

After more than a year of deliberation, I finally ordered my PinePhone yesterday. Estimated dispatch mid-January. With BSD grabbing a strong foothold in my home lab over the past few years, I'm looking forward to seeing what BSD OSes I can use on it.

Homemade stir plate made from magnets and a small computer fan. Made a few years ago for making yeast starters for brewing beer.

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hey - does anyone in berlin want a huge (prints on A2), old, amazing pen plotter? (image of it attached).

i got it when i lived there, and i've since moved and had huge hopes of trying to move it back to nyc but it's just not going to be possible. you can have it for free as long as you go and pick it up at my old flat, it's heavy as shit.

includes all needed cables and a lot of repair / maintenance / operation manuals that don't seem to have been digitized anywhere.

@Tay0 Am I remembering correctly that you have a PinePhone? If so, I was wondering what you're running on it.

Ever feel like you have a week where you're operating way below where you thought your skill level was? I've been working for so long developing a recursive algorithm to do path-finding through these BSP trees I'm using. I think I finally see the solution after trying several different ways to visualize it on paper. This exercise has shown me I really need to learn better techniques for tracing and visualizing recursion.

More procedural map generation. A problem to solve is locked door/key placement.
Some rooms are connected by hallways, and some are connected by locked doors.
If a map is to be self-contained, then there must be an accessible
key for each door that's in the path of the exit. But it's more
interesting to have extra keys lying around and some locked map rooms that
aren't on the path to the exit, so the player can decide whether
to open a room on the current map or save a key for a later map.

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Experimenting with map generation using binary space partition trees.

Introducing myself to the Vulkan API. Wow, getting a triangle on the display with Vulkan is quite an affair. Anyone else here used Vulkan yet?

Still getting the hard lockups with dwm. This isn't good, but I don't want to spend time troubleshooting right now. I'll do more non-computer things for the next couple days.

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Oof. I updated my workstation today (Arch) and it locked up hard several times since. I switched from i3 to dwm and it seems to have worked around the problem temporarily.

I think I'll seriously learn and use Lisp languages in 2021.

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