I think we are feature- and bug-complete for the first part of the #vtracker 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.
New post on the motivation behind my vale8x64 #homebrewcomputer project, and an overview of its technical details: http://www.mahnke.tech/blog/2019-04-09-introducing-the-vale8x64-computer.html
After the first week, I decided the structure around the OCW courses is distracting and offers no benefit over a textbook for my purposes. So I abandoned the idea of following an internet course and am learning by working through my textbooks directly.
After the second week, I understood I need more frequent reinforcement of material, so I've built in a half day of review on 1 day of the week and 1 hour of review on the other days. I'll refine this over the next few
Now entering my 4th week of math self-study using a rigorous Calculus textbook and a Linear Algebra textbook.
I've made a lot of changes to my learning process over the first three weeks, but I think I've arrived at something that's working pretty well and will only need minor changes.
Entering my second week of taking 3 MIT OCW math courses: Calculus with Theory, Differential Equations,
and Linear Algebra. I'm aiming to finish them in the time typical semester (3-3.5 months).
I haven't looked at calculus much since I took it in university 15 years ago. This is my first time taking diff eq and linear algebra courses, so I'm challenged.
Since red dwarf stars are able to use up all their helium and are predicted to become "helium white dwarfs" (there are no helium white dwarfs that came from red dwarfs because the universe isn't old enough), I wondered if it was possible to eventually add enough helium that they would reignite.
It turns out there are helium stars out there, and the merger of helium white dwarfs created by hydrogen loss is one of the hypothesized causes. They only last hundreds of millions of years.
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.
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.
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.
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.