Finally got my iPod reformatted with fat32 so I could install Rockbox. While not the best UX in terms of ease of use or navigation, it unlocks so much potential that the stock firmware doesn't have (plus, it's FLOSS) . Native FLAC playback on a 5th gen iPod with the iFlash kit and a legendary Wolfson DAC. It doesn't really get better folks!

Rocking Easter on my own for the first time ever, so I decided to go the nontraditional route with food. Don't mean to toot my own horn, but the ribs were a real winner!

Like many of you, I'm passing time by cooking and stress eating. I made a smashburger last night. This evening I'm giving homemade Japanese fried rice a go.

Don't know how I missed this moment on my original playthrough of DKC Tropical Freeze, but wow did it make me smile. Thanks for the memories, Cranky!

Me, after having a brilliant idea for a thing I need in my life, finding it on Thingiverse, and then accidentally browsing everything on the site for a solid hour

The web in 2020 is such shit, let's go back to ~2006 and just try again.

Saying goodbye to my UE Mini Boom today. Despite not being waterproof, this thing has accompanied me in almost every shower in every place I've lived for over 5 years. Been dropped countless times from various heights and doused with water often, but kept ticking. Unfortunately it doesn't really charge, and doesn't hold the charge for long when it does, so I'm afraid it's time to replace it.

Since I refuse to use Spotify I can't do the thing, but here's my most played for the year. Basically it's just a mix between Hozier and Brandi Carlile.

Spent the day addressing the last 2 major remaining engineering hurdles for Vocal's gpodder.net integration, so now it's officially time to celebrate turkey day!

I'm officially online! Decided it was worth investing in my own cable modem to have and to hold. Called my ISP (Spectrum) and the support rep was super friendly and helpful. Gave him my new MAC adress and boom - life is good!

If there are any other Linux users out there curious if Yooka-Laylee & the Impossible Lair plays well with Proton, I'm happy to report that it does! No issues at all so far, not even with controllers. Played through the first couple stages. Amazing game! @PlaytonicGames@twitter.com

PS greetings from the infusion center in the cancer ward (not dealing with cancer though - kidney disease caused by my IgA vasculitis)

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Been upgrading the home office set-up piece by piece for a bit. Finally pretty content!

Update: 3rd jab in one week, we've moved past the boring stuff and into exotic autoimmune disease territory. Still not feeling so hot, but I think I'm on the mend. Buy how would I know, nobody can figure out what I've got!

It started out with these weird ink pen-like dots all over my body (I went to the doc and had bloodwork done Tuesday). Then yesterday my hand swelled up to the point of not being able to use my fingers. Followed by feet, knees, then other hand. Spent evening in ER.

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