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Today I finally got my stenotype to be a real stenotype, not just a keyboard with a weird shape. It now talks to Plover over serial, so I can use a normal keyboard at the same time. Sadly, I made very little progress learning to type on it, but now that it can be connected and enabled all the time, maybe I will practice more.

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Dear lazyweb could you proofread my sketchy latin?
"The court, is the court - but justice has to be on our side" → "Curia est curia, sed pro nobis est iustitia" (I know the last part is present)

Context: Trying to come up with latin phrases for modern Polish lawyers.
invidio.xamh.de/watch?v=faPFQq

Little accomplishments. Went from empty Bluepill (STM32 dev board) to Black Magic Probe today. I didn't have so much fun learning about and completing a hobby project in a long time.

Thanks for BMP Uwe, Gareth, Richard, @esden and other contributors.

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Ever wanted to track your ICE train in the command line? No?

Anyway, you can do it now!
github.com/craftamap/iceportal

An evening of yak shaving :) but that's good. Getting mana back feels weird and good at the same time.

Today's walk #qualia 

Sitting at the train station, waiting for my ride home. Orange and white lights on the opposite slope flicker in the turbulent air over the lake. The town is heading for dinner, I'm going to sleep.

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on the subject of usb-c have you seen pcb-only usb ports? scribe the right sigils into your circuit board design program and choose the right thickness and you can just plug a cable straight into your pcb with no port hardware

i ❤️❤️❤️ hacks like this

pictured here in @deshipu's fluff m0 project hackaday.io/project/171381-flu

invented by juan jesús pinuaga github.com/Pinuct/Eagle_PCB_US

Today I did nothing productive and I'm planning to keep it that way. It takes some work to be mentally ready to waste time but it feels good by the end.
Collected some more qualia, but that doesn't count as productive.

It took me 2 days of holidays to actually feel not-at-work. This is going to be a fun PTO, but also a first real one in a long time.

Did you remember to celebrate today with Lemonade?

Turns out you have to be careful when trying to do nothing.
Chatting with a friend online can turn into a planning session and after a while you have done some work before you notice. :/

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Today's walk #qualia 

Today was different, went through a park, it the sky had the yellow/purplish gradient of a setting sun refracting behind some cirrus clouds. Very calm and relaxing, not very interesting.
On the return journey there was a smell of barbecue (red pepper and onion) coming from the kolonie gardens nearby.

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It's very hard to find a good keyboard. The growth of the mechanical keyboard community, and the appearance of low-profile mechanical switches, coupled with the fact that I can now make my own keyboard has solved this problem for me. It's also hard to find a good pointing device, or a good screen, camera, microphone, graphic card, etc. Finding a laptop that combines all those things together and is acceptable is practically impossible.

At least you can buy a good shovel.

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Today's walk #qualia 

In general it was great to just walk around and have space in my mind for those experiences.

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Today's walk #qualia 

Most of my walks outside this year were either pure business or exercise. Today I took a look around for the first time in a long time.

First was the lights of the passing cars playing around tracery crowning on the local municipal office building. Then the red brick wall dividing a small river from an industrial park.
After that a smell of coconut mixed with pungent flowers changing into apple shisha molasses, which brought me back under Castillo de Gibralfaro.

Sometimes birdside memes can have a positive effect. For example
"If you work hard enough you can replace depression with exhaustion."
Noticed dangerous patterns thanks to that and decided to set alarm clocks again at work and spend more time doing "nothing".

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