Excited about this year.

Going to make an effort to get out and do more in the physical world, interact with people in person, etc.

Going to try and do more making (and sharing) things and less talking about things.

Not sure why, but I’ve felt like 2019 was going to be a good year for awhile...

From now on, I’m calling the “have one fewer kid” carbon footprint advice “Thanos environmentalism”.

Learn Python programming the easy way with EduBlocks - EduBlocks brings a Scratch-like GUI to writing Python 3 code
Python is a great first programming language, and it is only getting better as more educational tools are developed. One of the best things about Python is its ecosystem: Whatever you need, there's probably a library for it on PyPI.

One of the barriers when transitioning from Scratch to Python is the absence of the drag-and-drop GUI that has made Scratch the go-to application in K-12 schools. EduBlocks' drag-and-drop version of Python 3 changes that paradigm. It aims to "help teachers to introduce text-based programming languages, like Python, to children at an earlier age."

The hardware requirements for EduBlocks are quite modest—a Raspberry Pi and an internet connection—and should be available in many classrooms.

EduBlocks was developed by Joshua Lowe, a 14-year-old Python developer from the United Kingdom.

See https://opensource.com/article/18/8/edublocks

#python #education
I now have the TacticalTypos.net domain! Until I feel like paying $5/month to Neocities, I'm just redirecting the domain http://tacticaltypos.net to the Neocities subdomain :)

(#Neocities is well worth $5, but I'm cash-poor right now.)

I've been looking around the latest Pythonista beta these last couple of days. It's extremely impressive the things it can do. I wish I felt more confident that I'd use it to automate (or even create new) stuff with it.

omz-software.com/pythonista

#iOS #Automation #Python #JavaScript

My fermentation chamber for #beer project is progressing well : "good enough" temperature regulation, data logging, real-time monitoring, #Mastodon bot for notification,...

Using #ESP32 / #M5Stack, #MQTT, #Python,...

#JFBrew

I wish it was more of a Thing to just move into a house with a bunch of friends after college

@bthall I heard this spoken during an interview with a Chinese factory owner in heavily accented English.

Any time someone implies that they are price-sensitive, I recite it. 🤓

Some of Leah's relatives lost their home to the fire in northern California. Thankfully they're OK, but the wife is pregnant and the stress associated with losing their home likely isn't good for her or the baby.

Please join me in donating to their #GoFundMe campaign to help them get into a more stable situation, quickly.

https://www.gofundme.com/please-help-the-kleavers

#CA #wildfires
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I used to #design things with Photoshop, all but ending with making cartoony figures of the #GaiaOnline avatars of my friends and I [two of which are shown below]. As you can see, the figures utilized mostly only gradients and line tool work, and such work was very tedious in #Photoshop whereas it'd have been easy in #Illustrator or Inkscape, in no small part because PS (at the time?) does(/did) not let you modify work. I'd love to learn how to do this again, with #Inkscape. #art
#Ideas Regarding algorithmically-sorted #socialnetwork timelines, your users may come to hate you, the network service provider, the better the results/content you provide and the less explicit your sorting algorithm is. The less comprehensible the algorithm, the less trust in you, the provider, and this matter is made *worse* by delivering quality results with that algorithm, as now users see that you can catch quality stuff with the algo, but now they're very free to wonder about what isn't shown to them. This is subtly different from Fear of Missing Out (#FoMO), which tends to be talked about in an endearingly codependent sort of way.

Humans are batteries, yo!

"Almost all the oxygen we breathe is turned into water by mitochondria, which add two electrons and two H+ ions to each oxygen atom, making four electrons for an O2 molecule... the resting human being harbors 100 amperes of electric current, and an athlete at full stretch reaches 1,000A.15 The average wall plug is fused at 15A."

The intricacies of physiology never cease to amaze me

inference-review.com/article/s

After thinking about this, I suspect that I figured out a more successful method of helping kids (and adults) save money towards goals. :D I'll write it up.

[I'm posting this here rather than at my Bikeshed.party account (@bthall) because I can't see the original post at BS.party]

😅 I could barely fit two quarter pipes (for ) in my garage, as, with the ones I'm thinking about saving up for, I could stand on top of them and have only 3-4" of clearance before I hit my head on the ceiling. Accordingly, it would be a good habit to keep my knees bent.

I wish that younger-me had the patience or assistance to save up and get them years ago, but better late than never. 😅

. @feld @feld Are you the only user on bikeshed.party instance? 😂 I'm looking for a instance to join, and bikeshed is the most tech-y one I could find on the list of PL instances...

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