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Francesco Turco

3th grade math completed! 326,792 points so far! ๐Ÿ˜€

I just finished mastering Early Math on Khan Academy! I got 184,242 points so far! ๐Ÿ˜€

I'm proud to say I have never taken an airplane in my entire life. But of course I cannot predict the future. Perhaps one day I'll need to travel by air due to some unforeseen emergency (for example serious health issues). Anyway I officially pledge to continue avoiding air travel for recreational or other non-essential purposes in order to substantially limit my contribution to climate change. What about you?

Yesterday I finally started another attempt at refreshing my mathematical skills on Khan Academy! If you're curious, my profile is:

I need to lose some weight. My ideal body weight is 70.0 kg. My plan is to eat 1,000 kcal of food each day until I achieve my goal. For extra motivation Iโ€™ll send one mBTC to Library Genesis every time I either eat more than 1,250 kcal of food or I stop tracking calories entirely.

I know I'm late to the party but I just decided to join the 52 books challenge! ๐Ÿ˜€ I will try to read at least 52 books during the course of 2018 (basically one book for each week of the year). I will publish the list of all finished books on the following GitHub page:

Happy reading!

You can find a list of my personal goals, habits and daily tasks at the following GitHub repository: Feel free to open issues or send pull requests!

We're overjoyed to announce that the FSF has received an extraordinary gift of 91.45 Bitcoin from the #PineappleFund, valued at $1 million! Huge thanks to the Pineapple Fund for this tremendous contribution to software freedom.
You may have heard about this yesterday, but it bears repeating: the anonymous Pineapple Fund has donated $1 million worth of Bitcoin to the FSF to promote and defend free software, computer user freedom, and digital rights!
We were surprised to hear that O'Reilly is moving away from selling DRM-free ebooks on their Web site. Now, their ebooks are only available through Safari, which requires proprietary software to use:

I'm back on track! Today I got up at 8:10. My weight is now 73.7 kg. I'm not sure if I can still reach 70.0 kg by 2018-02-11 but I'll do my best.

Unfortunately I was depressed and undisciplined in the last few days. In other words I ate too much food and I woke up too late in the morning. My body weight is now back to 77.1 kg... Needless to say I'm not going to stop fighting both depression and lack of discipline. I'm still determined to defeat them within this year.

Today I got up at 8:10 and my weight is now 73.1 kg! ๐Ÿ˜€ New deadline: 70 kg by 2018-02-11.

Today I got up at 8:00 in the morning as planned! And my scale now says 74.0 kg! That's good! ๐Ÿ˜€ New deadline: 70.0 kg within 2018-02-15.

I still use Gentoo Linux on my desktop and laptop computers. Since early October I no longer use the GNOME desktop environment. Now I'm happy with the i3 window manager along with several Qt 5.x applications. Systemd is my init system of choice.

I only need 8 hours of sleep each night but I usually stay awake in bed for several additional hours in the morning. This is a lot of unproductive time. My goal is to go to bed at 24:00 and to get up at 8:00.

I'm going to make a new public attempt at reaching 70.0 kg of body weight. My starting point is 74.9 kg. My deadline is 2018-02-18. I'm going to eat 1,250 kcal of food each day at most.

Sometimes I doubt I'm using the best GNU/Linux distribution for my needs, but after spending some days installing something else I keep returning back to Gentoo. One of the few things I don't like about Gentoo is that it is not a 100% free GNU/Linux distribution according to FSF guidelines. This problem however can be easily fixed in theory, but enough support from the community is needed. For the time being I'll continue to manually deblob the kernel and do some other things. Happy hacking!

I'm going to try again. Same goal: 70.0 kg. New deadline: 2017-07-14.