I currently have a total of 3,165 tasks on my various todo lists! This number has been steadily growing over time and has now become huge. Many of those tasks are actually online articles I should read or YouTube videos I should watch. Tomorrow I'll focus on the former. But I should also continue reading my current book ("This Changes Everything" by Naomi Klein) as I'm still seriously behind schedule on my 52-book challenge, too.

Today I celebrated the 2018 International Day Against DRM by downloading many DRM-free books from Library Genesis. I also contributed to the project by uploading some new books. Please don't buy books with DRM! Or at least upload them to Library Genesis after removing DRM, so other people can avoid buying them!

I'm experimenting with a newfound command-line ROM manager called ckmame: nih.at/ckmame/. My goal is to use it instead of tools such as ROMVault or JRomManager. Despite the name, ckmame can work with ROM collections other than MAME. Personally I'm using it with a subset of TOSEC.

Last night my father caught a little mouse that entered our house. 🐭 Today I went to the nearest forest to release it. Now the little mouse is free again!

I finally enabled the "bindist" USE flag on my Gentoo system! πŸ˜€ I had to remove net-wireless/wpa_supplicant though, because one of its dependencies is incompatible with that USE flag... But since my Gentoo system is a desktop computer, I don't really need Wi-Fi!

Today I started using Elfeed for reading web feeds (instead of Tiny Tiny RSS) and Nov.el for reading e-books (instead of Calibre). My goal is to rely on Emacs even more and reduce the number of packages installed on my system.

Today while I was jogging I noticed a trapped lizard in an empty plastic bucket on the sidewalk. 🦎 Of course I immediately stopped to release it. A few months ago I also saved another lizard which was enmeshed in a plastic net. Helping animals feels really good! πŸ˜€

Kovid Goyal removed all non-free unRAR code from Calibre back in June 2017, but I discovered that only yesterday. That's a very good news for me! I immediately decided to reinstall Calibre on my computer, restore my e-books collection, and donate him 1 mBTC! Thank you, Kovid Goyal! πŸ˜€

When a thousand people believe some made-up story for one month, that's fake news. When a billion people believe it for a thousand years, that's religion.

I never proclaimed to be perfect. But I assure you I strive to improve myself as much as possible. For example, I try to avoid proprietary software whenever possible, especially when good free software alternatives exist. I'm not as strict as Richard Stallman, but I agree with him that profiting from proprietary software is unethical. Nobody should make money by selling proprietary software, like GOG does.

Admittedly, I still use some proprietary software, and I even bought a few GOG games in the past, but at least I perfectly know that proprietary software is evil and should not exist.

There's still a lot of people on the r/linux subreddit that defend proprietary software, despite using an operating system which is mostly free software. Proof: reddit.com/r/linux/comments/99

It's really sad that many geologists think the Anthropocene mostly began when things such as radioactive elements from nuclear weapons tests, black carbon from burning fossil fuels or bones from domestic chicken became widespread. From the point of view of rocks and ice cores it seems humanity has been an evil force so far. Can we change that?

4th grade math completed on Khan Academy! I have now mastered 23% of The World of Math mission! πŸ˜€

I still need to lose a few additional kilograms, though, but at the moment I don't want to set another precise target. I will stop dieting only when most of my abdominal fat is gone.

After several weeks of dieting and exercising, I finally reached and surpassed my weight goal of 70,0 kg! πŸ˜€

I just finished rebuilding my Gentoo system (1035 packages) after having switched to GCC 8.2.0. No build issues so far.

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

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

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?

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