Found myself speaking with the parent of a small child I was amusing* at a restaurant:
"Are you an actor?"
"Not exactly. Why do you ask?"
"Well, you're very animated..."
"And yet, you didn't ask if I was a cartoon."
*OK, truth be told, we were amusing each other.
Hearing tech, guide to getting started, illustrated comic
I drew up a basic comic guide to getting started with the tympan audio processor as an assistive device. Plan to spend around $350+ including mounting stuff and headphones.
Apologies for the lack of full transcriptions, I'm kinda tired. Please let me know if you need them for personal use, though, and I can type them up for ya.
A lovely song and video about finding your special clown(ness).
Timely because... tonight some of my best friends are going to throw things at each other, spit water, balance on each other's feet, and chat.
Don't worry - they're professionals.
Tonight's festivities start at 7, US Central , better known as UTC-5.
If you're in the #Houston area, the Houston Computer Museum is liquidating its entire collection, mostly pre-2000 machines: https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1178156389355802/ Selected images of available items attached. #retrocomputing
Also could use someone comfortable with Makefiles, networking, and shell scripts to help with CI and some releng/devops-type work.
Remote positions possible, but it's preferred that you're able to come into the office.
Boosts welcome, let me know if you think it'd be fun and you can join in! 1/2
"Computing in the 2020s is (still) a user-hostile shifting sand land1. We are drowning in churn and noise. I am fighting back by switching this website from HTML to PDF. … PDF has many shortcomings. But … it stands in opposition to the mercenary, dynamic web … PDFs are self-contained and offlineable – you can archive them and be confident they will remain stable and readable in the future, with no external dependencies to manage."
I think I realised an unconscious perception I had of exercise / working out that was wrong, and based on ambient absorption of my surrounding culture.
I was thinking it was about growth, and so was continually trying to progress - more weight / reps / steps / minutes etc. I would inevitably burn out or get hurt.
But growth is the wrong paradigm. Stability and sustainability is the right paradigm. Not “How can I do more today?”, but “What can I do every day?”.
Today, my #Esperanto anki deck informed me that "ĵeti" is the infinitive form of the verb that means 'to throw'.
I'm taking a perverse delight in how close that is to 'yeet'...
I've been described by reliable sources as a zen fool, benevolent super villain, misanthropic community leader, clown father figure and Impish Cabaret Rasputin.
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