Power generation graph from my solar array. Guess when the snow came down! ❄️

My new “Dresden Files” RPG fudge dice. Shortly after these arrived I found my other, long lost set of fudge dice. Oops, I guess I have MORE dice now.

Me and my four boxes of unused field notes notebooks are offended.

I love these huge dice. When you roll a four on that six sided die, you KNOW you rolled a four. There are no questions left. I bought these so that my kids would stop crowding around the dice bowl to see smaller dice, but I they are rapidly becoming my favorites. :dnd: 🎲

I… I don’t think the sun is supposed to be that color.

my iMac is restoring from a bad state. I need to babysit it through the restore, but that doesn't mean I can't have fun in the meantime. Really loving the :raspberrypi: Raspberry Pi 400 running Xubuntu.

I put my music player into "just shuffle everything" mode this morning.

seems to be in an .E.M. mood at the moment, with just a dash of Kenny Loggins.

I'm down with it.

I look at this and all I can think is that I'm buying a bag of cut-rate P.M. Dawn.

I realize I'm dating myself hideously here, but I had P.M. Dawn's first two albums. On cassette.

Recently I re-purchased them on CD.

Well, I know what I'm doing this weekend!

P.S. If you have ever bought one of my "Painless" books, that's what paid for this! 🙏🏼 :raspberrypi:

Just discovered that Obsidian.md does italicized emoji. I can't tell if they're doing faux-italics by slanting the text, or if the Apple Color Emoji font has an italic version, but either way it looks very silly.

So yeah, I may be bad at typing, but at least I'm not alone! I mostly buy fin point pens, though. [sic]

I coded this during meetings yesterday. One of the benefits of work from home is that I can do really fun things when I'm bored.

The graphics were also interesting; asprite (or other pixel-art tools) are good for doing an indexed-palette thing like this.

* :raspberrypi: Raspberry Pi Zero WH
* Pimoroni inkyPHAT
* Some simple Python code
* A cron job that runs every five minutes
* pngs made with Asprite
* the Renner* font from indestructible type.

Sunday family board game: Neon Knights 2086. It’s a slow but fun racing game set in the future as seen through the 1980s. I got it on a massive sale, and we like it. Also the “Laser Ryders” soundtrack pairs well with this game.

Apple’s “Books” app does a better job of syncing, and my @write_as blog looks pretty good as an eBook on my phone!

If this year's :nanowrimo: graph shows anything, it's that consistency isn't exactly my strong suit.

I'll probably finish on time. Oddly enough I've already finished the plot, such as it is. And I've got some good ideas for the second draft.


Can we all just appreciate how freaking gorgeous the new Scrivener logo is? It's beautiful. I want to print it out on a quilt and wrap myself in it.

Also Scrivener is my favorite app ever. I've logged more hours in Scriv than any other app; more than IntelliJ, more than Civ V AND Civ VI, more than all the XCOMs combined.

Also it's the only one of those that's made me any money.

Well, okay, IntelliJ made me money when I was a developer, I guess.

Look, I have never been able to spell restaurant consistently, so I'm going to use TextExpander to make up for my mental weaknesses.

Why yes, I have started playing around with fountain pens and bottled ink, why do you ask?

(eye contact) Halloween 

This costume really only works with the Zoom background turned on.

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