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 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.

Ready for . It's kind of nice to open up an entirely new Scrivener file again. So full of possibilities, so devoid of half-finished ideas.

I know I’m late to the party but I am really loving playing with Hipstamatic X.

RimWorld (Video game) (+) Wordy 

I really love , because it's more of a story generator than a game. (The creator of RimWorld agrees). One of my colonists died and I had our local artist create a sarcophagus for them instead of a grave like an invader. They put this together (okay, the random text generator put this together) and it was so appropriate I wanted to slow clap for the game. Somehow the art is actually about the colonist that died this time, instead of a random other person.

Discovered that has smart playlists for music, so I created this one. I have...a moderate backlog. But honestly this playlist rocks. Going from 𝘰𝘧 𝘔𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘭 →Christmas music →𝘠𝘦𝘴 is a trip, but I'm here for it.

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