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:

COVID 

Getting my second vaccine today. It's nice that I can stop stressing about that now.
Well, in two weeks.

And of course I'll still wear a mask in public to keep everyone safe.

But it's nice to see a light at the end of the tunnel.

@fribbledom I keep trying to explain to my kids how impressive it is that a $5 :raspberrypi: Raspberry Pi Zero is a better computer in EVERY WAY than the $1400 computer I built in high school. They aren't impressed.

@fribbledom According to my online advertiser profile, apparently I love wristwatches, craft beers, and tabletop role playing.

I haven't worn a watch in twenty years.

I don't drink.

Well, they got the third one right.

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.

Nate! boosted

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

TextExpander stopped working this morning and revealed exactly how bad I actually am at typing like a human person.

𝗙𝘂𝗻 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘁: I learned to spell the word "requisite" because I can't consistently spell the word "necessary". That should tell you about 80% of what you need to know about me.

@wouter I’m still in the value pens range myself. I can’t quite justify spending more...yet. 😄

@wouter he picked up a pilot metropolitan. I’ve only started playing with fountain pens as well, so I’m still experimenting.

My son just bought his own fountain pen. My madness is spreading. 🖊

Just ordered two more :raspberrypi: Raspberries Pi, a 400 and a Zero WH. And some components. Adafruit wins again! My justification (???) is that it's all paid for out of royalties from my tech books, not from my day-job paycheck. So that makes it okay.

Riding the train to my office for the day because of power outages at home. So much has changed in the year since I did this last. So much has stayed the same.

Nate! boosted

Rule #1 of 3D printing:

Your printer only fails while you're *not* watching it.

Nate! boosted

We have ourselves a winner in the 3rd Programming Language World Championships! #plwc2021

Congratulations to Python, which was able to defend its title in a 59 - 41 victory over Rust.

Third place goes to C with a convincing 61- 39 against Go.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the polls! See you next year for the fourth edition! ❤️

The Studio C/JK Studios crew made a comedy road trip movie about COVID during the pandemic. I really kinda want to see this, but I'm not going to SXSW so....

arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/03

Nate! boosted

@ttscoff Based on your recommendation I picked up TextBuddy and it almost instantly became an indispensable part of my workflow. Now I use it to turn Obsidian notes into write.as posts AND gemini posts.

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