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Before that "Deus X" by Norman Spinrad was the read. I first read it in high school, dusted it off as a pallet cleanser. A cyberpunk novel musing on the soul of software while the global ecosystem collapses.

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Just finished "The Fall of Gondolin" by . More moved than I expected to do.

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Feeling good about the weather monitor! I've mounted it by our closet so we know what to put on in the morning. In the winter I'll upgrade the icon set to include snow.

A successful project! Will publish the code on .

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Finally, after 4 years in my todo list , I found the time to create the #Friendly #Router Project website... What the idea? Well, create a database of practically all #opensource friendly #hardware which can be used as switches, routers or firewalls. Would also like to share the configuration, test and benchmark...
I even have a mascot, say hello to Switchy! friendly-router.org/

Fund the Anishinaabe water protectors, respect tribal sovereignty, and prevent emissions equivalent to 50 new coal plants: fundrazr.com/31mzse

Towards the end of the evening I suddenly started receiving an error when running json.loads(). I couldn't figure out the bug and went to sleep. This morning the code runs fine. I have a suspicion that the error is tied to the fact that the pi's internal clock was off... sure enough, it was set to european time while I was in eastern time US.

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Last night I realized I was moving shapes around quite a bit, and this was extremely cumbersome. So defined the shapes as relative to variables containing x and y coordinates, and moved the variables around! Much quicker.

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Slight cheat, I removed the word "the " from the narrative to shorten by 4 characters.

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Listen to: As National Populations Surge, Connecticut's Bald Eagle Numbers Also Soar - one.npr.org/i/981583550:981587

New icon for wind, for today is windy. I'm trying to use black lines and ellipses to carve out negative space from white lines and ellipses.

I need to figure out what to do with the text. Sometimes it is very brief, and other times its so wordy it goes off the screen. I think i'm at the lowest size text for legibility, so maybe I'll need to start truncating the text somehow?

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Working on some hand-drawn icons for the weather. And by "hand drawn", I mean circles, lines and polygons shaped by code.

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Now with a fancy little case, which handily blocks the screw from poking out the other side, reduces the light from the LED, and reduces the risk of the pins bending.

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Pi mounts well, although I've discovered that the only screws I have that are the right size are super sharp and poke through the stand! Hopefully the case I print for the pi will be thick enough that the point stays hidden. Wonder if I can file it down?

Also, on the software side, I added a date field to the display.

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