During my vape breaks at work, I've been doing surveys for academic studies on http://prolific.co
They pay pretty well for my time, over the last week I turned a little bit of down time into £45 towards my next vidya purchase
I do recommend, a better use of phone time than doomscrolling the news or looking at Star Trek memes
There's an album called it, I suppose that's close enough...
Halal Cool J from First Word Records on Beatport
Googles "Android Auto for Phone Screens" is going to the abandoned project pile.
Which is a real shame, as that is one of the last legitimately useful phone apps. A good interface for my music/podcasts while driving, it will be sorely missed.
Nothing keeping me from going to a Google free LineageOS experience now
Upgrading to #debian Bullseye wasn't too painful. It only really broke my NVIDIA Optimus setup and my fingerprint reader. I've got a script to rebuild DKMS to get my weird GPU setup working again, but trying to remember how I got the fingerprint reader working took more searching than it should have!
I really need to start using org-roam to keep notes on my more esoteric system changes!
I put a ¼wave ground plane antenna in my loft, hoping to improve signal when I'm inside. It does, but... It is not as good as my long handheld antenna if I'm in my garden, despite the additional height
Looks like I'll actually need to go onto the roof for a better antenna. Damn, I don't like ladders!
First day back in the office in 18 months. The new boss demands our return to the office. I see no benefit, our teams productivity increased with remote working.
Now I have to spend lots on petrol and lose 90 minutes per day to the commute. It feels like a pay cut tbh.
Feeling very demotivated by it all, may be time to freshen up my CV
Got my callsign today, woop! M7GNG, time to get the kids out of my way so I can sit in the garden and see who I can reach! #hamradio
An unapolegitic nerd, whose beard is turning more grey by the day. Loves Linux, MIDI, Vidya and skateboards. And my cat. And now Emacs.
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