james

@james@jvalleroy.me

I contribute to free and open source software projects such as FreedomBox and Debian. I also play games on Steam Deck.
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https://jvalleroy.me
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Took my bike to the park. There was a big paved trail, but some small hills make it quite difficult. Or I'm just out of shape.

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Started playing through Shadowrun Returns, been doing a couple missions a day. You can tell it's a bit low-budget because you can't backtrack to previous areas. Still pretty fun though, and there are usually a few different ways to get past each obstacle.

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TIL: If your "serial port" data is garbled, it might be due to bitrate / parity / etc. Or it could be due to mismatched voltage!

"Serial" can refer to either RS232 or TTL (and possibly others). And in my case, none of the documentation bothered to specify which one to use.

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According to my city council, we can't add density because traffic concerns. Car-dependency has become a perceived limit to city growth.

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Always try to do something the "dumb" way before you try to do it the "smart" way. You can work toward a better design after you have something working.


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Interesting that How to Design Programs uses "first" and "rest" instead of the usual "car" and "cdr". They are synonyms of course, but it seems like a good decision for teaching the concepts, without needing to bring up historical context for otherwise meaningless names.

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I've been trying to follow kickboxing workout videos on youtube. Now I am very sore.

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Making some small changes to the shaarli package in Debian to improve install process and tests.

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I tried to make something like drunken noodles. Except I was missing some of the ingredients. Turned out pretty good though.

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I've been listening to this song a lot recently:
https://iv.ggtyler.dev/watch?v=f1QGnq9jUU0

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Just set up a new snac2 server. This one is on my main FreedomBox server, so hopefully will keep it going for a longer time.

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