January 15, 2019

dailies
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#1

It is raining hard, but not in our home. And we do not take that for granted. Here’s our gift to you, our dry friends, you may also be grateful. :slight_smile:

Clover is doing well, and we are going with no school until 24 hours of no fever. So that means starting tomorrow. Here’s hoping I don’t pay thousands of dollars or are imprisoned for it. :roll_eyes:


#2

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#3

I am 1/3 of way through my big deadline, and making ok progress. We’re building a really cool system for automated report generation, relying on dynamic relationships between companies that they themselves manage (with another tool I built!).

It sounds boring, but is actually super interesting. (to me).

Also, I had a breakthrough this morning on what to do with my fledging CSS Grid-based 2D game engine, and it is wonderful. Will make a separate post about that.


#4

Why lisp? Just to know stuff?


#5

For the past decade or two; my programming language experience has been almost entirely in the C++/Java/C#/Vala “family”. (Though im getting rusty on some of those.)

C# and Vala are probably the ones ive most recently coded in but ive been unhappy with them in recent years. Ive honestly felt a little betrayed by Mono/Xamarian even before the Microsoft buyout; as their monetization model seemed to treat GNU/Linux as a second class citizen in terms of Mono’s mobile development tools.

I like Vala but I also value code I write being multiplatform and while you can kinda get Vala going on non *nix platforms its not really the design goal of the language nor should it be. I liked having all of the gtk and gnome ecosystem at my fingertips; but it seemed like a pain i nthe but if I needed to reach outside of it.

So I’ve been in the mood for a change for a while. There’s lots of lispy/schemey reasons to go into too; but there numerous enough for their own thread.

Honestly the plan is to learn lisp and the curses & SDL bindings to make text and 2d games with as I have ideas there; and to brush off C++ and learn Qt for other applications. (Also hope to do server side cgi scripting with lisp too.)

Qt has the only UI stack that can target Replicant/Android and native GNU/Linux with the same code simultaneously (outside of games using SDL/OpenGL/etc); and something tells me in a couple of years all these GNU/Linux phone projects in progress are going to need apps.


#6

My evening plans were significantly derailed due to a flat tire this evening. The university I work at is rural and I have a kinda lengthy commute with no mass transportation option. So it took a bit to sort and a while to get back home afterwards.

That being said the tire was patchable; which hardly ever turns out that way for me. So im still counting that as a win; just not a good evening for after work goals.


#7

Earlier today I noticed our bedroom window is falling out. There is a widening gap up in the corner, in a part of the window that isn’t supposed to open. I’ve notified the company.


#8

i left work late. there’s a lot to do, but when isn’t that true? it’s hard to regulate my mood and i go wildly from “everyone who i tell about my new job says wow that sounds perfect for you, which makes me feel confident and happy” to “someone made a huge mistake i don’t deserve this.” i try to remember i am lucky and alive and we’re all doing our best. my friend’s tumors turned out to not be benign. the new episode of the good place was hilarious. i went to a cappella rehearsal for the second week in a row last night, better than i’ve cone in months. and i used my sleep apnea machine. maybe i’ll use it tonight too. i walked home from bart in the rain and the soles of my boots are worn down so it’s slippery but i liked walking in the drizzle, and the crispness of the drops, and the fracturing of the streetlights and headlamps in puddles, and the roar of the bart train above.


#9

Your lanlord really needs to work on this place in a serious way; im sorry you keep finding ways in which your home is falling apart; that seems miserable. Do you know if their treating any other properties this way? (As in your reoccurring roof issues.)