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Tuesday's Accomplishments

Today I accomplished: Gathered sticks with Grandpa for building a second huglekulture! Chopped up the larger logs to an appropriate length. Took Grandma to her dentist appointment. Revamped my short codes for the audio player in my music pages. Redid all the audio files for those pages as well so they are proper .ogg and .mp3 files instead of .flac. Called my mom and did a Healthy Boundary Positive Statement with her about my Grandma. It went really well. Next time I would like to do better …

Free Software Purity

I’ve been thinking about my own personal use of free software a lot this past few weeks, ppurred on by the reinstatement of Richard Stallman to the FSF of course. Many other blogs have been penned on that topic already, and I’m not really interested in discussing Stallman at all. I’ve had my fill of those conversations on social media, and I think there are more constructive conversations to be had at this point. The FSF is what it is. While I hope the board will change and …

Saturday's Accomplishments

Today I accomplished: Installed Arch on my T500! Work! Went for a walk. Shared my and Grandma’s recordings with a friend! Next time I would like to do better on: Being mindful. Tomorrow I would like to: Start a regular meditation practice again. I’ve been slack on that ever since losing a solid way to track it.

Thursday's Accomplishments

Today I accomplished: Published more recording of Grandma and I playing music! Started transfering Grandma’s recipe book to text files. Eventually I want to publish them online, as well as get a printable format for my family members. Worked! Continued on with more Stats videos. Next time I would like to do better on: I’d like to push past my anxiety about bringing my uke to schools and playing it with students. Today was a little difficult with some interactions with Grandma. …

Monday's Accomplishments

Today I accomplished: Watched two videos of Stats Fundamentals course Worked, was with preschoolers today! Planned some stuff for the garden Scheduled the next alum group meeting I will probably go finish a book after this! Next time I would like to do better on: Being more proactive with children, being interested in their world rather than waiting as much. Tomorrow I would like to: Build one or two huglekulture’s for our garden! Record more music with Grandpa and Grandma! Play …

Sunday's Accomplishments

Over another month since we last shared again! I think I’d like to return to this daily practice. It was good to take a break I think. But perhaps with some new organizational efforts I will find it useful once again. This past month I accomplished: Finished volume 1 of the system administrator course. It was good, and I’m excited to start in on volume 2. Started recording and sharing music that my grandparents and I play together. You can find it under the Music link up above. My …

Thursday's Accomplishments

Wow! I know I’ve been slacking off on this, but I haven’t done one in the entire month of February?! Dang. I kind of stopped doing these because I felt self conscious. They felt somewhat spammy. For whatever that’s worth. But I have things I’d like to share! Accomplishments: Grandpa and Grandma got their second COVID Vaccine shot yesterday! So close to being able to do things again!!! I am very excite. I learned a new song on the ukulele! Donky Riding is a fun Canadian …

T500 Repair

I finally got my Thinkpad T500 up and running! All it needed was to replace the cooling fan, which I’ve had sitting on my desk for a few months. The one trouble I ran into was that the new cooling fan was for some reason a different shape. Not significanly, but just enough so that it did not have the clearance to fit next to the port where the wifi module plugs in. It was about 1mm or so too large. So! After about twenty minutes with some wirecutters and then a grinder my grandfather and I …

Tuesday's Accomplishments

Today I accomplished: Wrote two articles for the site, one on Groff and one on the Linksys WRT54G Had a HBPS conversation with Grandpa. Things are looking positive there. Had therapy. Make good progress on a sock I’m knitting. Next time I would like to do better on: I don’t know. Today was a good day. Tomorrow I would like to: Go for a walk Make progress on SysAdmin course Get tags attached to socks to send out for gifts

Sunday's Accomplishments

Today I accomplished: Moved all my rss feeds over to elfeed. Learned how to use elfeed Set up emacs-w3m for reading rss articles Had video chat with family Next time I would like to do better on: Getting better sleep. I am exhausted today. Tomorrow I would like to: Sleep. Do a HBPS with Grandpa about the legacy project.