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[#] Tue Feb 23 2021 20:12:00 MST from Otto Roboto

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Dude, quit beating your Mic.  It's not plugged in to anything...



[#] Wed Feb 24 2021 12:16:37 MST from Wangiss

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Got out on a hike with the wife yesterday. Five miles up to a waterfall not far from Washington's deciduous rain forest. It was such a break from the nattering nabobs of negativity. Green moss completely pwning a 40-foot birch. 200-foot-tall firs. A beautiful lake. The freshest air I might have ever breathed in my life made one minute ago by {looks around} probably that fern right there.

Then I got home and loaded yet another fresh OS on my raspberry Pi so I can try USB booting to take advantage of the SSD I just got in the mail. It's mounted on a nice little plank of poplar I've dyed red mahogany. And my kids are starting to harmonize spontaneously, especially while they do chores, which is beautiful and funny. This morning I put another coat of polyurethane on my cottage office floor. I'd better stop and call it good, but it's been fun to see how perfect I'm able to get it compared to what a wreck it was when I started. Feels somehow purgative. I've been working on it since November ten minutes at a time, lol. It's the kind of work I love, though. I got the wiring through the wall last week.

Real life is heaven compared to social media. I think people don't know they're voluntarily living in hell.

I want to call them all out here to Bali Ha'i where their own special hopes, their own special dreams, loom on the hillside and shine in the streams.



[#] Wed Feb 24 2021 19:33:57 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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This is perhaps the most awesome post I've ever read on a Citadel. 

We are talking about a beach house in Oregon. Relatively affordable - and we like cold, pines, mountains and ferns. We miss those things. I'm also somewhat fond of craggy cliffs and fogbanks. 

The kind of place where you go and lock yourself in and sit by a fire and look out at the gray ocean and read Science Fantasy books for an entire week. 

 

Wed Feb 24 2021 12:16:37 MST from Wangiss

Got out on a hike with the wife yesterday. Five miles up to a waterfall not far from Washington's deciduous rain forest. It was such a break from the nattering nabobs of negativity. Green moss completely pwning a 40-foot birch. 200-foot-tall firs. A beautiful lake. The freshest air I might have ever breathed in my life made one minute ago by {looks around} probably that fern right there.

Then I got home and loaded yet another fresh OS on my raspberry Pi so I can try USB booting to take advantage of the SSD I just got in the mail. It's mounted on a nice little plank of poplar I've dyed red mahogany. And my kids are starting to harmonize spontaneously, especially while they do chores, which is beautiful and funny. This morning I put another coat of polyurethane on my cottage office floor. I'd better stop and call it good, but it's been fun to see how perfect I'm able to get it compared to what a wreck it was when I started. Feels somehow purgative. I've been working on it since November ten minutes at a time, lol. It's the kind of work I love, though. I got the wiring through the wall last week.

Real life is heaven compared to social media. I think people don't know they're voluntarily living in hell.

I want to call them all out here to Bali Ha'i where their own special hopes, their own special dreams, loom on the hillside and shine in the streams.



 



[#] Wed Feb 24 2021 19:52:08 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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As you can see, I've been blogging and working with NEW old tech pretty heavily. It has been keeping me away from here more than I would like - and I don't have much left to say when I get here. 

But I'm getting tremendous engagement from my FPGA blogging - and I feel like I have to nurture and grow that. My audience had dwindled to where a couple hundred hits an article a month and I was happy. These FPGA posts, I'm getting a couple hundred hits a DAY. 

 



[#] Fri Feb 26 2021 04:06:03 MST from TheDave

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Mon Feb 22 2021 19:42:10 MST from ParanoidDelusions

Is This Thing On? GIF - BillHicks MicTap MicTest - Discover & Share GIFs



yeah I've been reading books a lot lately, it's nice to unplug now and then



[#] Sun Feb 28 2021 21:36:11 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Whatever. Fuck you guys. Letting me down. ;) 

 

I'm kidding. I don't care. Post if you wanna. 

 

Fri Feb 26 2021 04:06:03 MST from TheDaveWhatev

 

Mon Feb 22 2021 19:42:10 MST from ParanoidDelusions

Is This Thing On? GIF - BillHicks MicTap MicTest - Discover & Share GIFs



yeah I've been reading books a lot lately, it's nice to unplug now and then



 



[#] Sun Feb 28 2021 22:25:50 MST from Wangiss

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I can't wait to drill a hole through my wall tomorrow and finally get gigabit out to my cottage. I just got power installed permanently in the wall, too, so I can use my wired power tools in there more easily. I'm also putting recessed shelves in, set back into the wall. Fortress of Solitude, here I come. The automation is going to be fun and wacky. "Calcifer, start my morning routine." I'll have my dremel and a soldering iron in there. A nice oak standing desk. I'll get my VR stuff running again.

I'm going to be the VR real estate guy, I think.

Meet me in my office. It's in your office. 



[#] Mon Mar 01 2021 16:26:52 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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We're talking about buying a beach house in Oregon, near the Northern Californian border. The idea is to add a shed out back that will be my man-cave. I'm really stoked about this idea. 

 

Sun Feb 28 2021 22:25:50 MST from Wangiss

I can't wait to drill a hole through my wall tomorrow and finally get gigabit out to my cottage. I just got power installed permanently in the wall, too, so I can use my wired power tools in there more easily. I'm also putting recessed shelves in, set back into the wall. Fortress of Solitude, here I come. The automation is going to be fun and wacky. "Calcifer, start my morning routine." I'll have my dremel and a soldering iron in there. A nice oak standing desk. I'll get my VR stuff running again.

I'm going to be the VR real estate guy, I think.

Meet me in my office. It's in your office. 



 



[#] Fri Mar 05 2021 08:18:39 MST from Wangiss

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My wife and I are hoping for a similar situation on the Washington coast. A little town called Long Beach. 

I got the whole cottage wired up and I'm halfway done hanging the drywall. Then I get to do the tape and mud unassisted for the first time in my life. It's fun leveling up all these skills. 

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I just realized this is a digital speakeasy. Thanks for being my drinking buddies. 



[#] Sun Mar 07 2021 10:30:42 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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I should have come here when I was belligerently drunk last night, instead of Facebook. :) 

I may have nuked my Facebook account. Either that, or I called Facebook's bluff that they have any real power to influence how I behave on their site. 

We'll see if I pick up a perma ban or not. 

I need to start my account over, anyhow. 

 

Fri Mar 05 2021 08:18:39 MST from Wangiss

My wife and I are hoping for a similar situation on the Washington coast. A little town called Long Beach. 

I got the whole cottage wired up and I'm halfway done hanging the drywall. Then I get to do the tape and mud unassisted for the first time in my life. It's fun leveling up all these skills. 

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I just realized this is a digital speakeasy. Thanks for being my drinking buddies. 



 



[#] Mon Mar 08 2021 08:17:32 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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Yeah, the sod from England runs a very fancy message forum and criticized this BBS about how it is slow, and old and has a dated interface and all kinds of other complaints. 

I responded, "you don't get it. That is part of the attraction. This isn't a nightclub with a velvet carpet and a bouncer and flashing lights and music so loud you can't hear a conversation and people packed wall to wall and a 45 minute wait at the bar for a watered down and overpriced drink..." 

That is his site. 

 

Fri Mar 05 2021 08:18:39 MST from Wangiss

 

I just realized this is a digital speakeasy. Thanks for being my drinking buddies. 



 



[#] Mon Mar 08 2021 08:17:58 MST from ParanoidDelusions

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But there are a lot of things that guy doesn't seem to get. 

 



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