Mum found a bunch of tapes of us making radio shows when we were kids. I’m digitising them now using this radio, which is the only tape player available to me. Not pictured is the Nuc running Linux, recording the audio (forgot how painful dealing with Linux audio on the command line is).

A radio and cassette player connected to a USB interface with a few cassettes in the foreground.

Day 13: page #mbapr

Page from a journal with a hand written date of 15 July 2023 in the top left in blue, and in the centre in all-caps, the handwritten phrase 'Page Intentionally Left Blank'

๐Ÿ“ On the Workpad blog: Tool Command Language: Macros And Blocks

Had to wake up a 3:30 AM this morning to turn something on for work. Thatโ€™sโ€ฆ likeโ€ฆ an HOUR before Iโ€™m usually awake. ๐Ÿ˜›

(I am a bit tired though).

Me, yesterday:

I will be cross-posing links to these blogs here. I try to post here at least once a day, and I think it’s fair game for these posts to be counted as such.

I was planning to use Echo Feed by Robb to do this, and was hoping that it wasn’t too much longer before public release. Well, I had to way, what? 18 hours? Because it just went live, and it’s exactly what I was hoping for. Awesome work, Robb.

Day 12: magic

An ATEM Mini from Blackmagic Design we have at work. It’d be nice to have more reasons to learn how to use this. #mbapr

A Blackmagic Design ATEM Mini on a wooden desk with some of the buttons on the front panel illuminated red, green and white. Cables are plugged into the back.

Making a few changes on this blog. I’ve realise that I’d prefer to write more about my day here, rather than anything around coding or projects. I do want to write about them, but they seem to clash with the day-to-day posts here.

So I’m offloading those to two separate blogs: Coding Bits which is about the trials and tribulations of writing software, and Workpad, which is about the projects I’m working on. Don’t expect professional grade writing on either one. I’m not trying to get newsletter subscriptions or anything. They’re more a place to write thoughts, ideas, or just to blow off steam. Both are hosted on Scribbles, which I feel is the perfect place for such posts: a really low pressure environment that promotes just writing the thing.

I will be cross-posing links to these blogs here. I try to post here at least once a day, and I think it’s fair game for these posts to be counted as such.

Anyway, we’ll see how it goes.

Buffalo, the Go framework that’s a bit like Rails, has been archived on GitHub. I’m wondering if it’s been retired. I’ve seen no announcement but I’m starting to suspect that it has.

A real shame. It was pretty good and the dev was so passionate behind it. Maybe running it was just too much.

Anyone looking for a really polished YouTube channel about the history of PCs and game consoles from the 70s to the early 2000s (think Apple, Commodore, MOS, Nintendo, etc.), I can recommend LowSpecGamer. They’re also on Nebula. In fact, their videos is why I signed up there yesterday. ๐Ÿ“บ

Day 11: sky

It’s up there, somewhere. #mbapr

A photo looking up at a morning sky appearing through the tops of tall skyscrapers, like the Eureka tower.

Walked a different way to work today. The detour was only a couple of blocks but it was actually quite stimulating seeing an area of the the city I hardly know. Refreshing.

Day 10: train #mbapr

Velocity trains at the platforms of South Cross station, with a Metro train departing in the background

Go to prod early because you never know what surprises you’ll encounter when you deploy (cough Cloud Formation cough).

Had a crummy afternoon at work today. Had to make some fixes that were quite urgent, and forgot to verify something. Good new is that when I verified it this evening, it worked as expected: no nasty surprises or bugs. So relieved! ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Everything’s coming up Leon. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Getting in line for the cafรฉ to open.

A pigeon in front of closed shutters over a shop

Actually, this pigeon is more patient than I am. I decided to go somewhere else.

Day 9: crispy

I guess you could describe these autumn leaves as crispy. Well, maybe a couple of weeks ago you could. With all the recent rain we’ve had, I guess they’ve gone soggy now. #mbapr

Close-up of brown autumn leaves in a garden amongst green plants

Dealing with money is annoying. Dealing with money using Go’s big.Rat type? Really annoying.๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€๐Ÿ’จ

Six Appeal #9

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3 minutes, 16 seconds - total score: 704

Apparently the correct answers are real words.

Day 8: prevention

An ounce of this? Well, not quite. I can’t prevent myself getting sick abroad, but I try to take a few things to save myself needing to go to the chemist. This idea came from my previous job, which took quite a lot of effort preventing people getting sick while travelling. #mbapr

An small blue bag, opened to reveal a bunch of over the counter medication like cold and flu tablets, pain killers, etc.

Day 7: well-being

“An apple a day,” and all that. Kinda wish I liked apples more than I do (I don’t really like them that much). #mbapr

Supermarket display of apples for sale.