I try to learn electronics and programming in my free time, but those projects move very slowly.
Government propaganda about growing your own gardens:
Maybe some less wartime-y modern propaganda (besides that the US is in a perpetual state of war these days, anyways) would be a good way to encourage the citizenry into reducing their ecological footprint.
"*Recruits for an intergalactic war: The only thing you have to lose is your mind.*
Since World War One, they have been among us; wherever it is said "Missing in Action," the truth has been different, and much more startling.
Through their captured combatants, they have filtered into our race, donning the figures of humans and the masks of the civilized."
now I remember why I put this book down
I'm going to pick "A Plague of Demons" by Keith Laumer back up since that's what I was reading before I went back to some pulp stories
hmmm, I gotta decide what book to read next since I only have one chapter left for my night read
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the tech consultant hired to finish skynet Show more
a movie about a tech consultant hired to finish skynet while the union strikes to kill the project. as they read and patch and polish the source, they only understand part of the system. they get inklings of what it is this tech does -- things not fundamentally different from palantir's tech, or ICE's, for whom the protag has also consulted. as it dawns on the viewer what this thing does, how it does it, and to what a brutal extent, the protag remains unaffected. this is what they do. it is what they have always done, and it has always taken care of them. each day a private train carries him underground to work, past the picket line where rubber bullets fly through protest signs.
then, of course, the machine turns on.
"english is a trade language with a varied vocabulary. its grammar is optional and used chiefly to signal how expensive of an education one had."
😳 is there replacement firmware for the Google Home Mini? I got two of them for free from purchases last year, used them a little bit to listen to music but they are boxed now for the obvious reasons.
I'd love to keep them if there's a way to not send out my data, even if they just become regular Bluetooth speakers
boost if you're using a computer right now
Oops I got distracted and booted up my old QNX 6 dev laptop, except apparently at some point I wiped it and put Windows 98 on it of all things :(
It appears to basically set up to do two things: 1) make Klik & Play games, and 2) transfer Commodore 64 and Apple II floppy images
So, I'm looking for opinions from writers about using patrion, or Kofi, or some other options I don't know about to turn my writing into at least a paying hobby. I want to avoid amazon if at all possible. Please boost!
the fact that "figure out what you want to do" is step 1 of doing things is such a weird, obvious, almost tautological concept
...and somehow also the most helpful thing I've ever learned about project planning
every time some company does a "behind the scenes" of how their internal development process works they seem to have independently come up with outlining as the solution to project planning
which makes it extremely strange to me that this apparently isn't common knowledge (in fact, I recently learned of this technique, even though it should be obvious)
here's how to do LITERALLY ANYTHNGwrite down what you want to do figure out a few steps that will accomplish that goal repeat 2 recursively until each step is short enough to do all at once (very important that this comes last) do it