10-5-4-4, mile run. It didn't seem brutally hot out, but I underestimated the humidity. I can usually play a riskier game with sweat than most people, as I seem to have a higher "sweat point", but today I got soaked. True modern dignity is trying to clear the sweat off your back with Dunkin Donuts napkin in a public restroom stall.
I took a rental bike back from the pull-up bar again. It's really nice to be able to ride a bike on a bike path for $1 on a whim.
From yesterday: Dr. Wily: Fountain of MRRP!
Hey, I can post video to this site now. I had already done the work, but for some reason, I was tensing up for it to be an ordeal. Ahhh, relief!
I'm trying to test posting video, but there is no video on this new computer!
Today, I tried to make a project handle more cases than it needed to, thereby making it untenable. Once I realized this, it became doable again. So, I should look out for this.
Still, I feel this trick can only go so far. I just might not have time to do the kinds of things I want to do.
(I guess they figured it was like the opposite of "incarnation" – incorporealness?)
Kero Blaster is just such a good-feeling game. It's mostly no-shading pixel art. No implying 3D, even at the level NES games did. All flat, almost like Atari, but the iconography is just so delightful. And the second state of those two-state sprites hits the spot. The shocked look of guys when they've been hit is adorbs. The look on the main guy's face when he gets an item: also delightful! And the music is so calmly happy.
Anyway, worth playing to feel good!
10-4-4-5. Ran a mile instead of half a mile, which is usually all I can fit in. Got done before the day comes too hot to live.
I came across a couple people I know, and that's always a touch awkward. It's not mortifying, but I don't like to be seen in a working-out state by people who normally see me calm and collected. I suppose I like to present uniformly.
I spent a bunch of time this weekend making sure that selecting, copying, and pasting text worked the way I want on my new-ish computer with my special keyboard, and it was totes worth it. Having my muscle memory rebuffed every time I hit [the key pictured here]+A or [key]+C or [key]+V was really distracting. Now, typing is like smooth, unconstipated pooping after having been constipated.
That key is mapped to Cmd when I work on a Mac, it is Ctrl here. In the end, I did not decide to remap Ctrl and Alt and Super via the OS (which I upgraded in order to do so easily), but rather to just do it via the configuration on keyboard itself since if I'm using a laptop's built-in keyboard. So, upgrading was a highly unnecessary risk, but I was lucky that it worked out and that I like the changes (and potential to do really detailed keyboard remapping in the future). I'll take it!
I woke up this morning, ahh, another Sunday. (It is, in fact, Monday.) There have been a lot of weekends that have had me begging for Monday. I think I could have gone an extra day this weekend, though!
Though I did fade and become less engaging a bit around 6-7 PM each day, it was a relatively breezy weekend. As I often say, prematurely, perhaps we have turned corner of some sort?
TFW you make a tiny salad that has a 100% chance of being ignored
We went to Menotomy Rocks yesterday and before that roughly a year ago. We should probably go more often — we're pretty fortunate to live so close to a tame, yet explorable space that's interesting to us all.
The guy has changed quite a bit in a year, but he still looks pretty similar from the back.
Draw smoke every day
Heh, so I have a couple hours to myself to work on projects. Naturally, I am updating from Ubuntu 16 to 18 because:
- 18 has Gnome, and its nice key remapper. I need to remap keys because:
- Copy and pasting with ctrl (on the outer edges of the keyboard) is bad for my wrists and is really unfamiar to my muscle memory because I'm used to Macs. I'm not on a Mac now because:
- Nothing good is going to come of:
1) Viewing everything from a privileged platform and building accordingly and
2) Supporting a trillion-dollar company that:
A) Never pays taxes despite being having absorbed a ton of the world's wealth and resources B) Uses vast wealth to crush innovation (in this sense, it has many peers)
Anyway, this is basically a one-time hassle, but it is funny how I get to these places.
Hey, I liked Dead Cells. I'm a limited-video-game-time dad. It is indeed a Metroidvania, a format that I love, but the procedurally generation freed me from thinking I had to inspect every last corner. Plus, I really enjoyed finding healing meats again.
I think I liked Kero Blaster even more, though. I had tried it on iOS before, but it's just too actiony for touch controls. On Switch, it feels great, and all the fine details are delightful. The little guy blinking when you hit the button to start the level, monsters faces when their hit. The music is really cheerful in that effective SMB2 way, though at first you don't know it's going to be cheerful, if you know what I mean.
Grilling is one of those activities "for dads" that should really be promoted for everyone. There should be nonprofits dedicated to making grilling available to anyone that wants to try!
Burger time! Yeah, we do this a lot, but we're still into it.
Life…finds a way.
Very Zelda. I mean, this should probably remind me of just regular cool nature, but what can you do.
Terraced mushroom civilization
These berries are delicious-looking. I would probably die, were I a gatherer.