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Sad Cat Diary

“Dear Diary: I have been stalking an insect on the wall for the past three days, now. All of my attempts to capture it have been thwarted. However today, on further inspection, I found out the insect was in fact a thumbtack.

There is no logic in this place.”

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Indigo Girls: Galileo

“And then you had to bring up reincarnation
Over a couple of beers the other night
And now I’m serving time for mistakes
Made by another in another life time”

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Ruffle Flash Emulator

With Chrome dropping support for the Flash player in 2021, I’ve gotten used to the notion that there’s no good way to view Flash content anymore. And also lamented at how much of my blog content (.swf and .flv files) remains more or less inaccessible.

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Adding a Power Switch

This whole setup needs to be smaller (small enough to fit in a jewelry box), so there’s definitely more refactoring in my future.

But that’s like me wanting to improve my kitchen production line, when I’m just happy that I baked a cake that tastes very cake-like, and doesn’t kill anyone. Improvements to come, but they’re coming later.

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Making Fun Trailer

The combination of a child’s art-direction with an adult’s implementation has always struck me as a thing of magic and entertainment. Seeing Netflix’s take on this makes me excited for the whole series.

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Lode Runner

It’s such a strange thing, to feel this kind of nostalgia for a game. Seeing these maps is like driving down an old street from your home town. Familiar from your memories, but different now in light of the current day.

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Snow Day

Woke up this morning with a good amount on the ground. I’d heard there was going to be a lot of snow over two days (and possibly some colder temps, turning things to ice). All this got me out the door around 7:30 AM to get a jump start on clearing the driveway and sidewalk.

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The Store Before the Storm

Near the end of the work day, I decided to go out and grab some supplies. With a lot of snow in the forecast, I figured food delivery and grocery deliveries would be difficult/delayed, and we needed supplies at hand just in case.

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A Crappy Discovery

This wasn’t the parkway, which seems to be a more “public” area. This was my front yard. They literally walked a solid ten feet from the sidewalk into the yard, did the thing, and left. And this was, by the evidence, not a small dog.

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A Literal Test Drive

Before running some errands tonight, I decided to throw my Arduino project into a box, hook up a 9V battery to it, and take it along for a test drive. On our drive.

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