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Generally speaking, those one to two hour press conferences make me sick. We have a saying, "Boasting stinks". I have had a need to air out my living room every night the last week or two, even though I usually turn off halfway.
Tonight I decided to sit through it to the end. So that it wouldn't be at total waste of time, I switched my wireless keyboard off, so that I could first brush it off on the surface with a stiff brush. Then, section by section I flipped the keytops of - I can't do then all at once; then it would take the whole night to get them all back in the right place.
If you haven't done it before, you'd be shocked by the amount of hairs, breadcrumbs, and soils that have collected under the keytops! Especially if you've got a dog or a cat in your household. (I haven't had a dog for fifteen years - after that, my keyboard cleaning has been reduced from once every six months to once every three years.)
In an abstract sense, there is a connection between the sound from the press conference and what my stiff brush removed from the keyboard. After I got all the dirt out, the operation of my keyboard has become much smoother, much more reliable. I like it a lot more that way, after brushing out the dirt.
It's a sad day. The little breadboard Zwölf is only a few weeks old, but it's days are already numbered. Elves are immortal, so that's only an inconvenience. Without any work to do, I spent the whole day drawing schematics, programming a PIC microcontroller and drawing up a circuit board. Once I have that PIC running and tested, the BreadZwölf will be scraped off the breadboard and be reborn as the ProtoZwölf[^].
How do you like the picture of that pointy eared supermodel that I found stole in the internet?
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.
Normally, I don't post links to "paid for" games / books bundles, but ... this time 100% of the payment goes to "go to support organizations responding to COVID-19. For example, delivering protective gear to safeguard healthcare workers and providing medical care to infected patients."
The games aren't new and shiny, and nor are the books, but you may find enough to keep you amused while on lockdown - especially if it lasts as long as they are suggesting ...
Or you could just search for "covid-19 how to help" + a location, and give money or assistance where you know it's really needed, rather than to whomever this American company decides to give your money.
Besides, all the games I (know that I) want out of that lot, I've already got on GoG, and I can't read, so I don't want books.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
I run vs in a VM with the windows firewall blocking all outgoing traffic except a few selected port rules.
No nags; I'll only let the kids out to play when I've got time to watch and know it safe.
... and to be fair vs ain't the only daily 'whaddaboutme' package.
reminds me of the old saying: Children Aussies (whinge way more, and that accent!) should be seen, not heard.
GOTOs are a bit like wire coat hangers: they tend to breed in the darkness, such that where there once were few, eventually there are many, and the program's architecture collapses beneath them. (Fran Poretto)