Followed the snake tutorial for over the weekend. I used to implement it and spent a lot of time fiddling with zig build and comptime. Ended up with a function that parses a music language at comptime into instructions for note playback

@clmarohn I just finished reading confessions of a recovering engineer. I was honestly a little shocked at how boldly you made your critiques! But after finishing I know that any less could not convey the tragedy that we have all just accepted as normal.

@louispearson I also have a better understanding of why nothing has been done about it. @StrongTowns made me understand that our living places have been designed for automobiles for the past 60 years or so. Driving isn't a privilege for most; it's an obligation.

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One change that has happened in me is I'm far more worried about sustainability. I always liked the idea of self-sufficiency, the difference now is that I have a better understanding of the threat (climate change mostly)

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I'm now using Twidere to see both Mastodon and Twitter. This will make it much easier for me to sync the two.

I'm stupid excited for the . It's going to make a really good emulation machine, not to mention games on PC. And I could lounge on my couch while I play! And I can use it as a portable computer while traveling! It also makes it plausible that Valve will release a Steam Controller 2.0

Recently worked on I added traveling NPCs back into the game, this time following paths instead of making a beeline for their target. I would say its a minor change compared to what else has been going on, overall I'm very impressed by the the speed of development.

Here's the 3d printed result. It doesn't turn as well as I would have liked. I think it's mostly down to an issue with the print but there are a couple tweaks I could do to make that less likely

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Over the weekend I made my first model in . The design is of a contra-rotating gearbox, based off this video

It allows two propellers to rotate in opposite directions with one motor. This reduces the torqueing that occurs with just one.

I'm going to be using it for my to keep it small.

Just found out about the project/website!
I've done very little sewing but I had a blast the last time I tried it. Not sure when/if I'll get around to making use of free sewing but it looks very cool.

One thing I'm considering doing is starting a in my local area. There are some problems though:

1. I live in a university town. The university has a "makerspace", but I don't think it's open to the general public (and I refuse to put myself in debt for the opportunity).
2. I'm not rich (I have some money saved up but it won't support a makerspace for long)
3. I'm shy af and moved a lot, so I hardly know anybody where I live
4. It's still freaking COVID season

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I've spent the last couple of weeks listening to "Organization Theory: A Libertarian Perspective" by Kevin A. Carson. I'm mostly convinced of the philosophy of anarchy now, or at least left libertarianism (and mutualism in particular). Now I'm trying to figure out how to turn this from philosophy into action.

As for other areas, all I know is that nearly every action I see taken by a large corporation or by a government makes me increasingly frustrated. Freedoms are stripped away from common people and wealth is given to the wealthy. Corporations manipulate the masses and monitor their every move while the masses apathetically comply.

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I'm not sure that markets are the end-all be-all of organization, but we know from bloody experience that planned economies are unsuitable for distributing commodities

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Perhaps the most appealing aspect that I have read about is that revolution is not required for a mutualist society to evolve. From what I've read, revolution is bloody and almost always puts the people _least_ suitable to ruling in power.

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Earlier I suspected I might be socialist. However, the more I listened to "The Socialist Manifesto" the less I liked the idea of state socialism, which seems to be the primary vision of socialism that the term "socialism" describes. I think left libertarian (or mutualism as I've seen it called) is the philosophy I lean towards.

More progress on the quadruped! Now I'm mostly down to 3d printing parts.

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