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I gotta figure out how to get this one out of the way so I can build at least one more, hmm.

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I built a wall. Now I need to build a couple more, I guess? 🤣

took the day off to go hike in a couple of woods (Brighton Rec Area & a nature preserve near Fenton) and visit our favorite orchard and cider mill (Al Mar Organics) up in Flushing. Had lunch at the Brighton Theater Cafe, which was surprisingly nice—they have a patio on the mill pond.

Nobody in Brighton masks, which tracks.

A really nice day! Highly recommended.

Dexter, the pup, returned from his morning walkies in a zoomy mood. He's now napping it off. We should all be so lucky!

Dexter, the pup, is extremely blissed out on coziness this morning. MacOS doesn't want to let me upload a photo of him, though.

I am so very sore today. Advil, the breakfast of champions.

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Mass truss production complete! I guess now I need to work on walls!? 🤣

Now that I know the dimensions for the gussets I can mass produce those and try to knock out the other (checks notes) 7 😆. And then walls, and then, and then, etc. etc.

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been listening to a lot of Lofi / Synthwave streams/mixes on youtube as background this week, and I quite like it. Here are a couple mixes from channels I've liked: and

This week has been a blur, time moving dangerously fast. I'm getting a little bit done on a lot of different projects, but mostly I'm wanting to be out there building trusses for my shed or running/playing board or tabletop games with people.

A new 401k has appeared in my Fidelity account summary, named after a company I used to work for. Today, money appeared in that account. Not much—$1,700. It is listed as a "balance forward".

I am very confused by this. I guess I'll try to roll it over into my AT&T branded 401k?

A thing I want: something that sits in the menu bar on macos and lets me quickly add / modify google calendar entries. I used to have such a tool and it was quite helpful, but then something changed and they never updated it so it stopped working.

Having disclosed this publicly I now realize that I am costing myself the opportunity to position myself as a consultant ;). Well, shucks.

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The one time my friend Gene and I semi-seriously worked on designing a game we ended up in a very similar place (I have printouts of these in a box under my desk), now working in that industry it is I guess heartening to know that two 22 year old complete newcomers to the field can arrive at the state of the art design organization system a priori

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It is kind of awesome how much of "making a AAA game" is "maintaining a dauntingly huge array of microsoft word documents with a bunch of screenshots and bullet lists in them"

This weekend's progress—this puppy has a dang floor. Stained and sealed the sickly-green PT, cut and installed the ply; two coats spar varnish per side to give it some further water resistance. Still pretty darn level and square after all the fuss.

Trying to review a new feature this morning, and I can't stop laughing at this candidate for the greatest python type annotation in history:

Refrigerator died 🙃; freezer still works, but the fans that move the cold air up to the fridge gave out. Bought an LG, which consumer reports liked slightly better than the Whirlpool, but both seemed like good buys.

Two weeks minimum for delivery, so it's fortuitous we decided not to get rid of this little dorm fridge from Heather's old studio last month :).

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