April 30th, 2022 – 1,312

It is finally complete. Well ish. I still need a GPIO cable to daisy chain with the existing one, as you can’t really open the drawer at the moment. Aaaaaand a more pressing issue, the screen does not like the official Pi Power supply I bought, as it gave me rainbow lines of nope, but it needs a good power supply or the internet is too sluggish to use. But with both of those said…

…this is very satisfying.

April 29th, 2022 – 1,311

This week, was rough. Working from home for 3 days might be great for some but it messed me up something bad, and I had a wretched experience with Project4 yesterday. I can’t go into detail, but in vague terms, why the hell would a letter that opens with “congratulations” and “successful” be about failing to succeed? What idiot wrote one letter template like that? But whatever, I’m too burned out to care. Late target today, as soon as I got home I played comfort Minecraft for several hours just to try and feel alive.

This too shall pass.

April 28th, 2022 – 1,310

I think my Windows 9π is actually going to become one of my main computers. I put it on my desk at work today, and not only was it a very relaxing place to write target on my lunch break, but it also proved really useful as a place to just open LibreOffice and write my thoughts into over the day. Now, yes, you might be wondering why I wouldn’t use my bullet journal for that. It’s sitting on the other side of my desk, but, I think I prefer to write things in there that I want to hold onto, and on the 9π I can just ramble. It’s super soothing, which is funnily enough not surprising, because it’s exactly the same as Extra Ideas, the Google Docs I used to write for target before this blog started. I only ever did 57 of them, but they did help when I felt awful or drained. So maybe this is a clue I should let myself run these out for fun. I think it actually helped me be more productive at work too.

I’d call that a win.

April 27th, 2022 – 1,309

Keyboard finally arrived. Was it worth having to work from home for a whole extra day? Not really given how much I prefer to be in the office and not bring work home, but it was fine. The keyboard though? For all the grief I went through trying to figure out if I was even being sent the item and excuses from the seller about their poorly coded website, none of it matters now. Project is far from done, but not only is this gonna make it infinitely easier to take it with me and work on it on the go…

…It’s also gorgeous.

April 26th, 2022 – 1,308

It’s frustrating how much I let the little things get under my skin. So today, I was working from home to wait for a delivery and because of a medical appointment. In the end, the appointment took less than 5 minutes and the next-day delivery never even arrived, which is quite bad considering I ordered it on Friday. The smallest things are setting me off. And yeah, I ain’t doing so hot. Needless to say, writing late became all but inevitable. Is what it is. But I can do better, and I need to. Tomorrow is a new day, so I will try again.

April 25th, 2022 – 1,307

Ok, working from home for one day hasn’t killed me. I guess the question is, will two? Side question, is the fact I just tried to spell ‘guess’ as ‘quess’ and ‘will’ as ‘whill’ indicative that a portion of my brain has died? Trick question it did years ago. My last braincell is rotating around the existential dread of life like a coin in one of those cool as heck coin fast spinny things, you know where it goes on zoomies until it falls into the hole? Yeah, those are cool. I am also tired.

NHO is a mess, but what else is new. I am actually finding ways to make it more enjoyable, and I think one is that I have a bad habit of all conversations ending up 1:1. This trilogy is tailor made for group conversations, and I have hardly any. I should fix that. In editing. Right now slep.

April 24th, 2022 – 1,306

I feel wretched… Messed up something bad inside my head and gut right now. Nothing is helping and I just can’t seem to shake it. This week is gonna get off to the absolute worst start because of it and I am not looking forward to that. I’m having to work from home because of various medical things I have to get sorted, and that’s wretched enough when I don’t also have so much on my mind. I’m also anxious my damn keyboard I ordered with next day delivery is now 2 days late with no word from the seller. Just not in a great place right now…

April 23rd, 2022 – 1,305

1,300 diary entries as of today, so that’s pretty neat. I have to say, starting a diary was probably the second best decision of my life after 1K itself, and there’s a reason I lump the tick for the day in my bullet journal for ‘1K + Journal’ together. It helped me work through some thorny thoughts today, and now I feel a little more at peace, even if I am writing oh so too late. But today wasn’t all bad; I ended up not getting a key parcel arrive which left me feeling agitated and frustrated, but another one did, and the results, well they speak for themselves. Check out the progress.

April 22nd, 2022 – 1,304

I am so tired tonight. I managed an actual night of sleep yesterday so that helped, bit I’m going to be pretty much sleeping through the weekend just to stay afloat. On the plus side, it now is the weekend and I have that option. I think that NHO has taken a bad hit this week, with some pretty weak prose and set up on a big reveal, but yeah it’s fine, I expect to write worse when shattered. I’ll get back on my feet.

April 21st, 2022 – 1,303

Ok, I managed to write before 11pm, that’s a win. Like, an hour before 11pm. Yes I’m not posting this said hour before, but I wanted to get other stuff in order. I think I just needed a mood lifter to be able to get through today, and boy, that got delivered. Literally, I walked to Sainsbury’s at midday and picked up said package, for a BRAND NEW PROJECT. And this one I don’t even have to be cryptic about on pain of bad things happening! No really, I am not being cute about Project4, there is a reason I can’t be open about that. This one though feeds into a longstanding desire to have a PC specifically for all the old point and click games I adore so much. I wanted to have in effect a SCUMMVM machine, and I assumed from the start probably using one of my many Raspberry Pis – bought before the shortage, I’m not a hoarder. Also none are 4s, but a 3B+ will do for this.

So I have wanted to make this for a long time, but never quite found the right vessel. I have a lovely Pi-Top that I tried using, but that lends itself more as a writing machine or a digital display, which is cool and all but not what I’m going for – though I do really need to set that up as my calendar, which is my current plan for it. What I kinda wanted to do was either put Windows 98 on a Pi, which would need to be a 4 as I put it on a 3B and let me tell you, I didn’t need to open PowerPoint to see a slideshow, or to theme Debian/Raspbian in Windows 98 style. So I debated asking a friend if I could pay him to print me up a beige-box themed case. And then, a few days ago, I was browsing the web aimlessly on my break, and I saw a floppy disk holder. The greatest floppy disk holder I have ever seen, and I have seen, like 10. Ok no I’ve seen way more than that, I used to love floppy disks, but this, this is something special. I wonder if you can tell what I plan to do to it…