10-25


Someone seems to be covering green day’s holiday at a house show?


there is this guy on tik tok who gives very standard sound financial advice and has like a million followers. very strange


10-24


Got a new yorker subscription


Finished most of the Flounder rewrite -- just need to do some cleanup and QA -- look forward to a new build soon!


10-23

in 2017 I made $6000 from bitcoin investments, haven't been involved in bitcoin since then


10-20


enjoying listening to UC berkeley radio

My neighbors are playing The Witness

10-18


My project for this week is to listen to radio. in college I was a radio DJ from the midnight to 2AM slot on thursdays, playing electronic dance music. one time I talked for like 15 minutes about an article in the guardian about sexism in electronic dance music. I wonder if anyone ever heard that.


09-30


Thinking about the time i saw bernie sanders in iowa and the lead singer from foster the people did a solo show and didn't play pumped up kicks but instead played a bunch of deep cuts he wrote in high school


09-27

Spotted graffiti — “shalom, y’all”


09-26-2020


learning about the ford model t


found $20 on the street today


09-22-2020


Thinking about when a white claw promoter gave out free white claw at a company party at my old work two years before it got popular and everyone was like this tastes like shit. before its time.


bough a typewriter


thinking about the time i was at a house show and the band played a melodramatic, sarcastic cover of yellow by coldplay


09-18-2020


Thinking about and re listening to hurtbreak wonderland, the 2007 album by japanese postrock artist world's end girlfriend, an album i have only listened to 2 or 3 times but which I really really enjoyed. relistening now


I think my favorite album of all time is solo piano by philip glass. is it an "album"


social media and the death drive


09-17-2020

my apartment has an upstairs part, i'm making a rule for myself that no technology is allowed up there


meditating 30min daily now


09-13-2020

bought a bike today. i have not owned or ridden a bike in 4 years.


sewed a hole in my cutoff jean shorts instead of buying new ones


bought my bike from a recent uc berkeley grad in a student co-op that used to be a catholic monastery and i made a joke about how now would be a great time to join a monastery and saw a facebook ad for joining monasteries.


09-10-2020


started rereading dune today


09-09-2020


Woke up today and the sky was orange and dark. I had resolved not to check my phone today before work, and had guessed it was like 5AM, but it was actually 9AM. My apartment complex is dead quiet.



09-08-2020


Did an enegram test and got type 4

https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/type-4


I relate to this strongly.


the heart sutra is the most frequently recited text in the mayahana buddhist tradition which i wonder if it makes it the most frequently recited text in the world. depends on definitions of "text" and "recited"


09-05-2020


The sun was red yesterday here in southern oregon from the smoke from the fires. Eerie


In Berkeley California

08-28-2020


I currently live in the city in the united states with the coldest summers in the continental united states


https://komonews.com/weather/scotts-weather-blog/its-true-port-angeles-is-the-coolest-town-on-west-coast



08-27-2020


Bought a slab of live edge wood, going to treat it and make a table out of it. I've spent a month in Port Angeles, Washington with my parents, and it's got me surprisingly enjoying smaller town life. If I ever move out of the bay area, it'll probably be to a place like this. I like the sort of DIY attitude a lot of people have here.


08-22-2020


I've been thinking about old technology.


Found a 4 leaf clover on a hike today:

clover.jpg


Been thinking about getting into IRC because of how many people who do "small web" stuff use IRC, but I find the medium somewhat unpleasant. Not just because IRC is old and clunky, but because I'm not a fan of synchronous online group chat in general. I'd much rather email people.


Completely obsessed with this article on mechanical windmills, research done in the Netherlands in the 1920s to improve windmills long after they had commercial value, and a potential future for mechanical windmills. Represents everything I said above.

https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/2009/10/history-of-industrial-windmills.html


08-20-2920


Calmed by the horns of the ships that I hear from my room


Read this horrifying story:

https://www.thecut.com/2020/08/youtube-myka-james-stauffer-huxley-adoption.html


08-18-2020


accidentally ate a bite of bacon hamburger today; realized i've been vegetarian for nearly a decade


08-17-2020


impulse bought a beat up old film camera on ebay


08-16-2020


Trying to "inbox 0" all the emails I've received since 2006 -- deleting things I don't need to save, etc. I have an attitude towards archiving where I don't want to just be a "data hoarder" -- I want to curate what I think is important enough to keep, which often isn't that much!


I'm 7,000 messages down out of 120,000


Article on some of the ideological foundations of flounder:

https://landshark.io/2020/08/16/web-by-google.html


Thinking about what a colossal failure bitcoin and blockchain was.


Continuing to edit emails and being nostalgic for a time when I was very unhappy


Napped from 5pm to 10pm

08-15-2020


Posted Flounder on the Gemini mailing list.

I ran cross country in high school and ran inconsistently after that. Running fits really well with my current life situation, so I'm getting back into it. If you want to track my times and progress, check out:

running.csv


Played around with my email setup today. Pulled a bunch of mbox files from several old gmail accounts. Using notmuch + alot to filter them


on 10/25/2008 I released a number of latex balloons with a tag attached telling whoever found them to email me where they found it. I released them from St. Louis and got two responses -- one in Louisville, Kentucky at 38.2468, -85.75927 on 10/26/2008 another in rural illinois, at 38.02657, -89.14356 on 10/27/2008


Numbers may be approximate -- this is based on an old document I stumbled upon.



08-14-2020


Funny project: https://bible.artimproved.com/


test


Elon Musk's Starlink's affect on the night sky:

https://www.skyatnightmagazine.com/space-science/starlink-satellites-change-view-of-night-sky/


It's fun to write software without time or business constraints. I've been rewriting modules for flounder and making useless optimizations just because it's fun and interesting


Good article that helped inspire flounder:

https://idlewords.com/talks/website_obesity.htm


Looking at photos of me in college and getting deeply sad



08-13-2020


Experimenting with a really cool client for twtxt:

https://github.com/neauoire/twtxtc


Thinking about the time as a kid I tried to teach myself to write with my left hand.


08-12-2020


Think I'm going to transfer my money to a credit union when I move to Berkeley.


Just got renters insurance from a "hip" "cool" "fun" insurance company. with emojis.


My mom lost her sense of smell a few days ago, got a COVID test, she does not have COVID.


08-11-2020


Thinking about how I have never purchased a car


08-10-2020


i live close enough to the water to hear the horns of boats in the morning, when it is quiet


08-09-2020


hiked the olympic discovery trail for 7 miles today. Took a picture of this odd crashed car:


car2.jpg


Experimented with a new way of converting this image using a command-line tool called imagemagick:


https://imagemagick.org/index.php


The command I used was:

convert car.jpg -resize 350x350 -define jpeg:extent=32kb car2.jpg 

This has been a lot faster than using GIMP or an online file uploader.


08-07-2020

Lots of great new content on Flounder! Also, I've been enjoying this guy's videos about rollercoaster tycoon 2:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBlXovStrlQkVA2xJEROUNg


Should I start handwriting Flounder posts? Could be fun


08-05-2020

First day of new job


Finished adding statuses to flounder via the twtxt protocol. This should be the last major feature for a while.


08-04-2020

Welcomed a few users to Flounder. Here are some cool pages that people have created:


//meeraz.flounder.online

//jan.flounder.online

//pam.flounder.online


Cori Bush won the St Louis congressional primary!


Really enjoyed this article:


https://logicmag.io/failure/freedom-isnt-free/


08-01-2020

Created Flounder. Flounded flounder