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Right now, my home state of Kerala in southern India is a disaster zone: once-in-a-century rains have caused floods and mudslides everywhere; 13 out of 14 districts are in high alert. About a million people have been evacuated. About 350 people are estimated to be dead.

When this is all over, we will have a lot to rebuild. We have donated to Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund.

donation.cmdrf.kerala.gov.in/i

Please do what you can? Thank you!

still some organizational stuff to take care of like moving the default SDL + OpenGL backend into a separate module. and the manual needs a big update now...

finished decoupling Chickadee's game loop from any particular I/O backend. the new, abstract game loop is only about 20 lines of code.

tried out libfive (libfive.com/) today. it's a programmatic CAD tool with a Guile Scheme interface. I am not very good at using it yet, and I'm not sure it's the best tool for designing furniture projects, but it is *really cool*. shapes are basically just Scheme functions and you can compose/transform them in all sorts of ways.

vacations are hard for me because I always want to be making something. relaxing for days isn't really something I do.

you best believe I'm in Delaware.

my initial reaction to the announcement about the PawSox moving to Worcester was seeing the proposed stadium on a map and being mad that it was taking over the parking lot I use to go to my favorite stores and restaurants. damn you, baseball!

@arunisaac I haven't seen this. thanks for sharing it!

I feel bamboozled when I open one of those trick-or-treat size starbust packs that only have 2 starbust inside and they are both orange.

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I can gently rock her to sleep like this. she loves it.

@catonano yeah, I'm used to taking them, just fucked up this morning.

day 2 on train: not as good as day 1. train left as I was running to the platform. had to come back an hour and a half later for the next one.

if you can't handle me at my t2.micro then you don't deserve me at my c5.xlarge

@zane I definitely don't want to bother with 120V AC if I don't have to!

@zane I'm totally open to easier ways of implementing this. the requirements are:
- removable power cable, like you have with PC power supplies
- on/off switch, again like PC power supplies
- ultimately connects to a US 2-prong AC adapter that powers the 2 USB devices inside

@zane not sure I follow. the beaglebone's power capabilities may be different, but for the raspberry pi I needed to feed 5v power to both the pi and the hub, the pi couldn't power the hub on its own. the reason for the 120V wiring is that I wanted the unit to have a removable power cable and a switch but I can't find a product that will do all the conversions I need. I could avoid wiring by simply running a regular extension cable into the case, but then it's not modular.