software engineer desperately trying to help build a way out of our impending climate apocalypse

America is Infatuated with Stupid Ideas: Part 1

Ahem, in college I once wrote a nice paper about the Tesla car company and commended their efforts to fight climate change by innovating in alternative energy. Incredibly unfortunately, I also totally bought the lie that Elon Musk was an integral part of that team's success. I regret the error deeply. In light of recent discovery that this man personally and sadistically torpedoed a promising high speed rail system in California, I would like to establish my updated opinion. Rugged individual...
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Arch Journal

Arch Linux Journal A journal/log for my arch install on the Framework laptop Kernel 5.13.13 Gnome 40 /boot is 15gb of efi (The framework bootloader is UEFI) It's NOT LUKS encrypted yet / is ~900gb of ext4 /swap is 32gb of swap space (frame.work linux has some problems with high battery drain upon hibernation/sleep) Bluetooth is broken for the A210 Wifi 6 Chip on 5.13.13, but it worked in 5.13<13, so I imagine it'll get fixed soon Wifi works great throught NetworkManager Gnome Desktop Ma...
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Mental Models #1 : Guitar

(i'm a right-handed amateur guitarist) The Left and Right hands are connected in the mental model used to play the guitar. The right hand slaps strings and passes a vibration down to wherever the left hand rests. When first starting out, the two hands operate from independent silos, but every practice session thickens the neural pathway between them. Developing proper coordination between the two hands to create rhythm relies on the instantaneous predictive signalling from picking hand to ...
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A Fresher Start

I've started building a microblog app again. Trying not to overthink why I should make something and just make something. What is it? I don't know. What does it do? I don't know. The only question I want to answer, which will change slightly each week, is "Can I do X?". I'll collect the little "yes"es each week and use them as fuel. Thinking of making it space-themed and inspired by google+. Yes, google+. It had some good ideas, despite being late to the party, neglected, and ultimately chucked...
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I've had the PineTime open source smartwatch from Pine64 for 2 days and it is already cooler than the expensive android smartwatch I own. Connecting via GadgetBridge was super easy, upgrading the firmware took ~15s , and it controls media playback as well...pretty great device for $30. Maybe I can write something to fire Tasker commands. ...
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Blog Roadmap

Hey. You've reached another engineering blog from a budding engineer with more compute power than interesting things to talk about! I don't have a lot to offer in the realm of cutting-edge technical prowess - I likely won't be discussing compiler optimization or distributed system architecture or re-implementing low-level libraries in Rust to shave precious milliseconds off of your application's function calls. I won't be talking about those things because I don't do those things. I work as on...
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