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That art shanty thing was cool, but so busy! I was told that visitor count was past any old high points. Luckily, this is around for four fortnights, so I'll go back again and try to look at what I couldn't today.

Tomorrow I'll go look at a bunch of artsy huts that folks put up on an icy pond in my city. It's sort of a tradition now.

@ojahnn Originally I put off vacuuming for a lot of fortnights, but that post was about finally catching up, which took hours.

I took a lot of hours to vacuum today. So tiring.

I found a solution to avoid slipping up with that fifth glyph in casual typing. You got a fancy typing input that can swap glyph caps, right? No? Okay, buy that kind of thing first. Now just pick up this guy's spooky custom caps and pop that onto your forbidding button. You will probably not tap it unknowingly now.


A company had to dig up part of our yard on Thursday to fix an important clog. It wasn't our clog at all, but part of its path was through our yard on account of how goofy our tiny block is. A cool plant was lost during this digging, which is too bad for us. All folks can pour liquids down drains again, though, which I'm happy about.

(Whoops, not a bot. Just a bunch of cool folks with a cool hobby.)

I'm a big fan of this bot that is pushing Magic cards through many rounds of translation until original words and thoughts go away. This is my top pick so far:

I took fifth position, which I'm happy about. (I almost took position two, if not for an unlucky card draw.) Sadly, our final hour was up prior to finding an unambiguous victor, so this ranking is as of a third-from-last turn.

Tomorrow I'm playing Civilization for (up to) 10 hours with 18 total participants. I wish it could finish in that span, but I think probably it will just stop at our hour of stopping, without an actual victory. That is typical of this activity.

Sick again. Day two so far. Tomorrow isn't looking promising.

Also, it looks as if all my link posts show up as normal activity? Sorry, I thought I could post toots in that original toot only. I didn't want to spam public activity with this.

I'm lounging around and board gaming for two-plus days with a bunch of pals (and unknowns too). For this occasion, I'm bringing a PC with PICO-8 and my arbitrary picks to play on it. If you want, you'll find my pick list in this toot's follow-ups.

Today I found out a lot about writing scripts for data-grids and forms. My goal was to build a tool for quickly and simply inputting artwork info for that "standard digital books" group that I support. I think I did a lot of good work. I got what I was wanting... so that I can now start additional work.

@a_cormorant That is good information that I hadn't found! You got a bit lucky that your own is fully oulipo-compliant. That mail you all got last morning, I had difficulty thinking how to sign it.

I caught a mild cold, so I'm skipping work today. I could catch up on old tasks that I put off, but probably I will just submit to digital distractions all day.