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Weeklog for Week 50: December 13 to December 19


This week is Python week for a customer. That means a lot of work hours soaked up, not much else to do.

Also, sick family. Great!

I've updated my weather-watcher, now with daily weather messages, and moved it to Gotify.

I've also transposed some of my weeklogs, but I'm not sure I like it. Parsing text, and parsing markdown, and doing stuff with it always feels very clunky. I have many more ideas for this, but I'll have to sit with that for a little longer.

How do I write weeklogs

As asked by @plantprogrammer: I've fought myself a long time over note-taking. I now have an open at all times and write as it happens, or shortly after. Every week, I use a template to create the next log file. This is the minimum solution I've found.

I hope to be able to refer to older logs at some point to make this more linked and Zettelkasten-styley. Also, I'll want to transpose my notes at some point, and slice along topics instead of time, but I'll have to find a clean way to do that still.

I'm also still annoyed that I now have to save noteworthy content more than once: in my pinboard and in my weeknotes. But on the other hand, this makes me much more aware of the media I consume and of the value of these media, so maybe it's not such a bad thing.

All of this also means that the primary consumer is intended to be me: I'm writing these notes for myself. If a single person outside of myself gets a benefit from them, that's just on-top.


No progress this week.


No progress this week.


Libraries, programming, etc

  • SQLite Session Extension: "The session extension provide a mechanism for recording changes to some or all of the rowid tables in an SQLite database, and packaging those changes into a "changeset" or "patchset" file that can later be used to apply the same set of changes to another database with the same schema and compatible starting data. A "changeset" may also be inverted and used to "undo" a session."
  • Globster
  • Gotify: a simple server for sending and receiving messages, open-source, self-hosted, with websocket interface and android client
  • Wezterm: A great-looking termin emulator. Still does not have the most important feature I've never found in a terminal emulator: pre-sets for spawning windows/tabs in specific positions. Does anyone have any suggestions?


  • Genesis Noir: Still amazing visuals, still super-great soundtrack, still very chill game. 9/10
  • while True: learn(): This is one of those programming puzzle games, or at least it wants to be. The puzzles are all a bit similar and not super interesting, and I don't know why I keep playing this. 4/10


  • The Shrouded Isle
  • Unavowed
  • Spiritfarer
  • Beasts of Maravila Island
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter


Other media

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