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Weeklog for Week 14: April 04 to April 10


I'm a bit ill this week, so not much to report other than work.


Plants are still growing in their now home. Great!


Did not participate this week.

However, UE5 was released this week, so I'll have to take a look at that! Here are some intro videos:


Libraries, programming, etc

  • Concrete Volume Control Knob : 8 Steps (with Pictures) - Instructables: I'd thought about using concrete in one of my projects for a while. It's a wonderful stuff, very heavy, and it's also magical: it's a semi-liquid, and if you wait long enough, it'll be stone! MAGIC! Now, just imagine having that huge slab of stone, polished, on a smooth ball-bearing as a circular input. Amazing!


  • One Of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus: It's a teenager movie in book form. It has all the stereotypes you'd want, with a storyline that's so predictable I knew how it would end right at the beginning. It's a change from all the much more heavy stuff I usually read. But it's also super-interesting to look into the weird world of US teenager stories, with their weird and wild sociopathies. I assume that it's a mirror of the broken society in the US, and a result of leaving teenagers alone to build their own little sub-society.
  • Sourdough by Robin Sloan: I've had this on my shelf for a long time, being part of the Double Dagger Society. It's, I think, commentary on the SF startup scene, but I'm far removed from that mindset, location and age. It's slow reading.
  • Seeing like a State by James C. Scott: A bit of a heavier book. Not yet sure what it gets at. Also, quite slow reading.


  • Journey to the Savage Planet: finished up with Anton.
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (from waitlist): Beautiful game, beautiful story, very great. 9/10


  • Rogue Legacy (from free EGS)


  • We did some Spätzle this weekend. Now I'm wondering how you could to that as a vegan version. What would you substitute for the egg, which is rather important in Spätzle?!

Other media

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