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Weeklog for Week 12: March 18 to March 24


Work was... work.

I wanted to try out ntfy, since the gotify app doesn't like my phone, apparently. But I found out that my docker runtime is too old. And that my Ubuntu is too old. So, naturally, I did a release update. Twice. And since the docker runtime changed, I had to go from aufs to overlayfs2, which meant newly setting up all my containers. And while I was at it, I didn't really want to run an old Gitlab. So the simple task of trying out ntfy ballooned into three evenings of upgrade work.
But now it works, and it's ok.


Libraries, programming, etc

  • dalibo / transqlate · GitLab: translate Oracle SQL to PostgreSL
  • PyKidos: a small JavaScript application (still rough around the edges) that offers a Python playground for teaching purposes. It is mainly intended for use by adults who are teaching programming to their kids, and it is not really designed for independent use by children without adult supervision.
  • pywebview: pywebview is a lightweight cross-platform wrapper around a webview component that allows to display HTML content in its own native GUI window. It gives you power of web technologies in your desktop application, hiding the fact that GUI is browser based. Available for Windows, macOS, Linux and Android. You can use pywebview either with a 3rd party web framework or on its own with a two way bridge between Python and DOM. pywebview uses native GUI for creating a web component window: WinForms on Windows, Cocoa on macOS, QT or GTK on Linux and Kivy for Android. If you choose to freeze your application, pywebview does not bundle a heavy GUI toolkit or web renderer with it keeping the executable size small. pywebview is compatible with Python 3. (via Jochens weeklog)


  • The Paperclip War: A short story I found by accident. It's a nice different perspective on the paperclip maximiser. The ending is a bit quick and cliché, but the world constructed was nice.


  • Astroneer: we played this almost exactly five years ago. It has changed substantially, but is still the same very cute and relaxing game. 9/10
  • Crime O'Clock: A hidden-object game with a twist: every scene exists at different points in time. Your job as a detective is to trace crimes and solve the case. I like it. Funnily enough, we received Micromacro as a gift just two weeks ago, which seems to be the same concept in board game format. 8/10

Other media

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