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what is a man?

a miserable little pile of coping mechanisms

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This internet radio station which streams "the hidden activity of a freshwater pond" using DIY hydrophones (underwater microphones) attached to a floating solar-power system seems pretty Merveilles! zachpoff.com/artwork/pondstati I haven't been able to listen live yet due to time differences, but the archives are really interesting.

Hmmm so I could move my bandcamp downloader cron job to my anacron file... or I could write Baby’s First Bash Script with the terminal command in it and move it to cron.daily?

ME: is it worth it or reasonable to go ahead and buy the Programming in Lua book
YOU: well it depends, what would you like to end up doing with Lua
ME: i want to destroy and replace God

went VERY far out of my way on the way back from dropping Izzy off at school to take this picture

Going to bed now, cannot IMAGINE how infuriating this must be for people who know how to do this to watch Baby's First Pwogwamme. Thank you for your forbearance!

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YES! Okay I was brushing my teeth and I was like wait isn't there a thing where people get random numbers based on the system clock and basically now - if a button is being pressed and the internal pico time thing is divisible by 2 I get my little squeaks!

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I genuinely love trying to cram my round brain into this square hole

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Mentally I'm like oh I should make it so the SFX only sounds once every three like button presses or whatever, but that's not something the computer can understand. It's in an eternal present, it needs something to be triggered - the SFX is either on or off. I was looking at how people set up SFX with collisions and stuff like that but those are interactions with a discrete end state. I was considering maybe tying it to the x or y value of the mouse but that's still the same problem.

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I'm actually having a lot of fun like getting my mind into this philosophical space. I want a SFX to play INTERMITTENTLY when the rat is moving - every now and then. So right now every time a button is pushed a number increases by .5. It goes from 0 to 4 and when it hits 4 the SFX plays and when it goes over 4 it resets back to 0. The problem is it's still possible to stop hitting the button right at 4 and the SFX just SCREAAAAMS.

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Screaming Rat Update: I was doing dishes and thought I was very clever - instead of having a SFX triggered with every button push I could create an SFX value that increases like .3 with every button push but the SFX only sounds when it reaches 1.
Except then instead of sounding whenever a button is pushed, or intermittently like I was hoping, when it hits 1 it just SCREAMS

incredibly boring computer housekeeping stuff 

UPDATE: HOT DAMN IT WORKED

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update: it did not work

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incredibly boring computer housekeeping stuff 

so if at 9 pm the crontab worked it should automatically - or autoMAGICALLY as I like to say - download it as an aac to the NAS. If it doesn’t work - I’m a little concerned about how it’s going to interpret the number of modifiers involved in the Java command - I uh have no idea how I will find out about that. I put my email in at the end so hopefully I’ll get an email?

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okay so the new script does work and I have put it into crontab and I’m actually not sure how to test that without buying another album on bandcamp OOPS my finger slipped I bought another album on bandcamp

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ME: *conversationally* crontab: installing new crontab

anxiety, parenting, trauma 

Izzy has been really “up” for the past week, which I sort of assumed was because she hasn’t been getting enough sleep. I put blackout shades in her room last night because I was hoping to get her (and by extension us) to sleep past 6, but she got into our bed right at 6 today and has been the same touching-everything always-moving constantly-chattering as she’s been the last week

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The good news is once it’s done this the script should write out a log somewhere so it only downloads new stuff from now on. I was like “ugh how am I going to delete every folder and sub folder in this directory created after say 8 pm this evening” and then was like oh I’ll bet there’s a easy way to do that through the terminal. I’m a big pervert now!!!

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Ended up running the script on my laptop, downloading stuff to the NAS and it worked perfectly except that I’ve accidentally just redownloaded everything I’ve ever bought on Bandcamp in fucking Vorbis

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