I've been busy at my new job, and I love it every single day. Insane.

It's strange the roles we find ourselves taking over time. How many people really get to make a plan and see it come out exactly the way they imagined?

I maybe could use a minor break. The kind where I don't have to plan anything for a while, absorb technical knowledge, compete with anyone, or even particularly verbally express myself. Painting, or something. Something a little free-form and a little creative, anyways.

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Managed to bash out a solid four pages in my journal yesterday, it felt good. No public blogging lately, though.

I may write a blog soon about what I'm doing currently on my raspberry pi. I've fired up Sonic Pi, which is a sort of live-coding synth music maker. Playing with the tutorials, I've got this great sort of randomized ambient space music thing going on. It's soothing, like I'm alone in my ship and far from Earth. As generally a bit of a space cadet kind of person anyways, I dig it.

Why yes, yes I am spending saturday night programming python for fun. I'm actually having a good time, too.

Do many other people still keep private journals or diaries on paper? It's one of my favorite things to do, even though I'm not always good about staying current. I have public or semi-public blogs online, but I always end up keeping a separate analogue journal for myself, too. It just feels good and right.

OTOH, I've got so many half-full journals it's not even funny. I'm about halfway through my current book now, and I really hope to finish it within the next year or so.

I managed to squeeze in an entry into my paper journal on december 31st so that I can say I made at least one addition in 2018, woo. Now my resolution is to get back into writing in the thing more often again, like I did in 2017. I confess I'm not entirely sad that I skipped hell-year 2018. I don't even want to talk about half the stuff that happened, even to myself.

I did manage to squeeze in another 2019 entry just after the clock rolled to January 2nd, too. I'm off to a good start!

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Happy new year, everyone. Good riddance to 2018, and may 2019 just be... less confusing, overall better, and not actually bring the apocalypse or anything. Cheers.

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It's almost 2019, which will bring the first new batch of US public domain works in over 20 years:

law.duke.edu/cspd/publicdomain

This "public domain day" used to happen every year until 1998, when 20 years was added to copyright terms for no real reason other than that large companies like Disney wanted it.

Copyright currently lasts 95 years in most countries, but until the late 1970s it was 56 years, or even shorter if copyright wasn't actively renewed.

#PublicDomainDay #Copyright

I realized the other day that I've completely neglected my paper journal for literally the entire year. My last entry is from October of 2017... I'm running out of days to squeeze in at least one entry for the year!

Why yes, yes I am still alive, thanks for asking. I've been pretty quiet with posting on the ol' wr.ex, but i'm still here, regularly reading what all the nice people have to say.

I'm way behind on my journal entries, both online and on paper :/ In fact I just checked my paper journal and my last entry was in October.. 2017. I missed an entire year.

Then again, if any year could be deleted from history, 2018 is pretty high up there on the list of things to pretend never happened. So it's not that great of a loss, I suppose. Still, I think I'll get in there before the year closes so that I at least have something.

Apparently people like me are "the problem with America" over a minor parking quibble. So that really happened, too, lol. What a great closer to a day.

It warmed up enough that I can finally feel my feet again, hooray!

It's 40F and I'm outside promoting linux and FOSS at the market again. Next winter market I do: handwarmers need to be a thing.

Also the flat earth society is here, lol.

I love using VNC to connect to my raspberry pi desktop from another machine. Currently I'm using it to play music on the TV across the room while I do horrible writing work on my main computer.

Probably play xmille later, because that's seriously like the best game ever.

Good Linux group meeting last night, with an assortment of interesting technical problems wandering in. GRUB problems, media ripping questions, salvaging old windows netbooks, and lots of demo machines set up for people to play with.

Back in the content mines tonight, vomiting out words. It kind of pays the bills, anyways. Too much to do, though, and all I really want to do is sleep.

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