Matt Marshall

September 2018

29 Sep 2018, 08:34

A good 60-80% of my ebook library (via Calibre) seems to have become corrupted magically :-/ Using it as an opportunity to pare down my digital clutter and sort out what I'll actually want to replace from my backups vs what I can forget about

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22 Sep 2018, 10:25

Me: "Oh no my potted oak tree is shedding its leaves it must be getting ill I am a terrible plant person"

Also me, outside: "Oooh all the leaves are falling I love this time of year aren't trees clever shedding leaves like that"

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12 Sep 2018, 10:23

This morning the machine gods decided to brick my phone :-/ Looks like a hardware fault, w/o a way of restoring it. More than a tad crappy.

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10 Sep 2018, 13:40

"Belly Full of Veg" is an accurate description of my current state, driving goals, and potentially what I'd name my Hybrid Black Metal-Gabber EP if I ever miraculously learned to do music.

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10 Sep 2018, 11:02

Benefits of drinking around a litre of tea and a litre water in the mornings: super hydrated, feel great, healthy kidneys.

Drawbacks: needing the loo constantly between 1030 and 1400 :-/

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05 Sep 2018, 13:06

Does anyone have any experience with #scanning and #digitising #books? I'm trying to pare down the final bits of my collection and want to scan generate #epub copies with searchable text.

Ideally Linux or Ubuntu solutions

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03 Sep 2018, 14:54

I really want to start switching to a Dvorak keyboard layout because I've always deeply enjoyed it every time I've spent time with one; but I also don't want to be that guy who uses Linux, writes in LaTeX, AND has a Dvorak keyboard :-/

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03 Sep 2018, 09:16

My resolution for this coming Equinox is to remember the restorative effects of my "foundational rituals" (stuff that makes me, me). I've been feeling thoroughly crappy lately and stuff like my Strength Training has suffered, and haven't been up to performing them much leading to feeling crappier.

I managed to start breaking out of this cycle last week through heavy focus on exercise (my bedrock) and I've never felt this good in a while. Still a ways to go, but upwards.

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