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New construction a half-mile away & it's apparently lay-fresh-blacktop day; we opened the windows to enjoy a crisp breeze but everything stinks of tar.

(Unrelated: 2 nights ago someone used their fireplace & the whole block reeked as if they were burning RR ties instead of pine)

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Followed this tutorial from Sia Karamalegos this afternoon, to add a handy youtube embed partial to my 11ty blog. (I'd seen the underlying web-component making the rounds, but wasn't sure how to best implement it; fortunately that site laid it out for me.) Neat.

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"Information technology has produced immense benefits for humanity but only when it is used with honesty and integrity. The opportunities that technology offers to humanity are greater than ever but so are the risks."

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, 1999.

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another dads-misusing-twitch.tv idea: point webcam at easy chair; sit quietly and read.

Sit Quietly And Read needs more/better p.r., yeah? Gettin’ the word out...

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I thought it would be amusingly dumb to stream myself playing Video Pinball (Atari, 1981) on Twitch. Got my stream going, then spent 20 minutes fighting with OpenEmu's controller settings (live! wow!). This was followed by 5 minutes of gameplay before it crashed. 🕹 INFLUENCER 🕹

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Terri came back from walking the dog yesterday evening and said "Do you hear that? There's a big plane doing circles around the neighborhood. It's really weird."

My little FlightAware/Raspberry Pi setup might not have amazing range, but it can read the immediate area...

flightaware screenshot of C-130 looping around neighborhood

Sure enough, there's a C-130 doing tons of really tight loops around our suburb. Zooming out... it's from the AFB in Ft. Walton. Just came over to say hi.

flightaware screenshot of C-130 looping around neighborhood

Okay! Bye!

flightaware screenshot of C-130 looping around neighborhood

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bird overhead

Terri caught this swallow-tailed kite over the neighborhood. Hope the new construction doesn’t run them off.

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Little “yeah, it’s been a whole year” moments keep popping up. Just got a second annual bill for the farmers market/delivery service we joined; I’m sitting in the vet’s parking lot (instead of going in) for the second time, waiting for Rey to get her annual shots...