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#163 Musings

Shoulder is nearly back to normal, thankfully.

Won't have an issue playing on sunday which is a massive bonus. Was really dreading saying I couldn't play.


Watched a movie with Nicholas Cage called Next. It is quite a terrible movie, though the premise is something that really sings. A Phillip K Dick adaptation and man it is something.

Acting is meh, narratively it's all over the place but again that hook just is something.

The main protaganist is a man who can see 2 minutes into the future. Now to its detriment it doesn't explore exactly how this works or how they sanity can survive but I digress. I won't ruin the ending though I think the movie does that on it's own.


My electron app is up and running, barely.

Just playing around with APIs, to see how I can programmatically pull data and display it with in a web page.

Till next time,

B

#162 Musings

Created my first electron app.

It is quite a simple process though of course it is a very simple one.

Currently trying to hit an API endpoint, and display that data on the page.

Can authenticate, print it to console, display it in an ugly stringified json format but am having trouble actually making it look good.

Obviously, doing something wrong somewhere in the point. I think I just need to translate that JSON data into something that is displayed normally.

Eh, i'll work it out.


Physio has said my shoulder seems to be AC joint inflammation courtesy of a stiff ac joint. He termed it a brick.

Shall have to look up some loosening exercises to help with that.

Till next time,

B

#161 Musings

Have to say Disney is killing it with their tv shows on Disney+.

The Mandalorian was awesome, Wandavision, and now Winter Soldier and Falcon. All just top notch shows. All very differnet in terms of style and aesthetics but very enjoyable in their own ways.


Shoulder still sore. Booked in for the physio to see what is going on. Fingers crossed nothing serious and it won't impact the start of my season. Would be really disappointing if yes.

Till next time,

B

#160 Musings

Debating whether I should stick with the daily listed writing.

Eh we shall, this is going to be a short one just to keep it ticking over and I shall see in the next couple of days.

Till next time,

B

#159 Musings

Made some pulled pork for my partner's family party. Forgot how easy and foolproof sous vide pork really is. So so tasty as well.

Looking forward to pulled pork rolls with tangy slaw on Martins potato rolls. Going to be delicious.


Think I slept wrong on my shoulder because my AC joint is causing me heaps of grief. Hurting all down my collarbone. Wonder if it is just inflammation or if I actually injured myself. I'll give it till tuesday to see how it is going before I go to the physio.


Did some cleaning getting ready for the party, and while my partner and I are a bit messy our place isn't dirty.

Till next time,

B

#158 Musings

Saw Nobody at the movies today and it was good. Funny in parts, action was quite well shot and choreograped. Bob Odenkirk carries the film. Really does a fantastic job keeping everything ticking along.

You can definitely tell that people involved in John Wick were involved in this film. The action sequences have a very similar vibe, good but similar.

I would definitely say that if you like the John Wick franchise then you should give this a watch.


Got a basic flashcard version up and running. Still some kinks to work out but dam it works. Feels awesome.

I'm glad i've got something up and running that I can play with over the next 4 or so weeks.

Till next time,

B

#157 Musings

Started my final GA project.

Stayed with my Star Wars generator color set though I'm not sold on the idea. Maybe I should do some research on best colours for learning.

The framework is up and it should look good once I've got it all set up.

I'll just need to explore the best flashcard JS code to use. There seems to be so many different ways to do it.


Watched a movie with Nic Cage called Willy's wonderland. It's a crazy film really. Recommended watch though if you like horror, comedies.

Till next time,
B

#156 Musings

Leg doesn't seem to have gotten worse, still a bit achey though. All I can do at this stage is continue to watch it.


GA went well, everyone seemed to struggle. Definitely helps that I have played around with @media queries, breakpoints and responsive design before.


Definitely feeling a bit off. Think I am pre-sick. We shall see.

Till next time,

B

#155 Musings

Dam, think my leg wound is infected.

Got a couple of white spots which generally isn't a good thing.

I'll keep an eye out on it, to see out it progresses. Fingers crossed it takes care of itself without medical intervention.


Had quite a lazy day. Not feeling the greatest. Think I am pre-sick.

Till next time,

B

#154 Musings

Made the unfortunate mistake of leaving on my jelonet dressing overnight. Essentially bonded with my open wound.

Spent essentially two and bit hours just trying to remove it with the least amount of maceration possible.

Was pretty much successful. My leg is hurting now and I do believe it is infected. Very very red. Though that could be from me pulling and pushing at for over two hours.

We shall see how it goes over the next couple of days. If it gets worse might need to go to the doctor.


Haven't coded in a couple of days but I shall catch up tomorrow after sleep.

Till next time,

B

#153 Musings

Going to be a short one today.

Read a book yesterday called The Subjuguate by Amanda Bridgeman.

Have to say it was a very fun read. Not perfect but still a boat load of fun.

If you like high-concept sci-fi plus cop-drama I'd suggest you give it a go.

Till next time,

B

#152 Musings

Have a pain on top of my hand just in front of the wrist. Not sure what i've done but it feels maybe muscular or tendon-ish.

Weird. Tomorrow playing in goal will be a test.

I have taken a voltaren to see if that helps and if it is muscular etc it should.


I do thoroughly love solving isuses with css/html/js. Definitely enjoyable. Fingers crossed I can translate that into paid work.

Till next time,

B

#151 Musings

So my idea for a GA project is a go.

Learning German flashcard style.

Will use both js, as well as of course HTML and CSS.

Should be an interesting challange.

I think considering that I will need to do a code-walkthrough as well as a general explainer will require the most work.

I know I can create a website considering I've already built a similar one Star Wars Planets.

Eh explaining it is the single best way of learning in my experience.


I am worried about my partner though, working way too hard.

Already sick and her trial hasn't even started. Should be an interesting few weeks. Fingers crossed.

Till next time,

B

#150 Musings

So I think I found the reason why Pop-OS doesn't feel as sharp as windows 10. I think it has something to do with rounded corners. All the apps have rounded corners and I think that softens the overall look.

I think I have solved by editing the theme css but not sure how persistent or or successful it was. Still seems fairly rounded.

I shall have to explore that aspect of customising the theme.

Till next time,

B

#149 Musings

GA class today was good. Learnt something new, CSS grids.

Pretty cool and it really helps with setting up a page to exact standards.

Will be interesting to use it across my passion projects.


I run apache guacamole on my home network and it makes remoting into computers on the network an absolute breeze. I use it to remote into my windows vm running on my unraid server. Bonus is that I have installed it to an electron wrapper so that it seamlessly fits into my desktop flow.

Here is a photo to showcase what I mean

Probably going to run with this setup for a little while. Gets me the best of both worlds.


Till next time,

B

#148 Musings

Finally got my Windows 10 VM back up and running and by that I mean I just finally got around to actually installing it.

I think I do miss the slickness of Windows. I am really torn about what I should use as my daily driver. I do love linux and Pop-OS especially. The privacy, the ability to tinker. Windows does look really nice though. Hmmmm. Things to ponder.

Their Windows 10 Todoist app is finally using the same design aesthetic as the rest of their platform. Looks good.

Till next time,

B