New album!!! Prepare for ridiculous happiness!
Having something of a philosophical crisis around software development, free software and robots reading my code.
I haven't really had time to write about (or even fully process) all of it due to the remodeling project, but I've slowly started the process of recapturing my own labor and cultivating autonomous means of production.
I'm also coming to terms with the fact that I'm not going to find fulfilling employment until I do something on my own.
So, every month I try to purge all of my open tabs from my phone’s browser into a blog post. I do this for various reasons (maybe I should write a post about that?), but I’ve had a hard time keeping up with it manually, so I end up a few months behind which of course makes it harder to keep up…
So I found a plug-in to help, it’s still a bit manual but I’m hoping going forward to stay on-schedule.
Spent another hour or so before work today working on #ArtAds, and made good progress again (got basic image uploading working).
I woke-up thinking about how art is the greatest communication technology we’ve created (I’ll probably write a blog post with more on that soon) and this made me feel like ArtAds could actually be a more important project than I originally thought.
This put some enthusiasm into the work.
Started working on ArtAds (https://jasongullickson.com/artads.html) this morning.
Decided to go with Python/Flask because I want to start with the API first and I don’t want to get hung-up by language issues (I work with Python everyday so it’s easy to remember everything). Haven’t done much (non-cloud) DB programming with Python and was pleasantly surprised at how quickly I could get that going.
This is a good idea on several levels (even if there are a few issues with the implementation).
There is the safety and convenience aspects for the builder and operator, but beyond that there are efficiencies of scale available when standards are applied. If batteries like this were available in several capacities by different manufacturers using a standard connector and form-factor prices and availability could improve and put more EV’s on the road.
Anyone got anything fun planned this weekend?
Looks like it will be pretty hot here so I plan on spending at least some of it hiding in the lab working on finishing the prototype for korn-e:
(I should probably add more to the README)
My friend Pete turned me on to this site and I’ve been listening to these “mixtapes” all day:
Revisiting “The Good Life Lab” has me re-examining what parts I can apply to my life to get more of what I want.
In broad strokes this could be called “freedom”, but that’s just a starting point for more specific desires like non-alienating work, greater physical and intellectual endurance, more creativity, more fun, more collaboration, etc.
I think I’ve been finding excuses to be lazier. Maybe that’s too judgemental (or at least carries a negative connotation), but I think I’ve justified doing less of the things I could do myself by claiming that my limited time is better spent elsewhere.
But when I reflect on that honestly, what am I spending the time on? Lately (the last year or so) it’s been consuming a lot, and I think I’m neglecting my own CCC philosophy (create, consume, curate in equal portion).
The captain of this here vessel, at your service.
People who like to think about what they talk about.