We've been using https://meet.jit.si/ video calls for several weeks for a weekly meetup. 5-10 people, no time limit. Participants are non-technical and there were no problems setting up. Everything has worked very well.
Got my #Kobo today and my initial impression is I love it! Not that I was dissatisfied with the Kindle Keyboard model, but the Libra H2O is just better! More comfortable instantly (which I was skeptical). Font rendering is superior, no competition. That was the one aspect I knew would be better because I had a family member's newer Kindle to compare.
uspol, elections, trump
Finally there is some serious discussion in the mainstream of the possibility of a coup in the USA. Before it was either clickbait or irony.
I've been worried about this for quite some time, but most people I spoke with played it down.
I like how "American exceptionalism" is explicitly called out as a cause of that here:
This is also a decent read about this:
Realized yesterday that the gravity in my pinball sim is wrong - but not so hugely wrong that it was obvious - and worked on figuring it out today. Here is the math:
The default gravity in Godot is 9.8, as in 9.8 m/s/s.
I decided to dimension things in "pinball diameter units", which are 1 1/16 inches.
I decided to mass things in 1/10 their real gram mass; a standard pinball is 80 grams, so in my "pinball mass units", it's 8.
To make the mass align with the dimensions, I have to reconcile the gravity unit. One meter in pinball diameters is 37.05, so at first guess the gravity would be 37.05 * 9.8 = 363.09. But this is far, far too heavy. The problem is that my mass unit is weird too; 9.8 m/s/s is applicable to kilogram masses(f=ma uses the Newton, defined in kilos), and I am using 1/10 gram mass, so after a bunch of powers-of-ten cancellation I have a gravity of 1/10th the indicated value: 3.6309.
So I plugged in this value and at a 6.5 degree playfield slope, the ball falls with the gradual accelerations I expect - almost a third of what I had it before - and all the playfield objects that apply force are hugely overpowered now.
The coronavirus vaccine will not be free: Americans have already paid for it — twice
And, yes, I walked across the street to take its picture in front of this mural.
TIL Shotcut and Kdenline share the same toolkit
I love these quiet residential neighborhoods where children can play on the street and all the bicycles are unlocked 🥰
Basically my resume
Out for #Coffee
Gotta have a stylish case, quiet, high performance cooler, decent ram that runs at the mainboard max, fastest possible hard drive since it's a major pain point, and anything other than a high end power supply is asking for trouble.
At this point, might as well splurge on the mainboard and processor because you're already spending a lot of money anyway.
People wonder where I get this from.
When my dad buys anything that isn't a house or a car, anyone can tell you that he probably got "the most expensive one" of whatever it is 😂
For fun, I put together a "bargain" system based on Intel G5500 ($100) and ASUS B365M-A ($80), but because there are so many other performance pain points where I'm not willing to compromise (cooler, power supply, hard drive…), I couldn't get the total system cost below $700.
As long as I'm spending The Big Bucks (like, anything more than $20 😅 ), I always feel like I should go big or go home…as long as it's within my means, of course.
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