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I'm not hugely active here yet, still transitioning from LJ.
I'm a geek in a few spheres - currently mostly programming and circus. I'm a rigger, coder, tinkerer, fabricator.This entry was originally posted at http://tyggerjai.dreamwidth.org/277041.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Ok - a couple of surveys about skillsharing, making, etc. Start with the top one, and now, do feel free to signal boost this!http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L6BRB25http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L63ZL88This entry was originally posted at http://tyggerjai.dreamwidth.org/291452.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
This is, as the page says, a discussion a few of us have been having lately. I'm in the process of writing a proper html poll/survey page, but in the meantime, I'd like feedback from anyone who's interested, either on the subject matter, or on the poll and questions I should be asking. Whether you're in Melbourne or not.http://glasshouse.eccentrify.com/~solitaire/tinkerspace/This entry was originally posted at http://tyggerjai.dreamwidth.org/291200.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Games from another era...|
"Ohhhhh, we've got this notion that we'd quite like to sail the ocean...". So I found the box and manual for Black and White, but not the CD. And now I have a hankering to play it. Neef? Anyone?This entry was originally posted at http://tyggerjai.dreamwidth.org/290807.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Go on then.|
Powerlifting comp 2|
So, 8 weeks on, another comp. I'm a little disappointed, but hey, all improvement is good. I had 2 goals going into this - to bench 100 kg, and to total 380, which is the minimum total to qualify as a D grade raw powerlifter.
I benched 90 pretty easily, but totally failed 95, twice, even though I made 92.5 easily last comp. I have a couple of theories about this - one is that the rock climbing I'd been doing before the first comp was actually good for me - I cut it out 3 weeks before the comp this time in case it compromised my training, but next time, fuck it. So more climbing and more trapeze.
The squat was my biggest improvement - 135 kg, up from 110. To be honest, I should have made 120 last time, but I didn't, so I get to claim 25 kg improvement this time.
Deadlift: 165 up from 160. Failed on 175, but came damn close! I was worried about the dead, it didn't seem to have improved much, but I think I would have made 170.
There's clearly some strategy in choosing attempt weights that I'm not across yet - I tend to start with the heaviest I think I can lift, and then increase optimistically. If I'd settled for 130 in the squat, would I have made 175 in the dead? Who knows. If I'd settled for 170 in the dead, my total would have been 5 kg higher, but I would have wondered about 175.
Anyway. That's a total of 390 kg, 10 kg over my goal and 27.5 over my last total. It was all from the squat, but I'll take that, thanks :)
I do have to say, I am unconvinced by my coach's approach to programming. So I have my copy of NROL and SS out, and I'll work something out for myself next cycle, I think. And go back on the protein powder and creatine - I got pretty slack with the protein this time around. My squat results suggest that wasn't actually the problem, but we'll see :)This entry was originally posted at http://tyggerjai.dreamwidth.org/289862.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
So, those of you with Internode. I have a couple of things I'm pondering at the moment, since we'll be moving in January, and in the market for an ISP.
1) Our current plan is a Naked plan, $59.90 a month for 150GB. This plan no longer exists. These days, $59.90 a month buys ... 30 GB. How can the internet be getting more expensive, by a factor of 5?
2) I had thought the point of Naked services was to save money by not having an actual phone service. But the bundled service from internode is in fact cheaper. I can pay $79.95 a month for a naked service with 200 GB. Or I can pay $79.90 a month for broadband plus home phone with Internode, and simply never use the phone. Again, wtf?
Is there something I'm missing here? Were the Naked services so popular that Internode basically nerfed them, to render them effectively pointless?
Who would you be buying internet from at the moment? On the one hand, $80 a month is a tad steep. On the other hand, 30GB a month probably isn't enough.This entry was originally posted at http://tyggerjai.dreamwidth.org/289598.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Adventures in retrocomputing.|
For some reason, recently, I found myself upgrading the Xubuntu install on the main workstation I brought back from China. And all sorts of stuff changed, and the avr-gcc binutils broke (and arduino development is the main thing I use it for now), and generally it sucked. So I put crunchbang ( http://crunchbanglinux.org/
) on the old Throbbing Beast I still have lying around, which I bought nearly 9 years ago. And immediately I'm just as productive as ever. I should probably upgrade the RAM - it's currently running 1 gig of DDR. But that's about it. Everything else Just Works. I spent the requisite few hours customising - there's no handy XFCE GUI for mapping the logitech keyboard media keys to volume/mp3 player, etc, so I had to actually manually edit the Openbox configs. But Xmodmap already had the keycodes correctly mapped, so at least I only needed to map XF86AudioVolumeDown to the correct amixer command. Conky is rocking my socks, and I've barely even started playing with it. And it's shiny fast, even on 9 year old hardware. It doesn't handle flash videos so well, although YouTube is watchable, but that's about it.
Just goes to show, really. I should probably acknowledge that when I bought the Throbbing Beast it was state-of-the-art - acknowledged overclocker's dream in many ways. I personally bought it second hand, but I ran into the guy I bought it from the other day, and he asked if I still used it. It's kinda nice to be able to say yes, and that it's actually still doing everything I need to do as well as I need it done. I Am Pleased.This entry was originally posted at http://tyggerjai.dreamwidth.org/289349.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
This should be easy. I spent yesterday breaking a whole lot of code. But I figured I might want to keep it, so I committed it before I went to bed (I know, never commit broken code, whatever). This morning I decided to start fresh, and rolled back to the last working version. And spent a day getting stuff done. Went to commit, and couldn't, because my last checked out version was older than the latest.
There must be some way of saying "Just make what I have the latest version". I ended up manually copying files to tmp, "updating" to the broken version, and then copying the files back and committing. That can't be the best way....
(Oh, and yes, the first thing I tried was updating, but it gave me a whole lot of conflicts that looked messy. But maybe that is the best way)This entry was originally posted at http://tyggerjai.dreamwidth.org/289202.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
My First Powerlifting Competition!|
Today, I competed in a powerlifting comp for the first time. Pretty small one, maybe 20 lifters, but an official sanctioned event, with drug testers and everything. In fact, one of the ladies lifting set a couple of Australian records in her class. I set no Australian records today. But since it was my first comp, everything I lifted was a personal best!
Squat: 110 kg. Failed on 120, quite spectacularly, but hey, if you make the last lift easily, you probably weren’t trying hard enough....
Bench Press: 92.5 kg. Which is 1 kg more than my weight at weigh-in.
Deadlift: 160 kg.
Rawr. My wife is particularly pleased with the one-piece spandex suit....This entry was originally posted at http://tyggerjai.dreamwidth.org/288973.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
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