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Today is our eleventh wedding anniversary. Charlotte's currently asleep because she's had a brutal headache all day. It's payday so my being sat here alone has lead to buying games and planning mechanical keyboard builds. Nintendo has a pretty decent sale on Switch games at the moment, so I got:

  • SUPERHOT this has been in my backlog for so long. I was right to be intrigued by it - it's very satisfying to play. Thought it'd be good on Switch but the gyro controls aren't that great. Breath of the Wild's are better. Even Ocarina of Time on the 3DS is better. Still fun though. I think it'd be better with a keyboard and mouse but it's 2019 and KBM is no longer cool.
  • Shantae - Half Genie Hero I've wanted to play these games for ages. They remind me of Aladdin on the Mega Drive, but they always seem to be quite expensive.
  • OlliOlli these are the best skateboarding games (outside Skate 2 which is just ridiculous. Skate 4 is when?). Platforming, skateboarding, twitch controls, big combos. Yes please.
  • Jamestown this is one of my favourite games of all time. I love SHMUPs and Mars as a British colony being contested by the Spanish is a ridiculous setting for a SHMUP.

I also ordered one of these RG350s. I am an absolute sucker for the games of my youth, and I'm constantly in search for a console that I can throw in my bag to pick up and play them whenever I want. Basically, Streets of Rage is the best game ever and I want to always be able to play it.

This week's been rough and I'm glad that it's over. It's not thanksgiving here, but I don't need a colonialist holiday's permission to be grateful, and I am very grateful for friends this week.


I always eat worse when I can't exercise

I always eat worse when I can't exercise

I am dreadful at taking a break from exercise, the older I get. If I even do it at all, I start to eat terribly.


My current YouTube obsession is videogamedunkey. Here are some videos that you might like:

But I love all his videos. Whilst I have you here I also love NakeyJakey. Go and watch his videos, too. Particularly Rockstar's Game Design is Outdated.


I decided to reinstall my computer's OS afresh for the first time in maybe 10 years, and I have a newfound appreciation hatred for software onboarding processes. Special mentions for just how dreadful people can be at designing software go to:


Shelter

Shelter

I love this bus shelter. I've taken so many photos of it, but never this one.


There is no-one more misguidedly optimistic than me when I'm seriously considering buying some sort of multiplayer party game.


Every day, Charlotte gets in and cooks for everyone. Today she has a meeting so after work I got in and reheated something she'd made and I felt like absolute hero. Talk about a low bar.


Today, after around three weeks off, I tried a 2km cycle and I don't think I've ever felt so depressed and old in my life. How happy I was to complete a 2km ride without unbearable knee pain to add to my collection of inconvenient reminders that all of this is fleeting.


The new jasper.tandy.is

Removing features, trying new things, improving old skills.


Clouds

Clouds

One good thing about living by the sea is unobstructed views of clouds. We get some crazy clouds round here.


I've wanted to light a match under this site for a while, and Craft CMS going headless is the kick up the ass I needed. So we have a Next.js frontend with Craft behind it, deployed with Gitlab CI and Docker. I had a lot of fun making this. It's rough as hell but I've learned a lot. And I built a new site in like 5 days. I love being my own client.

Now I have to refactor all this junk and figure out why Server Side Rendering isn't working.

Edit: Server Side Rendering is working, and guess what. I was doing something stupid.


I never care about celebrities or their net worth, unless Charlotte puts Architectural Digest on. Then I simply must know Mark Ronson's net worth. His house is so nice, did Valerie really make him enough money for this house?


Everything I read about Death Stranding makes me less interested in it, but the same writing seems to have the opposite effect on everyone else. This happens for me literally every game Kojima releases.


DSA Scientific/Lubed Sakurios/DZ60 Build

I built a keyboard. I like keyboards, OK? This is the first time I've ever soldered. It was fun. I w...


Rainbow!

I like a nice rainbow. What I wanted was a shot of it coming out of someone's chimney or somethi...


Wakehurst

If you like trees, boy have I got the blog post for you. It's this one right here...


Halloweeeeeeeeeen

I don't care for dressing up. This is the least effort I could make...


The heaviest moments in music are as follows:

It's been a long, long week. I just want to swing my arms but I'm recovering from an injury so probably should not do that.


Every time, every project, without fail; my least favourite task is building navigation.


As an aside, I got a Craft license and I'm going to rebuild this site with GraphQL and React like it's 2019 or something. And it's going to have no navigation. Well, maybe one link.


I've bought some stuff to build another keyboard. I love the RoPro, but it's not quite wide enough to have all my keys where I need them, and it's too deep to just relocate them. It's a lovely board to write on; maybe I need to mess with the keymap a bit. In particular, []{} are too far away from everything else.

My next build is a DZ60, DSA Scientific, lubed Sakurios, KBDFans 5° in grey, GMK screw-ins band-aid modded.

Pretty excited - never done any soldering before.