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Blogchain for Dummies (30 Sep at 18:27)
I'm about to head out to watch a football game, so some quick updates to cover my monthly duties:

- I turned 39, as predicted. Nothing very special about this birthday except for its proximity to 40.

- I continued working on Pac Tom this summer, and recently finished off several more neighborhoods: Troy Hill, Spring Garden, Allegheny Center, California-Kirkbride, Manchester, Perry North, Northview Heights, Arlington, Arlington Heights. Only a few remain and of those, only a few streets remain in them. But, getting to all those scattered streets is still kind of an ordeal. The end is in sight!

- I built a new computer, kind of as a birthday present, which is the ridiculous 32-core Threadripper 2. This has sped up some aspects of my weird NES projects, although I'm finding that I need to do some difficult reworking of code to make it more parallel. (Naively it scales arbitrarily, but when you get 60 hyperthreads in there it turns out that there becomes too much lock contention.) This overall project has been coming along well recently, so I'm making specific plans for a series of videos about it (but don't hold your breath since experience shows that this will still require months!)

That is all!
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jonas (176.63.24.161) – 10.28.18 12:53:03
Your radar is intermittently down for days, displaying an error message about "this directive" or some such. Are you trying to conserve energy?
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Tom 7 (74.109.249.95) – 10.28.18 17:21:55
No, I'm having some trouble with the server but I have unable to figure it out yet. It seems like it could be a problem with the virtual host itself since it's manifesting as extremely slow disk reads. :(
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calendar (37.191.60.209) – 10.31.18 06:33:25
You have less than a day to post a new entry, unless you hide behind the plausible deniability that the radar is giving an error message again.
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