After waiting nearly a month for shipping and customs, my order from Lilygo for disaster.radio compatible dev boards showed up, and it was the wrong devices — they sent some sort of wireless spy cameras. Very frustrating since I don’t have and disaster.radio hardware to experiment with. Ordering from Aliexpress is not a great experience.
Sailing catamaran with a workshop and 3D printer onboard in a converted berth. https://www.reddit.com/r/SailboatCruising/comments/pqrpzq/check_out_my_work_shop_i_converted_one_of_the/ (Apologies for the Reddit link, but didn’t want to link to their Instagram.)
I’m quite a bit enamored with this little boat. https://sailingmagazine.net/article-permalink-656.html I guess I’ll have to set up my garage as a woodworking shop. @requiem
Ok, so now I’m on to the “what if I spent the winter building a wooden sailboat?” part of the process. #sailing
I’m not sure whether my goal would be to escape from the Great Lakes to get to the Atlantic or not. For the time being I still have a FT job and would need to be home for that.
Sailboats on the Great Lakes must be pulled out and stored all winter, which adds to the cost. As evidence of this, someone is selling a Pearson 32 in “ok” condition for $3k because they don’t want to pay to store it this winter. And of course a larger boat (30 feet or more) costs more to store. I’d probably do better to find someone I can tow with our hybrid and store in the driveway, although I have a very small driveway.
Joe Armstrong: “I think software is getting worse and worse and worse with time.” https://youtu.be/lKXe3HUG2l4
Here’s one way to make low-power devices: make them smart enough to halt and resume from the same spot & memory through power loss. https://hackaday.com/2021/09/29/bfree-brings-intermittent-computing-to-python/
This study shows that energy usage is not the same as speed efficiency or memory efficiency https://thenewstack.io/which-programming-languages-use-the-least-electricity/