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Some amount of this account will refer to my comic, The Dementia of Magic, at dementiaofmagic.net. Others may refer to nothing really at all.

Um... what sort of USB hub did I just purchase, that it has Smart Charging, Human Sensing, TRUE POWER?

So, Desert Bus happened.

In fact, it happened to the tune of over $978k donated to charity over the course of 162 hours.

Belopaaaaaa!

As a reminder: Round-trip Desert Bus for Hope service from Tucson, AZ to Las Vegas, NV begins in approximately 40 minutes.

desertbus.org

As soon as it gets through review, the Desert Bus Widget will be the first Android app I've made that actually includes translations, thanks to the Desert Bus community! Yay! I'm at least partly sure I've got most of the weird edge cases accounted for.

Okay, THIS year I super need to make sure I have a holiday wallpaper ready to go. I swear it wasn't meant to be an every-four-years thing.

Today's fun adventure was getting another wisdom tooth extracted. Which means the rest of the day has been spent sucking on gauze pads waiting for my mouth to stop bleeding out.

Huh. I honestly did not believe IKEA when they suggested a Monday delivery date for stuff I ordered from them Saturday afternoon. But, sure enough, a truck stopped by.

Nope, the recently-released v3.2.1 didn't fix it, either. Maybe I should file an issue after all.

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Oh, forgot to mention: The RX 5600 XT was returned. Too much display corruption. I'm guessing that, while PCIe should in theory be forward-compatible, it really isn't (my motherboard has 3.0, the card was 4.0).

Instead, I got an RX 580. Now this is working much better. Still a few quirks, though I'm chalking those up to KScreen in KDE. Seems to forget a display exists if it's DisplayPort and the monitor falls asleep, for instance. But, mostly has been working admirably.

Huh, weird. For some reason, my Mastodon instance is serving up bad CSS regarding user avatars on detailed status views. I can see when the change was made in the code, but the HTML and CSS aren't agreeing on how big the avatar should be.

Would be nice if I could find another v3.2.0 instance to see if it's just me, but if it weren't, I'd think someone would've filed an issue by now...

(you won't notice anything if you're viewing this from another instance or my RSS widget)

I once again find myself having been sent a physical — PHYSICAL, mind you — Amazon holiday catalogue.

It's not nearly as ridiculously thick as last year's, though, so that's an improvement.

I have to admit, I can at least respect a microwaveable burrito with this level of precision in its cooking instructions.

And, alongside the Live Wallpaper app, the Desert Bus Widget app now also has Rustproof Bee Shed mode! You'll need to remove and re-add the widget to change this. There'll be a handy config screen to do the job.

On Github: github.com/CaptainSpam/dbwidge

On the Play Store: play.google.com/store/apps/det (the update will show up after review)

With the surprise new shift banners from Rustproof Bee Shed, the Desert Bus Shift Banner Live Wallpaper now has support for them! Just re-select the wallpaper and go to the settings screen to turn on Bee Shed mode. And I'll be updating it again soon because Dusk Guard just looks real wonky as it stands. Oops.

On Github: github.com/CaptainSpam/dbshift

On the Play Store: play.google.com/store/apps/det

Happy Regular Crispy Day!!!

Grab your favourite regular crispy treat, and join @LunarJade and I for a special regular crispy celebration over on the mighty twitch.tv/loadingreadyrun at 12:00 noon, Pacific time.

#RegularCrispyDay

(yes, there is a second verse to the theme (well, more of a second half of that verse before the cab shows up), but just going on the way it's presented, it's still amusing)

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Wait... Will Smith's character took a *taxi* from West Philadelphia to Bel Air?

Raspberry Pi experiments are things that don't end, clearly. The IR sensor part still needed finishing, so I picked up a case that has a slot on the bottom for GPIO cables to snake out, as opposed to the case I already had which lacked it (unless I drilled a slot in the case, and I lack the tools to do that).

This seemed like a good plan, until it turned out the connectors I'm using are too tall for the new case to close. Arrg. Maybe I need a full-on ribbon cable for the GPIO header...

It's ironic how these days, a TV tuned to a dead channel is usually a bright, happy shade of blue.

Current results on the AMD card:

Outlook has been upgraded to "interesting". It looks like the Two Point Hospital issues are related to ambient occlusion, and this is common to many Unity engine games. Unclear if it's Unity or actually the Mesa implementation of that shader. Workarounds exist.

The Chrome video corruption issue is likely related, as turning off hardware rendering fixes it.

Core desktop things still show improvement over Nvidia cards. All in all, still interesting results.

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