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Sound reactive fur coat

Posted at age 28.

Two winters ago I bought a faux fur coat at a secondhand store in Milwaukee. I intended to take it to Burning Man in case it got cold. And it did, but I forgot the coat. This year I intend to not forget it, and I also managed to spend some time putting lights into it today. I hope to improve it, but I am documenting it now lest I never get back to this.

Sound reactive fur coat hanging up

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What do you try to do every day?

Posted at age 28.

I haven’t been very social this year, spending most of my time at home. While spending some time with a friend, I pondered posting a question to Facebook and seeing if anyone would respond. I wrote:

For those who want to get to know each other and have the time, please answer:
What do you try to do every day?

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Disabling Facebook, other notifications in Android 6

Posted at age 28.

Facebook app notifications in Android 6.0 are controlled in either of two places, at the system level or from within the app. Totally disabling the notifications can be done in either place, while disabling only some types of notifications must be done within the app.

I created this entry since I was sending my dad instructions anyway.

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Why am I using Coinbase?

Posted at age 28.

I received a request from Coinbase to provide more personal information. While I still hope bitcoin replaces much of our current payments system, I must admit I am at least not being interrogated by my bank regarding the use of my account.

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Scorecard: year 2, weeks 1–6

Posted at age 28.

The past six weeks have flown by, and I don’t feel I have accomplished very much. I need to improve, stat!

Note: I started writing this entry at the end of Week 6, in early June. I then lost the text and several more weeks passed, so I wrote a (brief) new version, Scorecard: year 2, weeks 1–10. The below text wasn’t supposed to be final, but I’m just posting it as is.

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Scorecard: year 2, weeks 1–10

Posted at age 28.

I’ve done a horrible job promptly completing my weekly reviews in conjunction with my second “12 Week Year”, but I have not given up. This is going to be a cursory attempt at covering the last 10 weeks, not only because 10 weeks is a long time to remember all the details for, but also because I seem to have lost (Update: now found) what of this entry I had started writing a few weeks ago. Sometimes doing thing over results in better work, but I find that isn’t the case when I don’t want to be doing the work in the first place. Ideally I want to spend more time reviewing, but I’m a bit behind as it is.

Scores through Week 10 of Year 2

Scores through Week 10 of Year 2

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Shipping to UK slow, expensive!

Posted at age 28.

A few weeks ago, Tyler told me to look out for some contact lenses that would be delivered here, for he desperately needed them for his last month living in Europe. I was glad to be able to help, but it didn’t go as smoothly as I hoped.

The United Kingdom wanted a piece of this action and put a "Customs Fee to Pay" sticker on the package.

The United Kingdom wanted a piece of this action and put a "Customs Fee to Pay" sticker on the package.

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Whether to post trivial comments, show ads

Posted at age 28.

I never cared to have display ads on my website, as it doesn’t cost very much in server power and mostly serves as my own personal archive. Also, I only get a few thousand page views a month. That’s more than I would guess an inconsistent blog with no target audience would get, but certainly not enough to make much money on ads. I’m going to try it out, though, mostly just to see how many pennies it yields.

I installed Google AdSense ads on my blog.

I installed Google AdSense ads on my blog.

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