I spent most of last week curled up under a blanket. I’m not a person who likes to sit around doing nothing, but I really have done an awful lot of nothing. I don’t have a fever. It’s just a cold, but a pernicious one. It’s definitely worse than the time I had covid, which gave me only a couple of days of mild discomfort.
I am at last getting a bit better. I’ve been up and doing things, and I went for a walk around the local area on Sunday, albeit at a noticeably slower pace than usual.
I’ve been reading magazines on my Kindle thanks to a discussion on the Linux Matters podcast. If you have a card for a library that uses Libby, you can install the Overdrive Libby plugin in Calibre and pull a magazine down to a local ePub file. This doesn’t work with my Southwark Libraries card, but that’s why I have other library memberships. Lewisham works.
It’s a bit complicated at first, but worth figuring out.
A few links:
- Rebecca Solnit: How to Comment on Social Media. I particularly enjoyed the bit about bicycles.
- LittleGPTracker is a tracker for handheld games consoles.
- topaz-unicode is an expanded TrueType port of the original Amiga system font.
- Manny’s Modulation Manifesto: Intro to FM Synthesis. The first article in a series on programming FM sounds.
- SMS Power! is a Sega 8-bit development community.
- gbdev.io is a Game Boy development community.
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