I've got a little free time now since I don't have to take any of the big kids to school. Caspian and I go for walks in the morning when we can. Today was such a morning. :)
3 days ago
Current best score: 94770
I took a Raspberry Pi 3 B+, slapped in a SanDisk A2 128GB MicroSD card and loaded up RetroPie on it. Then I went to archive.org's MAME 2003-Plus Reference: Full Non-Merged Romsets And got the couple arcade games we wanted to play.
However it was Galaga that really has sunk its hooks into us. Long story short, Tara and I play it almost every day. It's fun. :D
MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator.
We took our first all family bike ride this morning. We rode up to Quarry Park and back. It's so wonderfully not-hilly here! We are excited to increase our riding range to go more places.
I finally replaced the failing ATT gateway with their replacement. I also installed the TP-Link router I've been waiting to install for months. Next up is setting up my tech bench. Pictures will occur!
Study something old but not visibly useful (classics), something modern and useful (accounting, coding), never something new and not visibly useful.
Hanging out with my buddies.
The #sakura trees in our neighborhood are showing their colors, and they're beautiful!
I was thinking a little bit about older science fiction, like ones involving space travel, exploration, etc.
I miss how these older shows and movies drove home this feeling of.. utter vastness of space. I'm pretty sure it was a fortunate byproduct of just how it was difficult to do effects back then. Now, sure why not throw in hundreds of ships orbiting a planet. But in the 80s? One of these ships would be out there, in the unknown edges of space, and it REALLY felt that way because you hardly ever see anything else.
Interstellar did a great job with this; the crew in that movie feel incredibly isolated.
Anyway, that's my random #space thought of the day.
It's been a couple rough days over here, had some sick little kiddos. Everyone is mostly better, which is excellent!
I'm looking forward to working on some personal project stuff tonight, and to go to bed early. :)