Writing about the things I've done is fun, and maybe even interesting to some, so since I wrote a particularly in-depth entry for today's occurings, I figured I'd share that. Onwards!
I read about Twitter's lovely new "shadow banning" feature. Essentially it's this new automated mechanic that blocks Twitter accounts from being seen by others, without telling anyone. You can imagine the trouble this would cause when somebody's following someone else, and they aren't getting notifications for the mentions written by a person they're following..! There's a whole lot of other gook related to the issue; this thread was informative.
I worked on my English course. I'm done The Old Man and the Sea; now I'm learning about writing a biography. It's not going to be an /auto/biography (that is, I won't be the subject); I'm not sure whether that'll make it easier or not. The assignment lets you pick whoever you want. (In fact, that's essentially the entire current assignment - pick somebody!) I picked AntVenom, because, unlike most other YouTubers, his life on the YouTube website has been somewhat tumultuous. (To be fair, the assignment didn't ask for a YouTuber specifically; but AntVenom works well since his life has been somewhat more interesting than the usual (or is it conceptual?) rainbows and sunshine filled career.)
I worked on my Khan Academy algebra. I'm not sure how much progress I actually made - it looks like I mostly did things I'd already practiced before - but hey. It's good to keep the mind fresh by revisting old things.
I experimented with my Raspberry Pi; this time I configured it to not use the somewhat bloated desktop environment, in favor of a simple console-only display. I'm not sure if that's actually improved much performance-wise, but intuitively it should, and at least I don't have to worry about there being some gigantic UI sitting around not being used when I'm only SSHing into the device!
(I also tried out tmux; it's as slightly confusing as it's always been. I tried the Lynx browser, but it seems to be missing some basic browser features on the surface, such as scrolling by a single line rather than by a whole page; and naturally it doesn't work perfectly with every site. On another note, I figured out how to get my stupid gray ethernet cable out of whatever device it's plugged into - you only need to push down on its grip part and pull out! That should have been obvious from the start. Oh well; at least I know now.)
I read about the C Seed 262-inch TV. It's quite the large TV..! Too bad the only pictures of it didn't compare it to, you know, an ordinary-sized room. It's not as easy to get a sense of how huge it is when your only reference is a few couches and a table.
I took a look at some old Scratch projects that I favorited on my original Scratch account. Hm, did I say something about keeping the mind fresh by revisiting old things..?
I made a tiny music visualizer in Scratch.
I got a bit of an idea on using microphones and speakers to communicate between a DS and a Raspberry Pi. The basic concept is that the DS has a built-in microphone, which we can use to send data to the DS, and an auxiliary output cable slot, which we can use to get data from the DS. Then we can make the DS and some other device (like the Raspberry Pi) talk to each other! (Too bad it's not wireless. It seems like it should be possible to dos something like this wirelessly, since the DS does have some sort of Wi-Fi support, but it doesn't seem to really be standard. Apparently it requires some Nintendo service to be online, which hasn't been since 2015..?)
I considered printing all of Piers Anthony's newsletter. I'd love to have it all as a book; it'll take a ton of work, if I do decide to do that, though! (In theory it'd be best to just automate the process, but then you run into issues such as - what if there's a table embedded? What if there's something that simply NEEDS human notice to be dealt with well? So doing it by hand is kind of required. It also seems like there's just a bit of merit to going through all of his posts by hand; though I'll mostly be copy-pasting. Or who knows. Maybe I'll go and type it all out manually. Wait, no, that's a terrible idea - each of his posts are several thousands of words long, and he's written well over a hundred and fifty posts! Yikes.)