What I'm up to RIGHT NOW...
Printing ALL the things
My new 3D printer is a genuine consumer level device. No messing, no fuss, no advanced knowledge or engineering needed. No fumes, only one (really quiet) motor. You can have it running in your kitchen. With very few exceptions, it's been so unobtrusively easy. It's like a stand mixer - just there, does what you want it to do, minimum fuss.
Google has just reminded me just how little privacy it offers users
It's easy to forget that apart from mining the contents of your private documents and emails for advertising and tracker, Google also scans the contents for its own purposes. I was abruptly reminded of this on Friday, when it blocked my sharing of a document for its own misguided purposes.
Another artice in Linux Format magazine - this time with a picture!
It's always good to see my face staring back at me from the pages of a magazine. Especially if it's attached to an article I've written. If I were regarding myself across the centrefold of 'Mafia Hitman Targets Quarterly,' I doubt I'd be quite so pleased.
David Rutland is now immune to demon attack
Following a pleasant 90 minutes in a tattoo parlour last Wednesday, bystanders are now given a free pass when evil spirits evacuate my nostrils at 70 MPH
It's very difficult for me to actually get on with a project when I'm waiting to hear if my car is in roadworthy condition.
About my setup
The Pi is a wonderful beast when used as a server and can handle pretty much anything I throw at it. Right now there it's handling a metric shit-tonne of web facing software for me, and it's not even breaking a sweat. All of this software is Free and Open Source and none of it costs me a penny beyond the very low electricity costs for the Pi, and keeping on top of whatever domains I use.
New article at cyberpunks.com: Love Machines - At Home with a Sex Robot Engineer
The article came about when the person behind Luxbotics left a spammy comment on the site - and I followed it up by email. What followed was a fascinating insight into the development of a sex robot and the ideas and ideals of its creator, the practicalities, and the challenges.
Preparing for the Rutland anniversary tomorrow
As we're still in lockdown here, options are limited, and we'll probably have a Turkish takeout along with a movie on the projector in our back room.
Finishing up a few articles. God, I'm so tired
Today, I should be finishing off my second article for Linux Format Magazine. It's an honest-to-goodness print-only monthly magazine for the discerning Linux enthusiast, and you need to actually go down to your corner shop if you want to buy a copy.
Building a new site for davidrutland.com.
David Rutland was very gracious in letting his site expire. I'd better do something with it.