Feh. This has been a nasty cold and flu season. After having it hit our house twice already this winter, we were struck again this week, with everyone in the house getting pretty ill with the exception of myself. That meant that I had to attend to the family’s needs, and therefore didn’t get much… Read More Stay Healthy, My Friends
Today I received a pleasant surprise in my inbox: That’s a bit more than $8 at the current exchange rate. I didn’t know that someone (or multiple someones) was already using the Brave browser and allocating Basic Attention Tokens to me, so that was a really awesome surprise for me today. Thank you very kindly… Read More Many Thanks
As you have probably seen, I’ve launched occasional Twitch streaming of my work activities, including schematic capture, PCB layout, library coding, firmware coding, and even some solder melting. It’s been a bit of a learning curve, but I’ve been traversing it fairly successfully, I think. However, one big problem that I was having was with… Read More A New and Improved Experience
Given my withdrawal from Patreon, this seems like a good time to try out some new ideas that have been rattlin’ around the noggin for a while. One of those ideas was to get a little more social (at least in internet terms) by streaming some of my work sessions on Twitch. So I’ve set… Read More Now Streaming?
As you can see, I’ve changed the blog theme and I’m trying out some of the different post formats, so that I can hopefully make this platform more conducive to the type of “microblogging” I was doing on Patreon.
You may have noticed that nt7s.com now has HTTPS enabled (thanks to the wonderful Let’s Encrypt) and redirects all traffic to that protocol. I think everything is working ok, but please contact me if you find problems with the blog. I added encryption for a couple of reasons. First, I’m on-board with the idea of… Read More Some Site Updates
Per my last blog post, I’ve completely deleted my Patreon account. Those days are over and are not coming back. I’m still not sure what will replace it, or if anything will. It is already difficult for me to ask for money in return for mostly intangible benefits. Losing the Patreon monthly income will hurt… Read More The Road Forward
What’s the Deal? I’m sure most of you have seen my promotion of the Patreon account that I set up for myself about half a year ago in order to help fund the development work that I do. Yesterday, out of the blue, Patreon sent an email to its creators to notify them of a… Read More Patreon Shenanigans
It’s not easy for me to admit that I need help, but sometimes one has to swallow his pride a bit and do that in order to move forward. Now is one of those moments for me. As I noted last year, it’s been a bit of a tough time for my family lately, and my… Read More Rattling the Cup
This is not going to be a particularly pleasant post to compose, but I feel that I owe it to those of you who I interact with regularly to give you some kind of status update. Pardon the light use of uncouth colloquialisms. As of right now, I am not able to publicly be specific about… Read More Homefront