July 2022


Well, frustratingly, most of my mental energy this month has gone toward thinking about the corporate structure of the entity which contains my side projects. But it looks like I’m cresting the hill here, and I’m getting back to the thing I’m actually good at, which is just writing the code!

At the beginning of the month, M and I took a trip up to Rhode Island to see some family and generally hang out. It was a good time — we did a lot of hiking.

Two short stones form a kind of pair of pillars, standing alone in a field with trees behind them.  A cloudy sky looms overhead

I’ve gotten back on IRC, thanks to omg.lol‘s new network. I set up my own instance of The Lounge, which was really straight-forward. The Lounge is basically want I’ve always wanted out of an IRC client, and self-hosting it has brought me a lot of serenity.

Other than that, I don’t have much to report otherwise; I’ve just been trying to get stuff done! I played around with writing a personal data colletion thing, but ultimately set it aside; I’ve also been playing with the Spotify API a bit. Nothing much to show yet, though!



I gave up on Against a Dark Background by Iain M. Banks. I just wasn’t motivated to make progress in it.

I read A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers. It was lovely, and quite short.

Now I’m working through Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb. More to come when I finish it!


This month, failbetter published:


  • I typed 817,151 keys and clicked 127,277 times.
  • I listened to 1,449 songs.