I'm watching Pilgrimage on BBC2. I watched an episode of this before and found it fascinating. This is...soothing and contemplative, though the idea of a pilgrimage of sorts is quite appealing to me in the place I'm in at the moment.
I'm not religious. It's complicated. At best I describe myself as an "eclectic agnostic polytheist". Raised CofE. Practiced witchcraft and shamanism for a long time. Always Discordian, except when not. A scientist.
Like I said, complicated. 🙄
A bit of early morning #GameDev before I need to head out for a few hours.
I've an idea I'm playing with for my targeting ("periscope") console in that the further away from the central point a cell is horizontally, the further away from the boat it is in general (so all the cells at distance 0 are in the centre, at distance 1 are left/port and right/starboard 1 cell, etc.)
It might not work, or it might be really intuitive. I'll find out after fighting with atan2() 😆
My one bit of #GameDev this week. Calculating distances for cells so I can finally finish rendering that console on the top-right. 😆
No #GameDev this week, just too busy at work to handle even an hour of noodling on code at home + eldest child is hitting crunch time. Who said parenting stops when they grow up?
On personal development, I'm steadily getting into reading "If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him!" Some fairly intense but very contemplative stuff going on in that book and the chapter I read on Women's Liberation this lunchtime had me close to tears.
Having a discussion with friends about how open you can be about mental health at work. We all have bad days, some of us have labels, but do you let others know? Would it impact how coworkers view you as a professional? Would it affect your career?
Honest question - how open are you at work about #mentalhealth issues?
Knackered. It's been a long, long day. Too tired to even do the coding thing I have a solution for in my head and have been putting off for weeks.
So chilling to Ward Thomas and desperately looking forward to my beautiful wife getting home as I've not seen her for 24 hours and am missing her badly. ❤️
Going for #FOSS absolutely hasn't been cheaper for us than going for Msft's non-profit discount.
We value self-hosting, so we bought (refurbished) servers. We had to hire a befriended engineer to set up the platform , back-up, the provisioning, configuration management and to integrate everything with SSO + 2FA. We also have a small support contract with him because, well, imposter syndrome.
Going #FOSS hasn''t been cheap, but hopefully sharing our knowledge will make it cheaper for others.
One of my best brain hacks is to do something today or in this moment to help yourself tomorrow or in the future. Preferably something small like rinsing some dishes or sorting laundry, something that won't take a big effort (although it may to start) and is easy to finish in 15 min to an hour at most.
Played some Company of Heroes 2 with youngest tonight and really enjoyed it. Washing on, food made for @Jo's lunch tomorrow and it's biologically still early, so a quiet evening on the sofa with more The Punisher S2 I think.
Dev. AppSec/InfoSec guy. Writer. Hubs. Dad. Punk of Many Colours. Mental Health First Aider & Advocate. Middle-aged Northern Brit. Sweary. Simplifying life.
A safe, social, virtual space for anyone interested in mental health and its issues. Whether you're a service user, someone with lived or living experience or a mental health professional, feel free to join, hang out and chat about anything.
Non-judgemental, open-minded and with a zero-tolerance policy on abusive behaviour, harassment and discrimination.
If you are experiencing a suicidal crisis, please call one of the numbers below and talk to someone - they will be able to help.