As a parent, I came unprepared to this whole secondary school gig ... looking for resources on how to best support my teenager in the search for identity (at least, that's what I think it is)

We're 2 days in the new school year and I yet again face a dilemma ... "everyone in my class uses snapchat, can you let me install it on my phone"
I don't want to take social interaction away from my 11 y/o but I also have my doubts about snapchat as a platform. What to do, what to do ...

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First day of school. My oldest (11y) now cycles 8km to school each day and I have serious ethical dilemma's regarding the omnipresence of phone location data ... "phone arrived at school at hh:mm" would in essence be what I'd like to get.

It’s an investment, but the runamics running shirt is hands down the best piece of running gear I own. And although this might sound like an advert, I think all I want to express is my true love for good quality products. If you’re in the position to afford it, brands like Runamics need support.

A reason I’d pick up playing the horn again would be Bert Kaempfert’s Afrikaan Beat.

The next repair I really want to get done, but not really looking forward to ... is getting my vertex k8400's timing belts and pulley's changed. But since I've repaired this printer so many times already, I feel like I owe it to the machine to keep it alive.

I used a UartSBee v4 as a serial adapter, which worked fine in 3v3 mode.

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Managed to debrick a linksys e1000v2 router today, which I regard as a personal victory. It involved soldering headers, connecting via serial and flashing firmware using tftp.
It's now working again, running dd-wrt. If it weren't for the dd-wrt community, I could never have done this -

Had the best of small random chats yesterday with someone who also has vitiligo - sharing some experiences of what it's like to live with the skin condition etc.
Not that it bothers me at all in my day to day life, but it was nice to speak freely about it and question some else's experiences.

On the verge of going all in for the Belgian family friendly hackercamp
Ticketshop remains open until Sunday August 7th -

I think my Fri3d Camp workshop is going somewhere ... managed to get the PCB working thanks to - BLE 4x4 macropad, here we are!

Obviously, minecraft for raspberry pi worked straight away ... but that was not what my 11 year old was after. The whole Xbox account thing was ... being persistent. But we now have a family account, with permissions and everything.

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For reference, MultiMC launcher solved most of my issues. Together with the Fabric mod.

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Installing minecraft on a raspberry pi 4 ... it would be easy they said. But ok, it seems to be working now - custom launchers, textures, xbox accounts. Another maze solved!

I'm in the mental and financial position again to support one of my favourite newsletters - by @inevernu
Good to be back, looking forward to interact more once again.

Today marks the day my espresso machine died.

So, an untracked package was delivered to my door while I was on holiday. It's a vinyl record, which has been soaked in rain. The cardboard cover is wrinkled, which is a pity ... but much worse is the actual vinyl, which got warped. Anyone reading this who ever tried to unwarp vinyl, I'm all ears.

Started cue based journaling some days ago. I’m now using stoic app for this, I must say it works really well for me. In combination with regular runs (min 3x per week) this is a way to give me peace of mind and give me the right level of reassurance.

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