Today I completed learning the guitar part for Animal Crossing New Horizons 5pm jazz track...by 5pm.

I'm going to try and completely learn every instrument part in a day over the holiday because what are personal projects without deadlines like work projects.

Tomorrow, perhaps the bass part or maybe try the drums part on my cajon.
Can't do the piano chords on a piano because its under moving-house boxes, so I might substitute guitar until after we move in January.

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OMG - I finally found the button for "Only use the VPN for connections on this network" in KDE's NetworkManager applet and I can once again use Spotify while on the work VPN!

I cant believe this little button is so easy to find on GNOME but is so incredibly hidden in KDE.

I can see why you dont want this to be accidentally clicked when using a VPN for ✨ Privacy ✨ - but when using a VPN for it's actual purpose, you pretty much ALWAYS want this turned on.

Today happens to be a day when I have enough energy to do some hobby projects.

So I'm working on my project to run modern Linux 4.x kernels on a Kobo eReader from 2010.

Current, new, attack angle - Can we push a linux image over serial with u-boot. So I dont keep destroying SD cards testing kernel builds, and can iterate faster.

Winter is certainly a contributing factor to my anger at this.

Its dark before I finish work, so by the time I have a tiny slither of free time in the evening, it feels like its past midnight, and its freezing cold.

Its much easier to be motivated to do hobbies when its still daylight at 8pm.

I'm 25.

I feel like I'm just waiting for when I'm supposed to start having enough time to both earn enough to be comfortable AND have enough free time to do things I enjoy.

But so far, I am absolutely exhausted of watching my weeks disappear to working, cooking and eating. Then my weekends get filled with chores and recovering from the week.

I keep seeing things online about how the ~40 hour work week only works if everyone has someone else to do the unpaid, underappreciated home-labour.

Its all well and good that people know this model is falling apart - but how do I FIX it?

Ugh, today is a very "Whats the point, I dont have time to do anything I love. Whats the point of existing if I spend all my time working or doing chores/life-admin."

"Cant you just buy the music in a book?"

I can't exactly get the Animal Crossing New Horizons 5pm song for guitar and bass in a book at the moment.

The answer to my question is "Because digital rights have completely ruined the concept of just owning a copy of a thing".

I can't just buy a copy and do what I want with it, I have to either continuously pay a subscription, pay for lots of stuff I dont need, or pay for a copy I can only view digitally at the publisher's leisure.

How is it so hard to just buy sheet music.

I just want to buy one goddamn song, as a PDF which I can view digitally or print at my leisure.

I dont want a subscription to your sheet music service.

I dont want a digital copy to view only in your app.

I don't want to sign up to a patreon and get MIDI score, Sibelius and ... XML??? .

I just want to pay a one-time payment, for a DRM free piece of music that I can play at home.

Es ist mein Geburtstag πŸŽ‰

I am 25, I feel more tired than I did yesterday, so thats a good start.

I love it when I ask HR about a change in working hours being possibly illegal gets the response "Good question, let me ask my team"

Isnt the whole point of HR to be navigating employment law?

I have been encouraged to finally get Signal.

Another messaging app on the stack of messaging apps.

Mostly though its because Hackerrank makes me feel like an absolute idiot and a terrible programmer.

I think it is mostly how I always feel like I've done it wrong and it always takes me longer to solve the problem than I should.

Normally because the data input given is in some funky format that makes absolutely no sense at all.

I have unfortunately been reminded how much I hate Hackerrank and everything solving arbitrary programming problems stands for.

Ich mâchte ein Freund findin zu Jazz spielen und lernen mit. 😞

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