The other part of the motivational statement is "If not me, who?".

But honestly, that sounds like a recipe for burnout by trying to pick up EVERYTHING.

Especially this year though. I've had a thing in my head thats been pushing me to just get on with stuff:

"If not now, when?".

Its been a good motivator to just do it, if I've got time. Rather than staring at the things I have to do and putting them off.

I have no advice on how to be motivated to do stuff, cos really I've just...tried harder to do stuff and its worked. 🀷

I've been consistently surprised by how much drive I've had recently ( like, the last year or so).

I certainly have the time and drive to do stuff in my spare hours.

The problem at the moment is being a trustee of a hackspace takes up ALL my spare hours.

While its good, and I'm glad I am a trustee. I don't think I'd want to do more than my 2 year term before having a break to work on other things for a while.

Parrot Posting 🐦 

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Does anyone else have a box-of-shame for unfinished maker projects?

Mine contains quite an assortment of things:
An old Kindle.
A guitar distortion pedal on breadboards.
Some pieces of acrylic for an Expanse hand-terminal.
A 555 tone generator circuit on breadboards.
It also contained a Nokia N900, but that's on my desk atm... Although still not working.

I AM going to do an interactive arty thing AND going to the cinema with @iguana, both of which I am excited about.

But, I still want time to do chores, social AND hobbies. Rather than pick 2.

My weekends normally have some level of progress on hobby tasks, but I never get the multiple hours on my hobbies that id really like.

It's the start of the weekend - time to reschedule all my todoist hobby tasks onto this weekend, add all the chores and then get exactly 0 of the hobby tasks done because 2 days isn't enough to do chores and hobbies. πŸ’―

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One of the other hackspacer taught me and a couple of others to use KiCAD tonight.

I made a super simple astable 555 circuit, but it was great! I feel confident enough to tackle more PCB designs now for future projects :D
Its not actually that hard when you know what the buttons do and what all the terms used are.

One of the other hackspacer taught me and a couple of others to use KiCAD tonight.

I made a super simple astable 555 circuit, but it was great! I feel confident enough to tackle more PCB designs now for future projects :D
Its not actually that hard when you know what the buttons do and what all the terms used are.

HRT, medication 

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This is certainly like... Cyber privilege.
I can click the link confidently knowing what I can and can't do that'd compromise me.
And sometimes get to see an interesting attempt at stealing my data or something!

It is normally just boring rubbish though.

When someone messages me with a dodgy link and a few days later says "Dont click the link, I was hacked" - My reply is normally this gif.

I clicked the link, in a VM, it was very uninspiring. Didn't ask for my data or anything, just a video on Facebook....

Did not sign in to Facebook to view it though, obviously.

HRT, medication 

Last week I emailed my GP surgery to get them to do a thing, hoping they'd do it without me having to call up.

Today I called them up because I hadn't heard anything. Sure enough, they had done nothing.

I can't imagine how hard it'd be to get everything done for those less able to keep track of it all.

If I hadnt emailed, or hadnt phoned, then i'd just...run out of tablets.

Nothing quite like the feeling of writing a test which demonstrates an issue, and then fixing it. Knowing that the test is the canary that would let you know if it wasnt fixed. πŸ‘Œ

Submitted 2 talks for EMFCamp! Exciting!

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