I washed my car today. The pollen this Spring is fucking atrocious and it had
all accumulated in a thick layer over my E36. The wash today was much-needed.
In the past I've taken my car to an automatic car wash, one of those ones with
the flashing rainbow lights and the machine you drive up to that eats at least
$7 and then does a piss-poor job at cleaning any amount of grime off. Today I
settled on a hand-wash instead of the automatic one because (1) I can clean my
car better myself and (2) it's only like $4 for 8 minutes of high-pressure soap
and water. Also I get to clean the tires myself which is a massive benefit since
those automatic ones can't clean tires well at all.
For some years I've used Pass , so branded "the
standard Unix password manager", to store and retrieve my passwords for various
tools I use and websites I sign up for. This was nice because pass is a password
manager which integrates tightly with GPG on Linux boxes, which I use an awful
lot, and password managers are inherently better than just using the same
password over and over. After I started using pass but before I began using my
Yubikey, my passwords were encrypted with an encryption key on my personal GPG
keyring. This was, at the time, a marked improvement over memorizing 10 character
passwords made of a random string of letters and symbols I generated via
openssl and I greatly enj...
Often when I find myself playing a game in VR and I wish I could share the
experience with friends.
Whether that be through Twitch or via a Discord
VOIP channel, I really want to show just how cool playing games in VR is. Plus,
streaming to a Discord channel gives you the same experience Oculus intended
with their phone app for streaming content to family members, just better and
over the Internet. I almost always play PCVR games on my Quest using the Oculus
Link, so this tutorial / walkthrough / FAQ will focus on how I set up OBS to
capture, record and stream PCVR video and audio for first-person shooters. The
walkthrough is transferable to many other games, but FPS games present a
I started collecting music in 2013 as soon as I began lurking
/mu/ . Before that time, my taste sat
with only the most vanilla of all music, and tracing any of that is
esthetically round-about. This listing follows my taste roughly
A 10x10 from when I was ~21
Slint - Spiderland
Slint's Spiderland is probably the first record that I listened to which
really riveted me. I'm not sure if my first listen to this album was really
depthy, or perhaps it showed itself at an important time of my life; either
way, I was knocked to the floor in tears at the end of the album.
Blogs are a dying medium. Maybe they're already dead but hell, I'm going to keep
writing in this form until I don't care to open my text editor anymore. I
really, really enjoy reading other people's blogs too. Most of the time,
however, I am ~15 years too late to write a response or e-mail the author so I
quietly comment on their ideas and internalize their thoughts and follow
hyperlinks, creating a web of bookmarks and webpages in my wake.
Most of the time, also, I try to archive the site for later reading, especially
if it is an older site, has not been updated recently, or otherwise may just
disappear altogether when someone forgets to pay the bills or the site is simply
Recently I've sunk a lot of my free-time which would otherwise be spent writing
actually useful software into writing add-ons for Garry's Mod. If you haven't
played it before, GMod is essentially a physics simulator for the Source
Engine which is highly
extensible via hooks exposed to a dialect of Lua called
It's possible to write add-ons to Garry's Mod in Lua and upload them alongside
other fan contributions to the Valve Steam Workshop. Originally add-ons were
hosted by Facepunch studios themselves but it's my understanding that this came
to pass a few years ago. Much like Gamebanana, the Facepunch Studio forums used
to be a rich place for discussion involving Facepunch Studio games...
This is a story about how I learned to stop hating on BMW.
My 318ti atop NCSU's coliseum deck
I used to work at this coffee shop near my school during my last year of
college. The pay was atrocious but I was pretty determined that while I worked
there I would save up enough money to replace my aging 2001 Honda Accord. With
250,000 miles, all it takes is one snapped timing belt and I would be on the
side of the road with an engine sporting newly-bent valves and a fuck-big
headache. Although my Accord is extremely reliable and is still running after
all these years, I decided that buying and maintaining a second car would be in
my best interest.