June 13, 22: Routine, Teaching, Oculus, TV, and Games


Alright now, my posts the last three or four days seem to have gotten progressively worse. 😡 I can’t remember the last time I didn’t at least get the skeleton of my post done…oh, wait, yesterday. 😱😭 I totally crashed out as well and broke my “streak” (which never even got to be official) already. 😢😭

I did get a lot done on Sunday. We went grocery shopping and I did another big burn 🔥 and now all the lathe from upstairs is whoosh, gone. It said “I am upstairs.” And I said “Oh, yeah? I am fire.” 💪

I also finally got an invitation to do the KYC on Pi. Honestly, I didn’t like doing it, makes me nervous, but it wasn’t too bad, just an ID (ha, just) and they didn’t ask for any financial information, so that’s alright. It got approved already and not only am I completely set for the transition to Mainnet, I became a KYC validator myself. 😁 Supposed to be able to earn some Pi that way, and I did a couple, but it didn’t go to my Mainnet balance, so we’ll have to see.

Not sure I got a chance to mention it yet, but I did decide to start over on the website completely from scratch. I’m already expecting that I’ll regret it in one way or another, but so far, so good.

I did realize that the way I’m setting things up with the an express server backend API that I’ve currently opened up yet another security issue…anybody and their brother could just visit the url and write to the dB…going to have to go down the rabbit hole of JavaScript Web Tokens or some other sort of additional authentication check. 😡

If it’s not one thing, it’s another…I wanted to make it so the user didn’t have to log in but only needed to verify active authority when making actions (like dCity), but I need to generate that token at some point…we’ll see, might do a new one for every trx, but I think that’s inefficient. Will probably need a CORS filter as well; makes me wanna’ cry sometimes, fixing one problem creates five more.

Anyway, I did get a solid start on it already. Took a while to get Node updated and get my VS Code back up to date as well, but once all that was finally running properly, I created the react app for the front end and stripped out the boilerplate and then created the express server on the back end and created the first route. Started building in react-router-dom and creating the navbar as well as started a couple of the components.

Got a seriously long road ahead of me and the CSS is shit and I have to get the database going…hopefully, though, I’m not
going to get fatally stuck this time; in fact, I’m going to start working on Hive I/O right away this time (as soon as I get the dB going).

Despite being pretty badly broken in the morning, I did sleep from about eight until nearly five for only half an hour short on the day. I did crash out for a half an hour or so on Sunday afternoon, so I guess I’m about even?

I chatted for a bit over on Discord and, of course, wanted to shed a few tears when I looked at the crypto markets. 😭 BTC broke down hard, $21k 😱 and alts said “hold my beer.” HIVE down twenty percent or so, MATIC, BAL, all my punts are just losing me money harder and harder. 🤬 I suppose I’m not the only one feeling some pain at the moment.

Somehow, though, just doing my morning stuff ate the time and when I snapped back to real life and needed to start working on my post, I was already late getting ready for work. 😱 Had to cut the post part super short, but I wasn’t that late getting out the door and I got to class with about ten minutes to spare anyway. 👍

We’re doing quite well as far as pace and will actually be through the material next class. With exam review next Wednesday, that leaves a whole three hour class wide open! 😱 Going to move ahead a bit on Monday into the next section; should hopefully give us plenty of time toward the end to take a better look at parametric and polar.

Today’s topic was alternating series and absolute convergence. Relatively easy, actually, and even with a bunch more example practice problems we got out early.

Had a reasonable signal for most of my lunch and I watched some YouTube to kill the time and then headed back in for the second class. Same deal, we ended a bit early, but I got going right about on time after answering some students’ questions.

Got home slightly earlier than I generally have been and had nearly an hour before Wenche would be due home from work. I genuinely considered sitting down to do some programming, but ultimately didn’t. Jumped into VR and played some Resi 4.

I played a boss fight and I have to say, the hand cannon is seriously OP. 😮 Only took like three or four shots and the dude was toast, not even a full revolver full. 😁 Made a little more progress beyond that, and I was doing fine, but Twatnugget (the NPC girl I have to babysit) got her ass killed. 🤬

Wenche was coming in the door then, so I just quit out and she made us some french toast for dinner and then went to meet up with the “girls club” (some local women that meet up and chat and stuff).

By that point, though, I also was toast. I put on some It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia but started to doze off. Quick jumped out of bed and brushed my teeth and stuff, but it wasn’t long after I laid back down that I was out.

Honestly, I’m scared and excited now about working on the website. I know there’s so many issues ahead: even after I have it built and functioning again, there’s the whole deployment to a remote server and getting all that working…still, I kind of like React and I feel like things are hopefully going to work more fluidly than they would have with the original version. I did try to go to lengths to make sure that AJAX updated relevant information without a browser refresh, but even all the navigation and stuff doesn’t require a reload in React. I remember getting really frustrated trying to pass props between components, but there’s new hooks like useState that should help with that. Pretty sure there’s still going to be some frustration there, but hey, that’s programming. Still, it does kind of feel good, like a revitalization…got the desire to work on it, not feeling sick to my stomach like when I thought about it before. 👍

Zero, minus a Shopping Mall robbery, is twenty? 🤷 Now that’s the kinda’ dShitty math I like to see.



Was busy with teaching all day, so just a one mission day on Rising Star to the best of my recollection. Still considering buying some more cards to see if I can juice my growth a bit, but not sure yet and not really all that concerned to be honest. It would be nice to start seeing a little income from playing this…been at it for a while. I suppose I could just sell off the Starbits I’ve made, but not sure I’d really get my time’s worth out of doing that.


Right in the middle of the “watch the grass grow game”…exactly, literally, what HashKings is most of the time. I guess it does check the “passive” box, to a fault.


And on the third day shall you’re plants be as though they were newborn, so that you may observe the true nonlinearity of temporality. 😮



I went in in the evening on Splinterlands and claimed my SPS drop, which thankfully remained stable from yesterday. Just staked, as usual, but otherwise no moves. Vouchers are down pretty hard and I don’t have an immediate need for more liquid at the moment.


Didn’t feel like playing at all, though. Coming up on the last day of the season and I’ve made it to Diamond as I usually do…I would have had fifty chests at this point, but now I have less than half of that at twenty-one. 🤬 They better be twice as fucking good or I’m probably going to walk away and just rent my cards out.

I don’t know, kinda’ fallen out of the habit of doing the Wordles for a while now…

Average Last 7 Days: 12,900

Lifetime Average: 14,917

10k per Day Streak: 1


Longest Streak: 204

Distance on shoes: 794.63 km
Distance on hikers: 67.07 km

#AutomaticWin Tally: 421
#AutomaticWin Streak: 0
Longest Streak: 53

#TripleTen Tally: 118
#TripleTen Streak: 0
Longest Streak: 7

#DoubleDay Tally: 233
#DoubleDay Streak: 0
Longest Streak: 37

Highest Floors: 120

Highest Daily Steps: 41,528

Zombies evaded: 0/0

Mindfulness Diary:

Health: 84%
Satisfaction: 88%
Energy: 87%
Productivity: 87%




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