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500th Film

I started logging all the films I watch back in 2013, and yesterday, I logged my 500th film. It was Napoleon Dynamite. A film I got half way through many years ago with Nic and Nick Blough. The dvd skipped, and both Rooster and I ran away – we wanted any excuse to stop watching it.

So fast forward 15 years years, and I really enjoyed it. It’s ridiculous. That’s the best way to sum it up.

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Top Albums

My top albums, in no particular order

Audioslave – Audioslave

This album was a great description of my youth, discovered in my high school years, it showcases high energy. Listen to this album on loud.

Pop Evil – Lipstick on the Mirror

This album exemplifies mid-2000s rock, while a relatively little known album (and band). It’s a solid listen straight-through, and even has some nice hidden tracks at the end (I always appreciate those artistic touches). 100 in a 55, One More Goodbye, and Hey Mister are my favorite tracks.

Kesha – Rainbow

This album is gold from start to finish. A powerful comeback story full of sadness, anger, empowerment, and some good ole fun-lovin Ke$ha.

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Mumford & Sons and Steinbeck

I really enjoy both Mumford & Sons and John Steinbeck, very interesting to see how Mumford has learned so much from Steinbeck.

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N64 USB Controller for RetroPie

It was a difficult task, but I found the answer here: https://retropie.org.uk/docs/Nintendo-64/

What I do is I will configure via Retropie the config how I like it for all the general emulators and then i will edit the /opt/retropie/configs/n64/InputAutoCfg.ini file with the below which as long as your using the USB N64 pad should get your 64 controller mapped correctly. This works for the “iNNEXT N64 Controller” aswell. Just Label the “[Generic USB Joystick ]” as “[DragonRise Inc. Generic USB Joystick ]”


[Generic USB Joystick ]
plugged = True
plugin = 2
mouse = False
AnalogDeadzone = 4096,4096
AnalogPeak = 32768,32768
Mempak switch =
Rumblepak switch =
R Trig = button(5)
Start = button(9)
Y Axis = axis(1-,1+)
Z Trig = button(7)
DPad U = hat(0 Up)
A Button = button(6)
DPad D = hat(0 Down)
X Axis = axis(0-,0+)
DPad R = hat(0 Right)
B Button = button(8)
DPad L = hat(0 Left)
C Button R = button(1)
C Button L = button(3)
C Button D = button(2)
C Button U = button(0)

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software is never finished, only abandoned

Requirements volatility is the core problem of software engineering

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Browsers doing shit in 2020

This is a great list (and if you haven’t kept up, it’s long!):

https://github.com/luruke/browser-2020

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Web performance 2020

Wow, this article is great (and crazy long, kind of speaks to how complicated things have gotten):

https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2020/01/front-end-performance-checklist-2020-pdf-pages/

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Developer Roadmap

This is a neat resource about how to become a developer:

https://roadmap.sh/

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Keeping an Open Developer Mind

Great quick read: https://stackoverflow.blog/2019/10/09/lessons-from-design-school-for-software-engineers/

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Getting Started as a Web Developer