Coding project generator
It took forever, but I finally got my tests working and my vulnerabilities resolved. Now maybe I can make some actual progress on the rest of the program. This is the start of Thinkulum June, so I have four weeks to finish version 1.0.
I finished the main body of Keener’s book Miracles. It’s been thought provoking. Now I’m on the endnotes, which are as long as the rest of the text. It’ll probably take another couple of weeks to finish. Why do I read the endnotes? Because they contain a lot of interesting and important side discussions.
On Sunday Jeremy and I watched Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. I liked the concept and the mix of art styles, and it made me curious about the various spider-people, only some of whom I knew about beforehand.
It also convinced me to buy a sound bar. My TV’s speakers were not up to the task of this movie. Turning the volume way up had little effect. The speakers work fine for other videos, so I’m not sure what the issue was. But this is a problem that seems easy to solve.
I finished sampling the drone music playlist I assembled from the Wikipedia article. Here are some examples that stood out to me last week:
- Bethany Curve – I’d heard of the shoegaze genre years ago, but it didn’t appeal to me at the time, so I ignored it. Then it came up in this playlist, and this time I was intrigued. Bethany Curve reminds of the Falling Up album my sister gave me for my birthday, Hours. They’re like Falling Up lost in thought. So now I guess I’m a shoegaze fan.
- Insurgentes by Steven Wilson – This album has shoegaze influences.
- “Polar Drone 1” by Erik Wøllo
- Lullaby by If Thousands – This playlist has been all over the map, but Erik Wøllo’s track and this album are roughly the kind of music I imagine when I think of drones.
As an added bonus, I made a Spotify radio station out of Big Black Delta’s “PB3” to see if I could find more drone tracks with a similar sound. I didn’t, but what I did find kept me listening. I especially liked the other songs from Big Black Delta and what I heard of Perfume Genius and Son Lux.
I caught up on Dark Matter, which is still one of my favorite shows. I’m disappointed it was cancelled after season 3, especially since there were some major unresolved plotlines. Apparently a season 4 can’t happen anytime soon, but I’d be content with a comic version like Jericho got.
Now I’m catching up on season 2 of The OA. I like that they’ve introduced another mystery in addition to continuing the story from the first season.