• Checkin to Starbucks

    in Kanagawa, Japan
    3ไบบใ‚นใ‚ฟใƒใงใŠๆ˜ผใ—ใฆใ‚‹ใ€‚ๅนธใ›ใ€‚Lunch at Starbucks just the 3 of us. Happy.
  • I think I'm happy with the Plugin List page in Tanzawa.

    Plugins List
  • Response to Riding a Solar-Powered Electric Bike 6,900 Miles Across America | Cascade Bicycle Club

    Sushil Reddy, founder of the SunPedal project, is using his legs and the sun to prove that solar power and electric bikes are viable solutions for reducing fossil fuel use and helping to solve the climate crisis.
    What a cool bike and a cool project. Hopefully they finish it safely. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

    Wonder what itโ€™s like with a powered front wheel too.
  • Bookmark of Digital esthetics, environmental change and the subcultures of computer art

    For decades, the development of information technology has been characterized by a very strong growth orientation, which is now coming to an end with the fading of Moore's Law and environmental change. Academic research in computing has only recently begun to wake up to the fact that there are limits to growth, and that a more fundamental paradigm shift is required to achieve sustainable computing; mere technical tinkering is not enough.

    Growth-centricity has also dictated the development of digital esthetics, which will thus need to change as well. I suggest that the guidelines for this change should be sought in subcultures of computer art whose esthetic ideals are very different from the mainstream Maximalism and Virtualism โ€“ the self-serving glorification of the big and plentiful and the hiding of the technical basis of things. I have chosen demo art, chip music, pixel graphics and glitch art as examples of these subcultures. The ideals of "digitality" are also being challenged by post-digitality, so I will also look at these subcultures through this concept.

    I will conclude with reflections on the possible impacts of environmental change on digital esthetics and computing more generally, and on the ways in which computer art subcultures could play a pioneering role in these developments.
    I haven't actually read all of this, but from what I have I'm completely on board. Mostly a reminder for myself to finish reading this.
  • Plugins providing custom pages in the Tanzawa admin. How the now page plugin is looking.
    Now admin
  • Bam! Tanzawa migrations for enabled plugins (loaded via the db) will automatically migrate on Django startup.Not sure how smart this is, but Iโ€™m gonna roll with it.
  • Checkin to ไบŒไฟฃๅทไบŒไธ็›ฎๅ…ฌๅœ’

    in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
    Watching the bullet train do its thing at the park. Always impressive.
  • Checkin to Starbucks

    in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
    Early lunch and getting the Christmas Blend beans with Leo.
  • The Week #73

    • The covid numbers have been low for about a month now. Low enough that I felt comfortable to go out for brews with the old beer club. It's probably been around 2+ years since I last went out with them and it was a lot of fun.ย 
    • I made some good progress on the Tanzawa plugin proof of concept. It's still a ways from being mergable, but progress is progress. While I initially thought I'd made the plugin something simple like a widget to display time, I've change my mind. It needs to be a plugin that has custom urls, models, and public/admin views to really force me hit the mark. It needs to be either an about or now page plugin.
    • Leo and I did our loop to Enoshima and back riding every train/monorail we can. Since we both have yearly passes it makes it easy to go to the aquarium, see the sharks and the dolphin show, and leave.

      Since he first played in the ocean a couple months ago and realize how fun it is, we also had to drop by the beach. I didn't bring him swimsuit, but he had a full change of clothes ๐Ÿ˜€, so he was able to get in and stomp around in the water.

      Riding the Odakyu line back, we waited in front near the driver's cab. When we boarded the drive went into his cab and waved at Leo. Then he rolled down the window and chatted for a minute. Leo was a bit shy to reply. He has a son the same age as Leo. The driver had a bunch of cards and let Leo pick the one he wanted (naturally he picked the Romance Car). Finally, when we parted ways at the next stop, the driver rolled down his window again, and told us "take care!". It's always nice when Leo can interact with the rockstars of his world.
    • I watched half of Home Alone with Leo. At first he didn't want to watch it, but once I told him it's about a kid who tricks some house robbers, he agreed. We would have made it through the rest of it, but he fell asleep on the couch.
  • Checkin to IKEA Restaurant & Cafe (IKEAใƒฌใ‚นใƒˆใƒฉใƒณ&ใ‚ซใƒ•ใ‚ง)

    in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
    Coming to IKEA always reminds me of my trip to Sweden (https://jamesvandyne.com/trips/55a1fa3c-4e2c-4c0b-8dcd-0c668cf068ae). And meatballs.
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