Vibe Check №29

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The weather is changing. The cool rains of

Fall
EVENT

have arrived after a brutal “hottest on record”

Summer
WORK_OF_ART

. My wife is back working at the school, family adjusted to the new routine, kids plodding through

the days
DATE

with school and sports. Baseball is already wrapping up while my daughter continues her routine of infinite backflips at the cheer gym. The kids are officially

another year older
DATE

, which brings up all kinds of emotions. I can’t believe spooky

season
DATE

is already over.

Focusing on personal health

Since my last vibe check (

Aug 13th
DATE

) the majority of my life has been about the public release of

Luro
ORG

. It’s been a busy season of releases, onboarding, bug fixing, as well as switching over to a quasi-marketing/advocate role where I do

weekly
DATE

livestreams. A whirlwind

three months
DATE

but I set aside some time to focus on my personal health and resolved

two
CARDINAL

medical maladies that have been bothering me for awhile.

A recent visit to the dentist told me that an old root canal in my front tooth (bike accident,

1999
DATE

) got bacteria in it and the bacteria had started eating away at my skull. Yikes. Got that fixed with another root canal. Proud to say there’s no more skull eating bacteria and my front tooth is no longer purple. I found a cure for my incurable foot fungus (it wasn’t foot fungus after all!)

The biggest health-related change is my continued weight loss journey which I wrote a big post on my diet plan and how I’ve hit the inevitable plateau. I’m down

about 30 pounds
QUANTITY

which is wonderful even though I’m grumpy about food all the time. Jokes aside, I’m happy to be on this journey and it feels like I’m paying back technical debt on my body and that’s a good thing.

Heading into

the end of year / holiday season
DATE

is always difficult to maintain a diet, but we’ll do our best. The universe is foreshadowing some life changes as well and it will be an interesting

next couple of months
DATE

I’m sure.

Stats

Getting straight to the data. I think bullet points will tell the story more than paragraphs ever would.

🧠 Learning

Climate Change – Inspired by

this summer
DATE

, I got through

three
CARDINAL

books on climate change, read countless articles and papers, watched countless videos. Learned a lot about how dire the situation is.

Dyslexia – Learning about my daughter’s dyslexia some more.


Russia
GPE

’s invasion of

Ukraine
GPE

– Still following this obsessively.


Hardware – Started
ORG

on some

Arduino
ORG

-style electrical engineering project for the school’s haunted house, but ended up making a webpage soundboard which I’ve done a thousand times before.

💪 Fitness

Total weight loss:

32 pounds
QUANTITY

Working on increasing my minutes o’ fitness a week up to 100 mins/wk (at least)

Played in a pickleball tournament for a school fundraiser. Did not win.

📖 Reading

📝 Blogging

Added a new

Stories
ORG

page to my site to highlight my short speculative fiction. Here’s all my stories so far.


2
CARDINAL

mini-manifestos over on the

Luro
PERSON

blog


Sources of Truth – Luro
WORK_OF_ART

is a hub for whatever you call your Source of Truth.


Enhanced Accessibility and
ORG

Performance Reporting – We made some enhancements on our

Lighthouse
ORG

integration and they’re great.

And

22
CARDINAL

posts since last time. Wow. Even got a couple streaks in there.

📺 Media

Movies – Rewatched the original

Gundam
PERSON

series

Gundam I
WORK_OF_ART

(

Netflix
ORG

) Gundam II (

Netflix
ORG

)

Gundam III
PERSON

(

Netflix
ORG

) Mobile Suit Gundam:

Cucuruz Doan
PERSON

’s Island (Crunchy Roll)

TV – My daughter got into reality competition TV, which is a nice changeup from cartoons.

America
GPE

’s Got Talent (Peacock) – Avantgarde stan. Welcome to

Wrexham S2
PERSON

(Hulu) – I love

Deadpool
PERSON

and

Rob
PERSON

.

Anime Gundam: The Origin (Hulu) – Astonishing prequel to the original series, modern but evokes the original style. Gundam: The

08th
ORDINAL


MS Team
ORG

(Hulu) – Great off-shoot storyline


Podcasts Sold a Story The Adventure Zone – Steeple Chase Maintenance Phase If Books
WORK_OF_ART

Could Kill

🎙 Recording

🧶 Crafts

Mech Keys Repaired my

Moonlander
NORP

which had a cracked casing on the left unit.


Gunpla MGSD Freedom – The
PERSON

first Master Grade SD kit ever produced. Such an incredibly fun build with its “chibi” small form factor super-deformed style, but as complex as a regular

Master Grade
ORG

build.

HGGBB
ORG

Blazing Gundam – My son made me make this one. The Gundam Breaker Battlogue series is not my favorite, but this was a fun little build.

⌨️ Open source

<fit-vids> – it’s

baaaaack
PERSON

, this time as a web component

– it’s

baaaaack
PERSON

, this time as a web component PR’d the

WCAG
ORG

website, still waiting to hear back

Started on a secret web component related project as well

👾 Video games

Started making a game for the Playdate – Nothing to show yet


Gundam UC Engage (iOS App Store
WORK_OF_ART

) – Gachapon-style tapping simulator game.

Zero
CARDINAL

skill, but has robots.

Counter Strike

2
CARDINAL

(Steam) – Tried this with the boys… was okay.

Finals (Steam) – Tried this with the boys… it’s

GREAT
GPE

! But then the play test ended.

Thus concludes the retelling of the vibes.