As part of our recent moves toward better fitness, my partner & I picked up a secondhand exercise bike in the fall. Nice enough bike, but batteries were left in the display module when it went into storage, so it was dead when we got it. Enter the Arduino nerd; I set out to build a replacement module.Continue reading “Bike Display Replacement”
I’ve seen a fair amount of chatter recently regarding accessibility of terminal apps, and it has me thinking. There’s been a recent growth of both full TUI toolkits and of lighter cli polish and shine modules, lots of tools to make the terminal more accessible and generally more comfortable for the average user, but it can come at a cost – these kits can make the cli less accessible to some sets of users, especially people with low vision, using screen readers or other assistive technology.Continue reading “First Thoughts: Term-accessibility”
My Fedi-Follow widget is ready for a full 1.0.0 release!
The widget provides an interface for Fediverse users to easily follow or share a url from their home instance. It’s the first stage in my plan to make it easier to integrate Fediverse sharing and following into other platforms, like WordPress or other site engines.Continue reading “Full 1.0.0 release: Fedi-follow Widget”
So, I’ve been toying with the idea of putting together an online space game. Inspiration comes from things like TradeWars 2002, Escape Velocity: Nova and FTL, with multiplayer in the theme of a MUD. Real-time, but a bit chill, maybe as much a shared experience as a ”game”. In particular, I’m aiming for the server API to be conducive to AI/ML agents running around exploring.Continue reading “Bits of Galaxy”
This turned out to be surprisingly difficult to find an answer for; I wanted to, in a node terminal program, wait for and return a single keypress.Continue reading “Get a Keypress in NodeJS”
The original class did most of what I needed, but I made some minor changes. I’ve emailed the original contributor to offer my changes back, but until I hear back, I’ve posted my modified version here:
Comments/feedback always welcome.