Eufy RoboVac 11

We got a Roomba-like. The Eufy RoboVac 11. The idea has always appealed because I know I should vacuum more but I'm really lazy. In the new house we've got a white kitchen floor which could be a pain to keep clean. So we got the Eufy.…

3 Months With Todoist

TLDR: I'm still using Todoist but a bit less extremely. I've almost finished my free trial of Todoist so I figured I'd dump my thoughts about it again. It's still the best TODO service I've seen. All my tasks still go in it and I still refer to it daily.…

Principle of Greatest Annoyance

There's a design thing called The Principle of Least Astonishment. Basically design things that do what the users think they should do. Anyway! I work by a principle which I've named The Principle of Greatest Annoyance. I half jokingly say that I'm reasonable at doing software stuff because when using…

Food Chain Magnate: First Thoughts

Since the SU&SD review of Food Chain Magnate (FCM) back in Febuary 2016 I've wanted to play it. Earlier this year there as a reprint/people found some spare stock/someone made bootleg copies of it. Jen said it was worth the price tag so I got a…

VS Code, pylint, virtualenv, pytest shenanigans!

Imagine you're writing some code. Maybe you're putting your recipies in git and doing CI/CD on them. Imagine you've got tests written in python using pytest. You're not a complete scrub and you're using a virtualenv. You've got pylint to lint your code. Your tests run. VS Code is…

Using Todoist

Imagine a Project Tracking system like Jira but designed for life as well as being not terrible. You can make tasks, assign them to people[0], give a deadline, add some comments, and put them in projects. Pretty simple CRUD right? Well yes but the execution is where the magic is.…

An Actual Smart Thermometer

We've recently moved to a house rather than a flat[0]. I've noticed that adjusting radiators to get equal temperatures in various rooms is an art not a science. I know the Nest exists but it's not smart enough. Here's what I want: Firstly just ditch the cloud. The small…