Blood alcohol tracking and weather bot for IRC

This project arose from a very specific need. An IRC channel I am often in has a decent number of drinkers. As a fun little project, I make an irc bot in Perl which tracks users estimated blood alcohol content over time. Since our weather bot was broken also, I interfaced with DarkSky to provide real time and forecasted weather. Use the bot yourself, or come chill with us in #alt.linux on Freenode (



Fire Pit!

Made a fire pit in the back yard. Here is a timelapse of the action:


We are raising tadpoles!

I happened to leave a bucket outside, and was reminded of that when the dog started drinking rainwater out of it. I went to dump it out, but found a lot of tadpoles inside it! We moved the tadpoles to a larger container of collected rainwater and brought them inside. They get visibly larger by the day!


Great books about brain-]internet implants

I recently had a discussion with someone about brain implants. I pointed them to this amazing series: . Great fictional series that really explores the near-future!

New car!

I got this car because the truck died. Sad. 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse V6!

And now the A/C is broke. In 105 degree heat index weather. ONLY $1600 to fix! But I still love it.

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