17 Nov 2018, 22:22

noisy fan on macbook
22:22 Saturday 17 November 2018 JST

Yuck. One of the fans on my Macbook is clattering as it spins.

I do not know how to estimate decibels, but it is annoying. It sounds about like an old hard drive.

17 Nov 2018, 22:05

walked with Mai and Richard
22:05 Saturday 17 November 2018 JST

I walked with Mai and Richard as they walked with Fitz. They let Fitz off his leash so he could run around in a fenced area, but he just trotted around instead of doing the /r/zoomies that I expected.

He did a good job sliding down the slide, though he was not able to go up the slide.

I should have taken pictures of them.

2018 nov hanging by hair 2018 nov with fitz on square

17 Nov 2018, 15:12

uploaded pics for Marble Track 3
15:12 Saturday 17 November 2018 JST

Today I took, named, uploaded some pictures for Marble Track 3.

2018 nov 17 back right medium landing zone end 2018 nov 17 back right medium landing zone side 2018 nov 17 below lower zig zag 2018 nov 17 blue marble on back right medium landing zone 1 2018 nov 17 blue marble on back right medium landing zone 2 2018 nov 17 first placed outer spiral support 2018 nov 17 first snake installed rail 2018 nov 17 green marble at front left medium landing zone 2018 nov 17 left side small landing zone 2018 nov 17 lower curver off the small medium splitter 2018 nov 17 lowest back left small marble curve 2018 nov 17 lowest largest backtracking chopstick 2018 nov 17 lowest largest backtracking popstick 2018 nov 17 lowest small medium splitter 2018 nov 17 pinky next to her decorative walls 2018 nov 17 right side small landing zone 2018 nov 17 second placed outer spiral support 2018 nov 17 snake plate u turn berm 2018 nov 17 snake plate u turn 2018 nov 17 snake plate 2018 nov 17 third placed outer spiral support 2018 nov 17 triple splitter small marble catcher 2018 nov 17 triple splitter 2018 nov 17 upper splitter off the small medium splitter 1 2018 nov 17 upper splitter off the small medium splitter 2

yowzer but now I am falling asleep.

16 Nov 2018, 15:29

nearly finished v2 of Marble Track 3 website
15:29 Friday 16 November 2018 JST

I have been working on a new version of Marble Track 3 website for a few days.. The new version completely hides the livestreams and just focuses on the workers, the track pieces they make, and people who helped with the project.

There are a few rough spots, but it will likely be up within a week.

14 Nov 2018, 21:10

Too busy
21:10 Wednesday 14 November 2018 JST

I can basically tell how busy I am by how much time I (don’t) spend writing in my journal. Inverse relationship between entries and busy. It’s not surprising, but just a thing to note.

Recently, my “journaling” has included Marble Track 3 website, and that has included revamping the website a bit.

12 Nov 2018, 06:24

woke up late this morning
06:24 Monday 12 November 2018 JST

I usuually set my alarm for 5am on Mondays and Wednesdays so I can leave the house at 5:45am. This morning I turned off my 5am alarm and planned to snooze until my second alarm, but the phone was in silent mode so that alarm did not sound. Fortunately, Lin had set an alarm for 5:35. I had already packed my computer so I got out early enough to catch my preferred train, featuring enough seats that I can sit and write, or snooze, which I plan to do now.

12 Nov 2018, 06:19

SOGO Ultra Radio Taiso
06:19 Monday 12 November 2018 JST

There is a morning exercise routine used by Japan to help build community and health and prepare everyone for the day. Even though it has been used in Japan for a minute, it has not spread outside Japan.

Today after SOGO, Menya and Risa led us through the first stages of changing all that. They had multiple cameras and awesome music. Video is coming Wednesday.

12 Nov 2018, 06:11

Great hanging out with Mark
06:11 Monday 12 November 2018 JST

Mark rode 4km from the 古民家公園 to our house yesterday to meet Lin and see Marble Track 3 in person. He had some great ideas for MT3:

  • Encourage teambuilding among youth by giving them a certain set of track pieces, tools, and time limit to make a track that fits a certain set of requirements.
  • Set my camera so the whole set is in focus.
  • Add narration or speech bubbles to explain the story in more detail.

08 Nov 2018, 13:18

check if password has been compromised
13:18 Thursday 08 November 2018 JST

I wanted to write a Bash script which would take a file with a list of passwords and throw each one at Troy Hunt’s collection of compromised passwords.

I probably won’t do it soon because I found a bash one-liner which checks to see if a password was compromised.

I had to modify it slightly, but this line works on my Mac:

echo "pass> "; read -s pass_str; sha1=$(echo -n $pass_str | tr -d '\n' | shasum); echo "Hash prefix: ${sha1:0:5}"; echo "Hash suffix: ${sha1:5:35}"; result=$(curl https://api.pwnedpasswords.com/range/${sha1:0:5} 2>/dev/null | grep $(echo ${sha1:5:35} | tr '[:lower:]' '[:upper:]')); echo "Count: ${result#*:}"

07 Nov 2018, 22:03

AB site progress
22:03 Wednesday 07 November 2018 JST

I have been upgrading AB’s PHP to the standards described in Paul Jones’ Modernizing Legacy Applications in PHP. So far I am still in the Autoloading section, but have done nearly half of the classes. Almost all of the “data” classes are done, but none of the search or factory classes are done.

(I put data in quotes above because I think that is just a name we came up with .. not sure if it has a meaning outside our project.)

But that is not why I am writing. I was just reading Troy Hunt talking about passwords and want to add the HIBP password check to the site. I am glad we do not really limit the passwords (much; we do crop them at a few hundred characters, but I now know to not do that), but I am not sure I can get buy-in to require everyone to have good passwords.

I am thinking I will log if passwords have been cracked, but that may be a security issue itself. Not sure.