Scripting Pokémon Uranium Feb 24, 2019 Today I tried out Pokémon Uranium, an unofficial Pokémon fan game. Nintendo wasn’t thrilled when it came out, and tried to shut it down. Anyways. I wanted to play it with my Xbox 360 controller, and eventually found out the best/easiest way to do so was to use Xpadder. Unfortunately, xpadder now costs money. I think for roughly $11 AUD it was worth it, saving me from having to figure out a solution for myself. ...
Life on Soylent: Part 3 - Life After Soylent Feb 22, 2019 My experiences with Soylent stopped in early 2015 as I moved back to Australia. (Click the “soylent” tag if you want to read my previous posts on Soylent). I thought I’d give a quick writeup on my troubles getting Soylent in Australia. I tried the Aussielent vanilla powder, which I didn’t like. Not sure why. I tried Primalkind for a while, and liked it, but couldn’t keep it up and didn’t like the texture. ...
Hacking My Life: A New Chapter Feb 22, 2019 It’s been a long time since I started my journey into improving my productivity and trying to improve aspects of my life. It didn’t last long, but I enjoyed it. Not to worry - I will be starting again soon, with many of the same goals and ideas. Coming soon - “Hacking My Life 2”. This post is part of a series. If you’re interested in reading the rest of it, click here. ...
Under construction... Feb 22, 2019 Hi there! Thanks for checking out my blog. I’m currently in the process of rebuilding my blog on Hugo, moving away from Octopress. Most of my posts have been removed while I get the hang of Hugo. In the meantime, check out my GitHub or talk to me on Twitter. I’d love to hear from you.
Hacking My Life: Day 6 - Habits Jan 13, 2015 I haven’t been posting here for a while. As it turns out, habits are hard to keep. I thought about how to deal with the awkward numbering of this series, and I decided to simply increment the day only when I write a post. However, I would like to be writing a post every single day. I think writing in this blog is probably a really good habit to have. ...
Life on Soylent: Part 2 Jan 11, 2015 So there’s something about Soylent that sucks. No, the taste is okay, it fills you up just fine and near enough as I can tell, I won’t grow a third arm from drinking/eating it. What sucks is preparing single meals. When you first order Soylent, you are supplied with everything you need to make either a full day of Soylent or a customizable amount. This is great, and honestly the problems I’m about to describe aren’t that easy to solve. ...
Hacking My Life: Day 5 - Arch to the Rescue Dec 29, 2014 So I wasn’t successful in switching to the Everyman E3 sleep schedule. I’m still curious about it and will probably try again, but I had a full sleep and loved it. I will need to figure out how it’ll affect my work. Anyways, today’s post is about a dilemma I found myself in earlier today. I had wanted to reinstall my Arch Linux install to get a fresh start, so I booted into Arch via DriveDroid and proceeded to (try) to reinstall it. ...
Hacking My Life: Day 4 Dec 27, 2014 I’m going to be straight to the point: I’m going to try and switch to the Everyman Sleep Schedule. This will be achieved by going from “monosleep” to “segmented sleep” (two 3.5 hour core sleeps), to dual core sleep (3.5h + 1.5h + nap) with the midday nap where one of your E3 naps will be. Finally, the transition to full E3 - 3.5 hours, followed by 3x20 minute naps. ...
Hacking My Life: Day 3 Dec 26, 2014 Having done my Hour of Databases on Khan Academy I decided to finally start the long slog towards filling the gaps in my mathematics education. About 30 minutes of tearing through the “Early math” section I’ve reached 69% completion and I have 52,111 “energy points”. Gamification is ridiculously effective, as it turns out. I’m going to aim to do 100,000 points a day, which is about an hour or so at the early levels. ...
Hacking My Life: Day 2 Dec 25, 2014 Really, this post should be titled Hacking My Life: Day 2 - In Which Benjamin Does a Thing. Had an excellent Christmas with friends and family, so I’ve been busy most of the day. I did get to lug my Chromebook to and from a lunch/dinner party and was thus able to work on learning SQL - I did the “Hour of Databases” on Khan Academy. This is what I ended up submitting for the project at the end. ...