Monday, July 13, 2020

Bills and Online Classes

74.58% of my stimulus check is going to bills. Meanwhile, I'm still working on paring down~ which means donating, recycling, and pawning whatever possessions I have left (even slower process than before due to COVID-19 closures of secondhand stores). I follow the news as closely as my mental health will allow but I haven't found much besides speculation about a second check or about student debt cancellation (I need debt cancellation but I'm not hopeful).

Good news is I installed more RAM and will be transitioning to using 120GB SSD. I have to first upload/backup my files to pCloud, and then figure out SSH keys because I was using my laptop to do website stuff and I'm embarrassed to say I don't know if I can just simply transfer my keys to my new SSD or not yet.

The speed difference is amazing so far! My laptop will also weigh a pound less 😅

Friday, June 12, 2020

BLM

I've made a handful of small donations to some nonprofits so I guess that's good for now until July. Earlier I wanted to buy stuff but I ended up having to pay bills so I lost taste for it and charities could make better use of it. I don't have a lot to write about that's remotely interesting so!

Here's a draft of something I wanted to post elsewhere but didn't:

WHO WANTS TO CODE GAMES WITH ME?!

If you don't feel like a huge investment, used or refurbished laptops from ebay are cheap:
https://www.ebay.com/str/freegeekbasicsstore

Use this IDE to code in for Lua especially LOVE2D (TIC-80 has a built in IDE so does Godot):
https://studio.zerobrane.com/download?not-this-time

Frameworks to Make Games in:
https://tic.computer/
https://love2d.org/

This class on making games is free to audit:
https://online-learning.harvard.edu/course/cs50s-introduction-game-development?delta=0

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Ocean Charities and Tree Charities I Want To Support

I'm feeling a lot of anxiety lately and I've been depressed. I'm worried about the climate and the future. I'm a very small individual though, and someday I'll die without having made much of a dent, or a lasting impression. This doesn't mean I can't contribute! I can do something small. I might get COVID-19 and die. Any number of horrible things can happen to me. I want to accomplish something before I expire! 

So I donated to homeless shelters, TeamTrees, The Nature Conservancy, and The Ocean Cleanup this year. Not a whole lot but a little bit can go a long way as long as other people pitch in too!

Over the next couple of months I want to be able to donate to them again and support others like:

WWF

Oceana

The Ocean Conservancy

Rainforest Trust

One Tree Planted

and Friends of Trees. I want to make a little bit of donations to each at a time!

Eco Friendly Laundry Supplies I'm Excited to Try

I haven't recieved the stimulus check yet, sadly, but when I do I have household supplies I would love to have. The shelves are empty of many things. I will have to get supplies online, so I've been looking up things I can order.

Laundry Detergent 

Wash Balls

Wash Bags

Wool Dryer Balls

The Cora Ball and Guppy Friend collect micro fibers. The laundry detergent is plastic-free. The dryer balls save money and energy. I know it's not a lot but it's something to start with. A little can add up to a lot! 

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Game Assets on GitHub and Itch.io

Long time no update! I've been struggling. I have been struggling to get it together and finally I'm beginning to get somewhere with organizing my work. The marine themed game assets project is getting bigger. It's so huge that Patreon won't let me upload it in its entirety. So now I have a pCloud, a github, and where else. I want to collaborate or join a game jam but I'm not ready yet and I'm actually a very timid person regardless of the ferocious name :')

I know I'm all over the place but I haven't fully liked any one place for storing a "gallery" and posting blog updates. 

I don't remember if I've talked about it anywhere else yet (my memory is really bad so I have to write notes down more often) but my apartment flooded so I was living in damp moldy conditions for three months. Then my mattress had to be replaced. Then the replacement molded too and now I sleep on a 2"-3" pad.

I am currently playing around with TIC-80 but I want to make something with Godot Engine and Pico-8 sometime. All of this is hard to do because I have to commute for internet (public library), I don't have internet at home, and I won't be able to afford it for a while.

I was notified at Thanksgiving that my teenage cousin ran away from home, spent time in juvie, and was kicked from a homeless shelter. He's no-contact with anyone. I want to reach out to him. I tried but he either hasn't seen my messages or doesn't want to respond. The only social media account he has online that's active is LEgit_VIper on Roblox but I made an account and I can't message him from it anyway.

I misplaced one of my flashdrives.

A microSD card broke (another one is lost). I tried to order a new one but it got lost in the mail so they refunded me and i haven't gotten around to it again.

I pawned some clothes to Buffalo Exchange, DVD's to Suncoast, and books to Powell's Bookstore.

That was all very personal for the internet but I'm pretty certain most of the only people who follow me are my classmates and friends. I just can't bother anyone with my life story directly. I find it important to document and record some things somewhere because it's good to put things into perspective and writing is a kind of structure for an otherwise chaotic life. Catch you later.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Free Animation Software Programs


Free Animation Software

Pencil 2D (Win, Mac, Linux) https://www.pencil2d.org/

Synfig (Win, Mac, Linux) https://www.synfig.org/

Blender (Win, Mac, Linux) https://www.blender.org/

OpenToonz (Win, Mac, Linux) https://opentooz.github.io/


Free Video Editing Software

Wednesday, April 17, 2019