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I finished my , on the last day of my holidays! It's the first time I've done such a large (50cmx70cm). It's based on a picture I took of a lotus in a pond in a temple (萬福寺) near . of the lotus pond watercolour

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I'm Wim, in Glasgow (Scotland).
I like , , , cooking and ().

I do research on , and runtimes (e.g. ) for , and .

I program in , , , ++,.

@wim_v12e is my main account, I use it mostly for the non-technical stuff. The computer stuff usually goes on @wim_v12e.

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I finished my . It's based on a picture of a scene from the Gion Matsuri that I took in Kyoto last summer. I used pencils, acrylic watercolour paint and bistre.

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@lain The great thing is, that happiness you mentioned can also be achieved by sharing your existing knowledge, at least in my case. Let it be a discussion among friends about containers or someone asking about how to setup nginx... It makes me strangely happy. Going selfhosted has been one of the best decisions so far, in so many ways ^^

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i've seen this happiness before in other people when they finally accomplish some fun tech task, be it install linux, set up a server, write a small program. I think this is real empowerment. You really learn something, it's actually useful and will make you a better person.

Cherry blossoms. If you look close you'll see a kind of charm with a blue bead entwined with the branch.

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And sorry, but now I have to go to the dentist :(, after that the walk :)
Talk to you later! Anyway, glad to hear you got to the 2nd round!

Then the second part, well, if you make the chassis modular then you can put in different engines and extend the wheel base -- within limits of course. I guess that wheel size is not a major factor so it would most likely be one-size-fits-all.

I'm sorry, I have no references for this, but if I would have to find refs, I would look at:
- requirements analysis
- mechanics and fluid dynamics in general to get ballpark figures
- a good book on combustion engine design

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" could only add and subtract right up to the time of his appointment to the Admiralty, but then quickly learned to multiply and divide to spare himself embarrassment. … You can learn what you need, even the technical stuff, at the moment you need it or shortly before."
—John Taylor , *Underground history of American education* (archive.org/stream/TheUndergro)

Read this fifteen or more years ago, see its truth every day.

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This is exactly how I feel about coders. We get paid to write code for years. We ship products. We mentor and interview. We *have* to be good, right? Maybe, maybe not. We lack a way to measure how good we are, we have very slow feedback (only later do bugs and inextensible design become apparent). I bet I’m pretty bad at programming relative to how great I think I am.

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on MSG and fear:

How MSG Got A Bad Rap: Flawed Science And Xenophobia
fivethirtyeight.com/features/h

BBC Future: Is MSG As Bad As It's Made Out To Be?
bbc.com/future/story/20151106-

If MSG is so bad for you, why doesn't everyone in Asia have a headache?
theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2

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@lain Ah, I see, I think I know what you're talking about. It really gets me into a bad mood too, when I see stuff like that. And the worst part is how they seem to be constantly dragging new people into it with their bullshit.

Luckily we have lots of people here too, who know better than that. You're a lovely person yourself and I've generally only had good experiences with other pleroma users as well, and I know a lot of people feel the same. :)
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