Projects & Personal
I manage to fulfill my "development needs" so much at work that I try to use my spare time in other hobbies nowadays. Not that I don't have pending things to do, I just don't feel like spending much time on the computer after work anymore.
The few things I have been doing are looking for an alternative to the Firewalla at home. I'm thinking on installing opnsense on the Firewalla SoC cause it just don't really suit my needs. The problem is that opened a whole set of questions again on how to setup and sort all network devices at home, how I'm going to manage (server and networking side) the public and private services I have and so on. I would like to try it before just giving up on my current router directly, so I need to setup this on a VM and start playing with it to check if it does the essential things I want it to do.
Another thing I have been spending time theses days is sorting out my note and habits management. I tend to scribble on paper and just forget about it for current projects, but sometimes I write something that should be more persistent over time. So good luck past/present/future me figuring out how to handle that.
On the habit side I'm trying out Habitify just to know how much of my work/personal/leisure time I spend "correctly". That's the best thing I found to track this kind of "tasks", but I don't like the subscription model at all... if anyone has a suggestion that is either self-hosted or single-payment please contact me.
Also, as always, I've been improving my Home Assistant instance with new things. But that's the usual once you enter this world.
Up to date with DICE
Ongoing with One Piece: Volume 56.
Finished Ruin and Rising
Talk about a long road... finally finished the trilogy. This final sprint has been a bit rough, and it almost made me read some pages a bit "diagonal" just to end it. Got really boring at the end if I must say. I do not plan on reading anything else for this saga.
Started reading Japón con Jamón
This has been on my bookshelf for a year or so now. I just couldn't read anything Japan related because it reminded me a lot of the time I spent there. But well, after two years it's time to go on. Sadly it seems that it's not in anything but Spanish...
TVShows and Movies
For lunch and dinner time One Piece
Watched Rick and Morty: Season 5
What an amazing season! The first two chapters were incredible, but the last two... oh my! I'm really glad I didn't spoil myself on social because I have enjoyed it a lot. I waited until all chapters were available in HBO so I could watch all chapters in a row. And oh my, I loved it! Not sure why people complain about this season -of course it has better and worse episodes- but overall it has been awesome. The worst part is waiting for the next season!
Started Raised by wolves
I had it in store for some time and only two episodes in... it has everything I like: Sci-Fi, Dystopian setting, robots, etc. But... it is a bit weird. Maybe I don't understand the message of something.
Started Star Wars: Visions
It's finally here! As a fan of Japanese animation is awesome to watch some of them allowed to create a history on a Star Wars related setting. I don't know what to expect but so far I liked every episode, specially the one from Trigger... their art style and storytelling is amazing. Though I would've like to know more of each history, I'm happy that episodes are 15 minutes long.
Started Marvel's What if...?
Another that I was eager to watch this month and I managed to keep up to date until this point. I'm loving it so far and it seems that everything until this point is going to converge in the final episodes in one hell of a battle. I really hope they do more seasons.
Started Y: The last man
I wasn't expecting much from this one, but a friend told me about it and I put it off focus while I was doing some chores. It's average for my taste but at least the premise seems... interesting? I don't know. Let's see how it goes.
Finished The legend of Zelda: The Minish Cup
This game have grown old incredibly well. Mechanics, gameplay and even graphics are incredible. And I'm telling this in 2021 from a game that released in 2004, 17 years ago!
I played it on original hardware, a tuned GameBoy Advance SP with a FunnyPlaying LCD screen, and even if I liked the experience I had to play it through short sessions (maybe 30-60m tops) because the handhelds are so tiny that my fingers hurt a bit after some time. Also the SP is so narrow that my hands are almost touching. I'm not sure if I will play everything here, maybe only games that can be played for 10-15m (like Rhythm Tengoku) but I have my eye on Golden Sun 1&2 now... I'm glad I have emulation machines everywhere and a brand new GB Operator that I can use to play on a bigger screen and backup my games and saves.
Finished Doki Doki Literature Club!
Not going to say anything. Just play it. It's four hours or so of gameplay. Play it.
Still ongoing with Baba is you
We didn't manage to get much time to play, but we're slowly going through it.
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