I love the board game Root. It’s my favorite board game of all time.
I love the RPG, too. I’ve been been working on making a one page
player guide I use when I teach the game. You should buy the game, then
use my player guide for when you want to help teach the game faster.
I’m building a streaming/gaming PC and got Windows 10 Home because some games
are just not fans of Wine yet. :( Making a USB flash drive to install
Windows 10 from, however, was tricky, and it was all due to the size of the
installer file Windows 10 uses,
install.wim. In recent Windows 10
ISOs it’s larger than 4GB, so it won’t fit onto a FAT32 filesystem.
FAT32 filesystems are easily booted and read by most motherboards,
and in order to use these larger ISOs, there’s an NTFS shim you can install.
With my combo of an older MSI motherboard, using
that shim from the Rufus project,
and the ISO for Windows 10 1909, and a perfectly
acceptable 16 GB USB flash drive that I’ve used for countless
Linux installs, I could make the installer boot, but it would fail on
install.wim with no details as to what’s going on except for error
code 0x8007000D. This was with both Legacy Boot and Secure Boot enabled,
and the file size on the USB drive matched the file size in the mounted
I forgot how much fun it is to work with Windows.
After trying to use either WoeUSB’s GUI or command line with the 1909
ISO, I decided to hunt down an older ISO where
install.wim is smaller
than 4GB. I ended up getting the 1709 ISO from this site
so I could build the USB drive using a FAT32 filesystem.
It installed from there, and after logging in Windows Update seems happy
and it activated and everything, so I guess it’s safe and OK?
Microsoft only offers the absolute latest ISO on their site, or I could’ve ordered Windows
on a USB drive, but I’ve been burning Linux images for years now with
no problems, so how hard could this have been?
I’m also wondering why Microsoft can’t, like, make
Does it all need to be in one big file? (no). Is this a way to get folks to
upgrade to newer computers that can better handle the NTFS boot
process? (probably). Would the Microsoft media manager tool have magically
worked right, despite this being, like, a solved problem
technically? (also probably) Do they just have a ton of old USB drives from
conferences they’re trying to unload on us who want to build after-market
PCs to legally install Windows on? (this is the likeliest scenario)
Update: I am now maintaining hugo-sandstorm
and new releases will come out shortly after releases of Hugo come out.
It also comes with a
pretty functional administrative interface if you need to crank out
a blog post on the go. This site, and my webcomic sites, are also
running on the new app. Give static publishing on an awesome
self-hosted app server a try!
I use Hugo on Sandstorm to publish all of my sites, since it’s super-simple,
pretty flexible, doesn’t require a database, and plays nice with Webpack
so I can get styles and code and stuff. The existing Hugo app for
Sandstorm is super out-of-date, so I’m working on updating the app
for modern Hugo and NodeJS.
I have the forked repo up
on GitHub and I’m going to move all of my sites over
to it to stress-test it, and once that’s good, I’m going to see if I can restore
the administrative interface and get a new version published. I really like
both Sandstorm and static publishing, and I want to see both get better
and be able to take advantage of the newer tools out there.
Plus, finding Hugo 0.20-specific docs is basically impossible now, so it
saves us all a lot of time searching.
(this post is continually updates as I play more and figure stuff out
in Animal Crossing: New Horizons)
Life on PompanoCay goes like this:
- Make money by DIY and selling Hot Items to Timmy and Tommy.
- Keep 100,000 bells in the bank at all times.
- Mortgage is 0% interest and deposits are 0.5% interest when the
balance is over 100,000 bells, so it only makes sense to pay off the
mortgage from deposits, not your pocket.
- Sweep everything but 20,000 bells in to savings every evening, so that
you can buy cool stuff from the Nook Stop first thing.
- Group and arrange trees for easy wood/fruit/stick gathering on
only two landmasses. All others are decorative (unless you’re desperate).
- Bluebear is the best, and so is everyone else.
- No matter on what island you are, you’re still a kid and a squid.
I haven’t talked much about it yet but I started a new comic project
based on experiences at Abstractions last year. Right now I’m doing a
series of comics about my own work from home tips, tricks, and
anti-patterns. Follow it on Instagram
and, eventually, go to the main site
when I actually have real content up there.