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|_| ...2017-02-23 |___/
It'll be Wednesday next week that I will hopefully hold the keys to the house.
I'm looking forward to this, carefully, I'm excited, but also slightly scared
about the prospect of having actual obligations, and to have even more to lose.
I'm still not sure where to put the file server, it's too noisy for just about
anywhere except its own room. Maybe I will place it in the hallway, but I'm
worried about temperature fluctuations and moisture. The biggest problem is that
the NZXT whisper case have absolutely horrendous airflow through the drive-cages
when you've filled them all, even with the three rear fans and the large, and
extra powerful intake fan. I'm seriously considering building my own external
hard-drive cage, which could have proper EM shielding, space disks far enough
from each-other to allow a single large slow-moving fan to cool them. There are
only 9 disks, so I was thinking of putting them either in a 3x3 or 5x2 grid.
More design is needed, and I don't have the fabrication skills to pull it off
I'm using mine every day, and I'm very happy with it, I always use the terminal
interface, so I've not touched the Java GUI for a long while.. If I were to redo
the GUI, I'd definitely go with Qt, I'm sure I'll have an easier time getting it
to work across platforms than I've with Java, and I'd prefer much to write C++.
In other news, I've been contacted by a guy from Canada who is starting up a
production of custom FinalKey boards, designed for commercially available USB
dongle cases, so it might be possible in the future to buy a professionally made
FinalKey! I'm excited to see how this turns out! He told me he'd send me a few
boards when he got them manufactured. It's fun to see something I made become a
real thing. It also means I might have a good place to direct people who wish to
buy a FinalKey, because I've not had the time and motivation to produce them.
One thing that I often hear when I tell people about my little "invention" (if
it can even be called that), is the phrase "Hurry up and get a patent!" but I
believe I've done something good in the world. Patents are only valid if there
exist no "prior art" and by releasing everything as OpenSource, I've hopefully
blocked any future patents. Patents destroy innovation and competition and are
unhealthy to a society. We are all people, we all own our inventions, it's not
about one single person getting rich, it's about society moving forward. I know
I've not contributed significantly, but maybe, just maybe, what I've put into
the world will somehow contribute to something else and better being invented,
it's happened before that several small, seemingly insignificant, or at least,
not widely applicable inventions together form the base of something great.
It's early, but I've been spending a lot of the day hunting down a trailer that
I can use tomorrow for getting my new tables.. :( I'm tired and confused, so I
need to go offline now, read a bit and go to sleep. Oh, and since I'm born in
'86, here's some terrible eurodance :) https://youtu.be/svnE-eQVtPM