Week 56: Patches
Choosing paint is hard! Thanks, Matt for the ranking, it gave me even more colours to choose from 🙈 The living room mess of patches is growing at an alarming rate. I think I currently light the rightmost brighter green in the middle, but who knows how I’ll feel by next week.
I’ve been having a lot of fun with home automation. I bought some Shelly Temperature and Humidity sensors and set up a couple of dashboards with my Raspberry Pi dashboard and Grafana.
My next step is to use this data to power dehumidifiers around the house and get a smart thermostat set up. I’m kind of leaning towards a Tado wireless thermostat which it’s possible to integrate into my setup without giving more data to Google or Amazon.
I spent the first half of the week feeling really rough and decided to skip the office so I don’t spread it further. Unfortunately, this meant missing Lee’s visit 😔 fingers-crossed we can catch up next time!
By the weekend I was feeling a lot better. I went to play board games in person for the first time in ages, followed by a bottomless brunch (somehow feeling OK after that). Played a couple of great new games:
Whirling Witchcraft is a nice quick game and easy to pick up. There’s a bit of engine building but the pace of the game means it’s not super heavy on tactics.
Nidavellir is kind of similar to 7 Wonders, I found it nearly impossible to hold a mental model of the scoring, but it was still fun – hopefully, I’ll do better next time.