I ran to the thrift store on my lunch today and picked up a few hilarious components. I have an idea for the throwing stars – you just wait.
I was trying to think of a good Star Trek costume last week. I wanted to do either a Kirk (Shatner) movie-era Starfleet uniform or a Picard movie-era Starfleet uniform, but I would hope for screen ready quality. Then it occurred to me – I should be a Borg Drone.
I’ve done zombie costumes many times in the past, and what I like about them is that they’re sloppy and imperfect. That makes it easier for someone like me who doesn’t know what they’re doing. The Borg are similar to zombies in this way.
My gears started turning and, pretty quickly, I realized I could use a computer to control lights, sounds, and motors in the form of an Arduino UNO. It turns out I am not the first person to think of this. I have a Raspberry Pi 4, but I want to use it for other hobbies. I’ve already started purchasing hoses and stuff!
Please try to understand what you’re reposting and why you’re reposting it. It’s your responsibility not to propagate rumors, misinformation, disinformation (learn the difference), and lies. Even if it means pointing out that something which paints your opponent in a bad light is false, it’s important that you do so (or at the very least don’t repost it).
A great example is my insisting that there is no evidence whatsoever that Jewish skins were ever fashioned into lampshades. Stating this might, at first, put me at risk of appearing to be a holocaust denier. I’m not. I know the holocaust occurred and was probably worse than we’ll ever know. But I have a strong interest in the truth, so I will point out that it hasn’t been proven that this particular act of cruelty and hate ever happened.
It was said over and over in the last election that there was an old magazine article in which Trump said if he ever ran for president, he’d run as a Republican because Republicans are stupid. I would yell this story from the highest point to anyone who would listen – if it were true. No one has ever produced this article. It didn’t happen.
Please be responsible.
Black Lives Matter
P.S. Like many of you, I’ve removed some Facebook friends who say “All Lives Matter”. I’m not going to take the time to try to educate them. It’s a fruitless endeavor.