the players continued their way through the kobold dungeon, negotiated a ceasefire with them and got tasked by another NPC to retrieve a roudy teenager from the kobold lair. (it was a young gold dragon in their rebelious phase trying to disguise himself as red dragon)
they stumbled into a deeper part of the dungeon that had been infested by a necromancer. A player almost died to a bodak (fun fact: if a bodak downs you with it's gaze and you're in it's aura, you fail a death save each round due to the aura. So if you roll a nat 1, you're instantly dead)
so after that, they finally met the necromancer and instantly stabbed him to death.
turns out that was the part necessary to complete the lich transformation.
luckily the lich wasn't very good at saving against tasha's hideous laughter and failed enough saves that the rest of the party could bash down the remaining health.
also Death with capital D showed up to collect the phylactery.
politics, religion, netflix, possible spoilers for Messiah
finished watching Messiah on Netflix yesterday and boy is that series a ride.
It can be fairly slow at times but when it's not it can really hit home, even got me emotional at times.
The basic premise is that someone in the middle east turns up, who people think he's jesus. The CIA investigates and concludes he's a terrorist cult leader. "Jesus" proceeds to tell people to come together, to love eachother, unity, peace. The CIA is even more convinced he's a terrorist and the middle east breaks out into war.
the party decides to enter a kobold lair of large size
the party stepped on nails, got slingshotted in the face, blown up, almost drowned by a mimic, imprisoned by kobolds, almost burried under a bunch of rocks, had a rust monster dropped on them and a toilet was detonated with a fireball in their vicinity
they're running out of soap, resources, self-control and pride and we're like 1/3rd into the dungeon
Firefly might be coming back. I still have hope!
the party finds the ancient artifact they are supposed to retrieve for the questgiver
the adventure mentions that if anyone would hit the artifact as hard as they can, some monsters jump out
I think, "yeah, nobody is gonna do that, that sounds dumb"
fighter: "I punch the artifact as hard as I can"
proceed to the party fighting a terminator golem (a golem wearing a human) and the fighter almost dying in one hit BECAUSE IT'S A FRICKING GOLEM AND THEY'RE LEVEL 6
GPG still supports SHA1, which got another attack today (https://sha-mbles.github.io/, 45k$ in AWS costs), yet the dev team doesn't seem to be able to get their butts into gear and deprecate old things.
I recommend switching to alternative tools; signify/minisign for signatures, age (github.com/FiloSottile/age) for encryption, and just don't use email or signed git commits, just sign a tarball or tags.
Linux will remove blocking from /dev/random (after initial block on boot), GPG is being called out for being shit
Here is my tribute to all the great cartoons we've gotten this decade.
Whether they made us laugh, pumped us up, or broke our hearts, it's an era of animation that we'll never forget, and it will go down in history as one of the best...
Thank you all for coming along with me
I'm recovering data from a dead µSD card using my arduino
removed the voltage regulator so I could have it all run on 3.3V and using the SPI interface which I learned SD cards implement for some weird reason
once I'm done and perfected my tools I might release that, it's interesting stuff and could help other people, but I'll wait until I get a proper breakout board and don't have to rely on the power supply being stable enough
2/x: why capacitors are dangerous:
a battery has a current limit, largely dictated by the chemistry. If it gives more current either the voltage drops or the battery sets itself on fire
a cap has no such limit. if a cap is shorted, the only limit to current is the resistance in the wire. If it stores 10V and the wire has 1mOh, the current will be 10kA. Nothing will stop that current from flowing. The wire will carry that energy until it evaporates. And in less than a few milliseconds, the energy has been dissipated and it's over. 10V at 10kA means in that time your cap is outputting 100 kilowatts of energy. Of course, the stored energy is only a few joules but for watts what matters is the time it takes to run through that.
also this fried my outdoor sensor. gonna have to build a new one.
Programming and stuff
btw I use arch
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