First batch of Christmas cookies have been baked. We are heading into the village tomorrow to do socially distant drop offs.
One of the standing traditions in my household is to get thoroughly immersed in Christmas music during the holiday season. For years, this has involved Pandora streams and Raspberry Pis. This year, I built on that tradition with a little help from some Adafruit gadgets:
The speaker bonnet:
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Gimli hasn’t quite figured things out, but he’s working on it.
I’m working on creating a chatbot for Discord. Why? Well, in part because I want to, but also I’m trying to figure out if bots can be used to improve instructional delivery in Chemistry. I’ve got a way to go, but I’ve only been at it a week. My bot can’t converse very well, but it can integrate, provide weather forecasts and give you the nutritional information of peanut M&Ms. That’s something, I guess.
Rozenn and I have spent many years doing Thanksgiving for 2 since we’ve often been far from family, so the pandemic didn’t affect our normal routine. That said, I did initiate a new pandemic-inspired tradition: eating Thanksgiving pie before Thanksgiving. I figured “if a pie falls in the forest, and no one is there to witness it, was it really eaten?”
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. Stay safe.