Finished reading: A Trail Through Time by Jodi Taylor πŸ“š

Finished reading: A Second Chance by Jodi Taylor πŸ“š

Book #3 was action packed, I was surprised to find how much of the book was left when I thought it was nearly done (an ebook problem), but the story was great and the ending was worth it. Really pulling out all the stops in the time travel genre.

Linux Finerprint Reader and Lid State

I recently setup fprintd on my laptop so that I could use the fingerprint reader for login and unlocking 1Password. It worked well until I plugged my laptop into the dock and closed the lid. It was unfortunately still prompting me for a fingerprint, even when I did not have access to the reader.

After a search I found an article about how someone disabled the usb device on lid close so that it would stop this from happening. I only needed to find the correct device to disable. It was not listed in lsusb as a fingerprint reader, but the Archwiki had the information I needed. After that I just needed to find where it was in the device tree.

$ grep 06cb /sys/bus/usb/devices/*/idVendor

After adding the the following NixOS config everything worked just how it should.

services.acpid = {
    enable = true;
   lidEventCommands = ''
    grep -q close /proc/acpi/button/lid/LID/state
if [ $? = 0 ]; then
    echo 0 > /sys/bus/usb/devices/3-3/authorized

grep -q open /proc/acpi/button/lid/LID/state
if [ $? = 0 ]; then
    echo 1 > /sys/bus/usb/devices/3-3/authorized

exit 0

My daughter’s soccer season ended today, the team came in first place in their division. My youngest season end tomorrow and a win guarantee the same. I had to fill in for his coach for a lot of the season so I was coaching both groups and am extremely proud of everyone.

My daughter and I at our last soccer game of the season.

Finished reading: A Symphony of Echoes by Jodi Taylor πŸ“š

The Chronicles of St Mary’s Book 2

This one was not as fun as book one but that maybe because I was more aware of where it was going. This suspense and mystery of the first added to the fun. I still enjoyed it and look forward to reading the rest of the series.

Finished reading: Just One Damned Thing After Another by Jodi Taylor πŸ“š

A friend recommended this series as something light and fun to read. First book delivered on that promise. Several more to go.

Finished reading: The Internet Con by Cory Doctorow πŸ“š

The topic was interesting, but I assumed the “fix” would be more grassroots than it was. I also did not really find the suggested solutions to be feasible or realistic. It’s a bummer because the internet really is broken but this book didn’t help solve it to my mind.

Finished reading: The Sunlit Man by Brandon Sanderson πŸ“š

Great way to end the Kickstarter set. The whole Cosmere is great, but the world of Roshar and Way of Kings will always be my favorite. Reading a story about the struggles of one of these heros was wonderful.

Oh, no! YouTube TV has multiview for news now. Fox, MSNBC, CNN, and BBC News. This is not going to be good for the news junkie in me.

Finished reading: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro πŸ“š

I’m not sure how I feel about this book. Interesting story, but I feel like so many things were left unanswered. I’m not sure yet if that was the intention or not. It will definitely be on my mind a bit longer and may require a reread again one day.

Finished reading: Yumi and the Nightmare Painter by Brandon Sanderson

I really enjoyed this story and for the second time in the Secret Projects again the narrative form as told by everyone’s favorite Cosmere character.


Finished reading: The Frugal Wizard’s Handbook for Surviving Medieval England by Brandon Sanderson πŸ“š

This was a fun story, I would love to read more of this world.

Finished reading: Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson πŸ“š

Short and Fun. Tyson has a great way of educating people on the topic which is always interesting.

Finished reading: Waking Up to What You Do by Diane Eshin Rizzetto πŸ“š

So when we witness some of the atrocities in the world that we have of late, it seems to me that what we are witnessing, in part, is what happens when an individual’s fear, hopelessness, powerlessness, and so forth, get recognition within a larger group. The individual’s reactions to those experiences are generalized and legitimized, at least within the group, and any hope of self-inquiry is lost.

If its not clear by my posts, I have not done a single technical thing after work hours as of late. I get done working, do soccer stuff for the kids if the day requires it, and then I read a book. Not sure how long this will keep up, but I do feel better this way.

Finished reading: On the Origin of Time by Thomas Hertog πŸ“š

This was light on actual science and heavy on storytelling but still had some interesting ideas and thing to think about.

Finished reading: Chip War by Chris Miller πŸ“š

This neat book tied together a lot of the history I knew about and things I was not aware of, providing a clear history of the chip industry and how we got to where we are today.

Finished reading: Ordinary Wonder by Charlotte Joko Beck πŸ“š

We have to work with the truth or we miss an opportunity.

Finished reading: Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari πŸ“š

I finally found a use case for ChatGPT. Ask it a question that I am interested in. After it gives its answer ask it for book on the topic. It provides me a list of books and a synopsis of each.

Way faster than trying to google for books on a topic where I have to read multiple people’s articles.

I am not sure what people are upset about in San Diego. This is on brand for the Padres. Even with a loaded team they are unable to find a way to win. We are a cursed fan base.

Yes, the season is still new and there is lots of time to turn it around. My point is that we should be use to this by now.

Finished reading: The Lost Metal: A Mistborn Novel by Brandon Sanderson πŸ“š

Great ending to this part of the story, looking forward to what comes next.

Finished reading: Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy πŸ“š

Finished reading: Tress of the Emerald Sea by Brandon Sanderson πŸ“š

I was not sure in the first few pages if I would like this based on the narrative structure, but it was a fun book and the story being told by a well known character did not hurt.

Finished reading: The Complete Malazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson πŸ“š

It took a long while to read this 10 books, but well worth it. Was I lost and confused at time, yes. In the end it paid off and I am glad that I took the time.