#soberoctober day 1: challenge accepted

Oct 1, 2017 08:00 · 182 words · 1 minute read


Joe Rogan Experience #1007 introduced the Sober October challenge. I realized I couldn’t remember the last time I went a week without a beer. I’m certainly dependent on nicotine, I wonder if I am dependent on alcohol? Let’s find out.


Produce something useful each day this month instead of getting drunk and sucking at rocket league.


Caffiene is allowed.

Every other psychoactive substance is disallowed including nicotine and alcohol.

Video games are disallowed.

Challenge begins 2017-10-01 00:00:00 and ends 2017-11-01 00:00:00, New Zealand time.

Today’s Achievements

I identified why I smell mold at night - the underside of my wood-slatted futon frame is covered in mold. It joins my moldy clothing, keyboard, oculus rift and passport in the ranks of “shit damaged by my moldy Auckland flat.”

I continued the Sisyphean task of configuring my Arch Linux machine. Previously I was using zeit/hyper but it irritatingly intercepts ^R and “refreshes” the terminal, ruining shell history search and vim’s redo.

I’m now using Swordfish90/cool-retro-term which brings back fantastically nostalgic memories of the first computer I ever used, a Kaypro II.