**Rammstein singer Lindemann tests positive for coronavirus**
"Singer Till Lindemann has contracted the novel coronavirus, according to reports in German media outlets. The 57-year-old "Rammstein" front singer has been taken to an intensive care unit at a Berlin hospital."
Ursula K Le Guin, on tech workers:
"Real power goes to waste. Every wizard uses his art against the others, serving the men of greed. What good can any art be used that way? It's wasted. It goes wrong, or it's thrown away. Like slaves' lives. Nobody can be free alone. Not even a mage. All of them working their magic in prison cells, to gain nothing. There's no way to use power for good."
- "The Finder", from "Tales from Earthsea"
lots of talk about #assembly language on my feed lately, so i'm gonna plug something. MSP430s are von neumann machines (not harvard like AVRs) with a flat memory space, memory-mapped everything, and a simple instruction set. TI has a lot of nice docs and appnotes. GCC, GDB, and an open source flash/debug tool are freely available. the MSP-EXP430G2ET devboard/programmer is $10. i've had a lot of fun starting asm with these chips and you might, too.
Richard Sapper's Electronic Stopwatch, Model 520, from 1974. Designed for Heuer
This is such a crisp and simple design. I love it!
I feel like more people on fedi should know who Genesis P-Orridge was.
Came up with the galaxy brain "pandrogyne"; co-invented industrial music; early western noise artist, linking that genre with the trans community.
This NYT article has an overview of their life: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/14/arts/music/genesis-breyer-p-orridge-dead.html
toolmaker | nostalgist
i don't really belong. i want good things for you.
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