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Michael F. Lamb @datagrok@cybre.space

To be clear, this is real: samsung.com/se/unspoilme/eng/

Samsung of Sweden made a hypnotherapy recording to make people forget their favorite TV shows so that they can rewatch them "fresh."

You shouldn't need to know my credentials to trust me when I say it's a bad idea for you to actually listen to a hypnosis recording created by an international corporation seeking to profit off of you and play with your memories.

Note to my future self: the "Brother HL-2140 Foomatic/hpijs-pcl5e" printer driver works way better than the proprietary drivers from Brother's website.

Confirmed: if you portray yourself as a "git expert" in your interview, then in your first week on the job you will ham-handedly obliterate a coworker's branch with your own commits like a starry-eyed noob

and by you i mean me

@datagrok It's a very cool hack.
However one of the coolest features of the original f-91w is its little known resistance to magnets up to at least 3T. Even where the gradient is steepest, you can't affect the watch much, even waving your arm around just fades the display, and that's some *serious* flux.
Most digital watches reset at that point. Analogue break.

@datagrok
That's super cool! Btw for people who do have a Pebble watch, there's an open source firmware and software project in the works called Rebble! rebble.io

@datagrok have you seen goodwatch.org/ ? features include:

- hex editor
- disassembler for the watch's own firmware
- amateur radio tx/rx for cw and several other digital modes

components are about $14 ea. for 10x

I really want to build one; hmu if you want to go in together for parts

😮 here's another Casio PCB-replacement, this one for a calculator watch. The author reports ✨5✨ years of battery life. And it's got a heckin' ham radio built-in! goodwatch.org

These two modded watches, one with a reverse-polarization LCD hack, in front of a GPD Pocket! This is just pornographic 😳

TYVM @rrix for the link!

🤔 The circuitry inside a Casio watch isn't too complex, maybe I could measure it and manufacture a replacement with more features.

Oops somebody already did it! Way better than I would have!

The "Pluto" watch, which re-purposes the case and LCD from a Casio F91-W, includes a compass, infrared programming, RTTTL ringtone (musical) alarms, generates RFC 6238 one-time passwords, open source, and runs for a year on a standard watch battery! Wow!! 😮

more cybrepnuk than Pebble imho

github.com/carrotIndustries/pl

"I was going for a battered mining spaceship look a la red dwarf tv series, but the missus just reckons it looks like some horrible teeth." 😂 --reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboar

At 128x64 pixels, this tiny OLED should be able to display the entire letter layout for the Mitosis (10 columns x 3 rows) as well as various other active layer info

But it's gonna be at least 2 weeks before I have time to tinker with it 😭

What these split ergonomic wireless designed-for-manufacturing need are more beeps boops and blinkenlights

I said "there's a lot of those on Youtube now" but the one I linked to was uploaded 8 years ago

insert slowpoke meme here

the cake is a lie y'all

Looking at my reflection after lifting:

Do I really look better in subtle ways that I can't quantify? Or do I look exactly the same, but simply feel better about myself?

I'll probably never know. It probably doesn't matter; the effect is positive regardless. I'll take it.