What these split ergonomic wireless designed-for-manufacturing #mechanicalkeyboards need are more beeps boops and blinkenlights
Remember the scene in Doctor Strange where The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) blows Strange's mind away by introducing him to the astral plane?
The music video for Orbital-The Box was my first exposure ever to electronic music 22 years ago and similarly blew my mind away. Who stars in it? TIL: Tilda Swinton.
The Crüxshadows are still around, and released an album as recently as last year :not_bad:
DJ Gammer got signed to Monstercat, and sounds a lot different than he used to
VNV Nation is releasing a new album this year
There's a heck of a lot of VHS-quality MTV AMP videos on Youtube now. This was the 1am electronic music show that rescued me from the scourge of grunge guitars in high school. So '90s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IjA0Y6w-yQ
this software takes a 3d .stl model like the kind 3d printer software uses, and instead of layers of plastic, generates a 2d pattern that can be laser-cut from paper and folded into that shape https://github.com/osresearch/papercraft
this is relevant to my interests
TIL the "Fourier" 40% split row-staggered #mechanicalkeyboard. $20 for a kit of PCBs+passives (bring your own switches, caps, cables, pro micros)
If you like the form of the Mistel Barocco or the Kinesis Freestyle Edge but want fully programmable DIY
How to unpack an unencrypted .ab android backup file created with "adb backup": drop the first 24 bytes, deflate the rest with zlib, feed to tar. (Or prepend a gzip header and feed to tar with -z)
$ dd if=my_backup.ab bs=24 skip=1 | zlib-flate -uncompress | tar xv
tail -c+25 my_backup.ab
} | tar xz
(Result: "Oh. My photos aren't in this. I guess I have to backup files separately. Good thing I didn't wipe the phone yet...")
recommended: "overnight oats"
- rolled oats
- soymilk or other nutmilk
- random fruit bits (apple, raisin, banana)
- chia seed or ground flax seed
all into a small mason jar, cap, shake, and stick in the fridge overnight.
no cooking required. one dish dirtied. i'm surprised how good it comes out.
my recipe is #vegan, and if i were to use unsweetened soymilk and omit some fruit it would probably be good for my cholesterol too (hey i'm old)
i think i prefer the taste of flaxseed over chia
I want to tune http://mkweb.bcgsc.ca/carpalx/ to take into account the fact that keycap sets usually accommodate only dvorak and colemak alternate layouts. Can't make a Workman board with this set of alternate caps.
[No I don't; if I'm touch-typing properly I shouldn't be looking at the keys anyway]
TIL "magnetic valve" keyswitches, which use electrical induction through a ferrite core to signal a keypress, attenuated by a static magnet to block that induction when the switch is unpressed. All without electrical contacts. Wow!
Great presentation here, including how this scheme enables n-key rollover:
If many websites like Slack (ugh), Trello, and LinkedIn (ugh) stopped working when you upgraded to Firefox 57 or were messing around with nightlies, try deleting webappsstore.sqlite
It fixed the problem for me.
If you are new to Mastodon, you might wanna read this article I wrote recently, that illustrates the principles of Mastodon: https://medium.com/tootsuite/twitter-is-not-a-public-utility-2bc49567152b
And share it around outside of Mastodon for other people to see 😋
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I like free software and copyleft licenses.
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