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Day to day sometimes work may be shit. It just takes a bit of external acknowledgement to feel proud of what I work on. So easy to forget when the deadlines are creeping up.

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“Nothing in this world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty. No kind of life is worth leading if it is always an easy life. I know that your life is hard; I know that your work is hard; and hardest of all for those of you who have the highest trained consciences, and who therefore feel always how much you ought to do. I know your work is hard, and that is why I congratulate you with all my heart. I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life; I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Feelings of exitence. 

This song makes me feel almost like I have lived myself the millions of untold stories savoured by every living being that ever was. How they came to become, grew up to achieved their triumphs and how they lost everything and became one with nature. As if The Great Architect had each piece designed, produced and placed in its correct position at the precise time for it to fulfil its role within the universe, natural perfection.

Yet also a feeling of pure desolation, a void appears here that nothing in the world can fill; a gaping abyss opens up at the very ground on which one stands. In the face of this abyss, not one of all the things that had made up the stuff of life until then is of any use.

And these apparently contradictory characteristics blend to form a harmony that rules among all things that constitute the cosmos so that perfection can be seen in the most trivial of things.

Ha, the easiest way to build a true random number generator - get a SRAM chip, power cycle it, and you're done! Data rate is limited: due to data remanence, you need to collect data over many power cycles. For best results, remember to bombard your SRAM with radiation to flip more bits! 🤣

I'm doing some FPGA stuff now and so far from everything I've learned the most obvious thing is that debugging hardware is a pain.

I bought a 3D printer to make some cases for my electronic projects. I ended up printing Klein Bottles instead.

This is an example of how investing in "open" systems pays back. 

A little more than three years ago I bought a Galago from System76. After being using it for more than two years straight every day for several hours as both my work computer & for my personal stuff the battery is starting to decay, so I want to replace it.

System76 has repair guides. A 3 year old could follow the steps. And while they don't list the components they use, after opening the laptop it was very easy to identify the battery model, a very standard one very easy to source from different places.

I just ordered the replacement from a UK retailer for 50$.

What is your experience, apple fanboys?

Copying ain't stealing,
sure as I'm breathing,
information wants to be free.

The mafia wants us to believe
youtube-dl was made for thieves.
In fact,
it was made for human beings.

We might listen to your pleas,
once you respect our machines,
they belong to us - not you.

Your drivers are mean,
your blobs illicit,
the hardware complicit,
and yet--
it's never stopped piracy.

The real caper is your crimes.
The theft of OUR public domain.
DMCA abuse, attacks on fair use.
Net neutrality and regulatory capture.

Sell it to us fair and square,
your terms are too much to bear,
and until you're playing fair,
fuck off!

Yo ho, yo ho. A pirate's life for me!

Recent behavior from Donald Trump reminds me of the wise ancient words of Marcus Aurelius:
To pursue the impossible is madness: and it is impossible for bad men not to act in character.

Another cool project, I'm funding it, was looking for a title device like this to use as my handheld terminal. And this seems to fit the bill pretty well!

Its so sad to not be able to believe anything you see online these days. Why won't people with no idea just shut up?

The following excerpt from "Notes on my Queer bromance with my personal trainer" made my day. Its so true! Follow the text to read the rest of the story 

`Andrea spoke with certainty, a feigned wisdom beyond her years that so many folks do in their early twenties. It’s an age where we feel we’ve experienced enough to know the way the world is, but not enough to feel overwhelmed by the diverse complications of adulthood. It turns out an injection of 22-year-old cockiness was exactly what I needed. Especially at the gym. `

I used to think Trump was a smart guy, at least smart enough to control masses.

Now I just think is the people that is dumb.

"your music is great, you could make so much money! put it up to stream!"

I'm stopping my spotify subscription in favour of buying the disks directly from my favourite bands. I'm very in the alternative side anyway, so bandcamp and their official pages serves me (and them) better.

Back to own my music.

If you still use GitHub as your main place to host your projects, reconsider.

Git is made to be decentralized.

Use it.

Day to day sometimes work may be shit. It just takes a bit of external acknowledgement to feel proud of what I work on. So easy to forget when the deadlines are creeping up.

This video is hilarous (and the fact that I've understood every reference tell how geek I am lol).

Yuki Installs Gentoo

This is one of those rare musicians not as well known as it should. He makes some of the weirdest music, every one of this songs has a completely different vibe. So listen to a pair.

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