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@Skirmisher one time a few years ago an intern asked me what a dll *is* and i reflexively said 'a file with a bunch of shit in it'

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after a couple years since my last attempt (cybre.space/@viv/9970695761374), i built another portable raspberry pi.

specifically, I am using a raspberry pi 3 a+, for size and power consumption. the display is a hyperpixel4.

the power supply is the same adafruit powerboost 1000c I used before, which unfortunately is not powerful enough to drive my pi4. but the pi3a+ is an ok compromise and there are some savings from not having ethernet and a usb hub.

i'm using a chunky 6000mah battery with it so it last ... forever, but is pretty heavy. i didn't really do any battery life testing with my smaller lighter batteries /or/ this one, so that's a change I *might* make in the future...

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here's several pages of rambling about my experiences using a PowerBook G4 I bought a month ago! vvn.space/~vivlim/pages/powerb

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Hard to come up with a better example of bitcoin’s disgusting environmental impact than this entire power plant that’s been converted to exclusively power bitcoin mining. arstechnica.com/?p=1763789

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i think RHEL spinoffs as a category should be called Same Hat Enterprise Linux

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mortality-adjacent 

🙄 "live fast, die young, leave behind a beautiful corpse"

🤘 "live gradually, die eventually, leave behind a community grateful for your dedication, support, and love"

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Pretty sure I've mentioned it before, but I have two copies of MMM so I could read it faster

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Boosting because I just went to do some soldering work and my hands were trembly, so I stopped, and had a sandwich and some nice cold water.

I could have carried on, but I would have done a bad job.

Workers don't get enough opportunities to pause and get themselves together. This is part of why things break down.

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Things that will make a bad solder joint:
* Dirty tip
* Dirty joint
* Not enough flux
* Unleaded solder
* Not enough heat, or heat removed too soon
* Heat applied in the wrong place
* Parts move during freezing
* Using solder as a mechanical joint

Things that men don't talk about, which will just as surely cause a bad joint:
* Feeling tired
* Feeling upset about something
* Feeling in pain
* Feeling distracted
* Feeling unable to concentrate
* Feeling unsure of yourself
* Feeling rushed

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wonder if we could get more vegetables out of Brassica Oleracea

i got lyon (rust crate for turning vector graphics into triangles that gpus love to eat - github.com/nical/lyon) running on 3ds enough to be able to draw the rust logo :)

youtube.com/watch?v=5pYEj8XBQM

it's a rough adaptation of a simple model-spinning demo I wrote. that used a different crate to import an obj at build time, this is doing the tesselation on the 3ds hardware once during startup.

i'm interested in seeing what kind of framerate I can get if i re-tesselate frequently (maybe stretching/squashing/warping the graphic?)

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@Skirmisher one time a few years ago an intern asked me what a dll *is* and i reflexively said 'a file with a bunch of shit in it'

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They say you should measure twice and cut once, but I've found it's much more efficient to only measure once for each time you cut. You can literally reduce your measuring time by 50%! This technique is how I intend to disrupt the measuring and cutting industry

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death 

one of the saddest things I've read was a reddit post after the myspace data loss event, a father wanted to hear a song his late son uploaded to the site, at least one more time

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myspace mp3s of long forgotten bands
doom wads hosted on dead file hosting sites
flash files that need external content on domains no longer registered

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What if we put Garfield's head on top of Batman's body! 

It'd look something... like this!

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