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I wrote an article about the need for low-carbon and and the path towards zero-carbon computing.


** The problem:
* By 2040 emissions from computing alone will be close to half the emissions level acceptable to keep global warming below 2ยฐC. This growth in computing emissions is unsustainable: it would make it virtually impossible to meet the emissions warming limit.
* The emissions from production of computing devices far exceed the emissions from operating them, so even if devices are more energy efficient producing more of them will make the emissions problem worse. Therefore we must extend the useful life of our computing devices.
** The solution:
As a society we need to start treating computational resources as finite and precious, to be utilised only when necessary, and as effectively as possible. We need frugal computing: achieving the same results for less energy.
** The vision: please read the article, I'm out of characters.

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Yay, I now have running on a PYNQ-Z1 FPGA board. It has a 650MHz dual-core Arm Cortex-A9 with 512MB RAM. That is not enough memory to run though.

I was whining about people on hn and lobsters being mean to the projects I loved yesterday, and it sparked some good conversations.

I went over my entire website and eradicated the use of words like "simply" and "easy". Removed things with retro-computing connotations, tried to limit the metaphors with mentions of old or small scale technologies.

Also added a few notes on decisions that advised its design.

"Speaking strictly for me", to quote the song, this is the best version of "Diamonds and Rust"

Hello, I'm new and a little lost around here. I was asked to make an #introduction post so here I go: My name is Chris, I work as an documentary filmmaker and photographer in central america, mainly focused on social movements. I am also interested in all open source, Linux and cybersecurity stuff.

If there is anyone here who'd like to work with me as a Research Associate from 1 Jan 2022 until 31 July 2023 or for a shorter period, full-time or part-time, please let me know.

Closing date is 13 Oct, no applicants so far so I will re-advertise if needed.

The post is on a research project at the intersection of embedded systems (SW&HW), programming languages, compilers, runtime systems and type theory. So if you know about any of these areas, it may suit you.

โš ๏ธREMINDER: Only download Inkscape from trusted sources and be cautious about emails with links, even if they claim to be from the project. If there's any doubt go to the source. The latest, validated release will always be available for free on our website.

Boosts appreciated.

And also for National Poetry Day, although it references winter, let me offer you a Haku program called "yuki".


้ ใ„ใจใฏ็‰ฉใง็‰ฉใ‚’่ฆ‹ใ›ใ‚‹ใฎใ“ใจใงใ™ใ€‚

่จ˜ๆ†ถใฏใ€Œๅฟ˜ใ‚Œใ‚‰ใ‚Œใชใ„ ใ‚ใฎๅ†ฌใฎ the new fallen snowใ€ใ€
ๅฟ˜ใ‚Œใ‹ใ‘ใฆใŸ้ ใ„่จ˜ๆ†ถ


wasureru to ha ken de kuu no koto desu.

tลi to ha mono de mono wo miseru no koto desu.

honma to ha
kioku ha "wasurerarenai ano fuyu no the new fallen snow",
wasurekake teta tลi kioku
to iu koto desu.

It's autumn and National Poetry Day


Eerst zetten zwaluwen op de draden
De noten van het gekend gezang,
Dan komen meeuwen landinwaarts
En de laatste vruchten smaken wrang:

Wind bladert in de kruinen
En leest het dode lover af
Belegert onze dorre tuinen
En scheidt koren van het kaf.

Kind, die in de bossen noten raapt
Hoor de dood in onze schedel kruipen
En zie hoe wij het geluk besluipen
Dat binnen in die bittere bolster slaapt.

(From "Junkieverdriet" by Jotie T'Hooft, 1956-1977)

laptop died ๐Ÿ˜ž
I have backups and it's still under warranty, but still. Too soon, and too much hassle.

Or the motherload of an extreme comedy example of being Scottish with voice recognition systems.

FYI, I just checked. If you live here in Madagascar, use internet on your phone, and are with Telma (the largest phone/internet provider), then buying 1 gigabyte of Facebook/WhatsApp/Instagram access costs only *half* the price of buying 100 megabytes of general internet access.

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I hadn't realised there would be so much interest in my Haku language from people who don't know Japanese. I have now added transliterations in Latin script (romaji) and English translations of the code to make it a bit more accessible.

ใ€้›ปๅ“ๆผ”ๅฅใƒญใƒœใƒƒใƒˆ A-HOGEใ€‘ใƒˆใƒซใ‚ณ่กŒ้€ฒๆ›ฒ / Mozart's Turkish March by the Performance Robot for Musical Calculators

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