Software preservation, electronics, software and ham radio - a maker of things!
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I low-key love how relating a tale in the #emfcamp IRC chat has ended in a discussion about shower facilities and how to speed up showering...
(All I said was, you can have some fun conversations in queues... in this case talking about using a camera and ML to make an "EMF shower queue length monitor" website... going via "we shouldn't take pictures of people without consent" to "an Arduino and some pressure-pad switches would be cheaper and more reliable")
Sometimes bikeshedding is fun
I am awake! Honest.....
Should emerge from my nest and consider food...... which is dangerous when uber/deliveroo is RIGHT THERE! o.<
don't think I have anything decent in for food and going /IN/ to town would be a massive nono at this time of day... because traffic and idiots o.<
I'm getting pretty tired of all the negativity.
Someone: has an idea that offers a benefit in 95% of use cases
Someone else: "Your idea doesn't cover all edge cases, therefore it's a bad idea and you should feel bad."
Turns out if you send a DMARC report to Microsoft at midnight, it will be rejected because the mailbox is receiving too many emails 🙃
This is the first time doing a furry con without staying in the main hotel and I can say that it’s actually pretty good. Malmö is very easy to walk around and feels safe.
Why the fuck is #NFC2024 cancelling a panel that literally only consists of some pillows on the floor to cuddle on? There's no excuse to not just move it to a different room or even into a corner of the lobby. Low-key pissed since today would have been the only day I could have attended that.
Lunch break summarised - asking ChatGPT to write Gilbert and Sullivan parodies, then cleaning them up so they actually match the beat.
Here hopefully I make more than 4 blog posts this year (lie)
the post is also about lying
Having furry friends: "Edward said that? Do you mean the poodle, the wolf or the otter?"
I'd tell you a really good dad joke but I don't have any kids.
Counterpoint: this is very interesting! If we can figure out how they're doing it, it might help develop better cancer treatments for humans.
So I have been fixing this laptop, got it to the point where it POST, nice! But there is a ton of capacitor damage, I can't get the HDD to be recognized yet and I think it's related to that, there is a big IC that I think is the whole computer and it was surrounded by several caps, cleaned a ton but still idk
"fedi admins can read your DMs"
And if they do anything with them, they're likely to lose the trust of every user on their instance! Isn't mutually assured destruction great? :D
Seriously though, if they want to know my Signal username, they could just ask...
Victory of the day: I managed to eat a waffle!
It doesn't look like much, but it's become very difficult for me to eat, with my throat half paralyzed.
Well, it's mainly thanks to the whipped cream that I managed it, and it took more than the photo shows, but it's a VICTORY!
Tech in a nutshell: you either leave a hero (and become a farmer) or stay around long enough for your skills to become "legacy maintenance and integration".
And old code never dies... It just gets crusty.
"Jacob Rees-Mogg in bizarre rant against skimmed milk: ‘Full fat will nourish your inner Tory’"
I heard about this last night (though didn't see it) and saw the tweet, but i honestly thought it was made up and the tweet faked with photoshop or something.
I've had the CCTV system fully installed for a week (and partly installed for about a year), and it's had one noticeable effect: the local rogue-traders don't knock on my door any more.
That and I always win the "where did they hide the parcel" game with the local parcel delivery guys :D
I was streaming on Twitch earlier, I had a 486 PC hooked up to a GBS8200, a VGA2HDMI pod, a HDMI splitter and a Mirabox HDMI capture box.
Outcome is, now I know which video scaler/switcher to buy to fix the video jitter issues I was having with TFX 😀
A bowling alley in an abandoned state hospital
Explore the rest: https://www.abandonedamerica.us/mayview-state-hospital1
Could the world just collectively acknowledge that the German plugs (or at least the euro plugs) are the superior plug design and go with that?
Maybe directly when adopting the metric system in the US.