my sister-in-law wanted to make a toy for her 2 year old nephew who likes turning on and off light switches so I helped her learn to solder and we put together this box with 5 different switches and a bunch of different LEDs mounted on it.
the switches all interact in different ways, and some of the LEDs are RGB so you can play with it for several minutes before you figure out how everything works together.
I think the kid is going to love it.
Comedy Kitboga Hypno Music Woosa
Kitboga is a guilty pleasure for me, and this is hillarious.
Reading about how to access the secret file companies have on me and wondering if I can use GDPR to address some of this
Gonna add a working score as well as the ability to properly die and have a game over to Spaaaace (the terminal shooter game) then push the code and do a write-up on my blog. That's my plan for the weekend.
Then I'll focus on the distributed programming stuff in Goblins (unless we hit the $500/mo Patreon goal, in which case I'll add enough polish to make this a satisfying game).
Seems like it'll be a fun weekend...
Been thinking about desktop environments. This demo of a desktop has a lot of old ideas but packaged up very well.
Some people have mentioned PaperWM. If you've tried it, can you tell me your experience?
purism, rant, negative, hardware
You know how sometimes you get mad about companies being assholes? Sometimes I get mad at companies being assholes too, but I don't just stop at "it is bad Microsoft bought GitHub" or "it is bad that GitHub created a ridiculous environment that lead to several high profile sexual harassment cases," but I go further. So here you go, my gripe of the day:
Fuck Purism for being indcompetent dickweeds overpricing phones using the standard line of "security and privacy costs more." That's not an excuse for their anemic and poorly designed hardware, and the majority of their software is repackaged open source with tenuous value add on top.
At first I wasn't so mad, because I thought they were just bad at their jobs and that can be fixed with practice. But as time has gone on we've seen that the folks there are actually acting in bad faith, and their goals are to "pull a GitHub" and try and monopolize a market rather than improve it with genuine competition.
You can't have overpriced, substandard goods AND be a bunch of unethical bastards at their size. And I really wish people would stop desperately ignoring their actions as a company because they get all starry-eyed at the sales pitch about freedom and privacy and the in-software switches on their laptops.
Addams Family (1991)
holy shit, was talking about my Gomez Addams bromance with my wife and she nailed it: Gomez Addams is a perfect example of non-toxic masculinity; he's confident but he's also supportive and encouraging, he's a suuuuper loving partner, he's openly emotional, and he's just all-around game with that certain joie-de-vivre
Rape, medical experiments, and forced abortions: One woman describes horrors of Xinjiang concentration camps
concentration camps, rape, violence, China
Witnesses talking about the way the Muslims are treated in Chinese concentration camps.
Been playing the original Diablo lately.
At the time I didn't realize how very tile-based and "turn based" it is. The abstractions of turn based especially are hidden by the fact that turns are milliseconds.
It makes me realize how simple (by today's standards) that game is and yet how incredibly compelling it remains, more than 20 years later.
Datashards Update October 2019
Create your own video streaming server with Linux | Opensource.com https://opensource.com/article/19/1/basic-live-video-streaming-server
I don't have much resources in English, but I'd say a good approach would be to go to a university library and skim through analysis textbooks, until you find a few that suit your learning style. I personally find that physical books are really a plus in terms of learning.
Other than that, always keep in mind that reading articles is hard and challenging, so don't give up and you will eventually grasp all the concepts you need!
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