Here's my #introductions...
Isn't the world a lovely place but in a fine old state though?
@vertigo for the specific situation I had, I found lsyncd a very good solution to keep a directory structure constantly in sync on a remote system. It uses rsync for the actual transfers and is very flexible. Hasn't missed a beat since I set it up over a year ago.
@craigmaloney I learned 68000 assembly *after* I learned 8086 assembly (which was my first assembly), and I my reaction at the time was, "Wow! So CPU instruction sets and memory models don't have to be confusing and painful to use."
Interesting look at when computers appeared in comics.
"After much anguished hand-wringing, I narrowed down the finalists for the "First Appearance of a Real Computer in a Comic Book" to three possibilities, two runner-ups, and a lovely Batman comic that I had to include because of the device's outlandish user interface. So six comics in all.""
Just marveling at how clean and clear the interface is for Pure C on the Atari ST. This is basically a version of Turbo C ported to the Atari ST and it is a thing of beauty.
The screenshot is of the debugger which shows assembly next to the source lines. It even has an "animate" function that will run code at about one step every half-second.
♻️ The Galaxija, the DIY free software open hardware Yugoslavian dynamo you never heard of
One of my mentor comrades shared this interesting article today about computing/computer history, proving once more that computing and computers, and networks must be pro people, culturally igniting them to be participative and feel normal as well as proud about building one.
link to read : tribunemag.co.uk/2020/07/make-…
Such historical events must be cherished, appreciated, renarrated to prove that DIY, open source, transparency, economic affordability, availability, accessibility, social practice are not of US origin and can happen in any industrialized region with right people to initiate and socialize the technology, science instead of making it as only for profit market object.
This interview of Judith Butler is a master class on how to deconstruct loaded questions.
A nice overview of why the Collatz conjecture is so hard to (dis)prove.
Documentary in development on the unrealized potential of personal computing.
h/t @mntmn , via Twitter.
Bunnie Huang on his new open source platform.
"Precursor is unique in the open source electronics space in that it’s designed from the ground-up to be carried around in your pocket. It’s not just a naked circuit board with connectors hanging off at random locations: it comes fully integrated—with a rechargeable battery, a display, and a keyboard—in a sleek, 7.2 mm (quarter-inch) aluminum case."
Why are space rockets difficult? They are large, but precise; are complex, but must be reliable. They are strong, but must be light. They must deal with extremes of temperature, pressure, vibration, and G forces. They embody knowledge of physics, chemistry, materials science, mathematics, control theory, engineering, aerodynamics, hydrodynamics, navigation, electronics... And if there's a human payload, all that that entails too.
If you want to democratize tech, don't start with people who are already into tech. Go to actual craft fairs and figure out what little old ladies need from tech that is either a) not being met or b) being met by super-expensive corporate shit.
Like. Why isn't there a raspberry pi workshop/booth at the county fair? Why are you relying on normal people to seek you out instead of meeting them where they are?
30 min documentary on mishandling of the pandemic
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko