I wish I could buy an Arduino-compatible, FTDI-programmable board WITHOUT so many inputs. I always desolder the LED to save power, dremel the edges off to make them smaller/lighter, and remove any reset buttons and USB input anyway, and it's still always too big on account of the dozen+ I/O I'm not using. I wish I knew more about circuit design, it seems like an Arduino board with 2 inputs, power, ground, and FTDI at half the size of a MicroSIM would sell a billion units.

I love Adafruit Trinkets so much. My mentally ill jerk neighbor put up an Arlo camera facing my backyard to spy on my wife and I. For a few days I considered just taking over his WiFi and shutting it down, but then decided to build a fake "camera" of my own and point it right back at him. I used a black cardboard box, 4xAA batteries, a 5v Trinket, and a single RGB LED set to the exact same shade of blue Arlo uses. Within 24 hours he got the point and took his camera down.

One of the earliest sit-down based strikes occurred on this day in history, 1933, in Austin, Minnesota at a Hormel meat-packing plant. Employees were being forced to sign part of their wages over to the company for "insurance," and a few of the hog killers refused. Six hundred employees signed up to unionize in the days that followed, and over a long campaign won greater rights for themselves and laid the groundwork for the union movements that followed using tools like the sit-down strike.

Another similar project, an Adafruit Trinket 5v with a single Adafruit Neopixel Jewel. Nothing spells like the whole house rocking rainbow LEDs!

Adafruit Trinket (5v) with 4x Adafruit Neopixel RGB LEDs on a little lithium power source. Perfect for turning any room into a rainbow dance hall cheaply and quickly!

Rapid prototyping of an Adafruit ItsyBitsy32u4 running a BMP280 temp/hum/alt sensor, 4 tactile buttons, and 433MHz transmitter/receiver. At the other end of the USB is a Pi taking all the input over serial. It's ultimately the guts of a RF home automation and monitoring system.

Ubuntu Mate: what Linux Mint wishes it could be.

Me to client a year ago: "You have to quit giving everybody unlimited mailboxes, someday it'll blow up and cost you everything." Client today: "We're out of business in 60 days if we don't figure out a way to cut storage by 75%. Istoric, can you think of anything that might help?" Me: "I'm too busy for your shit, you're fired." I love contracting so much.

Got five hours of late morning/early afternoon tossing and turning sleep. That's the most rest I've gotten in a month. Now for 60 uninterrupted hours of coding!

Why don't more hip-hop artists work in odd time signatures? I wonder if it's because producers don't create odd time tracks. I'm producing a series in 5, 7, and 11-time. Now I just need an artist who can rock the beat when the beat's trying to fuck them up.

Istoric boosted

You shouldn't declaw your cat. If you're worried they'll scratch your furniture, DON'T GET A CAT, rather than torturing one.

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Up all night hating python. As always, gave up and just wrote what I needed in shell script instead.

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