They say you should be the change you want to see in the world. That's why I'm backing the Reform open and repairable laptop, and why I think you should too!

I think perhaps the biggest mistake made when creating the current fediverse was making instances culturally significant (i.e., making instances islands of users with a shared interest). It has led to the current arms race between instances blocking and canceling each other.

In my (correct) opinion, an instance of a distributed peer-to-peer messaging system should be nothing more than a dumb node that serves as a message source and sink.

Drat. The DEC GIGI terminal generates 15 kHz sync, which none of my LCD monitors can do.

@phooky I swear I have one somewhere. I know it exists. Well, I THINK it exists.

... Fuck, we're doomed to HDMI forever, aren't we.

The open source and free software movements need more nice, caring, kind people in them.

Actually, I'll amend that. The WORLD needs more nice, caring, kind people in it.

@bjarni I have admired Iceland ever since I was an exchange student there way back in 1991. It's one of my favorite places in the world.

I found an awesome little treasure at Powell's Books today! Dated 1976, a short 64 page booklet.

@GigaByte4711 In fact, we already do use a community network — KPUD in Kitsap County, Washington. They were the only ones who could bring us Internet after Comcast and CenturyLink both failed to bring any form of broadband to most of the county.

Everything I know about software engineering I learned after I was 25 years old. Everything I know about electronics I learned after I was 30 years old. I plan to keep learning all kinds of fun shit now that I'm over 46 years old. It's never too late!

@twylo @twylo sdfarc participates in a weekly sked 10m SSB slow speed, straight key CW on 28.420 at 1800 PT

As far as I can tell DKIM is just a cryptographically secure way of telling a mail server that you're honestly repesenting yourself as a spammer.

@kragen I was on a quest to do bare metal development with a Makefile and a text editor. I compromised and I'm still using the Arduino header files, but I eventually did get the Makefile to work!

In my ongoing quest to waste time on frivolous projects instead of actually studying Morse code, I have built a visual Farnsworth method CW trainer. I don't do JavaScript much so I had no idea what I was doing. It seems to work anyway!

Oh yeah, I should mention this here! Teensyduino 1.47 ships with a broken Makefile for the Teensy 4.0. It does not work at all. Here's how to fix it.

0. Edit ~/ardunio-1.8.9/hardware/teensy/avr/cores/teensy4/Makefile

1. Change -D__IMXRT1052__ to -D__IMXRT1062__ in DEFS.

2. Change -DF_CPU to 600000000

3. Remove -nostdlib and -nostartfiles from LDFLAGS

Yay, now it works! Use it as the basis for your next fun project.

@logout I hadn't heard of it, but it looks like a very fun and affordable kit. It also looks pretty educational, you can learn a lot of radio theory building it.

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