looks like a new #FPGA line, Lattice's ECP5, is at the very beginning of end-to-end #FOSS toolchain support! mobile.twitter.com/fpga_dave/s
these devices have 12k-85k LUTs, which would be quite an upgrade from the 8k max the ICE40 line offers!

- C
- Elisp and Emacs
- Arch and Yocto Linux
- C64 nostalgia
- Sabremetrics

Hey @h and @vertigo (and other textmode UI & #forth fans), maybe we should collab on bringing back the Cat?


Hi guys! Need help to test a new #Palettizor feature. Found a colorpicker plugin, but maybe only works on win. Somebody with Mac/Linux can test it? Just click on some color in the left side. A window with color options pop-up?

Try it > kronbits.itch.io/palettizor

#gamedev #indiedev #PixelArt #digitalart

Today, learn a new programming language that was invented before 1980

Are you aware of any Linux SBCs or small-ish equivalent computer with CUDA and/or OpenCL-enabled GPUs?

cc: @LinuxSocist @jjg @vertigo @uranther

If you're concerned about Microsoft taking over Github for even irrelevant reasons:

Take this opportunity to migrate your repos to git-ssb or git-ipfs, instead of moving to another temporary host-tied third party thing like gitlab or bitbucket.

Your commits are already identified by hashes, so why not switch to hashes entirely & use an NDN/DHT system?

Hi Fediverse. Can anyone recommend good podcasts dealing with urbanism, walkability, active and/or public transit?

I know of Talking Headways at Streetsblog, can anyone recommend others? Need not be Canada/USA-centric.

question.. How many Ham Radio Operators are on here? Who would be interested in a IRLP node dedicated for Linux chats and Nets?

Uncontrollable phenomena are frequently renamed to create the impression of control.

I should say "exchange of land and military service"; the point being that economic activity became less liquid and harder to tax, hence harder to centralize power.

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Enjoyed the 22 lectures of Paul Freedman's "The Early Middle Ages, 284–1000", Open Yale Courses. Fascinating to see a "radical simplification of economic life" when a central government (backed by a unified army paid for by imperial tax revenues) is replaced with local power structures, mediated by exchange of goods and military service. No wonder governments are worried about the taxability of cryptocurrencies. Interesting to see heresies as a threat to political unity. oyc.yale.edu/history/hist-210

tcpserver is a nice little tool to quickly serve some data. It's like netcat or socat but you can accept connections from multiple clients. For example if you want to stream out log data to anyone who's interested you can just do

$ tcpserver 9999 'tail -f data.log'

and all your clients can read it with

$ socat $SERVER_IP 9999


I guess if you wanted anything fancier you'd have to use a message queue.

Fun projects at this weekend's in including karya: a 2D music language, and gelatin: a real-time 2D graphics API wiki.haskell.org/BayHac2018

Enjoying Patterson & Waterman's " Reader" . It's cool to see the architectural advantages over x86-32 and ARM-32. Example: arithmetic operations for bytes and half-words are a waste of silicon. Instead, use byte and half-word memory loads, then sign-extend the result to a 32-bit register and use word arithemetic. The performance benefits of narrow-width memory access overshadow special narrow-width arithmetic operations by orders of magnitude.

@vertigo Good to see you at SVFIG - a few local folks are interested in a hack night/day in the near future if you want to hang out

I'm going to baseball hack day in SF tomorrow. Any ideas for something to hack on?


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