looks like a new #FPGA line, Lattice's ECP5, is at the very beginning of end-to-end #FOSS toolchain support! https://mobile.twitter.com/fpga_dave/status/1016632236135845889
these devices have 12k-85k LUTs, which would be quite an upgrade from the 8k max the ICE40 line offers!
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 > https://kronbits.itch.io/palettizor
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?
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.
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. https://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 0.0.0.0 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.
Enjoying Patterson & Waterman's "#RISCV 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.
I'm going to baseball hack day in SF tomorrow. Any ideas for something to hack on?
"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