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Out of nowhere the warnings flashed red on his screen. David cursed as he ripped his oxygen mask from his sweat drenched face. He couldn't get timing closure on the design.

He was barely hitting 1.1GHz, and his goal was 1.5GHz. It was likely going to take weeks to untangle the longest paths causing the delays. They might even need to re-architecture some pieces.


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"PEOPLE OF EARTH!" Show more

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Hello, fediverse. I'm Charles from the USA in the , OR area. I'm excited to be on as I'm hoping it will prove a viable alternative to the "free" social sites.

I make and for a living, and I dabble in for hobbies. Other interests not limited to: , , , , , and .

I should publish a coffee table book called "Things I shouldn't have deleted" and have it be nothing but blank pages.

"Protip: Don't delete your Python virtual environment while you are using it."

From my upcoming book "Protips: Things to NOT Delete". All chapters are based on my hard earned experience of deleting things and then regretting it a moment later.

We should make basic teaching skills part of our primary school curriculum. Teachers learn more.

Thank you for coming to my ED talk.

Our gleaming cities of code made from towers of abstractions lie mostly vacant, largely unused, and crumbling.

I fell down a hole reading about how New Order wrote "Blue Monday" using a DIY kit sequencer, synthesizers, and drum machines. When I finally crawled out and started dusting off my clothes, I found this fun cover had stuck to me on my way out:

It's pretty wild to watch how often discussions around equality, justice, and human rights get reduced to a perscriptivist vs descriptivist debate around the meanings of certain words.

This is quite cool, Zotero teaming up with Retraction Watch to automatically identify withdrawn papers in your library

New bug ticket severity levels Show more

an Amazon alternative: WorldCat Show more

We'll likely never have a mostly open and standardized architecture for mobile phones like we had with desktop computers. For mobile phones, I'd settle for open standards around removable baseband modems. If we had that, any computer device could potentially become a phone.

I was listening to this talk while doing some chores. Ostensibly it's about why we don't have a JavaScript phone, but the speaker really does a good job explaining the current state of the mobile phone market. The talk really explains why we don't have much of any alternative besides the big two. It's actually kind of depressing... But there's a lot bigger things to be depressed about. So anyway:

Ah yes... Composing a multi-toot post, and then... deciding to delete it. I really need a different hobby. 😆

Well poop... Looks like I'll finally have to learn JavaScript. The thought of learning one more terrible language runtime and one more terrible language ecosystem and one more set of terrible language quirks and idioms is making me feel a bit tired at the moment...

(I should probably be more positive about this. See it as an opportunity... some... how.)

I need solidarity hosts files containing the domain names of the businesses where employees are striking. Something to help me know when I am "crossing the picket line" in this world of ubiquitous online services.

(Bonus points if I was directed to a page explaining the situation.)

I can't fix everything, but I should still fix what I can.

I'll have to wait until the weekend to dig through the junk I've dragged through three different states since then to know if I still have that particular item. Meanwhile I'll leave y'all with this weird song I suddenly remembered:

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