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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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The alien noisily screeched as it broke into TV broadcasts and video streaming the world over. "TZAG!" the alien continued, baffling the stunned audiences as it waved appendages in a friendly, but slightly unsettling, manner.

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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 .

nothing makes programmers madder than having to use the shit that programmers make for a living.

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Also I found these sweet 20MHz Motorola 68K parts nearby! I have no idea what I was planning on doing with them! 😆

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I finally got around to digging out the GBC I used for the brief time I was a game developer. I want to share with the kiddo the silly "Blue's Clues" game I helped make. On a lark, I decided to check Ebay, and found this listing for sealed in box for $99:

I still have the one the company gave me. Hmmm... :thonking:

Hey Masto: looking for a very simple mailing list thing to help coordinate gardening/yard stuff among neighbours. Is it worth setting something up?

Basically I want ppl to be able to subscribe/unsubscribe themselves so I don't have to do it manually, because I'm lazy. And so ppl can send messages to the whole group automatically without having to add every individual email.

No proprietary stuff - I don't want ppl to have to sign up for accounts or download an app or anything (otherwise I'd just use Whatsapp or whatever)

:boost_ok: 🐘

On the other hand, I am collecting some feeds I can eventually export to an opml file to use in a more appropriate place.

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Considering how much I dislike using my phone for pretty much anything, installing a feed reader on it was probably not the best idea. 🤔

If the internet had a theme song... 

Speaking of Tom Lehrer, a reminder:

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If the internet had a theme song... 

"Welcome to the Internet" might be it. I just came across the name "Bo Burnham" a few minutes ago while listening to a cover of one of his other songs from a musician I follow. I have decided to avoid learning more for the time being, so I have no idea what his other stuff is like. But this song has a strong Tom Lehrer feel, which I enjoy.

CW song is about the internet, so multitude of distressing things are mentioned. Audio is NSFW.

Doing some computer housecleaning 

That time I was preparing a presentation to explain the "high assurance boot" (a secure boot with a TM) of the i.MX6 to my fellow nerd coworkers.

New York Senate passes a bill supporting .

Sounds like there's plenty more to happen, but seems like a good first step.

"This shows that Right to Repair has real support when the issue gets an actual vote, despite the efforts of tech manufacturers’ lobbyists"

Software license nonsense 

From a project's regarding git:

* Git uses a restrictive license"

Oh. Kay... o_O

Cool! 😃

"The home computer boom of the 1980s brought with it now-iconic machines. Machines that would go on to inspire a generation, such as the ZX Spectrum, BBC Micro, and Commodore 64.

The Computers That Made Britain tells the story of those computers – and what happened behind the scenes during their creation."

#RetroComputing #ComputerHistory #Technology #Computers

Programming language noodling 

I've been noodling on a language concept which is building on something I implemented 14 years ago for a now defunct startup. It's been a while since I've done this, and I forgot how easy it is to get bogged down in defining syntax.

One of my goals this time around is to implement the language largely as a library, and as I'm noodling on syntax, I keep thinking, "Maybe this should just be a scheme. Why isn't this just a scheme library?"

Corp. Windows nonsense 

Gosh dang* the corporate controlled Windows machines whose update schedules I cannot control. They just wipe out all my context whenever without warning... I guess I should use it as an opportunity to practice detachment and reflect on the impermanence of all things or something.

* Sorry for the swearing

Due to COVID, the Free Silicon Conference 2021 will not take place physically, but it will be replaced by online talks and interviews.

Next Thursday (June 10) at 10:00 (Central European Time) join the interview on with Staf Verhaegen of Chips4Makers ( and participate to the discussion.


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