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.
"PEOPLE OF EARTH!" Show more
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.
Xilinx FPGA nonsense Show more
I've been joking that Xilinx should just provide VMs with their tools preinstalled. Turns out Xilinx actually did this with ISE, so I guess the joke is over:
"The ISE is a huge many-gigabyte download, but when I finally finished downloading 14.7, I discovered two things:
The software is actually a virtual machine image containing Linux and the Linux version of the ISE."
"I'm an artist. Gardening is my graffiti. I grow my art. I use the garden soil like it's a piece of cloth, and the plants and the trees, that's my embellishment for that cloth. You'd be surprised what the soil can do if you let it be your canvas."
– Ron Finley, guerilla gardener
I wrote an article about the redesign of MNT Reform https://mntre.com/media/news_md/2019-05-20-reintroducing-reform.html
I'm glad books are readily & widely distributed in bookstores & libraries everywhere. I'd hate for them to be locked behind some kind of gated subscription service like current shows, series, & movies.
WWF in Finland runs a few webcams which sometimes capture live animals. The above link takes to a video feed from a camera pointed at a rock in a lake, where seals habitually hang out. Seals tend to be faithful to their favourite rock, it seems.
We've got a blog post that explains our views & reaction to #GItHub's new #Sponsors program & related initiatives. We're concerned that it (so far) ignores key governance issues for #FOSS projects related to funding. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/may/23/github-sponsors/ #Sustainability #FOSSSustainability
GitHub is launching GitHub Sponsors, allowing the community to financially support the people who design, build, and maintain the open source projects they depend on:
There's going to be a Kung Fury 2?! o_O
If you're moving from Windows laptops to Chromebooks to save $.. https://www.govtech.com/education/Baltimore-County-Schools-Scale-Back-Laptop-Program.html Why not go all the way and simultaneously unlock the digital world for your learners... here's how: https://davelane.nz/different-approach-digital-technology-schools
Can't wait to give this a read!
Ten years ago this week, I started a project to free my Canon DSLR camera's firmware and there are still improvements being made today thanks to @firstname.lastname@example.org and other developers who turned my reverse engineered hack into a useful tool for film makers: https://www.magiclantern.fm/
Then there's the whole "AI will write our software from a high level description." But we already have that, they're called people. If you don't or can't program, you describe what you want to a person who can. They write the program and then you're done.
(I've heard a joke that grad students are the highest level language there is.)
Every time I see people promoting the idea that the future of programming will be visual or graphical diagrams, I think that person probably has not actually tried using the visual programming tools that currently exist, let along tried maintaining programs produced with those tools.
I have over the years, I always prefer text over the graphical views. People are even working on textual representation for electronic schematics. It's not just a matter of habit.
Interests: programming languages, open platforms, art, craft, diy, and justice. #nobot
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