Small repair victory
The decanter lid on our cheap coffee maker lost a "hinge pin" on one side, threatening my supply of life sustaining caffeine. I looked into buying a replacement lid from the manufacturer. Although they listed the part, they also said it was unavailable. So I improvised a new set of "hinge pins" by careful application of a drill and using a threaded rod and some nuts. As long as the caffeine keeps dripping, it'll do...
Every time I see some of these images of Jupiter from Juno, I marvel like I did to Voyagers' photos of Jupiter as a kid in elementary school.
The Computer Lib Pledge
* The purpose of computers is human freedom.
"NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this impressive image revealing a band of swirling clouds in Jupiter's northern latitudes during Juno’s close flyby on Nov. 3, 2019. Small pop-up storms can also be seen rising above the lighter areas of the clouds, most noticeably on the right side of the image."
Gyro-X 1967 concept vehicle
"The brainchild of Alex Tremulis, famous stylist and Automobile Hall of Fame inductee, and Thomas Summers, a gyroscope expert, the Gyro-X is a two-wheeled, gyroscopically-stabilized prototype vehicle constructed in 1967. Proposed as a possible solution for future transportation, the two-wheeled vehicle provided many thought-provoking ideas for revolutionizing transportation."
Semiconductor chip with a window and it's not a camera
For reasons, I was going through boxes I hadn't touched for over ten years. I came across this old gem from my college days. It's UV erasable version of a 68hc11, which was a fairly popular microcontroller at one time. I recall recently having reason to glance over the datasheet of a sibling part. It seems so incredibly quaint and simple to me now. At the time in college, I remember being a bit overwhelmed with all the details.
I'm a wannabe keyboard hacker
I transplanted the top of a black keyboard that stopped working after a decade of use, to a white keyboard. I don't think they make these anymore (Natural Keyboard Elite), but I have a stash of 'em I picked up after I had a bout of RSI type symptoms that had me fearing for my ability to work in my field. Anyway, it's kind of fun, you know, for an ergonomic keyboard. I wish they had made some different colors. I wonder if I can dye the white keys...
I know it is Monday, but I guess it is #caturday here.
Spent my day at Latch-Up conference, nerdin' it up while there's still time.
Interests: programming languages, open platforms, art, craft, diy, and justice. #nobot
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