This might be the coolest DIY game console I’ve seen:
Full-time #Mozilla #Thunderbird staff growing to 14 this year:
This bit I like very much:
"The primary reason we’ve been able to do this is an increase in donors to the project. We hope that anyone reading this will consider giving to Thunderbird as well. Donations from individual contributors are our primary source of funding, and we greatly appreciate all our supporters who made this year so successful!"
I'm back? I enjoyed the holidays more than I expected to. I took some time to "finish" this image I cooked up in support of my team working on a project at work (sasquatch and narwhal were code names). It's been a long time since I had done anything creative. I'd like to make it a habit again, but I don't know... Welp, time to get back to the grind.
I'm going to edit my /etc/hosts and step away for a couple of weeks. Show more
I know I'm not the most active person here, but I feel the need for a break from my routines.
Before I go, I want to say that I continue to thoroughly enjoy the people that I've encountered on the fediverse, and I look forward to coming back. Y'all are great.
If you are celebrating some holidays soon, I hope you have happy ones. And if you're not, I hope the next couple of weeks are wonderful for you. See you netizens soon!
Are there programming languages that really go long on introspection? Like, you can look at variables in a closure, or inspect calling frames, find references to a given object, etc.
Some of these are available in normal languages - I've done them all in Python for instance - but frowned upon. So I guess I'm wondering if there's languages where this isn't just possible, but idiomatic.
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It's irritating (and wrong) that in the case of government shutdown, many federal employees will be required to work without pay. This seems to insulate congress and the president from the consequences of their artificial crises and poor governing. It also probably leads to more of these stand offs.
This is the best article I've seen about Facebook lately, and I've seen a lot. It's going in my link blog, but I'd like to point it out now, so you don't miss it. It specifically contrasts Facebook and the Internet of 2018 with the Internet of 1995 to 2005.
this came up in my youtube recs and i'm just floored.
"rediscovering ancient greek music" -- these academics have managed to reconstruct a pretty good approximation of what ancient greek music sounded like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hOK7bU0S1Y
So the guys from PT security (of Intel ME fame) will do a very interesting BH Asia ‘19 talk, if the abstract is accurate:
“We found that modern Platform Controller Hub (PCH) and CPU contain a full-fledged logic signal analyzer, which allows monitoring the state of internal lines and buses in real time”
“With VISA, we succeeded in partially reconstructing the internal architecture of PCH and, within the chip, discovered dozens of devices that are invisible to the user...”
Enjoy them while you still can! "Saturn's Rings Are Beautiful, But They Won't Last"
The challenges of digitising hospitals, both cultural and technical: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/11/12/why-doctors-hate-their-computers
Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap
Can I get an Amen?
HBR Article: https://hbr.org/2018/08/why-the-u-s-needs-more-worker-owned-companies - Michael Peck
We are proud to announce the birth of the Free Silicon Foundation (https://f-si.org)!
We organize a conference in Paris, March 14-16 2019, to promote:
1. Free and Open Source (FOS) CAD tools for designing #VLSI circuits
2. the sharing of hardware designs
3. common standards
4. the freedom of users in the context of #silicon technology
Program and submissions:
I didn't know there was a PoC||GTFO Volume 2! https://nostarch.com/gtfo2
Interests: programming languages, open platforms, art, craft, diy, and justice. #nobot
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