I'm DJing at Ground Kontrol in Portland tonight with my friend Megaphysics. 9 PM 'till closing.
We've been playing last Wednesdays there for three or four years now. If anybody from mastodon-land is ever there on the last Wednesday, say hello to the DJ(s).
Posting because I like mastodon, and wish I used it more.
Seventh RISC-V Workshop Show more
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Seventh RISC-V Workshop Show more
Alex Bradbury is again maintaining excellent notes about the proceedings. Day one: http://www.lowrisc.org/blog/2017/11/seventh-risc-v-workshop-day-one/
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If you're interested in US voting rights history and haven't read "Give Us the Ballot" yet, I highly recommend it. Explains well what happend _after_ the Voting Rights Act and how we got to the current wave of voter suppression efforts. Here's my review:
Is there anyone here who's familiar with the European Cooperative Society model (as defined in: http://www.worker-participation.eu/European-Company-SE/European-Cooperative-Society )?
If so, please let me know for I have some questions for you :)
(Boost are very appreciated)
Earthquake news of the weird Show more
Apparently the earth's rotation is temporarily slowing? And that causes major earthquakes? https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/18/2018-set-to-be-year-of-big-earthquakes
Locked In 2 Show more
The patient could string off associations with a speed that was superhuman, but nearly gibberish.
I looked for mutations in their cerobrospinal fluid.
The DNA was utterly scrambled, unreadable. Not even the right nucleotides. Someone far away had planned a long time for this to come before my eyes.
The only nonrandom structure was a repeating nitrogen pattern. A message in binary code.
"This brain is encrypted. Recoverable. Send payment to 1KSKrrfSMijNwJQSgxFyg9jwFHfro63Hqi"
In my state of fierce agreement, I neglected to point back to the author @melissamcewen
And the source toot:
This: "But for a long time I pretended it was fun. That I loved it. Because there is a lot of social pressure to portray yourself that way in the industry. People hiring you will run the other way as soon as they see a crack in that facade."
And this: 'Because it’s not really “passion” they are looking for, but people who are merely willing to endure long hours... they are looking for the person who comes home from work and spends all night on it.'
"You are what you eat" is an easy mantra to recall when making meal plans.
I propose something like, "you are what you compute", to instill a similar sensitivity in folks.
Are you a creator, a producer, a voice to sing and praise, an expression into the universe?
Or are you a cheap knockoff, filled with anguish and lies, and let people watch your every move in exchange for dopamine hits?
Embedded systems development Show more
If you had told my past self that about 20 years in the future making an embedded product would heavily involve creating custom Linux distros, he probably would've been like, "Awesome!" But now that I've traveled that 20 years, my reaction is a bit different...
Today is The Internet's 40th birthday. Happy Birthday Internet!