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Here's the takeaway (if you read this far, you're a legend): it doesn't have to be pretty, it doesn't have to be nice, but programming is super amazing because it lets you solve problems however you want. And that's the fun part. SO GO HACK SOMETHING that's been annoying you! <3

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Relatedly, it took me years to realise that the puzzle in Repton Infinity where you have to photocopy a ghost was a pun on "spirit duplicator".

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VCV as plugin initial tests have been a success so far.
Was afraid that maybe the way it relies so much on GLFW would not make it possible to embed its GUI.. making a subpar experience IMO.
But that is not the case!

The hard part for the UI is sorted out, now need to cleanup all the hacking around and make sure it can handle multiple instances...

So far so good though.

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Yesterday a brief breath of fresh air with #FacebookDown lasting a full 6 hours. We need more clean air online.

Just now this was brought to my attention: A #GoFundMe to support the #Facebook whistleblower who decided to make her identity public.

gofundme.com/f/facebook-whistl?

Help end #surveillancecapitalism

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I turn on my PC.

The local wildlife are immediately sterilised by the excessive output from my four exposed nuclear reactors running at a critically risky heat output.

The sound of 10,000 cooling fans deafens the city’s morning traffic as my warehouse of 500 parallel-chained AMD Razer Threadrippers bursts into life, forming the equivalent processing power of 2015 in one room.

Nearby, my cluster of Nvidia 5090 Test Cards begins to warp the local time continuum as they calculate answers man was never meant to know.

Very gently, I open Microsoft Teams.

Instantly, the already deafening noise of fans increases to a murderous wail as they try to keep my equipment at operating temperatures. A nuclear reactors’ fusion catches up with its cooling and explodes destroying the lives of millions. The floor begins to melt away as my processors over clocked ten-fold reach critical mass and descend directly into hell. My Nvidia cluster collapses into a singularity and begins to devour the planet.

Quickly now, I open a text chat, it’s a bit laggy.

The sheer struggle of loading some text destroys the remaining systems. Me and my equipment are deleted from reality by an unknown overseer.

Humanity is not ready for instant messaging

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I actually laughed at this one, which probably means I'm super lame.

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Why is there no black hoodie hacker emoji ?

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Sigh.
The UK of 2021 is indeed #PritiFascist when someone can be arrested and bundled into a police van for quietly standing in a public street holding a bit of cardboard. There is no freedom of speech in Britain.
At least the Americans have it written into their constitution, we don't have one of those - just what those wearing jackboots decide to interpret on the day.

I wanted a little terminal with a keyboard basically so I can on the fly do 'developing' and push it to various places.

I'm beginning to think I might just build a raspberry Pi + Screen + keyboard + trackball into some kind of 80s cyber deck out of moulded plastic and see what that does for me.

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My uncle just finished 1.6 kg, 700 pages long dictionary of Northern Sami, a language spoken by around 20,000 speakers.

Sami are an indigenous people who have inhabited large parts of Northern Europe spanning from Russia to Norway for millenniums.

He has dedicated his life to advocate for their rights and preserve their languages and culture. This book is a major contribution in an effort to ensure that this ancient language will be passed on to future generations.

I wanted a little terminal with a keyboard basically so I can on the fly do 'developing' and push it to various places.

I'm beginning to think I might just build a raspberry Pi + Screen + keyboard + trackball into some kind of 80s cyber deck out of moulded plastic and see what that does for me.

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So, I've been doing a bunch of research into operating systems for tablets and it appears to be really difficult to actually make it happen.

Smartphone: plenty of open source alternatives to iOS / Android

Tablets: not so much

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