@brianl well, phone works fine, so ordered replacement screen and some tools. A little anxious about removing the glass from adhesive using hair dryer. Also found the Windows Phone marketplace being shut down and the built in Google mail account wont connect, keeps asking for password. Many websites dont load well in the old version of IE. This might be a lot of work

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Just had this wacky idea to resurrect my Windows 7 Phone (HTC Trophy) and program some useless apps for it. I briefly tried to make some XNA games on it back in the day. Now just thinking of porting over some versions of useful apps I use on iOS for the fun of it. My Trophy has a cracked screen so there is that to fix first

Where oh where to find good deals on 7th gen intel processors like i5-7500T and the like?

Trying to do some python pandas data frame manipulation and trying to use the to_datetime function seems to throw an exception with every date format? :doomguy:

Anyone have suggestions of a hosting service that can run very simple python scripts on a scheduled basis? Without costing a ton?

Recycling three generations of old Sony Vaio laptops. The work mostly ok, but are not needed by us anymore, run very hot and loud relative to newer laptops.

from left to right models:

Wiping them with dban last week was an adventure

Anyone have suggestions of a hosting service that can run very simple python scripts on a scheduled basis? Without costing a ton?

I do like technology and programming, but as I age, I do wonder if the product of my work could do something more better/tangible in the real world than pushing and pulling values to/from virtual databases and displaying data in web browsers. I regret not being more involved with either robotics or perhaps some kind of embedded device development, but that's just not where my career has led so far.

Ok, where do you learn to give 30 minutes of dry presentation with live software demos (no crashes) and barely blink. This man is a .

"Apple System Software Forum 1992-03-24 Tape 4 of 8 Mac OS QuickDraw GX"

Did you know in 2010 Apple released the source code for both MacPaint and QuickDraw library to the Computer History Museum?

I’m very interested in QuickDraw so I can realize my (fever) dream of recreating a modern OS that acts like Mac OS classic!

“QuickDraw is the Macintosh library for creating bit-mapped graphics... It consists of a total of 17,101 lines in 36 files, all written in assembler language for the 68000.”


Feeling like a boss for replacing the CR2032 battery in my car's key fobs after getting the "Key Fob Battery Low" message on my dashboard for about two weeks.

I have this perverse desire to create an OpenSource version of the Macintosh OS (classic pre-X). And I don't have the time, nor expertise to ever accomplish it 😂

I love Open Source:
Tried to install TiddlyWiki on node.js
Got errors apparently due to mismatch from my node version and version TiddlyWiki supports (undocumented dependency)

So trying to install nvm with brew and it seems to work except it doesn't work with bash: nvm: command not found



Why are Uranus & Neptune such brilliant shades of blue? What are the physics that drive their icy conditions? Where does heating & cooling occur in their atmospheres? @NASAGoddard scientists are gearing up to finally get to know the ice giants. Details: nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2019/ 

@brianl yeah, from my knowledge, python is usually the cleanest solution.

For NodeJS though, it can be as simple as
`import { ID3v2 } from 'id3v2';
const tag = new ID3v2('/path/to/test.mp3');

If you do go the Node way, search on npm for "id3v2" or "id3-parser".
And if you get stuck, I'd be happy to help.

Wondering what might be a good language to do some homebrew apps for reading and writing file metadata and tags. I don't really want to use Java or C++, at minimum should work on Mac OSX, but ideally be easily cross-platform and have some existing library support for mp3. Wondering if or might be options but I'm less experienced with either

How is it that every single time I am going on vacation next week I work until 9 PM on the Friday night before and I still feel like I have unfinished business. What a way to “relax”

Choosing a theme:
- Looks good
- Uses standard jeckyll features
- ruby/ruby gem/dependencies setup and install works

Choose two

Is there a formal way on to retweet or quote tweet from ?

I see bots that just repost tweets verbatim, some other users link to tweets.

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