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(During workshop at work) β€œlet’s each make a list of their personal interests and quirks”


Work just spent over 1 grand on a Lexmark printer that supports AppleTalk but not AirPrint. What year is it again?

Question: Does anyone here use Acronis True Image? I have a NAS that is basically packed and I’d like to empty it out. I can either buy a new HDD and dump all data into it, or I can get a service like Acronis to upload my data. Thoughts?

Bonjour (aka mDNS) is such a badass protocol. I never have to set static IPs in my local network, because using device-name.local already works. Plus: It supports local IPv6 addresses out of the box.

GarageBand has gotten so much better on iPad since the last time I tried it. Might as well start playing with it more again. Also: it supports midi devices over USB :3

Huh so Big Clive (from YouTube) is who came up with the name Joule Thief. What an awesome legacy to have.

I think the hardest part of this project will be finding a set of green, red, blue, and amber LEDs with the same perceived luminosity. πŸ˜…

Today I learned that the lead singer of Oingo Boingo, Danny Elfman, is also the composer of the The Simpsons theme song.

We’re gonna have a mid-winter party at work, and so I’m going to take a traditional Christmas-patterns sweater and add flashing lights to it.

I’ve been labeling my component bags so I don’t have to lookup the spec sheet every other minute to make sure I’m wiring things right πŸ˜…

I am so excited for my January train trip to Switzerland, it’s almost silly.

I just always wanted to spend the holiday seasons in a place with plenty of snow, and now it’s actually going to happen.

I managed to fix it somewhat by adding a small β€œstarter” that sucks charge from one cap on startup. It works! (See image). However, I need to discharge the starter cap (C4) otherwise on the next startup it won’t work in case C4 is still charged. But however I try doing that, it either affects the blink speed of one led, or it stops the whole thing from working. Any ideas? Thanks for your help!

@mdszy Hello! I’ve built a circuit! πŸ˜„

It started as a conventional 2-transistor LED blinker, but I added a third LED. It almost works, however it doesn’t start blinking by itself, I need to manually discharge one of the capacitors on start to get it going (see image).

You gotta *love* Chinese manuals. Credit where it’s due tho, this one is very comprehensible.

Why are my tastes for furniture so expensive?? It’s so unfair. πŸ˜‚

The gorgeous leather sofa-bed I want is €1500. πŸ˜…

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