I realized that I never wrote my #introductions, so here it goes.
I'm a Python programmer working on open source. After hours I do whatever is my current obsession, so far I have gone through: #wiki, #drawing, #typography, #roguelike #gamedev, #pygame, miniature #painting, #tinwhistle and #ocarina music, #arduino, walking #robots, #rcheli, #electronics, #microbit, #micropython, #circuitpython, homebrew game handhelds.
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Humans are horrible by default. We can learn to behave acceptably, but there is an effort in that (totally worth it, by the way). Whenever we fall back to the default, no-thinking behaviors (like me right now, being sick), we turn into absolutely despicable creatures. Why does it have to be so hard?
...I tooted that Threadless toot without the link, good job, myself!
Here's a fun experiment you can do with your HR department's hiring data:
Take all applicants data from a few years back, and remove from it all information that could be possibly relevant to the job at hand. Leave only things like the name, sex, age, address (converted to coordinates, probably).
Now split the dataset in two, and train a NN model on the first half to predict whether the person was hired or not. Test your predictions on the other half.
If you get more than 50% hits, you have a problem.
I gave up and installed new system and recovered the backups on a temporary laptop. It's too big and heavy to lug around, but it's much more convenient than a phone. Hopefully the replacement laptop will arrive soon. #firstworldproblems
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A week after ordering new laptop (they had a week to send it) I get a message that the production of my laptop is delayed. What? They are selling laptops they didn't even manufacture yet? Good job Lenovo.
In the meantime I'm remaining without a computer. Responding to e-mails on the phone is a chore.
Hey~! I'm trying to get a design of mine on Qwertee, so if you have an account there please consider voting~! <3 https://www.qwertee.com/product/please-keep-talking
The company where I host my websites and e-mail is going to stop their service next year. I want to move everything to my home server by that time. The main problem is with a DNS service for my domains. Right now I'm using dyndns, but I need some stable DNS somewhere to keep my domain records... I think I will need to pay for some hosting somewhere just to get that.
Dear lazyfediverse, what are your favorite chips for driving LED matrices? My personal favorite are HT16K33 (i2c, 8x16, 1-bit) and IS31FL3733 (i2c, 12x16, 8-bit), but I also know about the other ISSI chips, as well as TM1640, TM1638, TM1629 and MAX7219. But surely there are more? I also noticed that sometimes people will use separate chips for source and sink — no idea what is the advantage there. Any thoughts?
Huzzah, my cool ass Big Pew Pew project has arrived all the way from Switzerland - thanks @deshipu!
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