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I realized that I never wrote my , 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: , , , , , miniature , and music, , walking , , , , , , homebrew game handhelds.

I love and (no patience to watch tv/shows).

How can you be kind, when you are in debt? How can you give freely, when the things you own are not your own? How can you spend your time and attention to help strangers, if you should be working to repay your creditor?

I wonder why superhuman intelligence is always portrayed as bitter and lonely, instead of hugely popular and successful?

If intelligence is so important for survival, why is the dominant animal on the planet not the one that was most intelligent, but the one that could run the longest distances?

Tried to solder wires to the ribbon cable, and failed. A breakout PCB ordered.

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I'm trying to reverse-engineer one of those phone buttons/trackpads. I know they are SPI devices. This one is from a Blackberry 9300. I have good candidates for GND and VCC already.

Here's some time kid. Don't spend it all in one place.

Why do computer games still say "exit" and not "close" for the option to end them? We haven't had a single-process non-windowed desktop operating system for a few years now.

copyrights etc. 

The whole "intellectual property" shtick is one big pyramid scheme. Consider patents: you must come up with an invention as useful as possible, so that a lot of people will use it in their inventions, and you get part of their profits. Same with copyrights: you create a work so powerful, that a lot of authors makes derivative works, and you profit. Of course all the places at the top of the pyramid are already taken, so all you can do is to recruit some new poor souls into this scam.

Patents are explicitly excluded from copyright protection. That means that you can take any graphics and designs from patent documents, and use them for anything you want.

Back to the technological debt mines. I feel we've hit a rich vein today.

Rotate the padlock icon 90° and you get a mug of hot tea. That's so much better!

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The most common icons for security are a padlock and a brick wall. Personally, I don't feel safer when I see them. Why not a soft blanket, a comfortable armchair, or even a fireplace?

For a canon in inversion is a dangerous diversion
And a bit of augmentation is a seri-ous temptation

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Never be clever for the sake of being clever
For the sake of showing off

programming languages 

Rust is a very nice programming language and runtime environment. It has a lot of advantages and is good for a lot of use cases. However, it's not good for all use cases, and its advantages are sometimes actually detrimental. In such cases we turn to other languages and runtimes, and everything would be great, if only the developers of all other languages weren't trying to turn the languages they are taking care of into a poor imitation of Rust. Please stop, we need those languages.

When you have some old projects designed to use the Arduino Pro Micro, but now you want to refresh them and use CircuitPython: a Fluff Micro, SAMD21-based board with Pro Micro footprint.

Remember that song about a woman named Alice who had to avoid her creepy neighbor for 25 years before she saved up enough to move away and end this nightmare?

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