what's crazier is how fuzzy those memories are -- I didn't take any pictures at the time so I don't even remember what I looked like. what my room looked like at my parent's place.

but i remember when i put an HDD in that old beater and upgraded from Linux installed onto a flash drive to Mint on a real disk. I had to go to this old recycling center that wiped, cleaned, and resold ancient parts... that place was so grimy. I got my first LCD monitors there too, two ancient 720p TN panels. memories 🥲

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in 2016 my daily driver desktop used 512mb Rambus memory. it's honestly hard to conceptualize how much has changed since then.

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Is there an easier way to determine the pinout of a 7-segment LED display than "use a power supply and see what it does when you connect the pins"

I've got the docs for it, but it's not like an IC where one side of the piece has a little cutout or dot - just a white plastic body with a lil weather-resistant goo on the bottom

I've reached the point in my career where I need to create a stack overflow account

pray for me

Either the Jenkins documentation got way better, or I got better at reading it

I have a sneaking suspicion that "put the project details in the bag" will not go well

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people working in corporate jobs: when you inherit a project, or part of a project, what is the best way to ask for all the relevant details on the project so that you don't keep putting your foot in your mouth or doing unnecessary work that is voided by decisions made before you arrived?

i had to collect myself for a minute after realizing/remembering that Jenkins itself is a Jenkins Plugin

Does anyone have any advice for doing this? I'm not really sure how to wire all the switches up - iirc you have to treat it like a matrix and wire rows/columns into your controller, but I can't visualize it for some reason

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thinking about using my qfr as fodder for a split keyboard

really wishing i had pulled the trigger on a 3d printer last year

Ahh, there's already a class named Timer? No need to fix that class, we'll just make a new one called Timmer!

Is Design Patterns a good book, or is it one of those things you read and then smugly tell everyone about?

unsolicited tool opinion 

Code > IntelliJ

Should I stream Monster Hunter tonight?

Does anyone stream on twitch from a Linux box? I'm struggling a little bit with my setup and I'm wondering if it's even viable to do certain things like overlays

you ever have unstaged changes, write some code that updates and commits one file, test it, then reset the changes so that the one commit isn't present in git history... but use reset --hard instead of reset --soft and wipe your unstaged changes?


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