This looks like a cool project.

"The Open Book aims to be a simple device that anyone with a soldering iron can build for themselves. The Open Book should be comprehensible: the reader should be able to look at it and understand, at least in broad strokes, how it works. It should be extensible, so that a reader with different needs can write code and add accessories that make the book work for them."

oddlyspecific.org/book/

#TheOpenBook #OddlySpecific #Arduino

Seriously I think n-gate.com is my favorite Website on the Internet.

@Tom
Proposing a new law in tech:
Severity of problems with any new tech standard will always monotonically increase. Any improvements will be compensated for by even worse regressions.

It's interesting when even the recruiter admits the company is a piece of shit 🤔

Here's a take: Media designed to manipulate people is unsuitable for children who might be more susceptible to that sort of thing. As such, all advertisements are unsuitable for children and should not be shown in public.

🎶🎶🎶
I'm a Stitch, I'm a Lilo
I'm a Rey, I'm a Kylo
I'm a Bucky I'm a Steve
I'm Disney-owned IP
🎶🎶🎶

At a museum with the kid. There's a videogames exhibit, a humanoid robots exhibit, a playground... all the kids here are running around having fun.

And yet my kid would rather be here.

I have the suspicion my kid's gonna be an introvert...

In 1998, a programmer who had been working on Y2K fixes started to get anxious because he couldn't believe how pervasive the problem was. He switched from company to company trying to get away from it, but everywhere he went he became regarded as the Y2K expert and immediately became the team lead for that company's Y2K contingencies. He finally had a nervous breakdown, quit his job, and decided he wanted to be knocked unconscious when the Y2K actually came about.

A month before Y2K he was put into an artificial coma and cooled down to a near cryogenic easily sustained long term life support.

Unfortunately the life support notification system had a Y2K bug, and no one revived him for 8000 years.

Finally he was found and revived. He woke up, and saw himself surrounded by lots of glass, light, stainless steel, and tall beautiful people in white robes. He asked if he was in Heaven.

They replied, "No, this is Chicago. Actually but it's a lot like Heaven to someone like you."

"Someone like me?"

"You are from the 20th century. Many of the problems that existed in your lifetime have been solved for thousands of years. There is no hunger and no disease. There is no scarcity, or strife between races and creeds."

"What year is it now?"

"Yeah, about that - it's the year 9,998. You see, the year 10,000 is coming up, and we understand you know something called COBOL?"

Now is the time to ask the eternal question that mankind has struggled with since the dawn of consciousness: “what the fuck was I working on before the holiday break?”

If there's an international record for "Time between screaming IDONTWANNASLEEEEP and starting to snore", I think my kid just smashed it.

Also, I found this beauty in the attic.

An original IBM model M, which I had on our first computer, an IBM 286. It was second hand, and for some obscure reason the whole keyboard was in German... which I guess helped me learn where the punctuation keys were without looking at them!

CLICKETYCLACK!

Going through my old stuff at my parents', and found three seasons of Stargate on CD, at 1 or 2 episodes per disk.

And it'd take ~6 hours to download each episode. 🤦🏻‍♂️

God we have it easy nowadays

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