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some malaphors I think about:

-we'll burn that bridge when we get to it
-if you can't stand the bull, get out of the china shop
-where there's smoke, there's mirrors
-fool me once, shame on you; teach a man to fool me, and I'll be fooled for the rest of my life
-come back to haunt you in the ass
-lets not beat around the dead horse
-beauty is in the eye of the tiger
-burning daylight at both ends
-apples to apples, dust to dust
-a stone in the hand is worth two birds in the bush

In Dutch the word for the collection of machines that a factory has is "machinepark." You know, a nice place for a picnick, but with lathes and mills instead of trees.

At an EMC compliance lab today. I love the pile of old, worn out, really high quality equipment they use.

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...and of course, where there is one, there must always be more.

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The KLF - Justified and Ancient (Stand By The JAMs) - YouTube

Featuring Tammy Wynette!

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Linus Torvalds: Git is a distributed version control system, which means even if you lose a remote, you still have your local copy, so your code is safe, unlike centralized VCSes.

Developer Community: wut?

Microsoft: Hmm. How about you use our Visual Studio Online and push it to GitHub, both hosted on our computers, so that you don't have a local copy?

Developer Community: Yaay! Such innovation! Very cloud! Much wow! πŸŽ‰

Trump: Thou shall not use US services.

Developers: Where's my code? 😭

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Aus der Zwischenzeit:
"Manchmal sind Form und Funktion einfach nicht weiter optimierbar."

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now THIS is my kind of Python book. apologies to the fine folks at O'Reilly. πŸ˜‚

PSA: If you're having trouble getting a MCU feature to work, make sure your MCU supports that feature.

I just spent four days trying to enable TIM6 on a chip that doesn't have a TIM6...

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oh this looks like fun!

The sandsifter audits x86 processors for hidden instructions and hardware bugs, by systematically generating machine code to search through a processor's instruction set, and monitoring execution for anomalies. Sandsifter has uncovered secret processor instructions from every major vendor; ubiquitous software bugs in disassemblers, assemblers, and emulators; flaws in enterprise hypervisors; and both benign and security-critical hardware bugs in x86 chips.

With the multitude of x86 processors in existence, the goal of the tool is to enable users to check their own systems for hidden instructions and bugs.

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I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you're referring to as Mastodon, is in fact, ActivityPub/Mastodon, or as I've recently taken to calling it, ActivityPub plus Mastodon. Mastodon is not a social network unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning ActivityPub system made useful by the ActivityPub namespaces, vocabulary and non-normative sections comprising a full social network as defined by W3C Recommendation 23 January 2018.

Many computer users use a modified version of the ActivityPub social network every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of ActivityPub which is widely used today is often called "Mastodon", and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the ActivityPub social network, developed by the W3C.

There really is a Mastodon, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the social network they use. Mastodon is the frontend: the program in the system that lets you interacts with the posts of all the people you follow. The frontend is an essential part of a social network, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete social network. Mastodon is normally used in combination with the ActivityPub social network: the whole system is basically ActivityPub with Mastodon added, or ActivityPub/Mastodon. All the so-called "Mastodon" distributions are really distributions of ActivityPub/Mastodon.
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I was trying to solder a fine pitched (qfp) part, and it bridged some pins. Normally I just fix it with some solder wick, but no such luck.
Turns out that although both my chinesium rolls of solder are labeled as 63/37, there is a very clear quality difference. The solder from the other spool wicks fine.
So I guess I've learned I should buy brand name solder, so I know what I get. Unfortunately, I can't get leaded solder through the legitimate channels anymore.

Dutch sounds like a beautiful clarinet as it's shoved down a garbage disposer.

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