New speedrun category: Windows 10 Dell Any%
I've always made the implicit assumption that setting up a PC with windows preinstalled was easier than installing a fresh Linux. I'm setting up a windows box for work, and I no longer believe that. It also takes longer.
I don't even mean getting all the required programs on there. I just mean getting to the desktop screen.
It took me 2+ years to get to this point- on and off, and parts of it definitely beyond my control.
But the MachXO2 family of FPGAs now has a full (experimental) FOSS flow from Verilog to bitstream. I'd upload video, but attachment limits. So see here: https://twitter.com/cr1901/status/1356042679608606721?s=19
Testing Verilog FPGA code using Icarus https://diode.zone/videos/watch/3ff6822d-7c41-413f-b369-c6e36884d00b
Now that I've got a reliable toolchain setup, if you have any recommendations for learning #verilog feel free to pass them along 😇
I'm particularly interested in learning the language, patterns (how are things like the files laid-out, how modular programming is done, etc.). I'm working directly with verilog code (as opposed to a GUI tool) so looking for good examples to learn from.
I haven't really been following Russian politics, but I just came across something amazing.
So Putin's main opposition, a guy called Navalny, got poisoned a while ago, but was lucky enough to live. Some journalists did some good research, and pretty much figured out who did it. So the opposition guy pretends to be from the Kremlin, phones up one of the operatives, and interviews the operative about the operation. And then puts it on youtube (including english subtitles)! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibqiet6Bg38
https://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/the-talk-3 this comic is my favorite piece of media about quantum mechanics. It explains some of the misconceptions while having a very childish sense of humor.
Got me a #MCH2021 ticket! Now I just hope the event will actually continue. Hopefully I see some of you guys in August!
I found a youtube channel from some guy in Multan, Pakistan where he goes around and films local craftsmen. It's fascinating. I especially like the use of bare feet while wood turning. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHaM3-02WivgB7mvgGNtwhQ/videos
Flashing an ARM chip using SWD, FT232H and OpenOCD https://diode.zone/videos/watch/9769d70f-6447-42a0-a51d-1f2df3cf370e
If you spend any time in b2b emails, you will probably be familiar with a green "Please consider the environment before printing this email" in signatures. Today we received an email with something like "Feel free to print this email, paper is biodegradable and employs USA workers". It will surprise no one that this email came from Texas.
Electronics, programming (mostly rust and python), and Discordianism. I also have some videos at diode.zone
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