I just found a datasheet for a potato. It's in dutch, but I'll try to translate some of the specs of the Alverstone Russet for you:
It's not very sensitive to blue. The potatotiredness Ro2/3 is very low, but Pa3 is high. Submarine-forming is 90! The peel is brown.

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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.

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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: twitter.com/cr1901/status/1356

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The Buzzer (4625 KHz) is doing interesting things currently:

You can tune in here:

You can read more about it here:

Beginner tip: start files with "`default_nettype none". This way if you mistype a net name it will be an error, instead of implicitly defining a new wire which you then have to find while debugging.

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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)! youtube.com/watch?v=ibqiet6Bg3

smbc-comics.com/comic/the-talk 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.

I just found out about regexcrossword.com; it's surprisingly addictive.

Got me a ticket! Now I just hope the event will actually continue. Hopefully I see some of you guys in August!

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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. youtube.com/channel/UCHaM3-02W

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I just found out (through a firmware changelog) about California bill SB327 which 1. Makes default passwords basically illegal 2. Specifically states that it doesn't require manufacturers to lock down their firmware. Pretty good!

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.

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The great thing about open source is that you can fix problems yourself, I say as I go about using my perpetually broken Linux installation

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