My first ever Scotch #Whisky tasting (outside of home-experimentation).
First on my list was Classic Laddie. I have to say, I usually prefer cask-strength sherry bombs. This whisky isn't exactly that, but I think it goes to my favorites list.
Now I have to go and actually prepare that talk. Suits me right for submiting talks around ( >︹<)
(The cringe emoticon is just for funsies, I'm looking forward to doing this talk!)
I think it'd be fun for one of all these new TLDs to fail. I mean, something like .ink, or .museum or .bayern or something. E.g. their root zone get hacked and a lot of people get their shit hijacked and damaged, or their datacenters burn like that french provider recently.
I think two things could come out of it: 1. we'd realize that we need to pick trustworthy registrars, and not all kinds of crap co's like we have now and 2. we'd realise it's fine to not have a part of the internet, life goes on.
"why it takes 10 processes to connect two people"
Windows and Chrome
👋 reminder that the deadline for student applications for Google Summer of Code is April 13! LabLua is one of the mentoring organizations and I'm one of the mentors with a LuaRocks/Teal related project!
* project described here: http://www.lua.inf.puc-rio.br/gsoc/ideas2021.html#typed-api-for-luarocks
more links below! 👇
Write & Win!
@gnulinux #celebrates its 1000th article & #raffles off a 13 inch #InfinityBook Pro with Core i7 CPU, 16 GB RAM and 250 GB Samsung NVMe SSD from TUXEDO Computers. Find out more and enter now!
My department (Glasgow Computing Science) is hiring a lot of new people at lecture/senior lecturer/reader level (associate prof) and also one full pro:
- Responsible AI (x4)
- Socially Intelligent Technologies
- Machine Learning
- Healthcare Technologies (x3)
- Low Carbon Computing (x3)
- Software Engineering
- Cyber Security (x1 Prof.)
I am leading the Low Carbon and Sustainable Computing theme.
📅 Deadline 26 April.
This week in KDE: Elisa now has a full mobile interface, making it a first-class citizen on Plasma Mobile and Android (and much more stuff). Read all about it in Nate's blog:
"The Mobile Performance Inequality Gap, 2021" by @slightlyoff https://infrequently.org/2021/03/the-performance-inequality-gap/
Another great rundown of devices, browsers, and how to set web performance targets in 2021. It's interesting and depressing to see how little Android performance has budged in the past few years.
A small side-project I started is importing the IBM CGA card schematics into #kicad. My idea is to publish them, and hopefully produce a clone. I know someone on the internet already attempted this, but to my knowledge they never published their work, nor answered my emails.
Why doing this while we already have great homebrew SVGA cards? Because composite CGA gaming is a thing, and it doesn't look terrible. Beside, a 4.77Mhz 8088 has an hard time making full use of VGA. #homebrewcomputing
according to some, I'm avant-garde ;)
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