Pinned toot

Hi everyone! I didn't do the proper introduction initially, because I wanted to look around and also because I'm battling my own anxiety interacting with actual humans :)

My interests include:
* advancing FOSS,
* creating humane and usable software
* and recently, retrocomputing

Also I'm looking for a home in tech-inclined community.

Max boosted

Mind blown, I never realized this coincidence:

You can use the next number in the Fibonacci sequence (1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34) to convert from miles to kilometers.

For example, 13 miles is 21 kilometers.

🀯

Max boosted

@neauoire big fan of the driving ethic of merveilles though: software simple and understandable enough to be repairable.

repairable software.

Max boosted

so today i learned that the A23 battery is the "three kids in a trenchcoat" of batteries

Show thread
Max boosted
Max boosted

DRM is evil. If someone won't sell you DRM free media on your terms, pirate it. RESIST.

Show thread

How tf people manage to make projects on python so shitty? All you had to do is make API calls and iterate over list/dictionaries, conditionally producing some other API calls. But NO, now this is a complicated mess of functions and modules with weird names

I thought I'd put my website online, but I'm just tired af

Max boosted

> Carrying out a payment with Visa requires about 0.002 kilowatt-hours; the same payment with bitcoin uses up 906 kilowatt-hours, more than half a million times as much, and enough to power a two-person household for about three months.

Show thread

Okay, this is cool: was able to hack together an 6502 emulator and run a simple helloworld in ~hour

lda #$50
ldx #$60
ldy #$70

Around the same time I've learned about "100 rabbits": @neauoire and @rek to find there is the whole world of retrocomputing and monochrome graphics, which somehow give me warm vibes.
Their page on Famicom (100r.co/site/6502_assembly.htm) have recently inspired me to learn 6502 assembly, and I'm really pumped up about it somehow :)

Show thread

Next big milestone was learning about . Someone make think: what can you do within 128x128 pixel and 16 colors, but it's surprisingly a lot! Community have released so many games, I decided to build a physical console based on raspberry pi zero I had laying around.
Naturally, I looked up to find the best form-factor for a console, and really liked GBA.
After a few month I got this cutie built and boy am I happy with it!

Show thread

Next, I was doing more and more python projects, and started to like the language even more. Clean, simple, you can get things done with it. IMHO, the best language for prototyping.

Show thread

The moment I felt programming can be amazing was when I discovered framework in uni. After boring C assignments, writing games in lua was a breeze. I couldn't help but get in love with the framework too! When a lot of love is getting poured into the project, you kinda feel it: the graphics are nice, the docs are clear and there is a community which can help. Good times...

Show thread

Hi everyone! I didn't do the proper introduction initially, because I wanted to look around and also because I'm battling my own anxiety interacting with actual humans :)

My interests include:
* advancing FOSS,
* creating humane and usable software
* and recently, retrocomputing

Also I'm looking for a home in tech-inclined community.

Max boosted

My growing wiki page on 1-bit stuff:

pbat.ch/wiki/1bit/

Additional links and resources welcomed!

Max boosted
Max boosted

This thing is called a 5D optical data storage crystal. It's a little piece of fused quartz, etched to remarkable precision using a femtosecond ultraviolet laser.

The "5D" part of the name is just a marketing gimmick (it only has three dimensions, obviously), but it's impressive anyway. Using current technology, these little things can store 360 terabytes of data. Once written, these crystals can survive temperatures up to 1000Β°C, and could theoretically last for billions of years.

Max boosted
Show older
Mastodon

Server run by the main developers of the project 🐘 It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!