roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you
and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops
it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed
twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you
First functional use of the new 3d printer:
Wife dropped her phone. Want to move its SIM into an old junk phone until we can get it repaired. Need a nano-to-micro SIM adapter. So we... downloaded one from the Internet for free?
I mean it is kindof obvious that's what one does with a 3d printer but the first time doing it feels awfully like we've got star trek replicators now.
Some fitting artwork for Mastodon:
I... did? it?
🎉 I DID IT!! 🎉
Every key works! The wireless receiver works! It all works! I successfully built this Mitosis keyboard kit on the first attempt!
Shown here with DSA (flat) profile keycaps scavenged off my ErgoDox. The SA (curved) profile ones won't arrive until ... JUNE!? 😧
I filled it with Gateron green switches, which are clicky-tactile but heavier than blues.
Now to tinker with the layout and firmware, then train myself up on it! 😎
Engaging in social media is time consuming. I still feel a little bit awkward when I do it.
This amazing keyboard "Mitosis" implements many ideas I thought only I had, plus several I didn't. I am in love 😍💕
- Designed for cheap manufacture @ DirtyPCBs
- Open source firmware
- Low profile neoprene base
I was planning a split PCB design around DirtyPCBs, but I never imagined having it do dual duty as the plate. Staggering genius
I think I might actually build this!
Only change I'd make: SA profile caps
Most people have a hard time imagining what it's like to use a computer when you're visually impaired. This article by a blind software developer might help with understanding why accessibility matters.
Without specialized software, people with disabilities are effectively prevented from participating in activities the rest of us take for granted. This is why KDE developers will gather at #Randa2017 to make our software more accessible.
From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Changing font size
Date: Tue, 22 Aug **2017**
“It would be very nice to give Emacs commands to make the font bigger and smaller.”
people are biased towards believing whatever they've invested the most time in understanding
Holy shit, Mes compiles tinycc now: https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/guile-user/2017-07/msg00089.html
We may be well on our way to full bootstrappability of the GNU system!
Mes is a mutually self-hosting Scheme interpreter in C and C compiler in Scheme. It can compile itself both ways. Tinycc is known to compile earlier versions of gcc (before gcc went C++) so we have a path, finally, to building the entire GNU system from the bottom up.
If you've never appreciated how a blind person uses a computer with a screen reader, spend 10 minutes watching this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1r55efei5c
The screen reader starts at 1000 words per minute (!) Do wait until he slows down the screen reader so *you* can understand what it says!