A couple of years old, but evergreen: Turkmenistan's leader does doughnuts next to flaming crater to prove he's not dead - ABC News — abc.net.au/news/2019-08-07/tur

do I really need to make a Raspberry Pi Pico play Nyan Cat 5% faster every time forever?

Job lookin, tech, Boosts welcome 

After losing my job to covid last March I've had a hell of a time trying to find tech work. I gave up for a bit and did some bike wrenching but it's not making ends meet so I'm back on the job lookin train.

I have 18 years experience, mostly in systems administration, mostly in windows, but my experience is really all over the place. I've worked for government, university, fortune 100, small firms, consulting, data analysis, information security, kind of a Jane of All Trades. I have an associates degree and a bachelor's degree, and nine certifications that are still mostly relevant, one of which is the MCITP.

What I'm most proud of is my ability to figure stuff out. I'm real clever. I'm also able to communicate with non technical staff as well as super nerds.

So what's up, fediverse. You got any jobs?

@mhoye I thought you said Panasonic only made solid, essential things: not this gibberish-spouting farting sock-cat robot ...

(@gnomon - can't leave you out, esp since this was via Nadine)

Criticizing 🪕 emoji choices: emojipedia.org/banjo/
- frequent choice of Vega-style guitar tuning pegs (I approve)
- far too frequently only four strings
- one with six strings I mean I can't even
- mostly tenor-length necks
- not enough frets on any of 'em

cute date idea 

give it a nice comfy hat

ableist slur in project title, sadly 

I am extremely here for the concept of this hardware project, not so much for the slur used in the title (edited here): aderusha/NeverNotNumlock: NUMLOCK IS THE WORST KEY AND I HATE IT AND NOW I HAVE DONE SOMETHING ABOUT IT — github.com/aderusha/NeverNotNu

Just realized that I'm giving a tech talk on Thursday, and will have to say the term “REPL” in public for the first time. How would you pronounce it?

I'm not going to spell it out, Aretha-style. I'm aiming for something close to the raspberry ice cream, but with a slightly longer /eh/ sound because Scottish.

The raspberry bit seems apt, since it's *Getting Started with MicroPython on the Raspberry Pi Pico* on Thursday - meetup.com/Raspberry-Pi/events

All good things end, and my wonderful time with Makers Making Change is ending on March 31st.

Open to non-profit roles in engineering for good, creative tech and AT

Boosts welcome.

Anyone interested in hiring a software engineer who is comfortable with low level programming, including embedded work? Now that 2021 is here, it's high time I start considering re-entering the work force.

I'm comfortable working in assembly language for several different processors, C, Python, Ruby, and C++ (in order of most recent to least recent experience).

My professional resume isn't terribly impressive in this area (who does low-level work anymore?), but I like to think that my Kestrel-3 and Kestrel-2 work shows my skills.

Let me know if you think I might be a good fit for your organization. Thank you.

🚨🚨🚨 ALERT! ALERT! 🚨🚨🚨
New word does not mean what you think it means: important update from an actually-Scottish person.

*** It seems that there's a word going round this gig economy to describe a pastime that's become a paid gig. By using it you will be pointed at and laughed at by Scottish people forever.

The word is a portmanteau of job and hobby: *jobby*.

Unfortunately, that's a Glasgow expression for a large turd. Don't use it. Thank you.

~~~ alert ends ~~~

A "new" type of older guy! --who writes on the internet-- and *peppers* their "prose" with "way" too much *emphasis* and "punctuation"!

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