Very interesting talk from European Microwave Week about how outsourcing creeps in scope until, for example, a toaster company can end up with nobody working there who actually knows how a toaster works.
This does explain a few of the more head-smackingly bad ideas I've seen in tech lately, white goods especially
someone was looking for a debounce circuit here? Perhaps for an encoder?
74HC14 might be your friend: https://leap.tardate.com/electronics101/schmitttrigger/switchdebouncer/
Just so you know: GTA Linux User Group - @gtalug - has a DNS problem. The site and the mailing list is currently unreachable.
This is an ongoing issue continuing from when our friend/longtime board member/general payer of bills Chris Browne passed away last year.
US help with internet fees
Hey, if you are in the US and are currently receiving assistance such as SNAP, etc, you may qualify for a temporary credit for broadband internet: https://getemergencybroadband.org
other things that make you qualify: having received a Pell Grant for this year, significant loss of income in 2020, participation in the free or reduced cost lunch program for your school-aged kid.
Applications open May 12. Worth checking out, yeah?
Dolly Parton's "Jolene" is an all-time favorite song of mine. Lingua Ignota's blown-out noise-fuzz cover version is powerful stirring in its own right:
Microsoft now owns, or will soon own, one of the best text-to-speech engines for blind power-users, through its acquisition of Nuance. But the code has been abandoned for years. It seems unlikely that this TTS engine is a valuable asset for Microsoft. So let's petition them to open-source it. https://www.change.org/p/microsoft-open-source-eti-eloquence (No, I didn't start the petition, but I'm in agreement with it.)
You should definitely check this out! I’ve worked with Sara in the past and cannot recommend her work and this workshop highly enough.
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