1,500-year-old Ceramic Maya Figurine with Removable Helmet, from El Perú-Waka', Petén, Guatemala

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

I just realized that nobody on here that I know gives a shit about the Scottish election and its weird modified d'Hondt additional member voting system

someone was looking for a debounce circuit here? Perhaps for an encoder?

74HC14 might be your friend: leap.tardate.com/electronics10

My Little Numbers Station seems to be coming along quite nicely

Microsoft breaking email BCC is a delightful snapshot of Big Tech in 2021

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: 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?

Can't stop thinking RGB LED refers to this, so can someone please make some? #electronics

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:


Time for another biased poll.

Do you know what CC and BCC stand for in eMail without having to look it up?

I would appreciate it if you boosted this toot. :-)

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. change.org/p/microsoft-open-so (No, I didn't start the petition, but I'm in agreement with it.)

this is the environment i learned to program in. this is how i learned to make computers do things

this was in 2006

i was 11

You should definitely check this out! I’ve worked with Sara in the past and cannot recommend her work and this workshop highly enough.
RT @SaraSoueidan
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