I ordered three “maybe they work, maybe they don’t” calculators for parts and one “yeah it works”
On being "lazy" about software freedom:
Everyone lives a full life. Not everyone gets the same opportunity to pick what fills their life, though. People are busy. They have things they like to do or find easy, & things that are unpleasant or difficult.
People whose life is filled differently than yours, who have different priorities than yours, aren't any more lazy than you are lazy for not picking a more compassionate way to talk about the challenges standing in the way of software freedom.
@tychosoft and yet a priest class of white, wealthy, libertarian males is all we've got, 32 years after the GPL was first introduced.
That's not the GPL's fault, of course, but we're in such a dire situation because a licence, which is a legal agreement, cannot address non-legal matters such as the patriarchy, global inequality and capitalism itself. Solving those requires devs take a hard sance on subjects that are inherently political in nature. Unfortunately that's something they're (mostly) not willing/able to do, partially because of how neoliberal academia frames technology as "neutral" and "agnostic", which it's not. The sooner we realise there's a power concentration problem in the FLOSS community, the sooner we'll be ready to address it.
Did you know xmessage buttons can be rectangular!? (really this covers any athena toolkit(xaw) button)
put in ~/.Xresources
And because I am going for a sort of neovt220 scheme I also have.
I had a very basic go at talking to the reMarkable 2 eink display from Python through rm2fb. Can’t seem to flip any actual pixels yet but the refresh IOCTL makes regions of the panel blink which seems like a good sign. https://paste.hotplate.co.nz/UmD1HG93jl#53sBjD62MOrrIn2x9AN9aw
@neauoire The 286 I have is older than I am. I'm more generally interested in the old ISA bus and how (relatively) easy it is to interface to it.
Computing has a curse of dimensionality problem in that "the more bits of state you add, the less of the entire state space you explore".
With older computers, the smaller state space means you can push them more and see their true limits.
It’s probably a bit too nice for my skill level 😂
Just typo'ed a servername while reconnecting to an IRC channel, and accidentally put in libera dot net instead of the correct dot chat, and you wouldn't believe where I found myself: Back on Freenode. Who've apparently secured that domain, and are using it to try to trick people back on to their services.
And I will go, I don’t know where, forever.
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