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testing MNT Reform battery/power reporting firmware+SPI kernel driver in development by NanoCodeBug

@aurynn one of the computers I'm saddest about getting rid of was an 8088 so I think it makes sense

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"Go google it" is horrible advice in an era where search engines' top results are those who game the algorithm the most, and Google tailors different search results to every user.

So if a clueless person searches about topics like transphobia or racism, they might actually find transphobic or racist results, and in the end your "educate yourself, don't bother me" approach actually made it WORSE.

To celebrate the launch of GitHub’s distasteful new “Copilot” feature I decided to finish migrating all of my code to sourcehut. Everything that used to be on my GitHub account is now at git.sr.ht/~fincham/

@PetraOleum It was good motivation to finally finish migrating off GitHub tho

@PetraOleum The thing I don;t get about it is... the typing isn't the hard part of programming. And there's no way it's going to be safe to use it to replace the "thinking" part of programming...

@hacknorris for real though, I never got on with touchpads. Trackball is much nicer to compute.

I love the catclock I love the night life

@tim right, there is indeed also one of these (going to some semaphore flags on poles) but it's been out of use for many decades. the semaphore poles are covered up with tarps and the chain linkages are not healthy anymore.

Luffing. This is the bit where all the rainwater that’s run down the screw flies off at face height in to the gear room where everyone is standing.

@tim you might think the bank of switches controls something, but no, it just makes lights blink elsewhere on the crane and a person has to go throw a giant lever when the light starts blinking 😂

@tim sadly it was never very practical, the ambient noise really necessitates individual radios. I’m going to put a video link down to the gear room when I have the energy though.

@xssfox unfortunately like half of the ESP things in my house are stuck in both AP and client mode due to running ancient rtos, and I’ve lost the source code years ago.

Slewing CCW, or “Forward” as it’s labeled in the driver’s cab.

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