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After looking up various terms like "moving needle" "balance needle" "display meter" "analog display meter" "analog display moving needle" and so on... I finally figured out what this thing is called

It's a "moving coil meter" and the important bit is a "movement", borrowed from watch lingo because some use similar delicate spring(s) and polished bearings to reduce friction

And it's the heart of pretty much every powered analog needle display from multimeters, fuel gauges, VU, and light meters

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We can do better than DuckDuckGo

drewdevault.com/2020/11/17/Bet

gemini://drewdevault.com/2020/11/17/Better-than-DuckDuckGo.gmi

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Oh, baby, M1 review day is here. And youtube-dl is back. Was this all part of the plan?
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food 

Fix and Fog Everything Butter AND Biscoff

still at home, feeling a bit gross. waiting for COVID test result, though I'm sure it's negative.

oh and I sneakily crammed a new theme! in to the commit. I should probably suck less at git.

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updates to my i3-wm based "desktop environment" are still trickling along, there's now some optional integration with the style of password and emoji pickers I use in my dotfiles: git.sr.ht/~fincham/modern

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@fincham in case it helps, I’d probably do:

dpkg-l $PACKAGES 2>&1 | awk ‘/no packages/ { print $6 }’

for that, rather than looping on the dpkg check. (Possibly with LANG=C or some English to ensure the messages are more stable.)

every KAWAIICON book submission I open for the first time is a genuine delight

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If three people signed up for $2/mo plan on sourcehut in the next 5 hours then our revenue for today would be $1,337

Just, uh, letting you guys know

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I'm doing a bit of research for a talk, could you send me anything relevant to paper computing, diy punchards machines, graph-paper coding, vedic mathematics, mechanical programming, and other things you have stumbled upon that you found interesting related to computerless computing?

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I generally agree with the principle of least surprise, except in the case of pleasant surprises

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