🎉 It is time! #Mastodon 3.2.0 is here! What's in it? Have a look:
Better news: the latest one has the most adorable single board microcontroller platform I've ever seen. I intentionally didn't look at the docs before powering it up, as Adafruit always ships with fun demo apps.
I actually laughed out loud a couple of times while playing with it! I handed it to my partner and at one point she shrieked in delight.
This thing is fantastic!
TIL: NPR produced radio plays of the original Star Wars trilogy in the 80s. https://archive.org/details/StarWarsRadio
I've been trying to build a Raspberry Pi K8s cluster with the 6 Pis I had lying around.
First my SD cards were crap, so I ordered new ones. Then I needed a way to power them, so I got a USB power station.
Then I didn't have convenient networking, so in came a switch and 6 new etherrnet cables.
Finally I decided that the Pi 3s were just not up to the task, so I got 6 new Pi 4s (4GB). Now the only original bit left was the microUSB cables for power.
I got the Pi 4s today and... they're USB C 💩
After months of wincing every time I open a jar or turn a doorknob, I broke down and got an Ultimate Hacking Keyboard so that I could set up a split keyboard with angled-out tenting.
So far it's mostly just showing me all the places that I use the wrong fingers when typing, but the build quality is great.
I'm most surprised by the fact that the mouse emulation is actually decent! I didn't expect it to be really usable but I'm finding myself not grabbing the mouse as often.
I used the neural net GPT-2 to generate some April Fools pranks.
conveniently they're all pranks you play on yourself. or possibly solo performance art.
Due to a hilarious confluence of circumstances involving flight delays and rescheduling, I ended up somehow getting upgraded to first class on a flight when that probably shouldn't have happened. I can now report my findings:
All the vegetarian food in airports is hidden in the first class lounge. You can't buy it for love or money in the main airport, but it flows like cheap whiskey in the first class lounge.
Apparently rich people eat more morally than I thought.