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"Space-time tells matter how to move; matter tells space-time how to curve"

-- John Wheeler

My coworker: "I feel so bad for you when I look at your calendar! You never even have time to eat lunch!"

Same coworker: *books last remaining 30 minute slot in my day between 0800 and 1800*

Early voting in the past: show up, walk right in, vote, leave.

Early voting today: line out the door of city hall, down the street, and around the block.

And early voting has been running for a week already.

It took me way longer to get this working than expected but it's alive! 2.11BSD on a PDP/11-70 (emulated) logged in via a TeleVideo serial terminal.

Ready to go conquer the Great Underground Empire!

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The Golang tutorial never ceases to make me feel stupid. The difficulty curve just feels way off for me, like

• Lesson 1 - What is a keyboard
• Lesson 2 - Saving a file in your editor
• Lesson 3 - Running "hello, world"
• Lesson 4 - Massively parallelized asymmetrical quantum computing across 17 star systems

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Good news: @adafruit has resumed shipping the after being shut down for COVID-19!

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!

learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-cl

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Falcon 9 launches Crew Dragon on its first flight with @nasa astronauts on board!

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My company has been dealing with lockdown lately by challenging folks to dress up formally for work and post pictures to prove it.

One of my teammates flat out won.

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.

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sorry i can't go out i was diagnosed with problems disorder

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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.
aiweirdness.com/post/614209593

In-home isolation is starting to look dire in a couple of ways. None of the grocery stores around have any delivery availability.

I have plenty of rice and beans so can last a while, but I'm eyeing the rabbits out in the yard for when I run out of toilet paper.

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