hey can anyone out there help me find critical/theoretical writing on hardware modding? (especially on video game hardware, but any kind of consumer modification of industrially-manufactured products would work)
I know that (e.g.) Stephanie Boluk and Patrick Lemieux have studied video game modding from a software perspective, but I don't know anyone studying hardware mods in particular.
(doesn't need to be "academic," just looking for stuff beyond tutorials and enthusiast press)
ecology- (ash trees)
Emerald ash borers have been discovered here in Oregon. This is Bad News and the invasive species bureau is asking for the public's health in tracking their spread: https://odanews.wpengine.com/oregon-dad-spots-the-first-emerald-ash-borers-on-the-west-coast-during-summer-camp-pickup-in-forest-grove/
(they're so pretty! if only they weren't devastating to trees!)
I repaired the speakers! I think. They seem to be working well at the moment, hopefully they don't go back to flaking out.
Most valuable lesson learned: solder suckers are great! I was having no success at trying to un-solder that ten-pin switch without one.
I am grieving the loss of Marina Zhurakhinskaya @`marinaz and wrote a few memories of her and of @`outreachy : https://harihareswara.net/posts/2022/mourning-marina-zhurakhinskaya/
Anyone itching to do some recreational code review? I've been trying to keep the PRs small but we have a dearth of reviewers this week, and there are too many.
why are they square. https://codepen.io/keturn/pen/poaWNKe
there still seems to be hidden components to the layout algorithms that dev tools in firefox & chrome don't show you. Yes, they'll tell me it's 272.35 pixels, but in that muted gray that means “you can't drill down in to this, and no, we're not going to tell you how we decided on that number.”
Alternately, do you have any recommendations for how to make the knowledge in a Discord more web-discoverable?
A naive bot that just dumped incoming messages to static HTML would be super easy. But I think privacy and anti-spam concerns make write-once archives a bad idea. Are there any implementations better thought out?
Some recent toots imploring people not to use Discord, because it's a black hole for knowledge compared to other things with web-searchable archives.
But they were suggesting using web forums, and, well, our forum runs on some neglected host beyond its supported lifespan with no easy upgrade path, and… 😩
Nobody uses FidoNet or Usenet or wants to join mailing lists anymore.
What would you recommend as a forum for an #OpenSource project? Ad-free with minimal (preferably zero) infrastructure maintenance requirements.
Here a paper from Stanford featuring the autism spectrum, fMRI scans, a Deep Neural Network with eXplainable AI, and gender binary: https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.2022.13
I went to go write a blog post on #adhd stuff.
Wrote few words.
Spent many more hours on tweaking the CSS for edge cases that are nice-to-have but far from critical.
And as a bonus, I managed to repeatedly freeze up Firefox in the process!
The American Dialect Society's Word of the Year selections are in for 2021.
Word of the Year: insurrection
Most Likely to Succeed: antiwork
Most Useful: hard pants
Political Word of the Year: insurrection
Digital Word of the Year: #FreeBritney
Pandemic-Related Word of the Year: boosted
Financial/Economic Word of the Year: supply chain
Informal Word of the Year: yassify
Most Creative Word of the Year: Fauci ouchie
Euphemism of the Year: unalive
How many #Rust Team members are paid for the work they do for the language or its ecosystem?
How many members of the moderation team were paid for their work for the community?
For so long, “throw more hardware at it” was the cost-effective answer. More/bigger/faster servers for your own processes. Assume your customers next year will have faster laptops/phones/tablets than last year's did.
Now costs are rising, new stock is less available, even finding a replacement for a two-year-old model may cost more than it did new.
Is that enough to pressure the industry to make better use of last year's tech?