Found in the GNU gettext FAQ:

_GNU gettext on Windows_

_What does Woe32 mean?_

“Woe32” denotes the Windows 32-bit operating systems for x86: Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista and Windows 95/98/ME. Microsoft uses the term “Win32” to denote these; this is a psychological trick in order to make everyone believe that these OSes are a “win” for the user. However, for most users and developers, they are a source of woes, which is why I call them “Woe32”.

-- I suppose Stallman wrote that?

If you're fishing for secret chip documentation it's always worth doing a quick search on Baidu.

80% of the time, you get nothing... but every once in a while you pull up a datasheet, or in this case a header file containing the complete register set of the device:

The ability to acquire a near-full college education for almost free on the internet is now a reality. Most of the MOOCs (massively online open course) allow for access for zero cash to hundreds of hours of video classes and other materials. Computing is very well covered. Just search for the word MOOC in your favourite search engine. Access to tutors, lecturers and a certificate/diploma does, however usually cost money.

#MOOC #education #knowledge #college #diploma #study #learn

How's your day going? I just spent the morning trying to find a bug in libtool that prevented glib test cases from executing on Windows.

Here's the final box, if someone wants to build one:

Useful for power-cycling devices-under-test remotely.

Note, the relays are rated for mains 240V, however this case offers no safety features for high voltage use.

@jhol Oddly enough I had a discussion about this on Twitter about a month ago. Maximum temperature achievable is no higher than Moon's surface (max ~120C). So a huge mirror could warm a person, but not set fire to anything.

I feel trolled. It turns out the USB connector is off-centre by about 1.1mm.

Sigh. Time for a respin.

TIL someone decided to point the Hubble Space Telescope at the Moon once:

Now I want to know with large telescopes if there's a danger of setting fire to the sensor with moon-light?

For many projects I now consider code to be the superior tool for CAD work.


As they say, one of the hardest problems in programming is giving names to things. Quite often I find myself trying to think of a name for a variable like thickness_of_the_piece_that_goes_down_the_side_of_that_weird_angled_cutout_of_the_connector_minus_some_tiny_offset_for_clearance

If the 3D print works out, should I publish it on Thingiverse? or did I hear there was a more freedom-loving alternative?

If a Bluetooth audio device supports MP3 or AAC, is able to do seamless pass-through from a media player? I heard it can retroactively recode blocks on demand when there are alert sounds to mix in.

And do any media player support coded pass-through? Will Firefox do it for video?

Will it work if the cided audio bitrate is suddenly too high for the Bluetooth channel bandwidth?

It's unfortunate that compression is necessary for audio over bluetooth.

Good codec support will make all the difference to performance, but technical information like this is hardly mentioned in marketing material.

Except for apt-X for some reason. A proprietary ADPCM codec by Qualcom.

I wouldn't expect great quality from ADPCM, but at least it will have low latency.

Trying to buy "around ear" headphones.The market is so borked.

It's very hard to see what benefit you're getting as you go up in price. In the $100-$200 range they're all just standard 40mm drivers wrapped on injection molded plastic, even from "quality" brands like Sennhesier.

But you can get that from AliExpress - even with fancy features e.g. wired and bluetooth inputs for $15-$40.

"You get what you pay for" has to apply in some way - I just havn't figured out how yet

@ChrisWere Hey! I'm a Linux-only music producer. I also teach the libre ways of making music. Here's a recent video I made on the topic, telling why I do that:
If you'd like some music for your shows that was produktu made with 100% free software and Linux - hit me up :)
I also do monthly #unfalive on YT.

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