From Google’s treatment of competing search companies in its results, to Facebook’s playing favorites with its developer APIs, to big ISPs' quest to charge websites to reach you, monopoly power and its abuses has been on vivid display this year. eff.org/deeplinks/2018/12/2018

Today's favorite method of electronics prototyping: Pad Board + Wrapping Wire + SMT Discretes.

Works quite well for simple builds. Reasonable density. Better than strip-board.

PCBs are better of course, but incremental changes are far more painful.

I'm really beginning to love - far better features than Twitter.

Just wish the user base was a little larger.

#sigrok has joined the #fediverse! We'll be posting announces and random other stuff over at @sigrok, with additional stuff from individual developer accounts.

Quick #introduction: sigrok is a FOSS project for all kinds of test&measurement gear, including logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, multimeters, programmable power supplies, and lots more.

Portable libs, protocol decoders written in #python, various CLI and GUI frontends.

Website/wiki: sigrok.org

#introductions #development

In response to recent behaviour of Patreon's Trust and Safety Team, I plan to close my Patreon account some time in the new year. Comments and suggestions are welcome

patreon.com/posts/23493013

If you're using Android on some phone or tablet and you're not using #fdroid yet, do yourself a favor and install it.

It's an alternative appstore with purely OSS software apps. Overall improved security and privacy on your mobile device (alternative apps for pretty much everything are available, with reduced tracking, no ads, no backdoors, reproducible builds, and so on).

Website: f-droid.org/

Also follow @fdroidorg while you're at it.

"I am going to take time off and get some assistance on how to understand people’s emotions and respond appropriately." - I think Linus may have just lost his position.

Did someone black-mail Linus? At conferences certain people have been "taking runs" at him for a number of years - trying to entrap him in false accusations. esr.ibiblio.org/?p=6907

I've been programming C++ getting on for 25-years. Yet today I learned about the Alternative Operator Tokens in which you can write...

if (foo && !bar) {}

...as...

if (foo and not bar) { }

Now I'm freaking out. How did I never hear about those before?

My whole video catalog is now mirrored at peertube.social : peertube.social/accounts/opent . Finally a credible alternative to YouTube! Big thank you for @scanlime for tipping me off about it!

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