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People say this place is a street.
But they behave like it's their living room.
While in reality, it's a soapbox on the main square.

Meanwhile all I wanted is a watercooler.

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Theory:
1. Reinvent a square wheel
2. Understand what's so hard about making wheels
3. Observe how a round wheel someone invented a while ago performs better than your square one.
4. Appreciate the brilliant and simple solutions to all wheel design issues that a round wheel implements.
5. Throw away your square wheel.

Practice:
1. Reinvent a square wheel
2. Push it to production

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Btw. are there any people livestreaming stuff they do with their homelab?

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I envy Minecraft youtubers being able to do tedious tasks on stream.

Imagine talking with chat while waiting for terraform apply.

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is there like anyone successfully doing glusterfs storage for a libvirt "cluster" and living to tell the story
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Sis is doing a web dev course and the tests go OOM on her 8 GB RAM laptop. I think of this when people say that the web is the most accessible platform to develop on.

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The wlroots Vulkan renderer is now merged!

The motivation for this is:

- More optimization opportunities
- Allows compositors to use Vulkan if they want or need to

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Every time I hear about the big g ignoring or rewriting another internet standard or the rust and gtk/gnome developers refusing to interoperate with anybody else, it makes me feel more and more morally obligated to make all the software I write entirely standards compliant.

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@newt @straw The trick is to always live like the internet could go down more or less permanently tomorrow.
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@wolf480pl ESP32, dual core, WiFi+BT, ultra low-power coprocessor, lots of GPIO pins and the usuals (i2c, spi, ...) and very affordable/easy to get in various dev boards (e.g. with displays, USB charging/programming, LoRa etc.)

Can we have a favourite SoC thread?

I'll start:
MT7621, a cute MIPS SoC with a decent Ethernet controller and hardware NAT offload supported by OpenWrt.

deviwiki.com/wiki/MediaTek_MT7

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Mechanic keyboard fans, what are the switch you'd recommend me that have short travel / low profile, and VERY EARLY tactile feel (kinda don't move until you put enough pressure on them to activate them)

Kinda mimic-ing silicones domes I guess lol

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Why are HDMI, DisplayPort, etc. not physically directional? They are electrically and logically directional - you can't connect two outputs with a cableband expect it to work. So why do inputs and outputs both have female connectors? Wouldn't it make more sense for inputs to have the opposite connector than the outputs, and for every cable to be an extension cable?
Like IEC C13/C14 power cables?

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what's a technology that's generally derided by cool kids / treated as a terrible mistake / written off as legacy badness / loathed by the cult of Design, but which you actually think has been a tremendous boon in making useful stuff possible?

i'll go first: fixed-width text.

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We're routinely sending patches to upstream and downstream projects like the kernel drivers, Mesa, GTK, Firefox, etc. This is only possible because they're open-source software.

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Firefox logo, but it accurately depicts its own and the whole web's bloatedness

cc
@[email protected]

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piss, the discovery of phosphorus, gross 

shout out to the guy that gathered 1500 gallons of piss to do an alchemical experiment where he thought he could synthesize gold from it and just boiled the whole damn quantity until it was thick as honey and glowing in the dark, therefore discovering phosphorus

this is the kind of stuff we're missing out with all the tvs and internets, we're not bored enough to start boiling piss

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tired: cloud ISPs
wired: cloud railways

cc: @cjd

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