* AWS vs DigitalOcean Deathmatch
** The cleaning and refurbishment of Model M keyboard with repeating keys
* LoRa and disaster.radio
* RFID Login concept for cyborg wife.
Long-Term & Ongoing
* ESP32 chip applications
* Indoor and Outdoor 🍍 Cannabis🍍 Cultivation at Home
* Home Automation on the Ghetto Budget.
Here's how #AI will take over the world, slowly and inconspicuously:
Various white collar employees and politicians not understanding their domains of work, using software that helpfully suggests insights to be drawn and courses of actions to be taken. It's easy to look at what the software suggests you to look at, and if you don't understand the domain, you can't tell what the software isn't noticing.
I realized this playing with the recent version of MS #Excel.
Caution for anyone in the US • ironically named "non-lethal" weapons
All so-called "non-lethal" weapons can be lethal or cause serious injury if used incorrectly. They *are* being used incorrectly.
Tear gas cannisters carry warnings that they're not supposed to be aimed at people. Rubber bullets are intended to be aimed at the ground to only hit people after they ricochet.
US police have been aiming both of these things at people's faces. They have caused grievious injuries which I will not describe here. Even protestors standing peacefully. Even people with their hands up. Even medics and journalists.
Some people injured, weren't even protesting and were just out buying groceries
If you're going anywhere near protests, please be extremely careful.
Rage and anger boiled over big time in Minneappolis last night. All while the murderer of George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, slept another night in his own bed.
No major media coverage, just the hard hard work of grass roots journalism. Shout out to #unicornriot for having community driven media on the ground.
There are overnight streams - DJs, concerts - and daytime activities like lockpicking, soldering and ham radio workshops.
2600's been SLAMMED by covid, with issues they've printed (but not been paid for) stuck in limbo in shuttered stores and distributors.
They're looking to throw a hell of a (virtual) party, even by 2600 standards, and they're hoping their supporters will convert their tickets to virtual tickets, and that others will sign up for what promises to be an amazing event.
Well. We're fucked. First day of BC's Phase 2 Covid plan and all the social conditioning chucked right out the window. Grocery store was fucked up; I was literally the only masked person in the store, the only gloved customer and the only person to disinfect my cart that I had to get myself.
There was a nice friendly group chatting around the entrance to the liquor store with zero social distancing despite arriving in separate vehicles.
Can't have a second wave if the first never ends.
So apparently, the 400 richest Americans have a combined wealth of around $3 trillion.
That's also over twice as much as would be needed to meet all the UN's Global Goals for sustainable development. For everyone, including the world's poorest.
0.00000005128% of the world's population could make literally everything better for all 7.8 billion of us. But they don't.
Me: What should I be doing instead of files?
Computer: Glad you asked! It's 2020. You should be spinning up a Kubernetes of Dockers on your public cloud each of which is a Github which send JSON messages over HTTP3 to the microservice host on your Virtualbox private cloud which is running a whole bunch more Dockers each of which is a Node.js which is pulling dependencies from
Me: files seemed a bit simpler than that
Computer: WELL WE HAD A VOTE AND YOU WEREN'T THERE AND WE SAID FILES SUCK.
I recently tweeted a link to a Reddit thread in which a passenger on an American Airlines jet complained that "American Airlines makes you stand 6 feet apart when boarding and still sells out flights." The post included an image of a crowded AA flight.
So many commenters to my tweet and on Reddit asked "Why is ANYONE flying?"
I understand the question, but to understand the answer, you need to consider the scale of the pandemic.
The right loves to talk about "moral hazard" in the context of social safety nets ("if we let people see a doctor without paying, they won't take steps to keep themselves from getting sick or injured").
But reality demonstrates, time and again, that the real moral hazard comes from letting investors socialize their costs and privatize their gains.
The antidote is a peoples' bailout, like the $2,000/month stimulus proposed by Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Ed Markey, retroactive to March, for every adult and every child.
"If we can bail out large corporations, we can make sure that everyone in this country has enough income to pay for the basic necessities of life." -Bernie Sanders.
To make things worse, I spent all yesterday making a not-so-pretty webapp to evaluate the Yahoo Weather api, only to find that their Oauth implementation was getting in the way and the token generation is hourly and their forecast sucks because it's based on a city nearby, but not close enough.
Delayed sadness😭 . Dark Sky has been eaten up by Fruit Inc. and will be ending their API service in 2021.
Down to the minute forecasts for remote mountain valleys is a special trick. Their hyper-local forecast was, hands down, the best I've ever seen.
Cheap/Free api calls are my bread and butter and there is basically nothing else in the weather forecasting biz that even comes close to the service. (AFAIK)