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Co w 433 MHz piszczy?
Wpis na blogu o termometrach zewnętrznych przypomniał mi o pewnym zakupie, który jakiś czas temu poczyniłem. Chodzi o termometr bezprzewodowy z Jula. Nieco spontaniczny zakup, by mieć pretekst do zabawy urządzeniami pracującymi w paśmie 433 MHz. Z drugiej strony nawet gdyby nie udało się dobrać do danych z komputera, to jakaś tam potrzeba poznania temperatury w różnych miejsca
zakr.es/blog/2022/01/co-w-433-
#debian #dom #fun #linux #radio #zakupy

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5 years into remote work and I *just* realised I can quickly cycle through timezones in the @kde clock with my mouse wheel.

This is why love KDE.

Well, it's not the only reason, but it's indicative of the reason.
Oh, you know what I mean.

Did my first activation yesterday. Maybe it was unsuccessful, but still a lot of fun, and I will definitely try to activate other summits as well. Highly recommended!

Hello there, @SP6LOL - I believe we know each other already from the SP6 HamNet Telegram group 😀

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6 hours formatting my :latex1: :latex2: CV only to complain endlessly that two hours of interviewing is asinine

A new FT5DE is slowly coming to me all the way from Japan.
Shop just called me to let me know that the shipments are slow and that I will probably have to wait for a bit until it arrives. It may be strange, but that makes me even happier - that's even more time to be excited and reading the manual until it finally comes!

For the last 3 days I was receiving scam text messages about "deliveries waiting for me", with a link that tells me that to get the package I need to install an app on my phone. In reality the app steals bank account data.

I don't blame the criminals behind that. Full blame lies on companies that conditioned us to believe that the simplest things need to be done with their apps, when a web page would be more than enough.

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The mad lads actually did it.

The new version of Free Pascal + Lazarus (2.2.0) ditches GDB and uses their own handmade debugger by default. I classify it as Hella Fast. Starts up in less than 100ms. GDB would take 1~3 full seconds. Steps quickly with no hitching.

It works on several operating systems, including old ones on old hardware. Win/Mac/Linux/FreeBSD/Haiku.

Here is a clip of it running like a champ in a low-power Windows 7 VM.

I think I've found a perfect music player for Linux after all these years:
tauonmusicbox.rocks/
Highly recommended!

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Gdyby ktoś chciał się dowiedzieć, jak złożyć skargę na podmiot do UODO to zapraszamy na naszą stronę "Internet. Czas działać!" do szczegółowego poradnika: internet-czas-dzialac.pl/odcin

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The #Minetest Community is holding a 3-week Game Jam starting December 1st! Sharpen your gamedev skills with a chance for a cash prize! Read more details at forum.minetest.net/viewtopic.p

My club is now visible on as an object: aprs.fi/info/a/SP6PWS
Only via APRS-IS for now, we're considering building a digipeater if there's enough interest.

Source if anyone's interested: git.sr.ht/~michalr/sp6pws-beac

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We are considering to participate the Google Summer of Code 2022! #GSoC

If you are interested as a student, mentor or as #XMPP project in general add your ideas to wiki.xmpp.org/web/Google_Summe and reach out to us via gsoc@muc.xmpp.org?join

@yunohost is awesome. Just moved my instance to my own server made out of a spare , and YunoHost's panel made it all way easier than I expected it to be. Highly recommended!

Took part in my first contest. Never expected contesting to be that much fun! Definitely going to do that again.

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How it works:

1. Developers receive excessive salaries to spend on new shiny tech, and/or are provided with new computers from work.
2. Developers optimize software to run well on their new faster machines instead of older, slower machines.
3. Consumers wonder why their computers suddenly got slower after an update. Concluding that old computers are just slower (they aren't), they save up and buy new hardware every N years.
4. The increased demand for new hardware gives hardware vendors a good ROI, incentivizing them to keep churning out new hardware. This decreases their ability to maintain microcode/firmware/software updates for old hardware (since they have more hardware to maintain every year) and increases the amount of stuff they can market to developers.
5. Developers are influenced by aforementioned marketing to want new hardware. They buy that hardware and/or the company provides them with it to keep them happy.

Everything gets slower because everybody wants stuff to be faster. The main winners are hardware manufacturers, but the main players are the software developers. The root cause is consumerism and a lack of mindfulness about externalities.

Solutions, in decreasing order of feasibility:

- Developers: make the oldest chips that still receive microcode updates *the* first-class citizens, and don't prioritize newer chips until after stuff works well on the older ones.
- Users: don't buy new hardware unless you current hardware is broken or lacks critical security updates.
- Hardware manufacturers: don't release new hardware every year; nobody should upgrading that often. Maybe release new iterations every 2 or 3 years. Having fewer models to provide firmware/microcode updates for across a given timespan will make it easier to support a given piece of hardware for longer.
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Just had a thought:
People who are the loudest about massive open space offices being the best thing ever are usually the same ones who use phone booths in said offices as private rooms and sit there for the whole day.

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“War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small ‘inside’ group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.”

Smedley D. Butler (1935)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Is_a_Racket

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:alex_thinking: what could be better than a mascot for our instance?

How about matching emoji of :alex: Alex?

Thanks to @dzuk we have custom Alex emojis! (I told you there were more birthday things coming!)

:alex:
:alex_grin: Grin
:alex_laugh: Laughing
:alex_rolling_eyes: Rolling eyes
:alex_sob: Sobbing
:alex_thinking: Thinking

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