joukos/PaperTTY - Python module to render a TTY on e-ink
"This is an experimental command-line driven Python module to render the contents of a Linux virtual terminal (/dev/tty[1-63]) or standard input onto a Waveshare e-Paper display."
python  display  graphics  pmz  repo:github 
14 hours ago
SunPlus: The biggest chip company you’ve never heard of
Hacking/disassembling a "Vii", and noting the relationship between Sunplus (cheap toy chips) and Generalplus (general MCUs/SOCs)
electronics  reverse_engineering  reference  hardware 
22 hours ago
Laws & Sausages
all about US politics, courtesy of the SMBC family. Started in 2018
politics  webcomic  education  comics 
22 hours ago
Pop Sonnets
"Old twists on new tunes, every Thursday."
tumblr  music  humor 
Eric Jang: Dijkstra's in Disguise
"We have 3 very well-known algorithms (currency arbitrage, Q-learning, path tracing) that independently discovered the principle of relaxation used in shortest-path algorithms such as Dijkstra's and Bellman-Ford. Remarkably, each of these disparate fields of study discovered notions of hard and soft optimality, which is relevant in the presence of noise or high-dimensional path integrals."
It's shown how it applies to finance and computer graphics.
algorithms  graph  rendering  math  finance 
Prison Abolition Class | black and pink
"This collection of readings is intended as a primer for readers on the creation and function of the US prison industrial complex. The course was taught in a divinity school and there is an emphasis on the role of religion and theology in this collection of readings. Many secular abolitionist efforts miss some of the important connections between religion and the creation as well as resistance to the US carceral state. "
us  prison  syllabus  reference 
2 days ago
Syntax diagram generator
"The syntax of rust's macros can get out of hand very quickly and it can be very hard to understand what input-pattern a macro requires. This library aims at helping to remedy this situation. Diagrams are generated fully automatically from rust-source as Scalable Vector Graphics, using customizable CSS for layout."
rust  tools  visualization  diagrams  programming  library 
2 days ago
Travel Blanket
Cocoon Travel Blanket, @jarvisgrey recommends
gear  travel 
2 days ago
How to alleviate the pain of Rust compile times
sccache, disable LTO, use cargo check more
rust  tips  2018 
3 days ago
Which VPS provider you use other than DO? | Lobsters
Vultr gets a nod, although Digital Ocean is still good.
hosting  lobsters  discussion 
4 days ago
probably the best SIP client for Android
android  app  sip  phone 
4 days ago
Conversations (Jabber / XMPP)
probably the best Android Jabber/XMPP app
xmpp  jabber  chat  android  app 
4 days ago
Three Big Lies - CellPerformance
"This is a repost of a blog entry I wrote for the Insomniac R&D site (Three Big Lies). It's representative of what I believe are some of the fundamental problems in the culture of software development in general, and games in particular. "
gamedev  tips  games  programming 
4 days ago
Talking With Minoru Ikeda, Owner Of Takadanobaba Arcade Mikado: The Allure And Future of Shooting Games | One Million Power
"Video games are a low-risk high-reward business. For example, you buy a “Shanghai” board for 20,000 yen. If it makes 3,000 yen a day, that’s 20,000 yen in just one week. Just recently we had a location test for “Aka to Blue Type-R” at Mikado, and it made about 12,000 yen per day day. I think the price of the board is about 200,000 yen, but if you make that much in a day you’ll already have made up half your cost within a week. So it’s all very feasible as a business. These days there aren’t many games that will bring in 12,000 yen per day. So shooters are still in demand, and I’ve come to feel that they have life in them once again."
arcade  japan  shmups  business  interview 
4 days ago
Talking with ZUN from the Touhou Series! A Conversation Hell | One Million Power
Lots of reminiscing about shmups from the 90's. Raiden 2's Salaryman Laser!
arcade  games  interview  touhou  shmups  japan  gamedev 
4 days ago
GitHub - xoreaxeaxeax/rosenbridge: Hardware backdoors in x86 CPUs
the VIA C3 has a hardware backdoor? "VIA processors are renowned for their low power usage and excellence in embedded designs; we believe that the functionality described was created in good faith as a useful feature for the embedded market, and was unintentionally left enabled on some early generations of the processor. No malicious intent is implied."
x86  security  repo:github  exploit 
5 days ago
“What Have We Done?”: Silicon Valley Engineers Fear They've Created a Monster | Vanity Fair
On noting that algorithms rule the gig economy, and thanks to corporate secrecy, only the actual developers can see what's coming
(see also @bruces "what happens to musicians will happen to x)
ethics  employment  grim_meathook_future  2018 
6 days ago
GoAccess - Visual Web Log Analyzer
"an open source real-time web log analyzer and interactive viewer that runs in a terminal in *nix systems or through your browser."
analytics  web  logging  monitoring  webdev  tools 
6 days ago
Trendnet AC750 Wireless Travel Router TEW-817DTR (Version v1.0R)
for use bridging wired/wifi networks, ie with mobile hotspots like the r910
networking  hardware  gear 
6 days ago
Meet ‘The Shadow Rulers Of The VA’: 3 Nonvet Mar-a-Lago Members
"Bruce Moskowitz [...] a Palm Beach doctor who helps wealthy people obtain high-service “concierge” medical care. [...] Ike Perlmutter, the reclusive chairman of Marvel Entertainment, who is a longtime acquaintance of President Trump’s. The third member is a lawyer named Marc Sherman. None of them has ever served in the U.S. military or government."
government  corruption  us  2018  military 
6 days ago
Balances by Graham Nelson
a tech-demo for Inform, but shows how a Vancian magic system can work inside of it.
interactive_fiction  game  to-play  gamedev 
6 days ago
Old man decides to become a Virtual Youtuber Fox Girl | 001
@sasuraiger: "if you've never seen old man fox loli youtuber (NOT EVEN FULL NAME) oh my god are you in for something."
video  youtube  3d  w-hat 
6 days ago
Hood Cyberpunk | Unwinnable
"Someone who has actually suffered deprivation, who has experienced oppression under existing social systems, might want to see a model of cyberpunk that does incorporate political struggle and organized mass movements. They might not want the same unfair government systems that currently dominate their every waking moment to be depicted as untouchable status quo monoliths in the books they read, the movies they watch or the games they play. A fictional future built from Hood Cyberpunk tenets might hopefully provide energy with which to confront and even challenge the oppressive reality that we’re currently used to, that we expect to go on forever, unchanged."
cyberpunk  essay 
7 days ago
XANA & iX: A history & post-mortem of two small operating system projects
The second os was built in the Xanadu data structures ZigZag and kaukatcr
xanadu  osdev  postmortem  2018  d_language 
7 days ago
RFC 4998 - Evidence Record Syntax (ERS)
"In many scenarios, users must be able prove the existence and integrity of data, including digitally signed data, in a common and reproducible way over a long and possibly undetermined period of time. This document specifies the syntax and processing of an Evidence Record, a structure designed to support long-term non-repudiation of existence of data."
journalism  reference  rfc  internet  security 
8 days ago
AP investigation: Yemen war binds US, allies, al-Qaida
"Here’s what [the Saudi-US coalition] did not disclose[about decisive victories in past 2 years]: many of their conquests came without firing a shot. That’s because the coalition cut secret deals with al-Qaida fighters, paying some to leave key cities and towns and letting others retreat with weapons, equipment and wads of looted cash, an investigation by The Associated Press has found. Hundreds more were recruited to join the coalition itself."
ap  article  2018  middle_east  war 
8 days ago
Seattle's Freeway Revolt: a Directory of Historical Resources
"This directory will guide the user to a wide array of historical resources relating to Seattle’s freeway revolt of the late 1960s and early 70s. It includes narrative information, timelines, bibliographies and a list of repositories housing relevant information with instructions and/or hyperlinks to access them."
seattle  reference  history 
8 days ago
Seattle's freeway revolt: How residents fought a concrete jungle
quick overview, see "Seattle's Freeway Revolt: a Directory of Historical Resources" for detailed info
seattle  history  article  2018 
8 days ago
At Close Quarters - BITS | Rules |
"A supplement for Traveller written by a former Ranger, it leads to players spontaneously using actual real-life combat tactics rather than movie tactics (at least after they've been shot at!). Being an RPG supplement, the emphasis is on speed-of-play rather than minutiae. Can be played independently of a Traveller game, with adaptation notes included."
rpg  gamedev  book  simulation 
9 days ago
Error Beneath the WAVs
The sordid history of CD ripping, and really interesting hardware info
cd  history  audio  hardware  2018 
9 days ago
How I Came to Write My Novel The Trove | Tobias Buckell
"If you do something you hate and you’re successful with it, you’ll still be stuck doing something you hate. It’s a 50% satisfaction situation. Because you’ll be successful, which is great, but you’ll be doing something you hate, and that’s not as much fun. That’s one bad thing and one good thing wrapped up together. There’s a ceiling on your awesome, even with success.

And if you do something you hate and you fail at it, then you’re going to be really bitter. It’s a two bad things wrapped up together. Double ‘argh!’

But if you do something you love and fail at it, then by definition you are already at one good thing and one bad thing and so the failure level of a passion project is already the best case scenario of the hate/success plan.

And if you do something you love and you succeed with it, then that’s the sweet spot we’re all looking for."
inspiration  writing  fiction 
11 days ago
Inbox Jukebox Track of the Day: The Slow-Burning "Plaid Pants" by Rising Seattle Rockers the Black Tones - Slog - The Stranger
"It's a nearly seven-minute slow-burn of flagrantly fuzz-toned blues rock, with vocalist/guitarist Eva Walker charismatically emoting about the strength and inspiration she derived from her grandparents. I hate to invoke a world-class asshole like Ted Nugent in the context of a group of African-American musicians, but "Plaid Pants" does bear some similarities to the Motor City Madman's best song, "Stranglehold." It's all about that simmering tension..."
music  from:thestranger  2018 
13 days ago
Aho–Corasick string search | Lobsters
burntsushi covers WHY AC is so good, including potential pitfalls. Another comment has link to original paper.
lobsters  comment  algorithms  strings 
14 days ago
mjg59 | Porting Coreboot to the 51NB X210
A Chinese-made replacement for a Thinkpad mobo, but also turns out to come with no firmware flash protection. LET'S GET TO PORTING COREBOOT
coreboot  linux  hardware  intel 
14 days ago
Telescript (programming language) - Wikipedia
Not sure if this is the original "software agent" implementation
programming  distributed  apple  wikipedia  language 
14 days ago
What Happened When I Tried Talking to Twitter Abusers – The Everywhereist
"I spent days trying to talk to the people in my mentions who insulted and attacked me. I’d have been better off just remembering that when someone shows you who they are, believe them the first tweet."
(not a huge surprise, but worth remembering)
twitter  trolling  2018 
15 days ago
How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions
Trial took place right after 9/11, if you're wondering why you never heard of it
crime  business  us  2018 
15 days ago
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