I'm a Python programmer and former Sysadmin in Toronto. I like tinkering with 3D printers, raspberry PI and electronics on the side.
I'm a Linux geek and participate with @gtalug.
Besides computer hobbies I like running and cycling a lot.
I'll be posting more of my side projects and hobbies here, I'll try to put other topics under cw.
Got an *old* Canon camera?
Roman needs your help getting his hands on some .CRW files to provide support for testing! Please help out if you can (check the topic for more info).
(In fact, we can use _many_ camera model raw files using old .CRW - please take a moment to check out https://raw.pixls.us and see if you have a camera we're missing raw files for!)
If you scroll down to the FreeCAD section, there are instructions on using the Mesh workbench to repair STL files that aren't water tight (manifold).
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Looking around settings page it turns out that there's no way of deleting my user account from the site. The best thing that's possible is to delete all comments and then email site owner and ask nicely.
Which all gives the impression of whoever runs this public forum just doesn't care, about the discussion there.
Aside from all that, two of my friends were disappointed to find out that I still visit the site and I increasingly see their point.
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I think I'm done with HN, at least for now.
For a while I was hopeful because there is some moderation there going on. Yet the yesterdays' thread on the article about curtailing extremism was really bad and I got an impression that got brigaded by nazis.
I also went off on a couple of people that I don't think I should have, so I'm not happy about my behaviour either.
Today I learned that the reason we mostly encode [CARRIAGE RETURN + LINE FEED] and not [LINE FEED + CARRIAGE RETURN] has to do with teletype machines (these were typewriters hooked up to computers that supported input and output). Because CR is moving the print head about 8 inches right-to-left, and LF is scrolling the paper down ~1/4", LF took less time. If you sent CR/LF to certain models of teletype it could do the LF *during* the CR, saving a little time.
I'm a python programmer and here is my workflow when it comes to testing APIs I wrote.
* Create basic object
* Clone it
* Add parameters for particular test
* Repeat from step 2
Python is good for this because it has library function that does cloning.
from copy import deepcopy
cloned_obj = deepcopy(obj)
PiShot allows capturing high-speed strobe images using the Raspberry Pi Camera.
Legend has it that Douglas Engelbart invented the mouse in 1968.
But did you know that German television manufacturer Telefunken released a "rolling-ball" device just a few months earlier?
From a technical perspective it actually closely resembles the kind of mouse that we ended up using until the late 90s.
The German patent office declined a patent due to a "lack of inventive step".
Python programmer, runner, likes 3D printers and making short videos.
I post SQL queries without CW.
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