\o/ it's not perfect but it's better than yesterday (black screen, crashes, etc...) 😂

let's do some good old x86 programs 🖕 🖕 🖕

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i've wasted so much time today with the arduino ide 2.0 + esp32 + fabgl...

pro-tip: if your program takes a *very* long time to compile, maybe it is just that it has finished compiling and it is running, and waiting for your input...
pro-tip 2: put a little "print something" at the start of your program so that it doesn't happen another time ^^

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A Dutch guy wrote a funny little Linux tool that "Makes a little bit of noise any time your computer sends a packet to a Google service".
Result is lots of noise.


Fun fact : a guitar works better if you put all the strings in the right order.

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When I think about climate change, I think about the Great Stink.

By 1830, London was the largest, richest city in the world. But the city's waste management systems had not changed appreciably since medieval times. Most human waste was handled quite simply: it was just dumped into the River Thames.

The result was a slow-growing crisis that lasted three decades. Cholera outbreaks (from drinking tainted water, though nobody understood that then) periodically wracked the city, killing tens of thousands. The stench from the river gradually grew worse and worse, making life in riverside districts increasingly intolerable. The government was too hesitant to take dramatic action, though; it tried instead to mitigate the problem, by pouring lime into the river to cut the stench.

It all came to a head in the summer of 1858. A dry spell caused the level of the river to drop, leaving the banks coated with mounds of what the newspapers delicately called "impure matter." The stench was so bad that it became known as "the Great Stink." Parliament, whose halls were right on the river, could not conduct business. The smell in the chambers was so strong that all the curtains were soaked in chloride of lime to try and block it. (It didn't work.)

Parliament was now faced with a simple, stark choice: do something to clean up the river, or move itself out of London altogether. Members seriously discussed relocating to Oxford and St. Albans, but in the end, they decided to act. Municipal engineer Joseph Bazalgette was authorized to build a network of new sewers, at the then-staggering cost of £3 million, to be paid for by taxing every London household three pennies for the next 40 years.

Bazalgette's sewers solved the problem. They solved it so well they're still in use today. But democratic government had to be dragged kicking and screaming into making them happen. Only when the problem made their own lives intolerable did they finally act.

How all this relates to climate change, I shall leave as an exercise for the reader.


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I wanted to continue my esp32 port of this summer, less than 12 days remaining 😂
(i started this morning...)

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I wish there was a small implementation of APL (in C) that would be embeddable like Lua.

Extract from "A conversation with Arthur Whitney"

BRYAN CANTRILL: Software has often been compared with civil engineering, but I'm really sick of people describing software as being like a bridge. What do you think the analog for software is?



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Everything works today, there must be something wrong. :eo_thinking:

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