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Yesterday I build a macropad.

It is my first build to include rotary encoders and man they are fun to play around with! 😁

This was also my first build where I had to solder more than just the mechanical switches. I had to solder every single component onto the PCB which was a lot of fun (except for the USB-C connector. It was a pain in the butt to solder that beast). :morty:

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Controversial opinion on competitions in general 

I really don’t like to (directly) compete. I find it to be very stressful and usually the reward for winning is symbolic.
So not only would I waste a lot of energy competing against other people I would also gain (almost) nothing from it.

I believe we would gain more if we would all just cooperate more instead of competing all the time.

Hey , does anyone here know of a beginning developer, in need, that could use a laptop gratis? I have a Starlabs Laptop IV that I don't use. Please boost for visibility.

We'll be doing a little giveaway here on Mastodon with 5 pieces of the Aves 65 Hotswap PCB (blocker edition).

Simply PM us here or send us an e-mail to with a good motivation to why you're (or perhaps someone you care about is) in a need of the Aves 65 PCB.

We'll select 5 winners next week. You have until Sunday (3/4) at midnight (UTC+02:00).

(Winners pay for shipping using PayPal. That's all)

The very first step of the Uxn REPL. This tiny inline assembler will allow me to make a rom that will act as a sort of playground for new adventurers.

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Computer is built and working. I didn't have time re-installing my operation system today though. The little kid takes up most of my time now. :)

Saying "You need at least a Bachelor in X" is a valid way of filtering out applications.
How about we flip it around: "You must not have a Bachelor in X".



Oh man. What has happened to this world? Why do you have to be either black or white on all topics. I am neither on one side nor the other. I am on my side.

Be aware of the fact that by using e-mail services like Gmail and Outlook, you're actively contributing to the centralisation of proprietary e-mail services.

These services are known to block other providers, especially self-hosted e-mail servers. They're slowly, but effectively forcing everyone to use their services, simply because no one can contact you unless they're using their services as well.

The *only* solution to this is to use ethical services.

I really like xournalpp for making handwritten notes. I also love that they do autosaves for you.
But why are they stored under .config/[...]?

What a weekend! Ended up #1 on HackerNews, a dozen sub-reddits and GitHub Trending.

So exhausted, but also so proud of everything we do at @charm!

I've been trying out (Doom) Emacs as a replacement for my VSCode workflows and I think I'll ditch VSCode for good.

A new Linux user was born today. One which I happen to be a proud dad to!

Keeping warm by going through Elena Chernyshova's photos of the arctic city of Norilsk, which is in darkness for 45 days a year.

Final sale! The blocker-version of the Aves 65 Hotswap ISO PCB is being discontinued. To clear out the last stock, we're having a generous sale.

It's available for 24 EURO as long as there's any stock left!

It's finished!

* NPKC low-profile aluminium case
* Aves 60 Hotswap ISO PCB (Protype)
* Gateron G Pro White Linear Silver switches with 38 g springs
* DUROCK clear screw-in stabilisers
* NPKC blank Cherry-profile keycaps

It's a relatively speaking, an economical build. The switches are factory lubed, super light, smooth and sound really good. The stabs are lubed by me and sound really good as well. I also added some sound dampening meterial in the case.

I'm building a keyboard with my prototype Aves 60 hotswap PCB. I'll finish it up tomorrow, it's getting late for this old chap now.

Apparently, my motherboard is causing my PC to crash/freeze.

I thought it was my Ryzen 1600 that was the problem, since there were many articles reporting about issues regarding 1st gen Ryzen and Linux.

But I haven't had a crash/freeze almost for 1 year. But today after a bios update it started freezing again. I guess I'll roll back to the older BIOS and look forward to AM5 CPUs coming out this year :D

It would be cool to see a mobile app for it. I know some basic Flutter/Dart. I'll do some research if there is a way of getting it to work on android reliably.

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I found a neat little Project called "Anywheredoor" today.
This is a python project that syncs up your PCs clipboard using MQTT and is fully E2E encrypted.

I know that clipboard syncing isn't that special anymore, but that is pretty much the only project that allows a fully self-hosted setup. Every other option is proprietary and/or uses the 'magic' cloud.

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