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I think we are feature- and bug-complete for the first part of the UI, which is the pattern editor. I'll get this ready for release and push master.

This makes vtracker a bit more usable, but it still needs an instrument editor and track editor before it has a complete user interface.

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I'm investigating augmenting my career with experience in construction/trades. I have an interview with a contractor for a position as an electrician.

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@vertigo @jbob What's the chapter titles? I can often get PDFs of papers and chapters that appear in proceedings or journals through interlibrary loan.

Oof, power is out to 3 ceiling fans in the house, but not to the cable/LAN closet, which is on the same circuit. I suspect a bad connection or run of wire. Attic times coming up today.

I hope I can find the problem and that this'll be a simple circuit to work on, since it's only ceiling fixtures that are affected. I only wish it had happened a month or two ago, before 100F+ highs.

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According to Our World In Data, "For the first time there are more people over 64 than children younger than 5".

Explore the chart for projections of the world population, or by country or region.

#Data #Population

ourworldindata.org/population-

The M68K instruction set has proven to be far more complex to decode and emulate than the 8080, GameBoy, and CHIP-8 architectures I've done previously. After a few days of learning and tools setup, I'm starting to make a bit of progress.

I'm working on starting a local computer engineering meetup. We had a pilot meeting last Tuesday. If you're in the Phoenix AZ area and interested in computer engineering and digital logic (or know someone who is) and would like to meet with us, please get in touch.

Yesterday, I got a 68000 assembly and debug (via Amiga 500 emulator) environment set up, and started getting familiar with the instruction set and encoding.

The 68000, and 16-bit assembly language in general, are new to me. I'm finding MarkeyJester's 68k tutorial to be a great resource. mrjester.hapisan.com/04_MC68/I

Has anyone here written a Genesis/Mega Drive emulator? I'm thinking of giving it a shot.

I've written more C in the last year than in the rest of my life up to that point. I'm reflecting a bit on why I feel so productive in C.

- Small core language. Easy to keep a lot of it in my head.
- Small standard library; easy to keep an "info" window open and find what I need.
- Few distractions created by the ecosystem/tools.
- Lightning fast builds.

Managing names and changes in both .h and .c files is a pain, and my biggest gripe about C. But it's really my only major one right now.

Anyone maintaining a list of federated internet services? I know of email, Mastodon and Matrix and am wondering what else is out there right now?

What are the available alternatives for organizing local meetups for interest groups? I'm aware of meetup.com and facebook. What else is available?

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RT @UNFCCC
Limiting #GlobalWarming to 1.5°C is still possible if we act now. @UN leaders call on countries to step up ambition ahead of the September #ClimateAction summit. The #UN will also take bold steps to reduce its own climate footprint. Read the Joint Appeal unfccc.int/news/heads-of-un-ag 

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H.P. Lovecraft died in 1937. Nuclear weapons were first publicly used in 1945.

Imagine: Cthulhu emerges from the depths and then, instantly blown up with a salvo of gigaton-range nuclear missiles. Rather anticlimactic.

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Say hello to Telephant!

I've written a little Mastodon client for the Desktop - called Telephant - and am currently looking for beta testers!

Want to help out and don't mind compiling the app yourself? (Don't worry it's fairly straight forward and I've added detailed instructions to the README!)

Join me here:
github.com/muesli/telephant

Looking forward to hearing your feedback!

I think we are feature- and bug-complete for the first part of the UI, which is the pattern editor. I'll get this ready for release and push master.

This makes vtracker a bit more usable, but it still needs an instrument editor and track editor before it has a complete user interface.

For those who've met people in person through meeting them on the fediverse, how many? For me, the number so far is 1.

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Money is really only a first order approximation of a higher order economic ecology where we account for trust, competence, creativity, intelligence, and more general human traits in ways that don't pervert the underlying humanity.

I feel like I'm a pretty strong starter, and that my finishing skills need a lot of work. I understand a large part of it, in practice, is pushing through periods of low motivation, setting milestones, and just practicing. Does anyone know of literature on the psychology of being a strong finisher? What other personality traits correlate with being a good finisher? Boosts appreciated if needed to get some responses.

Fighting through a period of relatively low productivity as I try to commit to longer-term and more complex personal projects than before.

I was reluctantly working on today, but not feeling enthusiastic about it. I just fixed a bug I didn't know existed, but was in a part of the code I knew was likely to have bugs. Now I'm feeling more motivated to work on it for a few more hours. I've noticed the brain sometimes, seemingly subconsciously, helps me avoid "getting started".

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