Started an experiment on myself. I'm going to be waking up at 5:30am for a week, see what happens.
I'm a lifelong night owl (my whole family is, including the 90+ grandpa that never goes to bed before midnight), but I'm running short on time available during the day and hopefully this will help. Wish me luck ;)

Buying adavice - RPi storage 

Fediverse! Is something like this a good option for backup storage on an RPi4? The idea would be to pair it with 2 drives with brtfs on top

I hate to ask, but here goes.

I'm looking for a role as a . or . Preferably where I have previous work ex from.

I've been looking a while and nothing with the right fit has come along. Work life balance is super important. If UK, happy to work completely in your timezone!

My site is and I'm happy to email you my CV/resume. Will start immediately once we're on the same page. 💯


I just submitted my first patchset to the Linux kernel.

Rejection in 3... 2... 1...

Our , capable system on module prototypes are in!
Based on the S3, we managed to get a Linux capable module to be as small as most MCU boards. Working now on support!

What's your favourite way to access IRC from Android?

In the busy, busy world of 2.4GHz WiFi, interference is always a problem. When chip manufacturers are everything but FOSS-friendly, things get worse.
Here is my little adventure in getting a Cypress/Broadcom chip to "play well with others" despite the lack of documentation.

Developer workstation build thread 

The general idea is to keep the budget low by avoiding RGB and fancy stuff and just look for performance in the tasks I mentioned above, so I put together the following parts list.

Do you folks see glaring mistakes or potential improvements?

Also, since this is not urgent (I can get by on my current system), do you think is worth waiting a few months to get the parts for cheaper?

Here is the parts list:

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Developer workstation build thread 

I mostly work in Linux (90%-ish), but I do RARELY dual-boot to Win10 for a specific compiler/IDE combo for a specific IC (*cough* Silicon Labs + IAR *cough*). Performance in Win10 is not important though, as those are small builds for tiny systems.
So I went for a high core count CPU like the 3960X.

I do no gaming or AI/CUDA work whatsoever, so GPU performance is not an issue; I might like to have a multi-monitor setup, but at the moment multi=2.

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I am looking to build a workstation for development; I mostly do embedded work, most of which can take advantage of parallel builds... all of it actually, it's just that some tasks are fast anyway (e.g. bare silicon builds for Nordic chips, total build time... 50 seconds) and some are definitely not (fully from source embedded Linux builds that can run into the hours).

I read more about for . There's plenty of articles on why this is bad, too, just like AMP for sites. Have at it! 🙂

New toy! Das Keyboard Ultimate - cherry brown.
Now to discover a way to remap the volume knob to other functions!

Sometimes I wonder about the carbon footprint of current technologies (e.g. CI/CD that spins up a docker container to run literally 5 command and shut it down again, or the machine ops overhead of writing a GUI app in python vs C)... Is there any study on that?

If you had a design for an ARM Linux module (mostly intended for makers, but also as a reusable compute component for bigger designs), where would you ask for community feedback about the specs and feature list?

If the involuntarily celibate are incels, are the partners of vegetarians invegs?

Thinking about moving my from Digtalocean to Hetzner. Would be time intensive but the prices are incredible and it's a nearly-local company. 🤔

Bugreports be like:

"There is a bug, can you give me an option to not have a bug?"

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