October Update:

Introducing the - $399

and PinePhone Pro pre-orders are now open to developers & shipping this year!

major firmware progress & project management update

pine64.org/2021/10/15/october-

This is why human rights advocates are rightly concerned that Apple's promise to stand up to government demands is not always realistic, whether it's taking down apps or expanding the scanning and censorship system the company announced last month. eff.org/deeplinks/2021/08/appl

The main Pixelfed dev seems to have decided to implement the most addictive and questionable features of corporate controlled social media platforms.
mastodon.social/@dansup/106804

did you know? the MNT Reform store page on Crowd Supply was recently overhauled with more options, updated pictures and info: crowdsupply.com/mnt/reform

Came across config.daviwil.com/ which does a great job using org-mode to create a 'literate dotfiles'. Excellent!

‘guix pack -f deb …’ now creates a .deb archive containing the given packages and their dependencies!
issues.guix.gnu.org/49149

Not as nice as handcrafted #Debian packages but still a handy way to transfer #Guix packages to Debian-based distros.

I'm reading papers about tree diff techniques, to try to improve my structural diff tool.

Most papers focus on diffing XML. Their techniques are clever and relevant, but crikey some of the intro quotes really haven't aged well.

I've been doing my best to follow up with people when we release a new feature but it's not easy to keep up the habit. I'm just manually tagging / searching for emails. Any smarter ways to do this?

8figurestack.com/these-are-the

📋 Personality Test: “What kind of personality are you?”

🙋‍♂️Me: “The kind that doesn’t take personality tests.”

...and deliberately tombstoning an SMD resistor to install a mod wire to a production board is acceptable, too. From now on, whenever I do this I'll claim the board is hacked using the recommended industry standard technique. #electronics

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