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do parcel services coordinate when to call you or what?

i wanted to lie down for a bit and called by TNT and then by UPS because they need customs info for two separate shipments. like, literally finished the first call and five minutes later got the second from UPS.

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Im Büro kann ich mich als Schredder nützlich machen!

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all right; trying to get started with Mastodon; looking forward to a less public account to post my messier desk pictures to~

and yeah, it took me roughly a year to pick up my confidence again and just finish up things.
but now i'm doing that and it makes me incredibly happy.

i like this. and in case it happens again, i can look back and remember: i can do this.

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so, long story short, this completely wiped out any trust i had in my embedded skills for a good while because i just didn't know what to trust anymore. that meant that so many projects lingered and i feared completing or even testing them. which created negative-feedback again.

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the whole ordeal started pretty much a year ago with some delayed and royally fucked up boards from $pcbhouse which must not be named because i'm *so* sick of them.

i don't want to rant about the "we just ship you boards, we don't care that you need enough working ones" again.

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I dusted off the battery management system today and cleaned up my MSP430 code a bit.

forgot i had to hit the "Resurrect" switch for it to boot, but now it just seems to work. i'll add CAN tomorrow.

this has been one hell of a lesson how some things can fuck you over /hard/.

On the back there's four screws holding a very thin metal sheet in place with the rubber feet. This metal part feels very flimsy, but also doesn't compromise stiffness. That's a nice way to shave off a little bit of weight and cost.

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This solder pot is a very good lesson in cutting costs w/o sacrificing value. No sharp edges on the outside one can touch, PE properly connected and even a fuse inside.

The painted metal is also very sturdy.

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Who would win?
Virgin CQ solder wire vs. Chad Haosen solder bar.

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reminder to please take care of yourselves, that things will turn alright, and I know that things can be grim, so try to enjoy the little things.

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made a last minute MNT Reform motherboard revision today, to accomodate for a 7cm long chonker of a LS1028A CPU/RAM upgrade module to be released at some point next year by rbz.es & us.

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Daily reminder to recycle your electrons if you're using DC.

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Often I need some <thing> to exist.

Currently it does not, or is unaffordable.

I am certainly able to create it, but I'm not sure if I *want* to create it.

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