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Lets play "Which part is cheaper?"
We have two 16-pin USB-C connectors. One costs ~20 cents and the other ~5 cents at QTY 100.



herbal tea with a shot of rum tastes like hot, watered down jägermeister. the burning sensation only comes because it's still a bit too hot.
i hate jägermeister with a passion, but this analogue is not bad actually.

what i *can* recommend is rooibos tea with a shot of rum and some sugar, that's really tasty.

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i just read "Optimizing Placement and Routing of Humility Sensors" and i'm going back to sleep because this is not working.

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I was shooting heroin and reading “The Fountainhead” in the front seat of my privately owned police cruiser when a call came in. I put a quarter in the radio to activate it. It was the chief.

“Bad news, detective. We got a situation.”

“What? Is the mayor trying to ban trans fats again?”

“Worse. Somebody just stole four hundred and forty-seven million dollars’ worth of bitcoins.”

The heroin needle practically fell out of my arm. “What kind of monster would do something like that? Bitcoins are the ultimate currency: virtual, anonymous, stateless. They represent true economic freedom, not subject to arbitrary manipulation by any government. Do we have any leads?”

“Not yet. But mark my words: we’re going to figure out who did this and we’re going to take them down … provided someone pays us a fair market rate to do so.”

“Easy, chief,” I said. “Any rate the market offers is, by definition, fair.”

He laughed. “That’s why you’re the best I got, Lisowski. Now you get out there and find those bitcoins.”

“Don’t worry,” I said. “I’m on it.”

I put a quarter in the siren. Ten minutes later, I was on the scene. It was a normal office building, strangled on all sides by public sidewalks. I hopped over them and went inside.

“Home Depot™ Presents the Police!®” I said, flashing my badge and my gun and a small picture of Ron Paul. “Nobody move unless you want to!” They didn’t.

“Now, which one of you punks is going to pay me to investigate this crime?” No one spoke up.

“Come on,” I said. “Don’t you all understand that the protection of private property is the foundation of all personal liberty?”

It didn’t seem like they did.

“Seriously, guys. Without a strong economic motivator, I’m just going to stand here and not solve this case. Cash is fine, but I prefer being paid in gold bullion or autographed Penn Jillette posters.”

Nothing. These people were stonewalling me. It almost seemed like they didn’t care that a fortune in computer money invented to buy drugs was missing.

I figured I could wait them out. I lit several cigarettes indoors. A pregnant lady coughed, and I told her that secondhand smoke is a myth. Just then, a man in glasses made a break for it.

“Subway™ Eat Fresh and Freeze, Scumbag!®” I yelled.

Too late. He was already out the front door. I went after him.

“Stop right there!” I yelled as I ran. He was faster than me because I always try to avoid stepping on public sidewalks. Our country needs a private-sidewalk voucher system, but, thanks to the incestuous interplay between our corrupt federal government and the public-sidewalk lobby, it will never happen.

I was losing him. “Listen, I’ll pay you to stop!” I yelled. “What would you consider an appropriate price point for stopping? I’ll offer you a thirteenth of an ounce of gold and a gently worn ‘Bob Barr ‘08’ extra-large long-sleeved men’s T-shirt!”

He turned. In his hand was a revolver that the Constitution said he had every right to own. He fired at me and missed. I pulled my own gun, put a quarter in it, and fired back. The bullet lodged in a U.S.P.S. mailbox less than a foot from his head. I shot the mailbox again, on purpose.

“All right, all right!” the man yelled, throwing down his weapon. “I give up, cop! I confess: I took the bitcoins.”

“Why’d you do it?” I asked, as I slapped a pair of Oikos™ Greek Yogurt Presents Handcuffs® on the guy.

“Because I was afraid.”


“Afraid of an economic future free from the pernicious meddling of central bankers,” he said. “I’m a central banker.”

I wanted to coldcock the guy. Years ago, a central banker killed my partner. Instead, I shook my head.

“Let this be a message to all your central-banker friends out on the street,” I said. “No matter how many bitcoins you steal, you’ll never take away the dream of an open society based on the principles of personal and economic freedom.”

He nodded, because he knew I was right. Then he swiped his credit card to pay me for arresting him.

one day, when i have unlimited attention, 48h days and no need to sleep or eat i'll take a STM32G474 and build a portable bench that fits in a pocket.

until then i'll just shelve this project before i can spend any more time on it.

*googles planets with longer days*

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me: "Zoé, Zoé, i have this amazing idea: what if..."
zoé: "don't worry, it will pass."

complexity may be the enemy of execution, but zoé is the enemy of complexity >.>

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OpenSCAD is something you can learn in an afternoon and it only takes a decade to be excellent using it.

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*receives huge catalog of printer parts*
what am i doing with my life!?

ohhh, look at that fancy uv ink tank...

and that's not even networking gear but just normal copper cables with connectors and push buttons >.>

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just spent 1k USD on cables and switches. rip my corporate bank account.

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Gadse for scale. 🍌
Und jetzt wisst ihr alle wie groß die Gadsen sind.

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Europeans watching US politics be like. 🇪🇺

yay, got a quote for the cables i need at 1/3rd the price.
Zoé, half asleep: ah, the other one must've been by the Ferengi 😂

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i am once again amazed by the UP² board where you have the option between *two* open source BIOS variants + the closed source one.

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It took me almost 2 days but I managed to get a diskless arch (nfsroot with PXE) working
the archwiki howto seems to be non-functional so I switched to dracut from mkinitcpio; the latter is a nightmare to debug

lol, i just got gendered correctly on the phone from the person who misgendered me last week in person (where i got my flu shot).

let's just abolish gender already 🙄

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