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So, I may have been living under a rock, but I just recently realized that actual UEFI bootloaders exist for the Raspberry Pi 3 & 4! That's exciting - I was never really a fan of ready-made images, and here I am GRUB-booting vanilla Debian testing on my Pi 3!

Info for my rock-dwelling comrades:

raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtop

pete.akeo.ie/2019/07/installin

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musician death 

one love Bunny Wailer, last of the founding members of The Wailers, who has died at age 73 in Kingston, Jamaica.

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Heyyyy it's released! github.com/jepsen-io/maelstrom is a distributed systems learning tool: a workbench where you can write your own "distributed" systems in any language, using JSON messages via STDIN/STDOUT. Wanna write a gossip system in Perl? A transactional KV store in bash? Maelstrom will run it, show you how messages flow through the system, and verify key safety properties.

@djsundog Hey, have you received your yet? I've been contemplating getting a soldering iron for a while, and this seems like a fairly good deal. I was wondering how you found it?

I'm very much a novice when it comes to all things DIY electronics, but I've had a soldering iron in my hands once or twice in life. :)

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Good shit!

th1rt3en (Pharoahe Monch, Daru Jones, Marcus Machado) — "Scarecrow"

youtube.com/watch?v=dTnvM-C0fo

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you know who really likes big scalable performant databases?

corporations

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The newly added Quartz64 page on the pine64 wiki includes a link to the datasheet PDF for "Eink 10.3" 1872x1404 ES103TC1 Glass Panel Specification" that corresponds to the panel they're planning on offering alongside the quartz64 line, I assume.

if #eink is something you're into you might want to take a peek.

Direct link to PDF: files.pine64.org/doc/quartz64/

I call this one "the encyclopaedic illustration of information overload".

(The entrance to a hospital ward in Varaždin, Croatia.)

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There’s a post going around on the birdsite that slams the emergence of the app web as a fundamental wrong turn in the evolution of the web.

I have some sympathy with this perspective although I suspect my reasons are not the same as that of the original poster.

My take is that all of modern software fundamentally got _documents_ wrong and the turn the web took is an inevitable consequence of that.

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Happy birthday, Wikipedia 🎉

Wikipedia turned 20 years old on January 15, 2021!

Wikipedia has contributed to free and widely available knowledge like probably no other platform. Showing the world the true power of collaboration on the open internet and what a great cooperating community is capable of. ❤️

#wikipedia #Wikipedia20 #education #knowledge

We had two days of snow within the last week! Here's a photo I took on Sunday that I particularly fancied.

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This is very much worth thinking about given the current events:

"As we say in Germany, if there’s a Nazi at the table and 10 other people sitting there talking to him, you got a table with 11 Nazis."

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books covering this period in history will have to be written in crayon to fully capture the zeitgeist

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Why is lowercase omega the symbol for frequency? Is it because it looks a little like a wave?

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