I made an ePaper, solar-powered digital photo frame, or: the call for Solarpunk

Motivations Many times I’ve considered buying a digital photo frame, but there was always something putting me off. Most of the commercially available options are easel back frames, designed to be placed on a table. The few alternatives available for hanging frames have the unsightly issue of the dangling power cable, something that I dislike …

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Sensawunda!

Two perpendicular thoughts: 1) I am amazed how easy it still is for a large program (like Blender or Firefox) to fail to compile on a modern, common distro. A large list of dependencies greatly increases the chances of compile-time mishaps and makes the whole process resemble surgery. 2) I am amazed at how easy …

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Verlan words

Wikipedia informs: Verlan is a type of jargon in the French language, featuring inversion of syllables in a word, and is common in slang and youth language. […] Some verlan words, such as meuf, have become so commonplace that they have been included in the Petit Larousse. Like any slang, the purpose of verlan is to create a somewhat secret language that only its speakers can understand. Words becoming …

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The Global Consciousness Project

Wikipedia informs: The Global Consciousness Project (GCP, also called the EGG Project) is a parapsychology experiment begun in 1998 as an attempt to detect possible interactions of “global consciousness” with physical systems. The project monitors a geographically distributed network of hardware random number generators in a bid to identify anomalous outputs that correlate with widespread …

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