if you eat a banana right after an apple or some raisons, the first bite tastes like cheap artificial banana flavour

All right, neat! Tonight's bit of C study was a tutorial to create a window with OS calls only

I made another soap carving. This one is free standing and is more 3d than my previous efforts. (It's the logo for Quake 1.)

Just waiting out the last minutes of my observation period after Pfizer jab. It was unexpectedly affecting being with 100 people my age, looking wholesome and summery. I felt a jolt of love for them

Rendering to a window in Linux with C using X11... my evening's work/relaxation

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I wrote an article about the need for low-carbon and #sustainable #computing and the path towards zero-carbon computing.

tl;dr:

** The problem:
* By 2040 emissions from computing alone will be close to half the emissions level acceptable to keep global warming below 2°C. This growth in computing emissions is unsustainable: it would make it virtually impossible to meet the emissions warming limit.
* The emissions from production of computing devices far exceed the emissions from operating them, so even if devices are more energy efficient producing more of them will make the emissions problem worse. Therefore we must extend the useful life of our computing devices.
** The solution:
As a society we need to start treating computational resources as finite and precious, to be utilised only when necessary, and as effectively as possible. We need frugal computing: achieving the same results for less energy.
** The vision: please read the article, I'm out of characters.

wimvanderbauwhede.github.io/ar

These tutorials look nice - simple but without relying on libraries. I kinda fancy seeing can I port what he does to C and Linux m.youtube.com/watch?v=PJmpOhk9

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Must read by the creator of dogecoin 👇👇👇
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RT @ummjackson
I am often asked if I will “return to cryptocurrency” or begin regularly sharing my thoughts on the topic again. My answer is a wholehearted “no”, but to avoid repeating myself I figure it might be worthwhile briefly explaining why here…
twitter.com/ummjackson/status/

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The Biden administration teased a sweeping antimonopoly executive order last week, including a Right to Repair provision aimed at agricultural equipment - a direct assault on the corporate power of repair archnemesis John Deere. It

pluralistic.net/2021/07/07/ins

But it turns out that the executive order goes far beyond tractors and other agricultural equipment - it also applies to consumer electronics, including mobile phones, and this is a *huge fucking deal*.

vice.com/en/article/y3d5yb/bid

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I made this gratin today, it turned out well. You don't have to use all that cream, I lowered the cream/milk ratio to 1:2 and I know from studying my mother's gratin technique that you can use all milk or even stock. The cook times were bang on though as was the amount of garlic cookpad.com/us/recipes/3592071

Ohhh I just ordered a Boss DR-660 drum machine - I have been wanting to get this indubitably dank device for over a year I think. Designed by Roger Linn apparently - read more here awolfe.home.xs4all.nl/studio66

I used Joshua Skelly's excellent lib VGIO today. (My particular use case was repaletting all game graphics in to an arbitrary palette. Screens and code to come). Check out his sweet library! github.com/joshuaskelly/vgio

Strangely fun doing personal budgeting using Excel formulas. Like programming, but with money...

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