Craigslist has been surprisingly disappointing on serial modems.

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Good weekend for random tech projects: this rackmount server I got free boots Plan 9 without issue, and my ttl adapters and wii nunchucks just arrived. Now where can I find a serial modem?

Epic Fail inkdroid.org/2022/01/23/epic/ This weekend my daughter went to continue reading an ebook she has available to her from her public elementary school on the Epic Reading Platform.

When she went to advance to the next page she was presented with an error message saying that the book was only available during school hours, and she would need to subscribe for $9.99/month.

If you still remember physical textbooks, can you imagine being forced to pay a company a monthly fee to brin

I try not to feed the trolls, but they just walked into this one *so* hard…

I have only just discovered this and need to dig in more, but so far it looks like a really nice reference for electronics pinouts: pinouts.org/

Only 1 day of activity so far, but I've started a new project log for whatever the heck I end up doing to this Monroe 425 I got. a.9srv.net/monroe425

Anyone know of a prebuilt (or at least pre-soldered PCB, possibly except switches) 10x5 ortholinear keyboard I can buy somewhere?

I don't love ortholinear keyboards, but I need to fit this into a fairly tight space. Prionic is too wide.

Wordle 210, hint by reference 

Wordle 210 3/6

⬛⬛⬛⬛⬛
⬛🟩⬛⬛⬛
At this point I just typed in what I was starting to feel a bit.
🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩

Inside a desk calculator designed in 1978. Never seen the resistor color coding on this shape before. These look more like capacitors.

The closest I’ve found is a 1U 10.4” lcd, but that’s too bug for this project. Also those eink displays like 2x a postage stamp.

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Anyone seen a pixel-addressed display (any tech; lcd, eink, oled, whatever) in the range of 8"x1"?

Re-upping this because I’d forgotten about it and just did it again with even more gochu jang and cherry tomatoes and it remains excellent. Celeste kept asking for more. Probably my best experimental cooking find of 2021.

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"Dada, you really wear me out, dada."

Oh yeah, kid? *I* wear *you* out?!? 😵

Just created a recurring reminder with an end date of December 2037.

@pixouls I’m finally giving Obsidian a proper shot. I’m liking it so far. Did your find any of the plugins helpful? Any tips on that or customization? Dataview in particular looks interesting.

Seeing "http://ftp" in a URL makes me happy.

Now she’s insisting I play her some Louis Armstrong.

Today’s a good day.

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There are plenty of times when I look at my 2 year old and think good lord I hope I'm doing an okay job.

And sometimes she spends a few minutes on the couch flipping through a book saying "I'm Jane Goodall!" and I think we're probably doing just fine.

I'm really enjoying Wordle, but it really emphasizes both how bad of a speller I am and how arbitrary the rules are in English.

"'Not in word list'? Oh right, silent stupid 'E'." — Me, two words in a row today.

@tripofmice I have a file of “quick notes on interesting tools to think about building later”. One is a “mailbox summarizer”… but my description is less detailed than normal, with a “see also” link to one of your posts which is now deleted, from the last quarter of last year. Does this ring any bells? Something about counts or histograms per sender, or time based?

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