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(It's actually a timezone for a region of Antarctica and has double daylight savings)

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Hey, so this is super cool.

Google has been collecting call and messaging data about who you talk to or send text messages to for years. There's no opt-out, no notifcation in their TOS they're doing this, and you can't see the results of that collection in Google Takeout.

scss.tcd.ie/doug.leith/privacy

You don't "have something to hide" when you put blinds on your windows or close the door when you're on the toilet, or wear clothes. Privacy isn't about having something to hide, it's not about keeping secrets. It's about being able to choose what you reveal about yourself, and when, and to who, and the other word we have for that is "dignity". Your inherent dignity, as a human being. Privacy is the agency you have over your dignity.

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#TowerTuesday #hamradio #amateurradio #amateurfunk #hamr #cbradio #27mc #SWL #DX #SDR #HFbands

RT @davegkq@twitter.com

A great afternoon for 3.4 GHz and 1255 MHz amateur TV portable operation using a ⁦@BATCOnline@twitter.com⁩ Portsdown transmitter with a ⁦@LimeMicro@twitter.com⁩ LimeSDR Mini and a ⁦@Raspberry_Pi@twitter.com⁩ 4

Another super neat project from Dave.

youtu.be/_YFTkgFcOtQ

I know I'm a bit late to this one as my youtube "to watch" backlog has been getting away from me, but I always love this type of product! It's definitely worth a watch if you haven't already seen it!

I love stuff like this!

solar.lowtechmagazine.com/2022

I think they made the right choice in designing it around providing an adjustable mechanical resistance.

As it's primary goal is for working out and charging cell phones I think it's best compared to a normal workout bike, which outputs all of the energy as heat (and sound).

Sure, the usable energy is minimal, but it's higher than zero and it can meaningfully top up your smaller electronics devices.

I'm a big infrastructure nerd and I always love peeking inside of stuff like this.

There's always an interesting balance between custom components and commodity parts.

Pixelfed now loads faster with smaller bundle sizes thanks to webpack 5 (with dynamic imports and tree-shaking)! #pixeldev #webpack

It's always a bit nerve-wracking migrating to a new hypervisor, but this move has been a long time coming and boy am I glad now that it's done.

From today's oral history recording:

"I took all the information in the catalog and compressed it down to one byte. ... I could not un-compress it." 🤣

What are people using these days for personal 'wiki' type software?

I don't mind the overkill of something like XWiki, but am I missing something really neat that I could self-host?

New music is incoming! The jam sessions are getting more and more fun!

This PixelSpirit is a really neat oracle deck. Every card has source code on the back for drawing the art via graphics card GLSL programming, including interdependencies between cards bearing shared subroutines

As I dive into my weekend project, I have to ask, what DIY projects are you working on?

I've got the firmware for my MIDI control box working, so now I'm moving on to prototype a digital audio mixer! I'll be testing out different input circuits for the built-in ADCs and some I2C ADCs to select the best one for this project.

I've already got a prototype firmware for outputting the resulting audio to my laptop for analysis, so it's all fun and games from here!

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