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I made this sheet metal box with hand tools -- I've never made anything out of sheet metal before, it took about 30 minutes using shears, a long brake, a finger brake, pop riveter and seamer.

also lol tree because ... it's always one level deep 🤪 ... should think before I post but also I refuse to think before I post this my brand now

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Deciding that my static site generator will use a format called `.insom` which is a bit Markdown but also a bit Gemini text.

github.com/insom/pubble/blob/m

First time trying to build a parser / tree in Rust. It's a learning experience. Lots of this code is pretty brutal, but I'm having some fun. The current thing for my ~ / Gemini / Gopher / Finger is written in bash so no matter how bad the Rust is, this is an upgrade.

Thinking of the art dealer who during WW2 sold Vermeer art to Herman Goering. After the war he was arrested as a traitor and his defense was that he actually was a master forger and they were all fake. Turns out he was and they were so the court said "cool, stealing from Nazis is cool". The lesson is, steal from Nazis is fine and cool

@dibi58 wow the InfoMagic CD in your header image on your accounts -- oof -- hit me right in the feels 😀

Now to close the most browser tabs that anyone has ever closed.

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Just learned enough Verilog to output a VGA signal from an FPGA board that's been sitting in a drawer for two years. This went from overwhelming to actually working in around 24 hours. I'm chuffed.

github.com/insom/bx-vga/blob/m

Call for participants for a workshop: How to run a small social networking site with your friends

On the 13th and 14th of May, LURK.org will be hosting a two-day workshop for groups interested in setting up and running their own alternative social media server.

Free of charge, but some commitment required! Remote participation is possible and workshop language is English! Limited spots, apply before the 15th of April.

For more details and how to apply see:
txt.lurk.org/how-to-run-a-smal

:boost_requested: Boosts appreciated :)

Excitedly opening my email to see which brands’ cron jobs have remembered my birthday

Just remembered how at school the only pen we were allowed to use was a fountain pen. What a ridiculous way to write. Now I'm an adult (with terrible handwriting) it's so painfully obvious that handwriting with a fountain pen takes more effort for good results. Why do we do these things to kids? 😡

This anecdote from someone who programmed the announcements in Lille's metro stations is lovely, even if it's on the orange website -- news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3

Felt like the only way to really show how cool this is was to make a video.

Sound system and touchscreen terminal dashboard.

Going to spend my time on the only social media that matters -- the comments section of this one-hour long review of Cyberpunk 2077 by Action Button, where it slowly dawns on people that this is actually just the introduction to a seven part series. youtube.com/watch?v=LnBKX_vdYQ

Doomsday (2008) really holds up on a second watch. So ridiculously over the top. If you wondered what it would be like if Mad Max and Braveheart were the same film, and neither had Mel Gibson in them, then look it up. (CW: Cartoonish violence).

✊ This box of Two Scoop was made around a week after the BCTGM Union's successful strike.

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