Its the that time of the year again, when the otherwise green/grey fields of The Netherlands get filled with bright colorful tulips.

Seeing companies preying over the OVH incident gives me the chills. Marketing done very wrong. Scaleway 👎

I assumed that if GPT-3 generated pickup lines, they would be terrible because they would be something like human pickup lines. Instead, they are terrible for more delightful reasons.
janellecshane.substack.com/p/g

"Ever tried to find the data on a mysterious LCD controller that’s kicking around in your parts bin? Well check out this list of various LCD controllers that [Achim] has put together."

A Handy Reference for Display Drivers and LCD Controllers hackaday.com/2021/03/20/a-hand

Managing an airport in Antarctica with a runway made of ice presents all sorts of unique challenges. Here’s how the Norwegian Polar Institute keeps the airfield at Troll Research Station ready to operate all year round. flightradar24.com/blog/troll-res… pic.twitter.com/z6oPGED9pr #flightradar24 twitter.com/flightradar24/stat

On this video, its me using STM32CubeIDE, connected directly to the board vis USB in debug mode, manipulating -directly- the register on the board that controls the green led to turn it off and on 🤯. Might not seem much from the video, but just taking in the fact that you can manipulate the CPU and its peripherals directly like that is something that amazes me. Video here: cloud.otherreality.net/index.p

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So, I have been wanting to learn embedded development for years, and this year I decided to do so, wasn't very happy with the whole proprietary experience of Microchip and ended up following the advice of a good friend and look into the stm32 boards.
Bought one and installed their free and open-source IDE, been following a course in Udemy for embedded development and I am astonished by how powerful and easy the tools are! 1/n

Ingenuity: A Mini-Helicopter Now on Mars

Illustration Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, Mars 2020 - Perseverance

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap210302.ht #APoD

youtube.com/watch?v=ZSWzPI4Bqv
Streets of Rage 1 - Remastered Original Soundtrack
Vibinug to one of the top3 games OST of all time on my list, easy.

Please note, despite the keynote mentioning the t-shirt shop, we still have some issues with the t-shirt sales. So please refrain of trying to order a t-shirt yet. We'll report later when it's up... This year there is no rush as there are no limits to the amount of shirts :)

We are still urgently looking for some more volunteers for the hosting task, If you intend to watch a specific talk and the Q&A you can help out!
fosdem.org/2021/news/2021-01-2

You can see the current iteration, which is definitely not the last one.
Some improvement needed on the holder part right in front of the cage of the fan and need to start thinking how will I attach the fan grill and the carbon filter there.

cloud.otherreality.net/index.p

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Another bunch of hours around the solder fume extractor project.
Been looking at Youtube tutorials for FreeCAD the last few days and tonight I've put aside some hours to practice what I have been watching.
I am quite happy with the result, managed to learn a lot of new things, and making the designs 'mathematically correct' gives me the good feels.
Changed my design to hold the fan to a 'round' design, as this way the flow will be free.

Glue different 3dparts will be then, , making custom fittings is too advanced for me at the moment.

Help, I think im too deep on the freecad hole and cannot come back. ATM looking to read an MIT paper on how to best design click fit so that I find the best way to fit two different parts together.

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