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Engineer working for Axiom.co. Previously I worked on Ubuntu Phone and doing multimedia/TV, almost all consumer electronics.

An Open Source advocate and Ubuntu member. Was a co-founder for Inkscape and now serve on its board.

I think that one mistake I made with my Twitter account was making it all technical, expect this to have more politics and other stuff.

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Feel like we need a parody of "Go the F*ck to Sleep" that is "Stay the F*ck at Home"

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_the_F

Perhaps we could get Samuel L. Jackson to do the audio book version as well!

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screwylightbulb.itch.io/7-deta

I've assembled a small pack of 7 detailed, intricate mandalas for colouring. They start at my normal level of detail (which is usually quite detailed XD), then get more difficult with smaller details.

The pack is free, but you can tip me if you want to! (And you can change the 'suggested' tip to any amount you like).

Enjoy! Should keep you busy for a few days of isolation at least :D

#MastoArt #CreativeToots #AdultColouring

Article on how H-E-B (a grocery store) prepared for this, and all other disasters. Shows some good templates for others.

texasmonthly.com/food/heb-prep

With the kids home we're having to limit the number of bananas that can be eaten as snacks. 🍌

Not because they're a bad snack, but because I'd feel like a crazy hoarder buying as many bananas as they'd eat otherwise.

I had a dream last night that I was being driven around by Kim Jung-un. Which was interesting, but I was late to my swim meet. So the dream was me making conversation with Kim Jung-un all while trying to convince him to take me to my swim meet.

Analyze that!

Wondering whether Hallmark has "Wish I was quarantined with you" cards.

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Social people shouldn't be given social media. The Internet was better when it was introverts only.

These are trying times that might make you think building a new Javascript framework is a good idea. Resist that urge. β€” turnoff.us/geek/end-of-the-wor

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Thinking about this more, it is really the effect of commoditization on the market.

Fabless semiconductor firms showed the transition to where the production of the waffers themselves became commoditized. Now we're seeing the CPU/GPU cores themselves have become the commodity.

This is further shown by there becoming more open cores available and getting used. Probably the next winners will be those who can customize open cores to match high end business applications.

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Both the new XBox and PS5 use custom chips from AMD. Basically adjusting the buses and configuration of the cores on the chips. Apple is designing its own chips to match its requirements.

Wonder if that's the future of the semiconductor business. Fewer generic parts, but custom configuration of cores to match specific applications.

Really a shift back to when each chip was designed explicitly for a customer. But, a change that'll create winners and losers.

Bandcamp is waiving their revenue share and giving it to artists today. I took the opportunity to update my nerdcore collection.

frontalot.bandcamp.com/

For all the parents out there looking for some science material to balance out activities for your kids the Perot Museum has some fun experiments online.

perotmuseum.org/programs-and-e

We've also been using NOVA and Nature shows that are available at:

video.pbs.org

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