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I've been in and around tech since the early 1980s thanks to Input magazine and a BBC B. I'm not a language zealot and love learning new languages or about new problems to solve.

I took a detour through Theoretical Physics and am currently working towards a Master's in Philosophy.

I'm a Software Eng Manager at a well-known tech company as a day job, I maintain Google Benchmark, and I create and fail to finish too many software projects.

nice to meet you all!

maybe it's the whisky talking, but that Obi-Wan is good TV.

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I own a lot of consoles, but in my opinion the PS2 is the greatest home console of all time.

The features like the DVD drive were amazing. But features alone don't make a console.

This baby had an amazing library of games, both in quality and volume. It's worth it for God of War alone. But also: Okami, Kingdom Hearts, Devil May Cry.

IMO, this console doesn't get enough love—perhaps because it sold so well! But truth be told, this is the console I play most often.
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Everyone wants to look at the technology, but I suspect the biggest problems arise from the processes we use.

Application not working? Crappy UX? Insecure code? Burnt out employees? Missed deadlines? Guarantee most major problems you see will have a defective and non-empathetic human process in the center of it.

People are amazing, and we need to do better to provide them with the room and support to thrive in both their careers and personal lives.

though I am glad I didn't bother streaming that one.

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sometimes a hack session is just figuring out what's broken and adding a `TODO` so you remember to fix it next time.

and that's ok.

today my kid's teacher described her as a "polite disruptor" and honestly? life goals.

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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency is 100% a recycled Dr. Who episode that DNA wrote in his early years but it's still solid.

The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul is smarter, darker, and far weirder.

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Alright, I decided to just go for it; here's my new personal site in all it's glory! It is friendly (with more functionality to come).

I'll be iterating on styling when I can make heads or tails of all the CSS stuff I seem to be out of the loop on 😂

crowdersoup.com/

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Coffee shop payment system decides to perform a large software update right at opening time… delaying or denying its patrons their morning elixir of waking…

We shouldn’t be extending chaos engineering to our users!

I've been playing with a hand rolled shell script for markdown driven static sites for a while, but then @Taniwha pointed me at Hugo.

so I ported my old dev blog posts over.

still fiddling with the theme, and I need to add more projects, but hamon.dev is up and running.

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For example, if you click on FediTips' profile image you get this page in a new tab:

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So, to follow FediTips through RSS, use this address:

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sometimes, you hack some random idea together one weekend and then forget about it. and then you're chatting in discord and remember you built something similar to what someone says they want. and then someone takes a look and says "that's nifty", and it inspires you to go back and make it into a thing.

only you can't remember how it worked or what your plans were.

tidied up and finished the clock module for the 8-bit breadboard computer.

following along with eater.net but for my first time with a breadboard and ICs I'm quite proud of what I've made.

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Terrible game idea: Conway's Game of Tetris

Like ordinary Tetris, except every time a block drops, the board evolves a step according to Conway's Game of Life rules.

Someone must have already made this, right?

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If we want more and better innovation, we need to create structures and systems that are truly equitable and diverse. That means socioeconomic, ND, trauma and more. To have innovation we need to support innovators. 3/

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A blog roll (of sorts), but used as a way to boost people looking for work. I love it. christine.website/signalboost (jacky.wtf/2022/5/zbmg)

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Hot take: "The Matrix" didn't need *any* sequels after the first, and the entire budget for all three sequels should have gone to making a series of "Fifth Element" sequels instead.

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step 1 complete: an astable 555 timer driven clock for a breadboard 8-bit computer.

wires need clipping, couple of small capacitors to smooth out the signal, and a button for single stepping, but yay!

i'm following this series: eater.net/8bit/clock

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Early release of my presentation on Boopkit!

Please come check it out. youtube.com/watch?v=rwX6_eeZZK

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