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Update: I re-did a lot of soldering spots, now they appear to turn on relatively reliably, but only the left side is working.

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I wish the people who are complaining about planned obsolescence because their years-old processor is not powerful enough to run the latest games would turn their eyes on companies like Wacom instead.

I have a Wacom Bamboo that I bought back in 2013. It's a drawing tablet with a pen that is pressure sensitive and has an eraser function assigned to its back, plus a button for moving the view pane instead of drawing. It also supports multi touch use with fingers.

If I try to use the tablet under Windows or Mac OS, the driver doesn't support it and blatantly tells me to buy a new tablet instead. Under Linux it works perfectly fine.

And if I did buy a more modern graphics tablet, pressure sensitivity and an eraser back are now features that are only part of the high end offers by Wacom, so I'd have to buy a professional model for my amateur, beginner level drawing skills.

Just not ok. It's a perfectly working graphics tablet. It just happens to be 9 years old.

I appear to have briefly fixed my Sony WH-1000XM3, but then they stopped working again a bit later. Must be a lose soldering connection or something.

I guess you can tell that many tech people don't cook from how long it took for smartphones to get the ability to set multiple timers at the same time.

to be clear, I have the hooks set up, I just don't know how to make sure they get distributed with the repository…

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Hum, wasn't there a way to have pre-commit git hooks part of the repository so that they get shared between everyone checking the repository out? I'd like to run a linter pre-commit for everyone working on a project…

commercial vendors 

Oh nice, so Apple is pulling an Ohlol / Open Hub and declaring all apps that haven't received updates in a while to be dead?

Change rate is not a good metric of software quality. You can check if the app still builds and all, but a piece of code that is not getting updated in years may be

a) abandoned, or
b) well designed for a very specific purpose which it fulfills 100%

I have that problem with a small library I wrote years ago to implement some tools for writing C code in low resource environments; it does exactly what it should, so it was never updated, but this is why people consider it abandoned. -.-

Phew, finally got around to finishing up the documentation of my NFC player setup:

Conrad Energy rechargeable batteries don't seem to last very long 🤔

2 Raspberry Pi 3 B+, 4 different Micro SD Cards

What am I doing wrong? 😕​ (Other than the camera focus…)

This is what the result looks like. Will inspect bird recordings later.

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My new Raspberry Pi for the birdfeeder camera arrived and I already set it up! It replaces an ODroid XU4.

This upgrade will hopefully allow me to bump the video resolution from 480p to 1080p, which should give us significantly more high-res insights into the appetite of the local wildlife.

Also, hopefully this setup will turn out to be more stable; right now the Odroid keeps hitting some form of power/thermal limits and going into reboot loops from things as simple as running rsync or journalctl.

Why is everyone dimming their LED by modulating the voltage? Not so easy to find example code of dimming them by pulsing them on and off…

Is there a more efficient way to write

(x & 0x80 >> 4) | (x & 0x40 << 1) | (x & 0x20) | (x & 0x10 >> 3) | (x & 0x08 >> 1) | (x & 0x04 << 4) | (x & 0x02 << 3) | (x & 0x01)

? 😕​

I'm trying to spread a counter as evenly as possible into a bit field so that as we count down we get uniformly less bits set

What would be an easy and cheap way to detect whether a nearby bluetooth speaker is still emitting sounds and cause some form of visual representation if it's not?

Me: “I don't like touchscreens. Gimme a laptop anytime.”

Also me: “I can't wait to unbox this new touchscreen panel I got from China!”

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