I found this yesterday. If both Neil's can have impostor syndrome, then yeah, there aren't any grown-ups. 💙

Richard Stallman is basically your weird uncle that your family uninvited from Thanksgiving Dinner after he made everyone uncomfortable with his hot takes at the table last year

The red flag started waving when I discovered the vendor code I'm debugging is filled with carriage returns.

Then despair set in when I found hex_config_to_c.py generating code.

Vacation is definitely over. 😟

You don't have to read the entire patent application, just search for "sorry":



(via @qbi)

Introducing people.kernel.org

"Ever since the demise of Google+, many developers have expressed a desire to have a service that would provide a way to create and manage content in a format that would be more rich and easier to access than email messages sent to LKML. Today, we would like to introduce people.kernel.org, which is an ActivityPub-enabled federated platform powered by WriteFreely and hosted by very nice and accommodating folks at write.as."


“what’s the difference between a vendor that only promotes the ideas that are in its own interest and a foundation that does the same thing. Or worse, a foundation that will only represent projects that it’s paid to represent.”


Here's something frustrating in hardware design: vendor designs custom board such that there's no recovery mechanism without doing hardware rework. In this case, instead of providing a dip switch or jumpers, they force the developer to desolder/solder an 0402 resistor switch from QSPI<->UART bootloader mode. Just no thought to designing for development at all.

*sigh* definitely a case of the Mondays: s/muti-user.target/multi-user.target/

DMA! DMA! My kingdom for working R-Car 3 DMA!

Facebook collected users' phone numbers for 2FA, then made it impossible for them to keep their phone number private techcrunch.com/2019/03/03/face Facebook is not concerned about privacy because it views data as something to capitalize, not protect. Choose services that value #privacy

OAuth2 key/scope bugs are analogous to embedded pinmuxing bugs where you look everywhere else first before coming back to the obvious.

@trini @bradfa As part of the ongoing discussion of the need for higher end arm64 desktop solutions... I'd be far more willing to be on something from fsl/nxp with proper docs and community support than anything in a similar core configuration from amlogic, rockchip, etc. linuxgizmos.com/first-i-mx8-qu

Filling my development system with loads of node.js stuff for a fun FOSS project. I'm not sure if I should be happy or sad right now but I know it's Friday.

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