Big Gingerbread Rocket (BGS) poised to win the gingerbread house contest

Failed Christmas decorations 

ORD->EDI for OEDEM and Embedded Linux Conference Europe. It will be a great week!

I did some basic initial evaluation of jitsi.org/jitsi-meet/ using the open community server. Pretty impressive compared all the usual commercial services I've used over the years (and seemingly I've used all of them to some disappointment on Linux). Works from Firefox (unlike gotomeeting), doesn't bury my quad-i7 laptop when screensharing (like the broken Zoom Linux client), and has integrated etherpad support for notes/minutes among other features. FOSS, so we can securely self-host.

My colleague shared this with me today as we were both lamenting the task of producing slides for upcoming conferences in the next week. At this rate, I'll be looking a lot like Maggie presenting.

Comparison of audio SRC performance 

Star Wars on the big screen with the Cleveland Orchestra performing live.

Society of Trolls

A nice little Mastodon instance. Mild trolling encouraged (keep it local), but not required. Malicious behaviour is not tolerated. Follow Wheaton's law and you'll be fine.