@tbr LOL, so rude and unprofessional to ask him to do so :)

@nm also a happy user. It's a rare Electron app (blech!) exception for me.

@trash Feeling great now. This room is comfy and I like the plush padded walls.

@trash It's converting a multiport switch configuration stream in intel hex format into some c arrays and generating some boilerplate accessor functions. Typical RTOS-like pattern when you don't have a filesystem to read configuration data from a file. I'm slowly recovering from the trauma.

@mansr the customer is doing something wrong, I'm just along for the ride...powerless to stop this crazy train.

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":

patents.google.com/patent/US93

😂

(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."

people.kernel.org/monsieuricon

@nm of course, that's because nobody cares about mainline. ;)

@cfriedt @Crofton I thought hc05 then hc11 was a normal progression by everybody from back in the day.

@bradfa if price is an issue you can crowdshare fund...it's for the children.

“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.”

techcrunch.com/2019/04/29/cano

@bradfa it's the new sanity, my friend. Please note my recent frustration with a custom board that wasn't designed with switch/jumper based boot pins. Depop for life!

@twoerner @bradfa @nm there's enough stories about bad politics and "interesting" personalities around the open FPGA communities to certainly be compared to beagleboard.org

@twoerner no, just a poorly designed board. Could have been any SoC in the hands of this person.

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