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Brilliant project that tidies up public domain ebooks.
Gutenberg and Internet Archive are wonderful resources, but the texts are poorly formatted for actual use, especially on ereaders.
This is a volunteer driven initiative to bring these texts up to date with modern standards and make them look as good as possible on the page.
For the next week, you can download Civilization VI for free on the Epic Games Store:
#COVID19 exposure tracking has landed with iOS 13.5. Now waiting for an official app to use it :)
A LoRa IM-Me For The End Of The World
Enshrined in the hacker hall of fame, the IM-Me was an instant messaging toy that turned out to be extremely hackable. You could easily ditch its instant messaging platform to turn it into a little spectrum analyser… https://hackaday.com/2020/04/25/a-lora-im-me-for-the-end-of-the-world/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1254282136749838337
One of the most fascinating things about computers is backwards-compatibility. Like using a 90-year old teletype as terminal. https://hackaday.com/2020/04/15/logging-into-linux-with-a-1930s-teletype/
Coronacrisis: #MustRead about what's next
Jeremy Lent / Patterns of Meaning: *Coronavirus Spells the End of the Neoliberal Era. What’s Next?*
"Coronavirus is a political crucible, melting down and reshaping current norms. Will the new era be a “Fortress Earth” or a harbinger of a transformed society based on a new set of values?"
"… Coronavirus has already been more effective in slowing down climate breakdown and ecological collapse than all the world’s policy initiatives combined. In February, Chinese CO2 emissions were down by over 25%. One scientist calculated that twenty times as many Chinese lives have been saved by reduced air pollution than lost directly to coronavirus. Over the next year, we’re likely to see a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions greater than even the most optimistic modelers’ forecasts, as a result of the decline in economic activity. …"
Charging Pad Flips For Solar Power
Charging pads are now a common, popular way to charge small devices. They have the benefit of reducing wear on connectors and being easier to use. [bcschmi6] decided to build a solar powered charging pad, which should … https://hackaday.com/2020/04/03/charging-pad-flips-for-solar-power/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1246147310406467592
How to move in the CLI / readline shortcuts. Perfect flashcard format, courtesy of Clément Chastagnol at https://clementc.github.io/blog/2018/01/25/moving_cli/
"The growth of command line options, 1979-Present":
Tomorrow, 3 million Let's Encrypt certificates will be revoked, so you should probably check that yours are not among them: https://community.letsencrypt.org/t/revoking-certain-certificates-on-march-4/114864
I hear regularly that people see #Matrix / #Riot as a IRC client similar to IRCCloud but not as a independent messenger and protocol. This also has the effect sometimes, that they leave Matrix again as soon as IRC become less important for them. Bridges are great but sometimes I have the impression that it would help Matrix if they would talk less about the Bridges and more about the strength of Matrix as such. I'm the only one with this impression? #nf
#HTML attributes to improve your users' two factor authentication experience
Good to see that nginx 1.17 is slated to include HTTP/3 support. Firefox supports the current Draft (because we have a Draft version, yay) since November, so this is promising, all things considered. Good work by all involved – some of the working group discussion minutes read intense.
If you want to read up on HTTP/3, I'd recommend the short booklet by Daniel Stenberg (the curl developer): https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/Http3-explained-en.pdf
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