M or F

by Cory on September 13, 2021

Sometimes I find myself loosing my way. I look in the mirror and think, "I've become the very thing I swore to destroy."

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    do you fart

    by Cory on September 11, 2021

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    The Contract

    by Cory on September 10, 2021

    There's some more stuff I could do with this premise, but I'm too lazy to do it...

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    Further Raspberry Pi Updates

    by Cory on January 12, 2021

    I've started a project log on the Something Awful forums, so you can see further updates on this project over there.

    I've made significant progress since then, getting a 5" LCD screen set up, implementing Charlieplexing in the controller, and now...

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    Angry Gay People

    by Cory on December 3, 2020

    I feel like this is shooting fish in a barrel. Ain't nobody gonna disconnect faster than a question about gay people.

    But then I stumbled across this masterpiece. Stranger 2, this diamond in the rough, blessed us with their presence. ("Stragots"!...

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    Transferring LM386 Amplifiers and Speakers onto a Protoboard

    by Cory on November 12, 2020

    Now that the thumbstick is working, I was looking into finding some more permanent buttons. To be honest, this next part is going to be a little tough, because the buttons rely a lot on the design of the case. It might make more sense for me to fi...

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    Integrating a Nintendo Switch Joystick into an Arduino Game Controller

    by Cory on October 28, 2020

    First thing's first:

    I "rebuilt" my thumbstick breakout board with a solid piece of Amazon cardboard. I also had to redo the FPC connector soldering on the PCB after I accidentally broke it off (it's on the underside, so not visible in the pict...

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    The Raspberry Pi 4 Compute Module is Now Out

    by Cory on October 19, 2020

    The Raspberry Pi 4 compute module was released! I was keeping an eye out for this because the raspberry pi 4 has even better emulation capabilities (it can do PSP!) but until now they only had the normal form factors.

    I'm a little disappointed th...

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    A USB game controller with an Arduino Pro Micro and Nintendo Switch thumbsticks

    by Cory on October 10, 2020

    I couldn't decide how to package up this update, but I don't think the fully detailed update will be ready for a while. In the meantime, I'm just gonna post a "journal update" instead.

    So last time I said I was gonna work on the buttons and viola...

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Like with DFW's other novel, Infinite Jest, The Pale King is a novel I read and then had no fucking clue what happened when I reached the end. SPOILERS AHEAD: He was basically shooting for writing a story about the lamest group of X-men ever conceived. The whole of the book describes life for various eccentric characters and goes deep into the rabbit hole of their habits and routines. It doesn't seem to have a direction until you read the notes at the end where he plans to set up some sort of coup d'etat of the IRS service where automation ends up replacing live personnel. Several members of the live worker faction are scouting people who would be exceptionally talented at auditing tax returns to present an argument to upper management to prevent this. The key, according to DFW, is the ability to immerse oneself in work no matter how boring. Also once you read the end notes it becomes clear that as long as the existing material is, it only appears to be, like, one third of the intended length. Crazy

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Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation

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Jason Fried

This book is simply a pile of shit; a real turd. It makes it even more obvious after reading The Lean Startup. While that book uses data, examples from experience, and case studies to capture starting a company in the framework of the scientific method, this book is a mish mash of click bait-y tripe. The front and back jackets are covered in sensational words and phrases, which already turned me off. Then I opened the book and it's like the discourse just doesn't move past the introductory paragraph. I realized about a third into it that the entire thing is going to be marketing blog posts in book form. Seriously, each chapter is like 1-2 pages long and follows this formula: "Don't do [this thing that everybody does]. Do the exact opposite. That's what we do. Because why not???" There's no real analysis going on. I'm sure 37signals is a great place to work and are super productive but it's clear they have no clue how their success works. I'm giving anything they make a wide berth. PS: Ruby on rails fucking sucks

Added on December 15, 2019 10:19 AM

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