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  #2448962 28-Mar-2020 17:01
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richms:

kingdragonfly: Saw this playlist posted with the title "VA - The Ultimate COVID-19 Playlist"


Bit hard to play a list of text.



Let's me just say the compilation is available through alternative sources. ;)

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  #2449020 28-Mar-2020 18:36
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quickymart:

 

Sooo bored. I want to get out in the bush and get walking but I can't...but I know we need to do this for a reason. Roll on 4 weeks (hopefully not much more).

 

It's too easy just to sit at home and eat, and I'm trying my best not to.

 

 

Its easy during the week, especially if like me , you've worked from home for 3 years and love it. Weekend is another matter. Ive cleaned the heat pumps filters. De headed the roses. Got gas. Tomorrow will be great, cleaning the rangehood and filters! Livin' the dream.

 

Seriously though we have to suck it up. I'll fire up my fancy hybrid cycle and explore the local cycleways upcoming weekend. Ideally its sunny then and pisses down the rest of the weekend so I can flip the TV on! If we all manage it, there is a better outcome than many if not all countries. Our nearest neighbour seems to be getting  a low buy in from the public, that will cost dearly.

 

Binge, clean, sort out, it will be fine.


 
 
 
 


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  #2449021 28-Mar-2020 18:37
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Geektastic: I thought you were allowed to walk locally? Is the Bush local?

 

If you don't need to drive there its local. if not, it's not.


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  #2449023 28-Mar-2020 18:38
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kingdragonfly: Saw this playlist posted with the title "VA - The Ultimate COVID-19 Playlist" 

 

 

 



Let's me just say the compilation is available through alternative sources. ;)

 

Aka Linux ISO?   :-)   Backups rock!


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  #2449038 28-Mar-2020 19:11
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Here's something that's fun, and you can use for a number of things:

* create a 3d model of your home, handy for remodeling or create a floor plan for selling your home

* or create a 3d model, and take it to your local "makers" lab, and 3d print it.

You got the time, it's free, so why not try it.


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  #2449052 28-Mar-2020 19:34
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Sometimes I just sit and think. Other times I just sit.


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  #2449070 28-Mar-2020 20:17
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Here’s a blog post my wife did for surviving Covid-19
https://www.worldskoolie.com/life-in-a-bus/10-ways-to-thrive-during-lockdown/

 
 
 
 


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  #2449076 28-Mar-2020 20:37
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Sometimes I just sit and think. Other times I just sit.


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  #2449278 29-Mar-2020 10:38
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Why SkillShare SUCKS! - Response to Nathaniel Drew's "How I Learn Things Online (More Efficiently)"


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  #2449281 29-Mar-2020 10:44
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Lynda vs Skillshare vs Udemy which one is right for you?

Struggling to find out where to take online courses? Lynda, Udemy, and Skillshare all offer online tutorials to teach you great skills. However, they are all unique in their own way.

Today we'll compare Lynda vs Skillshare vs Udemy. If your'e trying what platform is best for you press play to get started.


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  #2449310 29-Mar-2020 11:34
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Trying to catch up on my Bluetooth module project - firmware updates and programming...

 

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  #2449336 29-Mar-2020 12:05
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kingdragonfly: Lynda vs Skillshare vs Udemy which one is right for you?

Struggling to find out where to take online courses? Lynda, Udemy, and Skillshare all offer online tutorials to teach you great skills. However, they are all unique in their own way.

Today we'll compare Lynda vs Skillshare vs Udemy. If your'e trying what platform is best for you press play to get started.



I’ve never managed to last a single online course without getting bored and drifting off elsewhere then forgetting to ever finish it.





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  #2449354 29-Mar-2020 12:21
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SepticSceptic:

 

I'm on call, as my industry is part of the essential services, providing infrastructure support for hospitals, freight, etc.

 

However, in my down time, I have a small model railway to work on - it's a real break from anything techy, and quite therapeutic just working on scenery, etc. I think the glue helps :-)

 

The tech aspect will be learning C ( or whatever) to program up an Arduino or two for building and street lighting - random building  lighting, and dawn/dusk timing . Using a 24-port PWM controller board and a bumch of ULN2003 arrays. Might yet forgo the ULN2003 arrays if I control the PWM properly. Each port can handle 20mA, but the whole chip is only rated for 150mA or so.

 

Already done a couple of snippets of code to test feasibility, but I have no real grounding of writing Arduino code  - just play around with a couple of supplied samples, and cross fingers. Have no idea what void main void does, or init main ? Tried reading up on that, and yeah, nah - I need something simpler :-)

 

 

Reads like you have an ideal project for direct programming of PIC chips. Good current drive for LEDs and good PWM built in.

 

I use GCBasic which is a simple structured Basic compiler - fast - ideal for PIC and AVR chips for embedded applications - easy to pick up for occassional embedded programming - I never seem to have enough time to pick up on C syntax and libraries.

 

My favourite chip is the PIC12F1840 - costs about NZ$2 - Used it for twinkling Xmas tree LEDs, electric fence controller, Cat deterent, GPS clock and a specialised TV remote, etc.





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  #2449468 29-Mar-2020 13:52
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If one of those Microsoft tech support scammers phone you, pretend you're very sick with caronavirus. Should be good for a few laughs.


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  #2449753 29-Mar-2020 21:15
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Train your cat. If you don't like cats, try to keep the comments positive. We're all under stress, so trolling is not needed.




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