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The Wireless Interface for the Commodore 64 - aka WiC64 - is a parallel WLAN interface for Commodore computers with user port connection. In contrast to the previously known “modems”, the WiC64 works in parallel mode with 8 data lines, 2 handshake lines and one control line. That speeds up data transmission by a factor of 20: The WiC64 can load 202 blocks / 50kb in 2.5 seconds from the internet - via HTTP:// or TCP connection. It gives the computer full access to the internet and the possible applications are almost unlimited.

The Value of an Education That Never Ends

That’s why it’s such a challenge to be a perpetual student — as our society becomes atomized and polarized, the informal educational spaces for adults to learn from people who have different points of view are fewer and farther between. And it gets harder to exercise the intellectual humility that being a student requires when one is supposed to have the authority, the certainty, of adulthood.

Every Type of Plastic Used By LEGO

Modern Technic bricks with pins, such as 42929, are dual-molded so the brick part is ABS and the pin is PA (this is why they show up in BrickSet as “multicombination”, even though it’s the same color throughout).

TIL some LEGOs, despite looking uniform, are made of multiple types of plastic.

'Rick and Morty' Co-Creator Dan Harmon Gives Advice on Coping with Depression

Even if therapy didn’t quite work out for Harmon, he’s normalized it on the show. In this light therapy is just a boring accessory that is applicable to everyone. By destigmatizing the simple act of talking with another human being, Harmon’s ideology regarding depression makes others feel it to be a simple fact of life.

Paul Reubens Never Got to Make the Comeback He Deserved

But Reubens never went on the defensive, making the media rounds with talking points about his innocence. He didn’t let an early precursor to cancellation send him on the path to bitterness trod by so many afterward. It could’ve just been savvy PR management, but I suspect he withdrew from public life for months after the ’91 arrest for much the same reason that he kept the past six years of cancer to himself. A man so singly dedicated to spreading joy couldn’t bear the thought that he’d leave anyone feeling bad.


🌸 A command-line fuzzy finder

Maryland License Plates Now Inadvertently Advertising Filipino Online Casino

Sometime within the last year, stopped telling people about how Marylander Francis Scott Key was inspired to write the national anthem “The Star Spangled Banner” after watching British ships bombard Fort McHenry in Baltimore during the War of 1812 and started instead redirecting to a site called, in which a blinking, bikini-clad woman advertises “Philippines Best Betting Site, Deposit 100 Receive 250.” is a place to find good blogs that interest you. is an informal volunteer network of such spaces, maintaining community services - including an open wiki for everyone who wants to share their hackerspace information, stories and questions.


Tails is a portable operating system that protects against surveillance and censorship

How Raspberry Pis are made (Factory Tour)

As a big user of Raspberry Pi devices, I really enjoyed this. I guess I haven’t seen much assembly line work on electronic devices, so it was interesting to see how tape reels of components are actually used, among other things.

A hearty breakfast could reduce jet lag in older adults, study suggests

Eating a hearty breakfast in the time zone of the final destination may help older adults recover more quickly from jet lag, researchers from Northwestern University and Santa Fe Institute wrote in a study published Tuesday.

I’ve intuitively been playing it safe all these years, it seems.


I learn much better from text than from videos

On reality

September 1


My explanation for all this stuff is simply that the fundamental unit of reality is the first person perspective. Each of us is dreaming the world on the fly, and we’ve dreamed up a physical universe as one way to be characters in each others’ stories; but it’s not seamless and it’s not the only way.

I browse Ran’s writings from time to time. He doesn’t push an RSS feed directly; someone collects his stuff and does it for him, so it all scrolls off the page eventually. So I’m still trying to figure out a way to post a link to anything he publishes. Maybe this is a way.

Anyway, something to think about today and ponder.


Source code tree of Duyu Audio Processor Core. Based on Numpy, Scipy, Sonic Library and FFmpeg. It can process mainstream format audio files, such as: transform sampling format, gain attenuation, channel mixing, reverberation echo effect, adjust speed and tone, cut, blend, add mute, fade in fade out effect, FFT filter, 3D surround sound effect,etc.

At Taser maker Axon, ex-staff say loyalty meant being tased, tattooed

Axon Enterprise is best known for its electroshock Taser device that immobilizes criminal suspects. Less familiar: what one-time staffers describe as an all-in culture, in which some felt pressed to be tased before onlookers, get permanently inked with company tattoos, or join a stock plan that left some in the lurch.

Seems perfectly normal.


Run Aperture, iPhoto, and iTunes on macOS Ventura, macOS Monterey, macOS Big Sur, and macOS Catalina. Xcode 11.7 on macOS Mojave. Final Cut Pro 7, Logic Pro 9, and iWork ’09 on macOS Mojave or macOS High Sierra.

Do Something, So We Can Change It!

Most decisions, though, are two-way doors.


Two-way doors can be taken, and once you see the effects, later un-taken. These choices can be iterated, refined, re-evaluated. We learn from our first attempt, however naive. Two-way door decisions don’t require in-depth analysis or attempts to form consensus, so they can be made quickly and efficiently, or often delegated.

How the Rise of QAnon Broke Conspiracy Culture

Conspiracy culture up through the 1990s was dominated by what could be called a “radio sensibility.” Fringe topics were mostly discussed on late-night talk shows. There were guest experts, and listeners could call in, but the host still functioned as a (lenient) gatekeeper, and the theories themselves conformed to a narrative format. They were, for the most part, complete stories, with beginnings, middles and ends.

In the digital age, he said, sense-making had become a fragmented, nonlinear and crowdsourced affair that as a result could never reach a conclusion and lacked internal logic.