@djsundog I have a nuc that runs a 4k monitor and two 1080p, one of which is vertical. It has a battery base in that it has a UPS :) Completing that battlestation is on my long todo list. But the NUC runs linux like a champ and does multiple displays just fine. Just, you know, don't try to switch displays around :)

@djsundog oh. drop the five grand all you want. the problem will remain. I've got a personal tweaked out laptop and a work out linux laptop with great linux support all around, thunderbolt usb-c video out, etc etc, and they still freak out most of the time with monitor switching.

@djsundog because you're running linux. Of any OS I've ever run, it handles monitor switching the worst. I don't know what it is.

@Taweret or police sirens in songs I might play in the car

well, that's nice of them. Disney+ put together a playlist of the MCU in fucking timeline order.

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the tech industry has to be the only historical situation of a market of tool makers making their tools more difficult and less effective to use as time progressed, right?

IATSE contract, covid mention 

Ignore the headlines. The IATSE contract issue is 75% about safety and working conditions. Yes, streaming pay was a sticking point in the negotiations but notice how one of the things that needed to be negotiated was 10hr rest periods a day and 56hr rest on the weekend. The expectation _now_ after intense negotiation. Previous expectations were closer to 6-8 hrs rest and no weekends.

Back-stage folks have been worked liked slaves for decades with shitty pay and terrible working conditions. With COVID and the screwed up film schedules, gigs have been spotty and money tight.

It’s also important to note that the union has not reached a global contract. This deal covers Hollywood. Negotiations and strike possibilities exist for work happening in places like Georgia and New York and Louisiana. A lot of your favorite shows are made in Georgia. For instance the vast majority of Marvel shows and movies have been filmed in Georgia. Those folks have no contract yet.

ok. took my time machine to 1994 (but brought my ipad), sat on the floor with my paper notebooks, colored pens, started sketching everything out. diagrams, wiring, walking the backwards and confusing docs that attempt to summarize electronics installation across five major PCB revisions on the send side and three major PCB revisions on the receive side, all in two tables and a paragraph.

I think, I think I've gotten a handle on the required wiring. I think. We'll see if I still have that handle after I've slept.

:ms_cat_scream:​ part of the instructions are backwards. The labels in one table are backwards from the labels on the board and the diagrams. Now I have to go through them line by line.

No wonder I was confused and overwhelmed.

@sng That was the entire vision for the first RepRap machines, once the corporate patents wore off, von neumann machines at home.

Here is an example table from the instructions that claims to lay out the custom wiring for one of the connectors. This table breaks my brain.

Part of it is that I also need to map this to another diagram to tell me where these "prose descriptions of a pin" map to the actual board.

And since I have to make the connectors too, there's added stress of getting the pins in the wrong place.

It's just ... a thing and I'm trying to get past it but not succeeding well.

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I've been vapor locked this way on the duet smart effector install for my deltas for a fucking year. Every time I come back to it, I read the instructions and my brain stops. I'm really close to giving up on the upgrade entirely.

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I vapor lock sometimes on directions I find overly complex or confusing. I get overwhelmed and my brain just ... stops.

@requiem my back is to the door when I'm soldering so it's also a light that says "please be careful when trying to get my attention"

And now I have an indicator light for when the soldering bench has power and might be hot

oh I do so love the 3d print nerds who build parameterized openscad models for complex items

covid mention 

I might be able to go back to text mode mastodon now. Pre-pandemic, my TL was very image heavy because we could all go places and safely take pictures of stuff. Now, it’s mostly text again. Being more text mode again would be nice.

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