The main difference between this and all the other firmware I could find is that configuring the key mapping is really easy, and its debouncing actually works.

It does require something with built-in USB host support like a Leonardo or a LilyPad. And since I'm using actual C++ flow control it does need a little more EEPROM space than most firmwares, but I mean, as long as it fits, right? You're not gonna be running an OS on this thing.

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If you're preventing me from reading your articles, how the bleep do I know whether I want your mailing list? (Anyway, the answer is no. I never subscribe to mailing lists that only serve to alert me to new "content". I have an RSS reader for that.)

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Dear website, please make up your mind. Do you want me to read your articles? Or do you want me to subscribe to your mailing list so badly that you think it necessary to interrupt me whenever I'm reading an article?

I was really annoyed at all of the Arduino-based DDR pad firmware out there so I ended up writing my own using modern C++ and what feels like reasonable software engineering practices. As a bonus it actually feels really precise. Check it out if you're at all interested. git.beesbuzz.biz/fluffy/DDRuin

@Patashu @CurusKeel

@heatherhorns @sc OTOH while trying to find a clip of the thing you were joking about I discovered that there's a LOT of regular show porn out there

next time there's a debate over how much basic income should be, or if some kind of supplemental income or financial assistance is too much

you really should have to ask the person how much an orange costs vs a house

@heatherhorns @sc ah ok

I did find a clip where they originally used the word "pissed" but then for later broadcasts they had to change it to "ticked" and that's still pretty surprising for Cartoon Network to let through

@embr Definitely check to see if they have enough power to overcome their own weight, especially if you have hills. I have an ebike that I bought in 2013 and I ended up not riding it much because its top power output wasn’t enough. :(

I have no idea what’s good out there. I’m an investor in evelo.com/ but I honestly have no idea if they’re any good to ride.

mothers day cw request 

so apart from those of us w abusive moms (hi) this holiday rly sucks for ppl who have lost a child so like, remember, tag that shit

A weird/fun dream about a terrible TV show 

So I had a dream about Fuller House, the Netflix continuation of Full House, a bland sitcom from the 80s and 90s.

No no hear me out.

So I haven’t actually seen the show, but in the dream the show turned out to be a really clever subversion of shitty 80s and 90s TV, where instead of it being a bland family sitcom, it turned out that all of the characters in the show were mutants with different superpowers, and the show progressively got stranger and stranger. It kept on wildly shifting styles, like one episode would be animated while another would be done in the style of kids doing their own crappy Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers fantasy roleplay in the back yard with a cheap camcorder.

And then the plot that developed was that neo-San Francisco was emerging with different mutant β€œalphas” who were treated differently in extreme ways due to their social class and assumptions about whether they’d be violent or dangerous. The main characters of the show were embraced for their powers (Danny, for example, had the ability to assimilate different animals’ characteristics and so he became a star of childrens’ TV shows, but then a random homeless person with the same powers was immediately persecuted by the cops).

Also Uncle Jesse was played by a different 80s archetypal heart-throb-turned-washed-up-old-man actor in every episode. I don’t think it had anything to do with his alpha power, it was just for comedy.

One of the subplots was that Danny’s powers had residual effects that gave him chronic pain issues, like he had a role on TV as a friendly snake but this made it very difficult for him to use his limbs when he’d get them back and he ended up preferring to stay a snake whenever possible. He also had an adorable powered wheelchair that he operated with his tailtip.

Anyway even with all that I found the show kind of difficult to watch and I ended up just checking out the scripts from the library, and they were a lot of fun to read... but you don’t have to take MY word for it. [ba ba baaa]

I downloaded Brave just to see what it looks like in the actual browser. Disappointed that the icon didn't come through, but I can surely fix that.

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@matt @djsundog imagine how much battery life you could get with a sealed lead-acid battery

@alanae yeah I ended up leaving a comment. sure are a lot of them though!

I decided to sign up for Brave's BAT cryptocurrency thing, but not because I think it's a good idea.

@anonny125 It's always fascinating to me when someone claims to be a fan of a piece of media but then also demonstrates that they entirely missed the fucking point.

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