I'd noticed in a couple of foods lately 'citrus fibre' listed in the ingredients; I'd never seen it before - I think it's: citrusfibre.co.uk/ aka fiberstar.net/products/ - processed orange peel/pulp. They seem to be listing it as a replacement for loads of things

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We are proud to announce the birth of the Free Silicon Foundation (f-si.org)!

We organize a conference in Paris, March 14-16 2019, to promote:

1. Free and Open Source (FOS) CAD tools for designing #VLSI circuits
2. the sharing of hardware designs
3. common standards
4. the freedom of users in the context of #silicon technology

Program and submissions:

#Hardware #FSiC

first task of xmas hols done; firewall upgraded to 18.04; small 'discussion' with shorewall that wanted me to explicitly list a helper to load otherwise it wouldn't reload the old rules.

There's lots in the news about how doomed our high street is this year; it's difficult to tell; last Saturday Manchester city centre was really busy, so it's a good sign; this week it's pretty quiet but there again it's damn cold. Who knows?

Now I've got the basic z-wave stuff going, I think I'm going to go with home-assistant.io/ to do stuff properly. It's open, not Java, and looks pretty neat. That's going to be a little bit more of a setup though, since I first have to upgrade the host which it is going to get added to.
With just one TRV (in my bedroom) I've got some ideas; like turning it down/off once I'm up, and perhaps turning it right up last thing at night on a cold day to get the latent heat over night.

OK, so I've got this z-wave thing on the radiator in my bedroom, and open-zwave control panel I can use to pair it and monitor it; I *think* it's still on temperature sensing and won't freeze me to death in the morning. I *think*. The radiator in my office has a different thread on it's mount, and none of the adapters would fit. Hmm. Also, all our radiators have vertical valves, so the temp sensor is a bit too close to the radiator.

I seem to have bought a -wave thermostatic radiator valve and controller. It's the Eurotronics 'spirit' valve; I guess that gives me fun later trying to figure out how to fit it.

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@Art @Eric Buijs @Matej Ľach  ✅ @Hiro 🇯🇵  🎉 @gecko @Andrew Roach

I live in Australia. I have created encryption technology which cannot be broken - ever; and social networking software with E2EE where the users control not only the keys, but also the *algorithms*. It's physically impossible for me or anybody else to backdoor your encryption. It's also trivial to provide the same basic ability to other fediverse software.

There is also an Australian law which forbids me from discussing encryption technology with people from other countries (quite stiff penalties).

Anyway this entire body of work is available to anybody in the world right now and it's equally impossible for me to take it back. The only thing that has changed is that I can no longer help you. It's up to you to get smart and I would suggest that you need to do it quickly.

Finally made some useful progress in my mandelbulb; for those who remember I had it working as all compute shaders; but that was rather silly - so now the ray tracer is in a fragment shader, the bulb calc is in a compute shader and there's a trivial vertex shader. Lots of rough edges but at least the damn thing works! Been a bit of a fight.

I hate how build tools are so random these days; on one project I type make, another I take cargo build, another I type ninja, another has it's own build tool.

I watched the film 'paycheck' last night; quite a nice different almost sci-fi film. When flicking through the TV listing I almost confused it with 'payback' (which I also like) which is an entirely different type of film.

Eww google has started round cornering everything.

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Hmmm, I might re-assess my opinion. The frozen ganache comes out of the molds really well, *if* they are the silicon type. They push out nicely. I also have some in hard plastic molds and they might be more challenging.

Here is the proof. Henceforth known as Ganache Buttons:

#food #ganache #LCHF #lowcarb #keto

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Plasma Mobile coming to a Necuno phone 📱 near you! Check out the new open device that'll install KDE's mobile environment:


Time for a lego head to passthrough the body; scientifically tested:

(with SHAT and FART scores!)

via arstechnica

Manchester Arndale's HMV has 3 high res spinning full colour displays - they're gorgeous - they're built into domes in the front window - you can only just see they're rotary from concentric circles, and taking a fast shutter to them you can see the rotation - lovely.

I worry that z-wave seems to be implemented by only one company in silicon. Not sure there are better alternatives.

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rsvg-io.[ch] are no more; they are ported to #rustlang now.

The loading path in librsvg is moving to Rust quicker than I expected.

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