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Nebraksa LR107 - Stupdity Abound

May 9, 2021
politics

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE ONE HUNDRED SEVENTH LEGISLATURE OF NEBRASKA, FIRST SESSION: That we hereby reaffirm our solemn oaths of office by expressing a firm resolution to maintain and defend the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Nebraska against every act of aggression whether foreign or domestic, including every act of unconstitutional abuse of power arising from the state or federal government. ...

Ternary Logic

May 7, 2021
technical, school

This paper was written for CSCE-430, Computer Architecture at University Of Nebraska - Lincoln in Spring of 2021. This in-page view isn’t all that great, so feel free to download the pdf directly. If you would like to read the refrenced papers, I reccomend using Sci-Hub with a VPN on, as the academic publishers putting up paywalls as barriers to science can go fuck themselves. #the-canvas { border: 1px solid black; direction: ltr; width: 100%; height: auto; } #paginator{ text-align: center; margin-bottom: 10px; } Previous Next     Page: / window. ...

10 Products I Wish Existed

March 23, 2021
technical

Most of these things probably exist. For many, it’s just that they don’t exist at a practical price point. Without further ado, In no particular order A not garbage, not phone based, IR camera that doesn’t cost a bajillion dollars Yes. I know the FLIR and SEEK Thermal cameras are a thing, but both have their share of software problems or hardware incompatibilities. Most of all, I don’t want to have to hope that their app keeps working with my phone at risk of a $250 paper weight. ...

Why did I pay to go to college?

March 22, 2021
personal, school

The Nebraska Union at UNL, photo by ensign_beedrill, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons I am currently a student at the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, where I study Computer and Electrical Engineering as a dual major. I have a serious passion for both of these subjects, which is why I am so incredibly frustrated at how negative my experience at UNL has been, especially in the classes that directly relate to my major. ...

Chains

March 12, 2021
personal

My name is Vega. I have to tell myself that a lot, reminding myself of who I am. I know that may sound weird, but, if it wen’t already obvious, it isn’t my legal name. (yet.) Despite my best efforts, my parents still call me by my ‘old’ name. I’m hesitant to call it a dead name, as I’m not trans. I don’t think it’s the same or that it’s fair to claim that it is. ...

Mirrors of Opal

March 2, 2021
personal

When I looked into the mirror this morning, I wasn’t sure who I was looking at. Is that me? Is that really what I look like now? Has this years long separation from reality caused me to not recognize my own face, or would it have happened anyway- a side effect of growing older. If you saw me, would you even recognize me? Or am I the ship of Theseus, digested by the carnivore that we call time, now fertilizer for someone you’ve never met? ...

How I Make OpGuides

February 7, 2021
meta

History # Before I can get into how OpGuides works now, I need to provide some history so that you can learn from my mistakes. The first iteration of OpGuides was OpinionatedEngineering.md. A single markdown file so long that the scroll bar was hard to grab. It was meant to be viewed and distributed not as a website, but as a file to be opened with https://typora.io (so that the html and everything rendered- though in theory any markdown editor would do) ...

Time lapse

February 4, 2021
technical

Super brief post about one of the more fun projects I setup recently: a lil' time lapse script #!/bin/bash CAM=$(v4l2-ctl --list-devices | grep C920 -A 1 | grep /dev | awk '{$1=$1};1') #Uncomment the next line to verify it's using the correct device #echo $CAM ffmpeg -f video4linux2 -s 1920x1080 -i $CAM -ss 0:0:2 -frames 1 "/mnt/data/lapse/tl$(date +"%Y-%m-%d_%H-%M-%S").jpg" I have multiple cameras on my system, but only wanted output from the better one, the C920. ...

The Way We Interact With Computers Sucks.

January 15, 2021
technical

You are on a page that is a heavy work in progress. I don’t necessarily stand by anything I’ve written here and this page should effectively be considered not yet published. I have decided to put it up while it is in development to encourage contributions What do you see when you sit down to work? My guess is a desk pressed against a wall, maybe a few shelves, one, maybe two monitors in front of you, and a keyboard and mouse dominating the work area of your desk. ...

Slow Down!

January 14, 2021
technical

I use VCV Rack a lot. I normally use it on Windows as running VSTs in Linux is still a bit of a PITA and If I’m going to make music I want to have access to all of my tools. However, I still want to be able to use VCV on Linux for processing guitar when taking breaks from working on other things without having to reboot over to Windows. ...


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