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Grayscale on 1-bit LCDs


I learnt that pulse width modulation produces flicker -- imagine a 50% duty cycle of half on, half off -- whereas the more general pulse density modulation does not -- imagine the same amount of total on/off time, but divided more finely.

nonbeard 2023-01-12 21:27:21.749517

Perfect roast potatoes recipe - BBC Food


AAA+++ would gorge on again

nonbeard 2022-12-25 18:48:25.777028

Theodoros Kolokotronis - Wikipedia


This dude liberated Nafplio (from the Ottoman Empire) and then was imprisoned in Palamidi Fortress *in the city he liberated* (and now the capital of Greece, for a while) for being a traitor by the new (and 17-year-old) Bavarian King Otto of Greece! Shit sucks.

To be clear, he was extremely anti-Bavaria and a proponent of an independent Greece. He was only freed due to public outcry.

What a life.

nonbeard 2022-12-13 20:41:40.707390

Kolokotronis in the prison of Nafplio (1833) | Paul Vrellis Museum - Μουσείο Παύλου Βρέλλη


I went into this guy's prison cell! It looked ghastly, with almost no light. More like solitary confinement, really.

nonbeard 2022-12-13 20:22:51.861831

site - A bike ride in Ναύπλιο, Πελοπόννησος, Δυτική Ελλάδα και Ιόνιο


gps route nafplio - mycenae - nafplio

nonbeard 2022-12-13 14:39:51.318206

ναυπλιο βορεια - A bike ride in Ναύπλιο, Πελοπόννησος, Δυτική Ελλάδα και Ιόνιο


gps route

nonbeard 2022-12-13 14:38:25.199002

ΚΑΜΠΟΣ ΑΡΓΟΛΙΔΑΣ - A bike ride in Ναύπλιο, Πελοπόννησος, Δυτική Ελλάδα και Ιόνιο


gps route nafplio - mycenae - argos - myloi - nafplio

nonbeard 2022-12-13 14:36:38.164479

ΝΑΥ[ΛΙΟ ΜΥΛΟΙ ΚΙΟΣ ΝΑΥΠΛΙΟ - A bike ride in Ναύπλιο, Πελοπόννησος, Δυτική Ελλάδα και Ιόνιο


gps route nafplio - myloi - argos - nafplio

nonbeard 2022-12-13 14:22:03.217303

Thesis - Ktima Bairaktaris | Buy All Greek Wine Online


The “welcome drink” wine at amymone & adiandi

nonbeard 2022-12-13 07:54:54.034651

Forward-Forward Algorithm, an Alternative to Backpropagation for Neural Networks | Hacker News

nonbeard 2022-12-12 15:26:52.493224

てふぬと | CoeFont


CoeFont turns people's voices into 'fonts' for use with anything, in this case the vtuber てふぬと (in a happy mood)

nonbeard 2022-12-11 18:54:11.188215

てふぬと【喜】 | CoeFont


CoeFont turns people's voices into 'fonts' for use with anything, in this case the vtuber てふぬと.

nonbeard 2022-12-11 18:53:57.376349

The CRPG Addict: Dark Heart of Uukrul

nonbeard 2022-12-08 01:08:02.429147

RPG Codex Retrospective Interview: Ian Boswell and Martin Buis on The Dark Heart of Uukrul :: rpg codex > doesn't scale to your level

nonbeard 2022-12-08 01:07:26.171876

The "authentic self" is relatively new -- Hans-Georg Moeller on Authenticity v/s Sincerity in Art - YouTube


Via David / curtain lurkers

It's an odd thesis IMO because when was authenticity taken seriously?

nonbeard 2022-12-05 18:29:54.990335

NoMachine - Free Remote Desktop for Everybody


Recommended remote desktop for linux (hn)

nonbeard 2022-12-03 10:29:32.865393

Anti Ligature Clothing | Tear Resistant & Fire Retardant


If you're at serious risk of suicide and are confined to a psychiatric hospital or prison, you can be put in clothing which is extremely difficult to rip or tear so you can't use it to harm yourself.

nonbeard 2022-11-25 00:21:55.291710

The Lotos-eaters by Alfred, Lord Tennyson | Poetry Foundation


Let us alone. What is it that will last?
All things are taken from us, and become
Portions and parcels of the dreadful past.

nonbeard 2022-11-19 19:59:48.038366

The Kalevala


Wearisome the maiden growing,
Her existence sad and hopeless,
Thus alone to live for ages
In the infinite expanses

(this is how it STARTS :D )

nonbeard 2022-11-18 00:08:08.956065

CSS Utility Classes and "Separation of Concerns"


Argues for a bootstrap-like reusable css rather than a css zen garden-like reusable HTML, but indirectly also sort of explains css pre processors like less to me, because they’re very useful for the zen garden approach but not so useful for the bootstrap approach.

nonbeard 2022-11-13 13:26:12.924553

Butter Soy Sauce Pasta with Japanese Mushrooms


Simple recipe using the butter + soy sauce combo. Turned out really nice -- comfortingly salty and creamy.

Also, it's hardly a recipe -- just mix the melted butter with some soy sauce in the pan, blend to emulsify, and add some pasta water to taste. Oh, and cook pasta for the last minute or so in the pan to get it nice and glazed.

nonbeard 2022-11-12 19:48:55.010714

Housing in Tokyo Is Far Cheaper and More Spacious Than You Think | Hacker News


Interesting discussion of various housing costs. London a depressing outlier.

nonbeard 2022-11-02 12:16:11.065384

Video Games Are Giving Up On The Idea We Can Save The World


“Emancipatory politics must always destroy the appearance of a ‘natural order’, must reveal what is presented as necessary and inevitable to be a mere contingency, just as it must make what was previously deemed to be impossible seem attainable.” – Mark Fisher

This quote from the comments reified the vague feelings of unease I have at the doom and gloom around climate change. If you truly believe that nothing can be done, then you will do nothing.

nonbeard 2022-11-01 18:31:35.504754

2D signed distance functions


iq is great -- beautifully illustrated example SDFs for many shapes, each linking to a Youtube video explaining the maths.

nonbeard 2022-10-31 22:23:32.203886

Things That Help People Make New Friends


Proximity, unplanned interactions, and privacy (i.e. one-on-one moments).

nonbeard 2022-10-29 19:22:56.721995

Systemantics - Wikipedia


system failure is an intrinsic feature of systems

nonbeard 2022-10-17 22:12:53.597282

Debian: how to install packages from a newer distribution


Add the repository, create a pin for all packages to the old repo, add a pin for the package of interest

nonbeard 2022-10-07 21:32:36.402638

Amiga C/C++ Compile, Debug & Profile - Visual Studio Marketplace


Really awesome VS Code extension which lets you scrub back and forward along a trace of Amiga demo execution to see DMA, all registers, copper list activity, etc. One of the few things that would get me to use VS Code... if it weren't also Windows-only!

nonbeard 2022-10-03 20:40:00.283841

Why Marcel Duchamp Played Chess with a Naked Eve Babitz | Artsy


Where I ended up after reading about the Magnus v Hans chess cheating scandal on HN.

nonbeard 2022-09-27 00:22:05.465529

ghidraninja/game-and-watch-backup: Relatively easy to use scripts for backing up (and restoring) the original Game & Watch firmware.


zelda game and watch modding

nonbeard 2022-09-26 23:40:00.564682

kbeckmann/game-and-watch-retro-go: Emulator collection for Nintendo® Game & Watch™


zelda game and watch modding

nonbeard 2022-09-26 23:39:51.419125

Savoury Muffins Recipe | Australia's Best Recipes


Yes please.

nonbeard 2022-09-21 12:26:18.133027

Zelda Secret Sound Effect - Flat


secret found

nonbeard 2022-09-14 23:51:29.243993



cases for katja

nonbeard 2022-08-05 12:51:36.230518

Shared state and routing in Vue.js | by Michał Męciński | codeburst


Routing in SPAs where the route transitions are driven by the shared store, as opposed to the less-flexible model taken by vue-router which links routes to components.

nonbeard 2022-08-02 16:33:22.989113

ferrucc.io | Building friend catchers


Friendcatchers are part of this. Friendcatchers are small, contained lists, essays or apps that solve resonant (emotional, relevant), tractable, underserved problems.

One way of doing it is writing in depth specialised guides. The beginners guides to everything have already been written. What’s missing is more advanced content. This sort of content tends to stand out and be highly appreciated in places like Reddit and Hacker news.

Another way of doing it is by sharing polarising, unconventional ideas you have. These ideas will repulse those that are close minded towards your ideas and attract more people like you.
Via HN

nonbeard 2022-07-19 13:36:41.237597

Stańczyk (painting) - Wikipedia


Famous Polish painting parodied with Waluigi

nonbeard 2022-07-19 13:29:33.087960

[2204.10532] End-to-end symbolic regression with transformers


From the London Machine Learning meetup today. They predict the function that will fit a set of values using a transformer architecture. It approaches state of the art (which are GA-based approaches) but is much faster than them.

Some interesting discussion of the typical approach which is to evolve a "skeleton", which is the formula without any constants, and then fit constants to it. They don't use a skeleton and achieve better results, but only within the domain for which the model was trained

GAs tend to over-fit, so this being immune from that results in simpler formulae.

nonbeard 2022-07-13 20:09:19.823312

CARAMELLA | Hirashima/ヒラシマ


Japanese furniture manufacturer

nonbeard 2022-07-06 23:17:22.289115

Imaginative designs of obsessive quality — Hem


Furniture via Katja

nonbeard 2022-07-06 23:16:42.135795

noo.ma | Best quality contemporary furniture handmade in Europe


Furniture via Katja

nonbeard 2022-07-06 23:16:31.249298

The Ten Commandments for Detective Fiction (1929): A Brief History and Update – Elizabeth Spann Craig


These are pretty good, apart from the weird Chinese one. Was this supposed to be anti-mysterious-Orient?

nonbeard 2022-07-06 12:58:48.477230

[Guide] How to unlock the bootloader on Nokia Android Phones for free

nonbeard 2022-07-05 15:50:03.908741

The Horse of the Invisible

nonbeard 2022-07-04 20:20:38.979734

Madame Sara

nonbeard 2022-07-04 20:20:05.802473

The Problem of Cell 13

nonbeard 2022-07-04 20:18:17.065459

A Complete Guide To Caring For Rubber Plants and Answers to Why Yours Might Be Dying • Vintage Revivals


Very comprehensive rubber plant troubleshooting. I have learnt that I was giving mine too much sun AND underwatering it! Poor little guy.

nonbeard 2022-07-03 21:44:20.644398



"Do you recognize the logo? Yes? So, I'm sure you are tired like me about this crappy app."

Someone reverse engineered the BLE protocol used by the LED strip lights I just bought.

Or, more accurately: I just bought some LED strip lights because someone reverse engineered the BLE protocol they use.

nonbeard 2022-06-30 20:14:14.823169

Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SoGEA) | BT Wholesale

nonbeard 2022-06-25 00:14:26.103436

Should You Feed Orioles All Summer?


> Orioles fans should definitely feed their love birds all summer long! Not
> only will they get some great exercise and some delicious Orioles food, but
> they will also be keeping an eye on baseball.

Examples of superficially plausible nonsense text, via hn

nonbeard 2022-06-22 11:21:40.175452
📜 Boyfriend of Zelda