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Jeremie Francois
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An open-minded technophilic iconoclast driven by curiosity.
An open-minded technophilic iconoclast driven by curiosity.

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The prettiest SMT components I ever used? These are 560nH smt inductors (see the wire on the closeup?). It is funny they chose such vivid hues for once (I did not check if that coded the value) :) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inductor
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I am voiceless, as this time it looks legit. It would be a milestone both both for open source but also for a broader point of view. Sharing patents makes a heavy dent on trolls (we talked about some time ago when Ultimaker registered it first patent seemingly to try and protect itself). We also could feel better about Microsoft buying #github months ago. As Gandhi said in another context IIRC: "first they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." But, still, I wish they do not start "buying" the Linux kernel as well, who knows. Ballmer is not dead, he is the one who called it a communist cancer, remember (https://www.zdnet.com/article/ballmer-i-may-have-called-linux-a-cancer-but-now-i-love-it/)
It's not a joke. It's not a PR move. It's a legally-binding agreement with established open-source patent protection rules to no longer sue Android, Linux, and other open-source projects.
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An excellent post that clearly explain why Google+ was efficient in my opinion. G+ "Followers" are first interested in the themes (aka collections), more than in the people. Obviously, other platforms like Facebook are probably reluctant to switch their business model where they focus primarily, and without much respect, on the person instead of the quality and the content itself. Eh, the buyer is a person, not a collection. E.g, my ~2K followers on the microcontroller matter will not be bothered by my posts on rants & society if they choose not to. Actually, beside a few close friends, nobody subscribed to me, no, they subscribed to one or two collections instead. And this is precious, even for me, as it drives me to try and post high quality content, and to get high quality feed back as well.
Google+ users are different from other social networks - in last 30 days 99.3% of my 13,770 new followers chose to follow my focussed Collections vs just my main Profile

In last 30 days I made 1,055 comments and received 5,609 +1s, 1,076 comments, 479,001 views and 13,677 new Collection followers.

Google+ was (is) what you make of it. I just found these stats now when I went to update my profile with where I'll be in future. It has kept me so busy I could hardly keep up. If I missed one day it was a backlog the following day. The beauty is those are the 1,076 on-topic comments and I'm really glad to see that 99.3% of those new followers had followed my focussed topic Collections and not just my main profile. That shows that 99.3% of followers were choosing focussed topics vs just all posts. It also demonstrated why Google+ users are different from other networks! It demonstrates clearly people want focus vs noise and streams of non-relevant posts.

My challenge is to find a new primary posting network where I can replicate this focussed view for people. I can't choose Twitter otherwise there will just be one long stream of mixed posts... I'd love to find a network where each "Collection" could even have its own RSS feed or replication. Believe it or not with Friends+Me I could do this with Google+ and just replicate my Technology posts out to one Twitter feed or wherever I wanted to send them.

But I love challenges and I love new stuff so I'm going to enjoy the search.

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Google terminating Google+ ?!! So now I predict blogger is next... A few weeks ago, they closed their own FR Google+ account saying we should follow them on twitter or facebook. Hint: nope, will not switch to facebook, I even prefer to go back to anonymity. What bugs me is all the info I collected and shared, I should have saved it in, err, my blog on tridimake.com? OK now it may be time to stop using all these third-party privately-owned services and go back to self-hosted stuff. Or start a brand new life on the internet :D Well almost. In between, here I am in case I no more post on G+ for the next months! https://twitter.com/tridimake
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Not free nor affiliated, but this interesting application lets you make and duplicate an android application (APK). E.g. I really enjoy Mattermost as a free, open and self-hosted replacement of slack for non invasive collaborative work. Actually I just created another instance for my family as a private social network (I will never promote facebook and repeated, insulting, severe breaches of privacy).. Alas, the official android app does not handle multiple Mattermost servers. Now, AppCloner bypasses the issue by duplicating and renaming the executable. It may not work for all applications as stated, but it is worth for me even for this single positive usage! I am certainly going to buy/donate if it keeps on working so seamlessly.
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Yeah, nice one! http://christianp.github.io/regex-fractals/ (without taking many risks I would guess they are related to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L-system).
More goodies from the (mathematician) author on http://somethingorotherwhatever.com/
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Wow, and they plan to add wifi to another release of their "systems in package" (aka single chip computer). This would make a pocket beagle even smaller, without the need for an SD card! The only thing is they kept the good but quite old Texas Instrument CPU, and it a tad slow (esp. no USB3 support...).
BTW: https://electroiq.com/2006/07/soc-vs-mcm-vs-sip-vs-sop/
+Octavo Systems' +Texas Instruments Sitara AM335x SiP now includes eMMC flash and oscillator, beside the processor, RAM, LDO, and passive components.
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Is trolling AI a good idea? :D
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Oddly satisfying, kind of poetic, minimalist... the video could go on for hours.
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