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Dear LazyWeb. Does anyone know of any new baby/birth traditions around the world where friends/neighbours/well-wishers would leave food or vegetables on your doorstep? Found a nice courgette on ours today! Half suspect it's from a German lady who lives down the road from us so wonder if it's a tradition there perhaps? +Lennart Poettering +Daniel Mack ?
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Anyone out there know of any kind of programmable pocket sound sampler type thing? Like the keychains I used to have as a kid that played sounds on each button press but rather than preset, I could upload or record my own samples to each button?

Perhaps you've seen such a thing on your travels +Vladimir Pantelic or +Koen Kooi?

Something cheap needed as it's basically for a toy for a small child!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mr-T-in-Your-Pocket-Talking-Keychain/162976607614
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Uh, so Phoronix is being Phoronix, and reports quite misleading news. Let me quickly put a few things straight: first of all, "one million lines of code" is really misleading, as that appears to be raw lines of files managed by git. Since we carry large amount of documentation the actual lines of code are much lower. Using a tool like "sloccount" for counting lines of code reveals systemd currently carries ~342K lines of code, of which ~318K are proper C code. Which isn't actually that much. To put things into perspective, as one example wpa_supplicant alone has ~451K lines of code, of which ~351K are proper C code. I think as long as the supposedly huge systemd tree with all its components, such as resolved, networkd, timesyncd, nspawn, journald, and so on only reaches 75% of the size of the codebase of you frickin wifi subsystem, I think we are good, aren't we?

I mean, sure, apples, oranges and stuff, but still…

(and yeah, even stuff such as supposedly "lean" projects such as uclibc weigh 329K lines of code already…)
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Just noticed the +ebay app on Android is called "ebay - Buy, Sell & Save Money. Great tech deals"... Don't be dicks and try and game the system +ebay, just call it... "ebay".
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Newbie Android Faffing help needed. I have an android (4.4 based) camera I want to play about with (to do a long timelapse as inspired by +Auke Kok) and I want to try and write a simple little script that triggers an activity and simulates a button press, sleeps for 20mins and repeats. Should be pretty trivial I'd have thought, but I'm struggling a bit.

I can get a shell on the camera via adb fine, but tools like "am" and "input" seem to be missing. There doesn't appear to be a package manager on it either (unsurprisingly) so "pm" is also missing. I'm not even sure if "am" will work (suspect it won't as the GUI is MiniGUI based and I suspect it won't actually support activities as such), so perhaps both these tools are useless, but in the interests of my understanding (I've done zero android hacking before) how are you supposted to get them? From what I can tell they are just supposed to be there, so I guess I would need to build them and replace them on the image (I have root fine) but it would be easier to find pre-built versions... can you get them anywhere?

Any other thoughts on a low-level android/arm binary for triggering photographs that I could use (i.e. bypassing the mini GUI completely)? (obviously nothing installable via an APK, so I'd just have to hack it in there).

Perhaps installing some kind of package manager would be a good idea - I know Termux has a nice shell, but it's packaged up as a visual app and I'm really not interested in "apps" per-se, just shell access via adb, but with more useful commands and the ability to trigger photos etc?

Any thoughts etc. from more seasoned android devs appreciated!
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Pro tip: When taking product photos of your RJ45 connectors, put them in the sheath the correct way round!
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Luna disappointed that she didn't get to go to Google Cloud Next conference... She was wanting to find out about the latest developments in DOGker Containers... #gcp #cloud #cloudnext #gcpnext #next
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Strangely enough, I looked yesterday morning into buying this (now that it's available in the UK). I also looked into buying the WiFi system (as my WiFi router sucks and the last one I bought sucks even more - an Asus thing that rarely even boots correctly as an access point - I should really give it away - probably works OK in other modes). Anyway, i thought to myself, hmm, perhaps the Home device works as a WiFi device anyway - it really should - I can't see why it wouldn't... I checked. It doesn't. I was disappointed. Now I see this... think I'll hold off on my purchase for a while - it was indulgent anyway!
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If I had a 3D printer, this would be on my list of things to print! https://3dprint.com/103289/open-source-3d-print-sundial/

Perhaps one for your list +Swapnil Bhartiya​?
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