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zevv/bucklespring: Nostalgia bucklespring keyboard sound
This project emulates the sound of my old faithful IBM Model-M space saver bucklespring keyboard while typing on my notebook, mainly for the purpose of annoying the hell out of my coworkers.
retro  ha  audio  github  software  typewriter 
june 2019 by ignatz
Airbus – A380 – Why Do Projects Fail?
The root of the problem can be traced back to a single decision: the decision to proceed with the project despite the fact that two CAD systems were in use. That decision resulted in design inconsistencies, mismatched calculations and configuration management failures.
failure  a380  engineering  software 
february 2019 by ignatz
mac friendly client that appears to work well with pleroma
mastodon  pleroma  mac  socialnetworking  software 
september 2018 by ignatz
CW Skimmer
simultaneous decoding of ALL cw signals in the receiver passband - up to 700 signals can be decoded in parallel on a 3-GHz P4 if a wideband receiver is used
cw  skimmer  cwskimmer  radio  hamradio  digital  software 
may 2018 by ignatz
Home - CHIRP
FOSS software for programming many ham radios
radio  software  OSS  amateurradio  hamradio 
february 2018 by ignatz
Home - MindNode
Delightful Mind Mapping for your Mac, iPad and iPhone
software  brain 
june 2017 by ignatz Pipe Viewer
Pipe Viewer is an Open Source tool to monitor the progress of data through a pipeline between any two processes, giving a progress bar, ETA, etc.
software  tools 
february 2017 by ignatz
ryansb/hugo-lambda: Use AWS Lambda to run the Hugo static site generator
hugo-lambda - Use AWS Lambda to run the Hugo static site generator
aws  software 
october 2016 by ignatz
alestic/aws-git-backed-static-website: Git-backed Static Website powered entirely by AWS CloudFormation stack
aws-git-backed-static-website - Git-backed Static Website powered entirely by AWS CloudFormation stack
web  aws  software 
october 2016 by ignatz
Hugo :: A fast and modern static website engine
Hugo, a fast and flexible static site generator built with love by spf13 and friends in Go
web  software 
october 2016 by ignatz
ALOHA Software | CAMEO (Computer-Aided Management of Emergency Operations) | US EPA
ALOHA allows you to enter details about a real or potential chemical release, and then it will generate threat zone estimates for various types of hazards. 
software  disasters  emergencies  hazmat  toxic 
august 2016 by ignatz
Mac Ham Radio
News and Information about Amateur Radio / Ham Radio using OS X and iOS.
hamradio  mac  amateurradio  software 
november 2015 by ignatz
Bus factor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In software development, the bus factor is the number of key developers who would need to be incapacitated to make a project unable to proceed.
wikipedia  software  projects  risk  busrisk 
march 2015 by ignatz
Cache stampede - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A cache stampede is a type of cascading failure that can occur when massive parallel computing systems with caching mechanisms come under very high load. This behaviour is sometimes also called dog-piling.
technology  computers  software  caching  failure  wikipedia 
january 2014 by ignatz
Toyota's killer firmware: Bad design and its consequences | EDN
Bad design practices. Quality control in modern cars seems to evaporate where the software is concerned.
software  design  engineering  failure  cars  toyota 
october 2013 by ignatz
Yahoo! Chat - A Eulogy
Yahoo! Chat downloaded profanity to your client to help screen it
chat  yahoo  profanity  ha  censorship  failure  software 
march 2013 by ignatz
Literate Jenks Natural Breaks and How The Idea Of Code is Lost
A crazy amount of code archaeology to discover exactly an algorithm -- specifically 'Jenks natural breaks", works, after decades of cargo-cult copying (via Nelson):

'I spent a day reading the original text and decoding as much as possible of the code’s intention, so that I could write a ‘literate’ implementation. My definition of literate is highly descriptive variable names, detailed and narrative comments, and straightforward code with no hijinks.

So: yes, this isn’t the first implementation of Jenks in Javascript. And it took me several times longer to do things this way than to just get the code working.

But the sad and foreboding state of this algorithm’s existing implementations said that to think critically about this code, its result, and possibilities for improvement, we need at least one version that’s clear about what it’s doing.'
jenks-natural-breaks  algorithms  chloropleth  javascript  reverse-engineering  history  software  copyright  via:nelson  via:jm 
february 2013 by ignatz
A Generation Lost in the Bazaar - ACM Queue
The trouble is that the market for two pieces of wood nailed together—inexpertly—is fairly small outside of the "proud grandfather" segment
software  unix  rant  via:maciej 
august 2012 by ignatz
It is not okay to have errors which are only decipherable by using Google to get a translation.
php  software  ha 
april 2012 by ignatz
Mogees | Bruno Zamborlin
Mogees is a project that uses microphones to turn any surface into an interactive board, which associates different gestures with different sounds. This means that desktop drummers could transform their finger taps and hand slaps into the sound of a marimba or xylophone.
music  software  sound  art 
january 2012 by ignatz
war against bill gates computer game 1994
software  games  vintage  microsoft  linux 
september 2011 by ignatz
Cheap Impostor
If you want to use your computer to make a book or a magazine, the final step before printing is called imposition. Cheap Impostor is a simple yet powerful alternative to fancy imposition software.
books  design  mac  paper  software 
june 2011 by ignatz
Dumpster Drive
Dumpster Drive is a file-sharing application that recycles digital files. Using dumpster diving as a model for recirculating unwanted objects, Dumpster Drive allows others to dig through files that you delete on your computer in a passive file-sharing network.
sharing  software  garbage  recycling  doom 
june 2011 by ignatz
Unusual software bug - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unusual software bugs are a class of software bugs that are considered exceptionally difficult to understand and repair. There are several kinds, mostly named after scientists who discovered counterintuitive things
via:popular  software  jargon  computers  programming  ha 
april 2011 by ignatz
Web-Based 3D Modeling - Fabbaloo Blog - Fabbaloo
"3DTin is essentially visual LEGO. You build your object by placing blocks in the intended arrangement. "
fab  3dprinter  web  software 
april 2011 by ignatz
Dunston Checks In API
"The Dunston Checks In API provides an easy, lightweight framework for developers to integrate memorable qutoes [sic] from Dunston Checks In in their applications."
api  ha  software  programming  film 
february 2011 by ignatz
X Lossless Decoder: Lossless audio decoder for Mac OS X
Very slick FLAC and other lossless format decoder.
audio  flac  mac  osx  software  freeware  mp3  aac 
january 2010 by ignatz
the future stack
adobe aftereffects crashes make one nerd snap, permanently
adobe  failure  software  rage  ha 
december 2009 by ignatz
software tool for RFID test/crack hardware
rfid  hacking  software  radio  security 
july 2009 by ignatz
Mistaeks I Hav Made: What do Programmers Feel About their Software?
tool that extracts comments from source code and displays its interpretation of the programmers' emotional experience
visualization  programming  despair  software  tools  via:mendel 
july 2009 by ignatz
Buggy 'smart meters' open door to power-grid botnet • The Register
New electricity meters being rolled out to millions of homes and businesses are riddled with security bugs that could bring down the power grid, according to a security researcher who plans to demonstrate several attacks at a security conference next month
infosec  security  infrastructure  failure  software  energy  network 
june 2009 by ignatz
Anonymous Pro
monospaced font with features for programmers
fonts  monospace  texteditors  programming  ide  software 
june 2009 by ignatz
Things You Should Never Do, Part I - Joel on Software
They did it by making the single worst strategic mistake that any software company can make: They decided to rewrite the code from scratch.
failure  software  programming  softwareengineering  management  development 
january 2009 by ignatz
Sniper rifle software launched for iPod touch - Telegraph
Quick ballistics solutions from your iPod, which is mounted to your rifle!
guns  software  what  iphone 
january 2009 by ignatz
BBC NEWS | Technology | Microsoft Zune affected by 'bug'
MS manages to make a calendar error and temporarily brick all the 30G Zunes
failure  software  programming  microsoft  calendar  clock  zune  leapyear 
january 2009 by ignatz
How Wall Street Lied to Its Computers - Bits Blog -
how many more complicated ways are there to say "it was a bubble again like always"?
finance  commerce  failure  villainy  software  quants 
september 2008 by ignatz
A System Call That Should Never Fail
the "can't happen" switch fallthrough hits userspace, causing ha
fail  microsoft  software  windows  canthappen  possibly  apocryphal  ha  via:ethanthein 
march 2008 by ignatz
Sciral : Innovative Productivity Tools : Sciral Consistency
A calendar/todo list for consistent, but not rigidly consistent tasks
via:brienigma  productivity  software  tools  mac  calendar  Apple  todolist 
march 2008 by ignatz
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