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Marie Kondo’ing The Ol’Tech Corner

Lots of ESP8266

Been doing some cleaning of the ol’Tech Corner this weekend. Been reading Marie Kondo’s books(The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, for instance.) on tidying up. Anyone’s who’s gotten a good look at my tech corner can tell you it’s a bit like am old electronics shop. You know the one with the aisles and aisles of just “stuff” yeah. So while I can’t/won’t go and drag everything of one kind out… there are literally thousands of kinds of things in there… I did set a sort of cutoff based on my prevailing interests, recent frustrations, and just YOLO/TLDR; aspects of life. Smaller Than 1206? Out! Any part smaller than 1206 is out. 0805? nope. Out. Those tiny ant-like…
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Getting Things Online

An Interesting Last Few Years In Tech and Makerspace   So the last few years has seen some interesting changes in the world tech world. 3D printers have become fairly commonplace, microcontrollers and programming tool chains have become incredibly accessible for everyone, regardless of their choice of operating system. Prices have come down for much of the technological raw components and services. Put simply, we are in a maker’s market… people have been enabled to tinker and create things, bespoke things that have programmable behaviours. Not because you buy XYZ’s company’s control module and components only compatible with that platform(though there are new ones of those as well), but you can build your own control module or completely rewrite the underlying firmware for the control modules. It’s an…
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