Mainboard Terminal is not just any cyberdeck, it’s a full-feature PC powered by Framework’s Mainboard. It has a 5″ (1080×1080) round LCD, a fully 3D printable case, and is compatible with OLKB Preonic mechanical keyboard. Read more…
Computers are incapable of representing arbitrary real numbers exactly. This is due to two intractable facts of real numbers: Uncountably Infinite Domain: There are an infinite number of real numbers.Uncountably Infinite Precision: Some real numbers require infinite precision.Since computers use a finite number of bits, computer architects must settle on capturing a finite number ofContinue reading “The Cult of Posits”
Apple’s first product was the Apple-1 computer, introduced in 1976. This early microcomputer used an unusual type of storage for its display: shift register memory. Instead of storing data in RAM (random-access memory), it was stored in a 1024-position shift register. You put a bit into the shift register and 1024 clock cycles later, theContinue reading “Inside the Apple-1’s unusual MOS clock driver chip”
A demo of modular electronics with Pockit as of early 2022, after several upgrades in the recent months based on everyone’s feedback. Hope you guys enjoy it!
f.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. It’s even possible that you’re staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use itContinue reading “f.lux”
Over the past year, software engineers have lived through the shock of infiltrated or intentionally broken NPM packages, supply chain attacks, long-unnoticed backdoors, and more. This has created a firestorm of activity around how to securely build software. Many organizations, from the Linux Foundation to the United States government, are calling for and building newContinue reading “The Three Pillars of Reproducible Builds”
Computational thinking, which centers around devising abstractions for problems so they can be solved with computational steps and efficient algorithms, is a concept that serves not only computer science (CS) but progressively more of science and everyday life. After Jeannette Wing published her influential paper on computational thinking, the discussion of computational thinking has greatlyContinue reading “Abstractions, Their Algorithms, and Their Compilers”
Using a Sony Vaio VGN-P588E for the past few months as our primary personal laptop. This thing’s great; it’s got a small but not uncomfortable keyboard. It’s got a trackpoint, which we absolutely need to keep our hands healthy. Crucially, it’s only 1.5 pounds. We’re disabled in a way that means we’ve got to careContinue reading “Computer Life at 800MHz”