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Attempts to cut a solder paste stencil - Part 3

May 20, 2021


I somewhat successfully cut a solder paste stencil containing a qfn-48 package with a rotary engraver!

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Attempts to cut a solder paste stencil - Part 2

May 12, 2021


More attempts at cutting a solder paste stencil with a rotary engraver.

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KDE Neon Offline updates

May 11, 2021


Today KDE Neon performed an "Offline update"... while I sat there unable to work for 10 minutes I reminisced about (one reason) why I hated windows so much and deleted it from every computer I own.

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How to disable FLoC in Django

April 30, 2021


Here's how to supposively "disable FLoC" in django using middleware.

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Dahlgren 300z test cut of a solder paste stencil

April 12, 2021


I decided to see how good or bad the Dahlgren System 300z is at engraving by doing a test cut for a solder paste stencil.

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Configuring nginx to gzip static files

April 08, 2021


When using dokku the static files (css, js, etc..) are typically served by nginx but by default

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How to prevent ssh client from timing out

March 29, 2021


SSH drops idle connections after 30 seconds or something with the error client_loop: send disconnect: Broken pipe. Here's how to fix that...

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Can an old laser mouse be used as an encoder

February 07, 2021


High resolution encoders are expensive... old computer mice are dirt cheap.

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Installing arm embedded toolchain on ubuntu 20.04

January 22, 2021


Previously you could install and update the toolchain for arm cortex R and M cpu's using apt by just adding the ppa and doing a normal apt install, but that ended for whatever reason.

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TemplateDoesNotExist with django form field

December 16, 2020


Django ignores your template settings by default when rendering forms.

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