In no particular order and not particularly well organised.
Recently the fan on the PM2.5 sensor on my Awair had started to make an annoying amount of noise and no amount of canned air seemed to fix it. As I didn’t want to spend €329 on a new Awair Element, the best option seemed to be to replace the whole sensor (a Honeywell HPMA115S0-XXX).
Da Bomb really is as terrible as everyone says…
View from the Norval Foundation
Photographed from the Mustikkamaa island in Helsinki
In 2019 I travelled to Rotterdam to attend Euruko 2019 with the intent to pitch Helsinki as the next Euruko host city. While I had a great time at Euruko 2019, in retrospect 2019 turned out to be the worst year to win the privilege of being the next host city.
After bringing home the Euruko gong we quickly got to work planning where and when to host Euruko 2020. In the end, we chose the beautiful Savoy Theatre as the venue and August 2020 as the date.
Clips from the Finnish TV program “Computing as a profession”, shown in “School Television” in 1973.
Signal is a still a great piece of software. Just do one thing and do it well, be the trusted de facto platform for private messaging that empowers dissidents, journalists and grandma all to communicate freely with the same guarantees of privacy. Don’t become a dodgy money transmitter business. This is not the way.
Like many others, I was disappointed to hear that Signal is going down the cryptocurrency rabbit-hole.
This blog post from Stephen Diehl covers the problems with this move pretty well.