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severak 12.4.2024 15:48:35

The Electrical Items Collection

Collecting and documenting electrical devices of different types from all around the world; explaining the history of electrical wiring and some of its design principles.

severak 21.11.2023 14:33:42

The messy, secretive reality behind OpenAI’s bid to save the world

The AI moonshot was founded in the spirit of transparency. This is the inside story of how competitive pressure eroded that idealism.

severak 16.11.2023 11:35:08

Lessons from METAFONT

YLD is a digital consultancy in London. We specialise in software engineering, design, training and open-source development. Contact us today for more info.

severak 13.10.2023 12:41:27

The Interface of Kai Krause's Software @mprove

mprove ideas + interaction + design

severak 10.10.2023 16:39:27

The fraud was in the code

The jury got a taste of code review as they examined a falsified "insurance fund" and the infamous FTX → Alameda Research "backdoor".

severak 1.10.2023 02:06:37

Why JPEG is like a photocopier (generation loss)


severak 24.9.2023 14:52:35

Usability of Old Computers

I set up a Retro PC recently. One of the reasons I did this is because I was inspired by this thread:

severak 5.9.2023 15:34:19


Hey There! My name is Vega, and I’m glad you’re here! I know there are plenty of tutorials and ways to learn online, be it on YouTube, SkillShare, or online classes provided for free by various universities. The difference here is I’ve tried to cut out the boring parts, make things a bit more entertaining than a textbook, and drenched the content in my own personal opinion that has been built up by my experiences.

severak 29.8.2023 16:38:09

Accessible Palette: stop using HSL for color systems | Wildbit

Accessible Palette is an app for building color systems with consistent lightness and predictable contrast ratios across color levels.

severak 25.8.2023 11:28:41

Running Jitsi on a Raspberry Pi 4 - Neil Brown

Running jitsi on a Raspberry Pi

severak 24.8.2023 12:52:18

Most of My Instagram Ads Are for Drugs, Stolen Credit Cards, Hacked Accounts, Counterfeit Money, and Weapons

The ads are a window into a blatantly illegal underground economy that Meta is not only failing to moderate, but is actively profiting from and injecting into users’ feeds.

severak 22.8.2023 12:00:23

16-bit Serial Homebrew CPU - 2023

Personal website

severak 17.8.2023 12:55:18

Are there any music programming languages from after the SuperCollider era?

The history of music and sound synthesis languages can be traced back to the Music N languages starting in the 1950s. You can trace the threads from there to a variety of languages that were develo...

severak 17.8.2023 11:51:11


We research DSP algorithms and develop audio effects and virtual instrument plugins.

severak 14.8.2023 02:15:16

Obsolete Thor

Ramblings of a File Format researcher

severak 5.8.2023 21:05:32

Language Is a Poor Heuristic for Intelligence

With the emergence of LLM “AI”, everyone will have to learn what many disabled people have always understood

severak 26.7.2023 12:04:47

The Eternal Mainframe

The urge to replace the mainframe has reinvented the mainframe and its problems.

severak 26.7.2023 10:46:22

Thoughts on AI and AI-veganism

I’ve come to think LLMs/GPTs/whatever are a threat to conventional search engines because the modern web is an unbelievably annoying dumpster fire. They don’t really provide better or faster answers, what they provide is an experience that is not a complete pain in the ass. This frog has been simmering for a long while now and we’re so used to it that seeing literally anything else seems revolutionary. You visit a website and need to dismiss a cookie policy notification, a request to show popups, a request to know your location, an invitation to subscribe to a newsletter, a sales rep wants to have a chat with you, then you get random layout shifts for several minutes as all the ad auctions finish, and then just as you’re ready to read the content the website crashes and reloads and the circus starts over again.

severak 17.7.2023 13:00:14

When Open Becomes Opaque: The Changing Face of Open-Source Hardware Companies

Over the last 15+ years, innovative electronics companies have designed and released thousands of open-source hardware designs, creating a flourishing industry. Open-source hardware companies colle…

severak 15.6.2023 15:46:37

Cement's future could be a combination of Carbon Capture and Electrification

Cement is an industry where capturing carbon emissions may be necessary. A combination with process heat electrification could be better than CCS alone.

severak 5.6.2023 10:34:38


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