Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

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Schmetz on TV

My household has two Raspberry Pis.

One, 'Klopp,' runs our home automation, spam blocking, etc. The other, 'Schmetz,' had been a little dev machine but I've since stopped using that (at least for the time being.) So it's been sitting largely idle for a while.

After acquiring a mini-HDMI to HDMI cable, Schmetz has been relocated to the TV. As I explained on Mastodon, primarily to easily enable some streaming to the TV (Twitch which cannot stream on Roku, thanks Amazon.)

It will also prove useful on days where I need to stream multiple games of soccer, etc.

Now I need to update our Harmony remote to properly handle inputs.

11/15/2022 5:31 am | | Tags: raspberry pi, gadget, technology

TIL that a Petard is a small bomb, and that you get hoisted and NOT foisted in the saying

"Hoist with his own petard" is a phrase from a speech in William Shakespeare's play Hamlet that has become proverbial. The phrase's meaning is that a bomb-maker is blown ("hoist") off the ground by his own bomb (a "petard" is a small explosive device), and indicates an ironic reversal, or poetic justice.

11/15/2022 8:17 am | | Tags: today i learned, linguistics, idiom

Day of 8 Billion

On 15 November 2022, the world’s population is projected to reach 8 billion people, a milestone in human development. This unprecedented growth is due to the gradual increase in human lifespan owing to improvements in public health, nutrition, personal hygiene and medicine. It is also the result of high and persistent levels of fertility in some countries.

While it took the global population 12 years to grow from 7 to 8 billion, it will take approximately 15 years—until 2037— for it to reach 9 billion, a sign that the overall growth rate of the global population is slowing.

11/15/2022 11:05 am | | Tags: world, united nations

Pangeos, the itinerant floating city

It'll never work.

11/15/2022 10:34 pm | | Tags: engineering, crazy
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