I can't understand why people are frightened by new ideas. I'm frightened of old ones.
-- John Cage

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If you're on a big instance with lots of members, you might want to consider moving to a smaller instance.

Smaller instances can give members personal attention, as the admin has more time to deal with messages and feedback. They also tend to have more interesting local timelines if you pick an instance that matches a favourite topic.

Using smaller instances also protects the Fediverse from nasty people or companies, because a spread-out Fediverse is much harder to hack or buy.

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Our Email Self-Defense guide, which teaches you how to encrypt your email with GnuPG, is back and better than ever! Check out the updated version, get your GnuPG set up, and share with absolutely everyone you know with #UserFreedom: u.fsf.org/3f5

Descent into the dungeon; new boardgame my wife got; playing with her and daughter.

There's a Bundle of Holding for Fate Core up with a bunch of Fate stuff for your gaming and reading pleasure:

bundleofholding.com/presents/F

#faterpg #ttrpg

Finally understood why does a 2-port measurement on a network analyzer can reliably find the impedance of a Power Distribution Network. The RF impedance between power and ground is nearly zero on a PCB with many capacitors, diverting 99% current coming out from port 1 to ground, meanwhile port 2 is in parallel, but its 50 Ω input impedance is large and gets almost no current, no voltage drop. Like Kelvin sensing but instead of 1 MΩ, 50 Ω is large enough. And since port 2 receives almost no power, S21 goes to zero and impedance equation simplifies to a straight line Z = 25 Ω x S21, really neat. #electronics

Elasticsearch.Extensions.Logger, a project for I have been working on for a long time, has finally been released, as part of ECS 1.6 alpha 1: nuget.org/packages/Elasticsear

Today’s card is The Chariot, ready to take you places. Whatever you’re planning, it’s time to make a go of it - you got this

@Inkscape is celebrating the release of Inkscape 1.1! Among the highlights are a Welcome dialog, a Command Palette, a revamped Dialog Docking System, and searchable preference options. inkscape.org/news/2021/05/24/w

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