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AP22815/AP22615/et al USB-friendly load switches from Diodes Inc.
tl;dr: These are two load switches in a series of similar SOT-23-5/SOT-23-6 load switches that make it really easy to get power safely from a USB port. One of the important rules about getting power to a device from USB is that you need to make sure that your USB device doesn't try to back-power the…

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The sixth eight weeks of shelter-in-place stress baking with Jill
At the 48 week mark, you can already look back at what you were posting this day last year and realize that Coronavirus anxiety was already a thing. The 52 week mark, coming soon, is going to be A Thing, except that I've already been feeling all of the milestones a few months early because of some…

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The fifth eight weeks of shelter-in-place stress baking with Jill
Jill was just getting over being reminded of how long this has gone on and now they are going to be reminded that it's been 40 weeks. Happy Hollidays! Not included was making two two-person-feasts for my spouse's religious observances, which included that I can now make one of the really hard…

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The fourth eight weeks of shelter-in-place stress baking with Jill
This update is really late. Like, I've been sitting on the set since October, but a lot of stuff came up. We had the election, which has been going on for, at last count, two years. And my dishwasher broke. And there were holidays. And that's just the things that caused me to not get around to…

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Trying out Ponoko and the FreeCAD Laser Cut Interlocking workbench
tl;dr: The Laser Cut Interlocking workbench is the first tool I've found that feels like it might make the process of designing three dimensional structures to be laser cut easier. And Ponoko is kinda neat once you get past the $14 per-order charge Why is laser cutting cool? I should probably…