This is chilling:
I love tech. But watching it intersect with a Hindu nationalist government trying to crush dissent, choke a free press, and destroy a nation’s secular ethos doesn’t feel like something I bought a ticket to. Writing about technology from India now feels like having a front-row seat to the country’s rapid slide into authoritarianism. “It’s like watching a train wreck while you’re inside the train,” I Slacked my boss in November.
This is the best news to happen in Ireland’s emissions situation for a while! The ESB plan to turn off the highly polluting coal power station at Moneypoint, switching it to be a hub for offshore wind energy, including energy storage using hydrogen. Moneypoint has massive connections to the Irish grid, and the amount of available wind power on the west coast is simply huge. Great stuff!
Using DD-WRT to turn off the internet for certain devices during night-time hours
‘[River] wanted to use a Raspberry Pi to bring the fans into his home automation system, but the Raspberry Pi doesn’t have a 304.2 MHz radio. What it does have is user-programmable GPIO and the rpitx package, which converts a GPIO pin into a basic radio transmitter. Of course, the Pi’s GPIO pin’s aren’t long enough to efficiently transmit at 304.2 MHz, so [River] added a proper antenna, as well as a low-pass filter to clean up the transmitted signal. The rpitx package supports OOK out of the box, so [River] was quickly able get the Pi controlling his fan in no time’