You Know What’s Cyberpunk? The California Sky Right Now! #cyberpunk
“The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.” William Gibson, Neuromancer
Starting this morning, people in the Bay Area of California began posting pictures of the dark, hazy-orange, smoke-choked sky in the area. Many pointed out that this is the same color sky seen in Dune 2049 and the post-apocalyptic real-world in The Matrix films. Others made allusions to nuclear winter, waking up on Mars, or like it was the end of the world.
As if we needed any more unsettling reminders that we are living in the cyberpunk now. Where is our Neo when we need them?
[Above image, Oakland this AM, Krisztina Lazar. Bottom image, scene from Blade Runner 2049.]
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.