Raspberry Pita project, lesson learned #1: The Pi3A+ gpio header is a nightmare to desolder, and if you do manage to desolder it, you'll probably also desolder components you don't want to and fry the board. Instead of plugging the button board into the back of the Pi, figure out how to redesign it so the button board plugs into the front of the Pi. This means the board will need many, many more slots cut in it so the various jacks can be accessible. Bonus, SD card should be accessible now.
I've double checked this against my own board with a multimeter, and https://www.mouser.com/pdfDocs/SipeedMaixduinoSpecifications_ENV10.pdf the pinout on this one is correct, and the old one I had is probably wrong. Time to start connecting up the SPI pins using the FPIOA commands.
From the birdsite, but Ari's pretty good on such matters usually. https://twitter.com/ariarmstrong/status/1158410445893406720
This computer is beautiful
Breakdown by 8-Bit Guy here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcBQfcaWc7E Excellent video, the series is pretty good too, but this is the best one of the bunch.
@anime You could redirect your other site to your Pleroma site perhaps... Or just set up a second one for it. Pleroma seems capable enough to serve as a full blog.
I went looking for 5" screens for a possible project with the Libre Computers board, and found this one that looks exactly like a PS Vita 1000 screen clone. https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/4-95-or-5-0-for_60353364449.html
I think what building a FreeplayCM3 and CinnaMintyPi has taught me... Is I really don't like playing games on a sub-3" screen anymore. Maybe my next project should be finally repairing my wife's old broken Vita 1000 and putting all of the emulation software on it instead... Or maybe just use parts of it to make my own Pi3 based game system.
Was reading a post on one of my Patreon feeds admonishing everyone to get more angry about everything, against fascists, etc. Honestly, anger is what gives you fascists, and I find that if I encounter anyone who's raging at me, that their logic and rationale are usually quite lacking and they've just given themselves to mob rule, and thus I kind of instantly disregard their argument until it's rephrased calmly. We need more stability and sanity and less anger...
Dear Ruby devs and game devs. I have a crazy announcement I want to share. Please boost.
Last week I released A Dark Room to the Nintendo Switch. Within the game, I also shipped a Ruby interpreter and a code editor as an Easter Egg.
*This Easter Egg effectively turns every consumer spec-ed Nintendo Switch into a Ruby Machine.*
1. Download A Dark Room from the US/EU.
2. Connect a USB keyboard and press the “~” key.
3. Follow the onscreen instructions.
I'm amused when I see people listing their pronouns. It makes me want to put something completely untypeable and unpronounceable as pronouns, but honestly I don't care at all. I don't have enough space leftover in my brain to care about that most of the time. Ĝi, Li, Ŝi, Ili, Vi He, She, It, They, Y'all, whatever. The place where pronouns are genuinely useful is also the place where you're least likely to have their specific pronoun in your pronoun chart anyway. When you don't know their name.
https://www.zdnet.com/article/what-linus-torvalds-really-thinks-about-arm-processors/ So, the people deploy to servers what they use at home. The interesting thing about this is that I'm seeing more and more people playing with ARM systems at home, and we're starting to get higher end ARM laptops as well, like the Pinebook Pro. Will that trend continue or will we start seeing people dabbling in RISC-V home computers first, and then have it push upward into clouds.
The usual. Software developer, former BBS sysop. Atari XE, Dos, OS/2, BeOS, Windows 2000/7 former user, Linux/FreeBSD/Haiku/OpenIndiana current user.
An instance for Kazriko