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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 mouser.com/pdfDocs/SipeedMaixd 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.

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PREORDERS LIVE! #pinebookpro Find the link here :) pine64.org

youtube.com/watch?v=KcBQfcaWc7 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. alibaba.com/product-detail/4-9

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...

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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.

#ruby #gamedev #nintendo

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Apropos that, an anecdote. When I "invented" hypervisor (and paravirtualization), I literally named it that, because you know, it's like a super-supervisor. And, before that, Soviet spies stole the source code for VM/370 from IBM, so it was widely available among the "in" people. I never saw it myself, but once I talked about my ideas with a guy who did. He listened for a minute, then exclaimed: "Holy shit! Now I know why!" He explained that in the IBM source, all global identifiers started with "HV", and it was always a mystery to him why. Only when I talked to him about my hypervisor, the penny dropped.

Got my Sipeed Maix boards in today. Now to figure out what all I can do with them. (Maix Bit, Maix Go, and one of the Maix-I Wifi modules for when I decide to do productiony-things.)

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.

A few more games finished, #41 MHRD, #42 Bayonetta 2, #43 Lazy Galaxy.

zdnet.com/article/what-linus-t 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.

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#40: Time Mysteries 3: The Final Enigma. I finished 3 games in less than 24 hours.

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