The other day I wanted an ethernet cable on the table near by network switch, but the only available cable I had unused for the past few days was only 3 feet long, but while it was inconvenient, I put up with it. Only today did I realize that the cable going from the switch to the PC right below it is 6 feet, and the 3 feet cable would work there and I could swap them. 🤦♂️
Sigh... it looks like my recent retro computer addiction is getting me back on Facebook for Marketplace at least. Far less price gougy than eBay(and some of those old computers are heavy, so shipping it legitimately high, even when things are for a good price) and not as dead as Craigslist around here for that kind of stuff.
I guess I forgot about Kdenlive, I'll give that one another shot first. I can't remember what caused me to give up on it last time.
Looking at doing some YouTube(maybe cross post to PeerTube if I can figure that out) videos again, but it looks like open source video editing is still not in a great place(at least if you try to do anything beyond Windows Movie Maker or iMovie), but at least DaVinci Resolve is on Linux so I don't need Windows or a Mac to edit. Open source still has streaming locked down pretty good, thanks OBS.
While I've been I jumped ship from Windows to Linux over 20 years ago(with some OS X thrown in there from time to time), I've been playing with Windows 3.1 in DosBox lately and just find it completely charming, especially all the "entertainment packs" that Microsoft released. I only used Windows 3.1 at school(at home we went from Mac System 7 to Windows 95), but this just feels the best to me. I should probably do up proper retro computing blog post soon rather than long Mastodon posts.
I'm considering a Raspberry Pi 4(4 GB) as new "workbench" computer to replace the combo of a Raspberry Pi 2 and ASUS u36sd laptop. My concern is that like all Raspberry Pi's, the running from SD card is going to cause some performance issues and I should look for something with eMMC(or better). And suggestions, or reasons why the RPi4 is fine?
An observation in the intersection of my arduino/RPi hacking gadgets interest and retro computing. When you adjust for inflation, the Sinclair ZX 81/Timex Sinclair is about the price of a "normal" Raspberry Pi today. And they're really comparable, technically a computer and you can learn a lot, though far less performance than other contemporary computers. Now I think a bit more highly of the Sinclar.
An accounting of tinkering hardware I have but don't use:
1 Raspberry Pi B
1 Raspberry Pi 2B
1 Raspberry Pi Zero
2 Raspberry Pi Zero W
1 Arduino Uno
1 AVR(can't read it right now)
1 MSP430 Launchpad
Bunch of wires, resisters, and other random components
What's actually in use:
1 Raspberry Pi 3(retropi box)