Spent some quality time figuring out basic use of GPIO pins on an RPI 0W :raspberrypi:

Running Raspbian and Python, but may try out FreeBSD at some point too. Mainly wanted to focus on just building some circuits and coding instead of OS minutia.

@nathand if you haven't read it, The Game Engine Black Book: Doom is a really fun read,

fabiensanglard.net/gebbdoom/

Oh wow, so ZFS on a RaspberryPi actually has practical applications other than just storage

I was using it for some SSD storage for /usr/ports and things to speed up IO, but noticed that overall the system is snappier.

ZFS uses Adaptive Replacement Cache (ARC) which is much smarter about keeping things cached, especially when accessing bins and libs on slower media like an SDCARD.

Testing out new USB AV capture device with playing Doom on Jaguar while waiting for all these ports to build from source on FreeBSD 13 on a RPI.

“It's almost like stealing people's data and giving it to a hyper-intelligent AI as part of an unregulated tech monopoly was a bad thing.”

I've thrown out probably 5 or so USB-B cables (the ones usually used for printers) over the years that were just sitting around unused.

Today I need one, because of course I do.

Too soon, too soon,

"You've got $1m/mo in spend for a large Kubernetes cluster. What do you do to find ways to decrease the cost?"

twitter.com/QuinnyPig/status/1

So many WMs to test out on FreeBSD,

[micheal@aleei /usr/ports/x11-wm]$ ls | awk -F- {'print $1'} | uniq | wc -l
102

ecliptik :debian: boosted

Gemini Zine Announcement 

I started a #gemini zine or gemzine. It's called smolZINE. A little thing to curate some neat stuff that's on gemini on a regular basis. If that sounds like something you'd be into check it out.

gemini://gemini.cyberbot.space

proxy.flounder.online/gemini.c

I want to run Amfora to browse gemini:// on FreeBSD armv6.

Steps required

1. Connect external USB SSD
2. Point /usr/ports, /var/db/ports/, /var/db/portsnap, and /tmp to point to /mnt/
3. Build go1.14 from ports to build go1.16
4. Build go1.16 from ports
5. Build Amfora from source.
6. Browse gemini://

This is what I do for fun apparently.

@wholesomedonut @kelbot inherieted my wifes old LCD (like 2017) and was excited because it had HDMI, DVI, and VGA on the back.

Go to plugin the HDMI cable for an RPI and it doesn't fit, closer look and it's DisplayPort.

Thankfully I had the same issue years ago and had DVI-HDMI adapter tucked away.

This is why I never throw away any cable or adapter. You'll always need it 10 years later.

@kelbot I once tried to run a day-to-day laptop solely with Suckless tools and tools that "rock", it went okay but did have some major limitations,

suckless.org/

Adding an external SSD to this RPI, following some man pages and guides.

Why aren't any of these commands working?

Oh yeah, because this RPI is running FreeBSD not OpenBSD.

ecliptik :debian: boosted

this may take a while on an RPI B gen 1,

[micheal@aleei /usr/ports/www/firefox]$ doas make install

ugh, I always forget how low the IO is on SD cards, and this RPI 1 Model B can't USB boot.

Why do I use it again? Oh yeah, composite out.

My "other" desk in the garage.

Soldering station, RaspberryPis, Sony Trinitron (for gaming), various tools, and tech kitsch.

OEM Dell keyboard and mouse work well for leaving out here since the dirt/grime doesn't really affect them as much as a trackball or mech keeb.

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