Spent some time last week working with the pocket chip. A bit of that time included rearranging the homepage launcher.
A week or so ago I hastily purchased this little network-attached TV tuner and a cheap antenna to watch World Cup on a local ota Telemundo station.
I've gotta say I'm impressed! The picture is very good, and the little device just works. I can watch the stream from VLC or use a plugin on the Kodi box on the TV. I'm by no means a fan of network television, but this setup already has me thinking about possible upgrades/improvements.
Tweaked the nmon options for the tiny Cloudshell2 display. I found this much more useful than the default from https://github.com/DaveBurkhardt/cloudshell-nmon
CPU and Drive activity at a glance and removed network activity, as it made very little sense when using a bunch of docker containers.
After install you can tweak this by editing /bin/cloudshell-nmon and changing the default option string near the bottom.
This output uses:
Rather than continuing with LibreELEC on the Odroid C2, I decided to check out CoreELEC.
CoreELEC is a more ARM focused distro, and runs the new 18.x (Leia) version of Kodi. Installation was simple on an eMMC and I ran into no issues
The new Kodi version is apparently better able to handles streaming video, and I was able to install a Netflix addon which was never possible before! It also seems like there are some nifty "Live TV" PVR/DVR integrations available now that look very interesting.
Recently I dug up an old bakelite straight key to get back into practicing Morse. I purchased it a couple years ago at a ham swap, looking for the cheapest key I could find ($10). While messing with it I got curious about it's manufacturer so took a closer look to the tag on the inside. Turns out it was produced in East Germany in a cold war era Leipzig. O_o
Finding nmon on the tiny Cloudshell2 LCD both hilarious and fantastic.
Background image: Tooting Crater of Mars.
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona
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