This is my idea of how to relax on a Sunday evening. I re-wired a SCART cable from scratch! It's for analog RGB on my Sega Master System. The SCART cable was poorly and incorrectly wired, when I bought it, and the red output kept crapping out. Works perfectly now!
I'm not much of a gamer but I love the old 8-bit machines from the 1980s. They're really fun to play, and ROM hacking is great fun too. Alas, I don't get much time for these old machines, because of Libreboot and related activities.
CH341A is *garbage*. Data lines are 5v, they should be 3.3v (can still flash 5v ICs on 3.3v usually). Insufficient decoupling (must add capacitors). WP/HOLD on 25xx pins shorted directly to 3.3v, rather than via pull-up resistor...
Don't buy it. Save your money!
Pics show mods *I* did, to fix the issues. However, it's still bad at ISP flashing. For non-ISP (DIP8 in ZIF, or SOIC8 in ZIF via spring socket), it works great. I'll use this to flash winbond ICs before installing them in the X200T!
https://trans.chat/ is live! It's a transgender wiki and provides chatrooms for those who need support. TransChat replaces the old site, "Transit".
The old Transit IRC channels have shut down! People who wish to enter should check out the new channels listed on the new site.
Any transgender community claiming to be the old Transit community is fake. The new chatrooms are named TransChat. Enjoy!
watching GNU GRUB compile is so thoroughly satisfying.
This is built using the *coreboot* crossgcc toolchain. I submitted a patch that makes it use coreboot-crossgcc instead of the host toolchain. Patch:
I wholeheartedly recommend nload. I use it all the time, when monitoring load on a network interface.
This is running on my router right now. My router is a Debian system running iproute/pppd with some simple iptables rules. If I want to know how busy the network is, I just ssh into it and run nload!
apt-get install nload
Nearly ready with the libreboot release! I'm actually doing the work on osboot-libre ("libre" branch in osboot git repository) at the moment. As soon as *that* is ready, I can basically just rename it to Libreboot.
I'm doing it this way because *after* the libreboot release, I'll update osboot/osboot-libre to always use bleeding edge revisions of coreboot, grub, seabios etc, making it a rolling release coreboot distro (archlinux-style)
Libreboot will focus on stable releases (debian-style)
I'm getting my 1st covid vaccine today (Pfizer). I'm 29 and for now they're only vaccinating older people but there's a surplus of vaccines in my area.
I unexpectedly received a text from my GP, offering the jab. It's today! 20 minutes ago I didn't know I'd be vaccinated today.
Naturally, I'm in a celebratory mood.