Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Monday, July 26, 2021
- VidHD (HDMI output).
- Uthernet II (Ethernet).
- Mass Storage:
- BOOTI (possibly the cheapest option?).
- A2SCSI (a clone of the Rev. C Apple SCSI card).
- MicroDrive Turbo (the fastest option?).
- Floppy Emu.
- SD DISK][ Plus (discussion | eBay).
- Power Supply
- RAMGS/8 and RAMGS/4.
- ByteBoosters 8MB DarkRAM.
- Garrett’s Workshop with an 8MB IIgs card, 8MB IIe card, or 128K IIe card.
- A big RAM / 80-column card for the IIe.
- Wombat ADB/USB translator; use ADB devices on modern computers, or modern USB keyboards and mice on old ADB-equipped Apple (and NeXT) computers.
- Sound cards.
- A relaunched TransWarp GS (someday).
- A Z80 CP/M Card.
- Gazzew Boba U4 (aliexpress pearl top / clear top ($68 for 90) | mkultra | theremingoat review)
- Zeal Zilent (zealpc.net ($88.40/80))
- Everglide Moyu Black a/k/a Dark Jade (theremin goat review) (though these don’t seem to be silent?) (amazon | kprepublic ($87/90))
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
$ ./configure && make && make install
$ find /usr/local -name "libusb.h"
#define __FINK_ENDIANDEV_PKG_ENDIAN_H__ 1
/** compatibility header for endian.h
* This is a simple compatibility shim to convert
* BSD/Linux endian macros to the Mac OS X equivalents.
* It is public domain.
#warning "This header file (endian.h) is MacOS X specific.\n"
#endif /* __APPLE__ */
#define htobe16(x) OSSwapHostToBigInt16(x)
#define htole16(x) OSSwapHostToLittleInt16(x)
#define be16toh(x) OSSwapBigToHostInt16(x)
#define le16toh(x) OSSwapLittleToHostInt16(x)
#define htobe32(x) OSSwapHostToBigInt32(x)
#define htole32(x) OSSwapHostToLittleInt32(x)
#define be32toh(x) OSSwapBigToHostInt32(x)
#define le32toh(x) OSSwapLittleToHostInt32(x)
#define htobe64(x) OSSwapHostToBigInt64(x)
#define htole64(x) OSSwapHostToLittleInt64(x)
#define be64toh(x) OSSwapBigToHostInt64(x)
#define le64toh(x) OSSwapLittleToHostInt64(x)
#endif /* __FINK_ENDIANDEV_PKG_ENDIAN_H__ */
cc -Os -Wall usbscale.c -lm -lusb-1.0 -o usbscale
$ cd usbscale-master
$ vim Makefile
$ make clean; make usbscale
rm -f lsscale
rm -f usbscale
cc -Wall -DDEBUG usbscale.c -lm -lusb-1.0 -o usbscale
$ cc -Os -Wall lsusb.c -lm -lusb-1.0 -o lsusb
$ cd ../libusb-master/examples/
$ ln -s /usr/local/include/libusb-1.0/libusb.h .
$ cc -Os -Wall testlibusb.c -lm -lusb-1.0 -o testlibusb
$ cc -Os -Wall listdevs.c -lm -lusb-1.0 -o listdevs
All the programs find the 510 scale:
1446:6a73 (bus 26, device 6) path: 1.4.4
Dev (bus 26, device 6): 1446 - 6A73 speed: 1.5M
Product: Stamps.com Model 510 5LB USB Scale
1446:6a73 (bus 26, device 6)
Monday, July 19, 2021
- The Kailh Box Royals are what I was expecting from a "tactile switch". (pol-delta)
- Box Royals are the fucking GOAT (Past-Chest-6507)
- They really are. Best tactile switch straight out of the box besides Zealios. (jrau)
- these switches are something that I enjoy quite a lot. Very tactile :) (WindmillArtGuy)
- I use Box Navy and Jades Just got a board of Kailh Box Royal and they are fantastic. Have the tactility and the resistance that us box Navy folks love 😀 (abdulqadirali)
- Box Royals were just... alright. i found the dropoff way too sharp. the tactility was barely there. (hammerbrotha)
- I love Box Royals, almost close to Zealios crossed with Box Navy! (BigHatNoSaddle)
- I swapped out blueberries for royals and am much happier (commodorepickle)
Saturday, July 17, 2021
Dogs ‘just get’ humans in ways other animals can’t, evolutionary scientists conclude. (Similar ground was covered in NOVA's Dogs Decoded on PBS over a decade ago - still a fascinating watch.)
Also: Boredom’s link to mental illnesses, brain injuries and dysfunctional behaviors: "Boredom is a distressing emotional state that combines feelings of restlessness and lethargy, arising from situations that are no longer satisfying or stimulating. Early research often dismissed boredom as temporary and inconsequential, but recent work has established its links to mental illness, traumatic brain injury and dysfunctional behaviors such as reckless driving and substance abuse." (Boredom is also, of course, not a burden anyone should bear.)
Thursday, July 15, 2021
For my second tactile mechanical “build,” I went with the Keychron K6 (hot swappable, aluminum frame, RGB) and the Kailh Box Burnt Orange switches (also available(?) from AliExpress).
- “Box Oranges have weak tactility compared to the Clears and almost felt linear to me. The Clears are similar to Kailh Box Royals in that it has sharp bump so a lot of the tactility is at the beginning and quickly falls off after that. If you want something closer to browns that's a bit smoother, the Box Orange is your best bet. Choose the Clears if you want something with more a lot more tactility up front.” nguyedt
[O]ranges are one of the worst (probably the worst) kailh switch.Very similar to cherry mx brown but with heavier spring and smoother.” myyrddraal
- “I would suggest trying Burnt Orange, simply because you already like Browns and the Burnt Orange is like a step up from that...” rpiguy9907
- Kailh BOX Burnt Orange Initial Review: Cherry Browns but Heavy
- “I'm pretty sure they're just a heavier box brown. Which are nicer MX browns. But still the tactility on them isnt too much...” addmeonebay
Clicky Build (RK71 + Pink)
|Royal||1.8 mm||3.6 mm||75 g||70 g|
|Burnt Orange||1.8 mm||3.6 mm||70 g||80 g|
|Hako Royal Clear||1.8 mm||3.6 mm||85 g||85 g|
|Switch||Travel Distance||Force||Spring||Click Bar|
|White||1.8 mm||3.6 mm||50 g||55 g||Light||Thin|
|Pale Blue||1.8 mm||3.6 mm||70 g||80 g||Heavy||Thin|
|Pink||1.8 mm||3.6 mm||62 g||55 g||Medium||Midsized|
|Jade||2 mm||3.6 mm||50 g||60 g||Light||Thick|
|Navy||2 mm||3.6 mm||60 g||90 g||Heavy||Thick|