Pocket chip follies
I need to figure out how to make the audio not skip - of course there's a post about it but it's from three years ago and I can't tell if it will completely destroy my tenuous i3 setup
Pocket chip follies
Oh hahaha there was supposed to be a video attached! I got Spotifyd and the Spotify TUI version working and while the screen is too small to use the TUI very well it's basically a receiver and display which was by and large what I was hoping to do with it
Pocket CHIP Follies
I've flashed and reflashed these CHIPs spool many times by now, because I am an absurd man. Each time I've been kind of trying to figure out what I want to use it for and every time I screw it up!
I had been laboring under the misapprehension that I could update the CHIP to Debian 10 and still keep the GUI, just in case, but as far as I can tell thats not actually possible. So tonight I went ahead and reinstalled everything with the "headless" setting, and then updated to 10
On monday I'm presenting a paper on solar.lowtechmagazine.com during the 'Computing within #Limits' conference.
In the paper I'm describing the design choices we made, such as designing for unavailability and how they were based on reducing a few key metrics such as data transferred, calculations per request and use of third party services. This opens up a way of thinking about #degrowth and ICT. We should be looking in to that waaaay more.
The paper also tries to implicitly answer the 'how do we do sustainable web design?' question and argues aiming for reduction (of bytes transferred, computation and infra required) as useful rule of thumbs guiding a design. That is to say, solar protocols, 'low tech look', 3.5MB dithered images, green CDNs etc ain't it.
However, it also self-criticizes solar.lowtechmagazine.com for the fact that it is so unreproducible and a very limited and 'easy' use case. So yeah no answer but thinking through degrowth should definitely be considered as the direction of the answer..
alcohol, the cursed “blogging”
I started a Gemini blog and I’m reviewing vermouths there, baby!!
Here it is on HTTP:
Trying to decide what to work on tonight! I finally got my yarn so I can start the final push to finish Izzy’s sweater but I also want to try to figure out the Pico-8 mouse game because Izzy specifically asked to play it earlier. Finally - the whole anacron/bash bandcamp script worked once and then stopped working because I suddenly don’t have write permission on the NAS and I should look into that
Okay I bought myself some silly little new keycaps for this as these are both a little grimy and also don’t actually say ALT or CTRL they just have weird runes. For some reason this expenditure for a keyboard I got for free is making me more anxious than when I thought I might be buying a whole kit and caboodle??
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