Leather 

Made this leather sheath for my railway spike multi-tool (it's a bad hammer, a bad pry bar and a bad bottle opener).

Having a camera phone is such a boon when working on electronics. I was shortening the USB lead on this mouse and took a photo to remind me what order the wires were in.

Then I dropped the mouse off the table and bits of rotary encoder and spring came loose and I had no idea how they should go back.

Good thing I _just_ took a photo and was able to piece it all back together!

Finally executed on the idea of an OpenGL shader that tints your whole X session amber. This way I can avoid buying an amber CRT from eBay that I do not actually need, just to tickle that nostalgia part of my brain and get it to leave me alone.

Shader gist is here: gist.github.com/insom/88c473a0

New hand-built ribbon mic, featuring a custom case I'm pretty proud of. (Also it sounds good).

My current personal laptop is a liberated Chromebook running regular Ubuntu 21.04, folded back with a nice bluetooth keyboard and a trackball. ngl it's making me happy to use it. A change is as good as a rest.

My input devices :ms_black_heart: they are forcing me to go slow to save my wrists

Mildly suggestive test image 

Same, on a 1970's Tektronix scope. If anything the image is -more- stable on this one, although in person it wobbles like there is some stray capacitance somewhere.

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Mildly suggestive test image 

Used my Raspberry Pi Pico to make a 256x256 raster display that works with the XY mode of an analog scope. One of those things I knew how to do in theory but that was a few pleasant hours of wiring and debugging to make work for real.

The version with a Z output (for intensity) refreshes at 100Hz.

gist.github.com/insom/0e091bdb

number 7, january 2021 and still not giving up until i do 31 edition.

Me: Retrocomputing is a useless impulse to rage against the complexity of modern computing by throwing the good away with the bad.

Also me:

Running Motif WM on my workbench Raspberry Pi while I write an image for a _different_ Pi.

Browsing Gemini in Agena from a 7 year-old phone with my bluetooth keyboard. Like a low-effort cyberdeck, considering my set backs with my own design.

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