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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

Yesterday, I mentioned that someone was in Pittsburgh and then I wasn't sure if it _was_ Pittsburgh and ended up typing "where do people who say yinz come from" in a search.

Today I broke ttw by setting the DNS to go back to its old server while I move the DNS records to DigitalOcean.

I am done running my own BIND, and I am too stuck in my ways to learn something other than BIND.

A mario is just a marioid in the category of italofunctors

That feeling when you're idly playing with a throwing knife while doing something else and then you drop it and you have a moment of terror that you're going to cut yourself and it was all avoidable because you could literally just play with anything else on your desk which isn't sharp but then it glances off the side of something and you're okay so the cycle repeats.

Seeing someone read a book you love is seeing a book recommend a person.

So wild to think that Smalltalk expected you to ship the whole runtime image environment to users. How impractical!

Anyway, if anyone needs me I'll be downloading an complete tarred up Linux machine from Docker Hub so that I can run a WordPress Blog.

played in live from a novation circuit so dawless i guess?

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

Updated my Gemini, finger and ~town homepage (although the ~town update is just the same as the finger one, so -- that's a pro-tip to save yourself some bytes, there)

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.

That image is flickr.com/photos/insomnike/28 but reduced to an 8 colour (3 bit) palette with one 64x64 blue noise reference file to use as a threshold map. I add 3px and 7px of offset for green and blue channels, respectively.

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Ok I'm in Boston it's time to square up with the Boston dynamics dog

TTW friends: We are on 3.3.0, with the new audio/video player (which pops out so audio doesn't stop when you scroll), gemini scheme links, and more! github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/

The little Mac Classic that my son modelled in TinkerCAD (and printed and painted) for my Christmas present.

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