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after a couple years since my last attempt (cybre.space/@viv/9970695761374), i built another portable raspberry pi.

specifically, I am using a raspberry pi 3 a+, for size and power consumption. the display is a hyperpixel4.

the power supply is the same adafruit powerboost 1000c I used before, which unfortunately is not powerful enough to drive my pi4. but the pi3a+ is an ok compromise and there are some savings from not having ethernet and a usb hub.

i'm using a chunky 6000mah battery with it so it last ... forever, but is pretty heavy. i didn't really do any battery life testing with my smaller lighter batteries /or/ this one, so that's a change I *might* make in the future...

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here's several pages of rambling about my experiences using a PowerBook G4 I bought a month ago! vvn.space/~vivlim/pages/powerb

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hi! i'm viv! I'm a queer trans woman, working as a software engineer at msft.

here are some things I'm into:
@racheez
(since childhood)
, lately a lot of nintendo switch + divinity original sin 2
aesthetics
⭐ joke's
⭐ anim(ation|e), esp.
⭐ former android app dev play.google.com/store/apps/det
⭐ i used to hang out around the sonic & mario fangame scenes over a decade ago and i like to work on game-like things on occasion

time to sit in front of a fan and listen to friends at the table

it's been so hot that I set up keybinds specifically to turn off individual monitors when i don't need them so that my video card can chill a bit

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"it's a-me, Mario! don't forget to always check for the official Nintendo Seal of Quality, and if you try to play or make games we don't approve of, I'll stomp on your head! wahoo!"

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I just find it really charming when old technology media calls software "softs"

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if java stops working on your computer, that just means someone else has installed java,and yours had to be sacrificed to maintain the 3 billion figure
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Understanding your scientific IDR Labs Gender Coordinates results in the context of national standards 

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iphone 12 will put a holographic bono from u2 into your house whether you like it or not

i'm able to type my password, which is, frankly, the most important hurdle

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keyboard adaptation report: fingers are doing alright today

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uspol, dnc 

unfunny wordplay, netbsd mention, accounting (??) 

also I accidentally locked myself out of flashing firmware updates because I messed up a layer toggle and didn’t have a way to get at the reset key. so i had reason to open it up within hours of it arriving, to short a couple pins putting it into a flashable mode.

it was really striking how simple and elegant the internals were compared to basically every other device i’ve ever opened. sadly i didn’t take a pic, but it’s very likely i’ll make the same mistake again someday~

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for reference this is my ergodox layout
configure.ergodox-ez.com/ergod

I use the thumb clusters a lot! so figuring out how to get by with 2-3 keys in the middle is trickier, I'm having to more fully bake my layers (i.e. look at my symbols layer 7, it's not defined for most of the keyboard)

though maybe part of that is that I haven't had time yet to build a bunch of deeply specialized layers. time will tell!

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my atreus from @technomancy arrived yesterday! designing a layout which is compatible with my muscle memory from my ergodox ez is an interesting challenge for sure, it's forcing me to think harder about how to more efficiently use the keys I have

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the way capitalism strip-mines genres for amenable themes, divorcing it as much as possible from any radical suggestions, is like... actually staggering. it is an astonishing feat of normalization to portrary these hellscapes without any meaningful critique of the hell we live.

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