after a couple years since my last attempt (https://cybre.space/@viv/99706957613740002), 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...
#introductions hi! i'm viv! I'm a queer trans woman, working as a software engineer at msft.
here are some things I'm into:
⭐ #programming (since childhood)
⭐ #gameing, lately a lot of nintendo switch + divinity original sin 2
⭐ #retrocomputing aesthetics
⭐ anim(ation|e), esp. #stevenuniverse
⭐ former android app dev https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mjlim.hovernote
⭐ 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
"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!"
"Look-a-like" - the theme from the Sonic OVA - is now available to listen to in full, 21 years later.
Understanding your scientific IDR Labs Gender Coordinates results in the context of national standards
The quiz results page wasn't very helpful about putting your results into context as many other personality-related quizzes are - I was actually surprised that they didn't even label their axes properly, or display them in the standardized format for this kind of thing - so I decided to shed some light on it myself, especially since the academic study of gender often contrasts greatly with the common-sense understanding and amateur gender hobbyist community's conception of gender measurement.
To better illustrate, I've used my own result in the diagram below as an example; you can see that my gender can be ignited under almost all ambient temperatures, and is subject to violent chemical change at high temperatures or pressures.
I hope this will help you better understand how to safely handle your own gender, as well as those of your fediverse acquaintances who have also posted their gender coordinates.
i'm able to type my password, which is, frankly, the most important hurdle
keyboard adaptation report: fingers are doing alright today
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~
for reference this is my ergodox layout
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!
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
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.
⭐️ trans woman, hacker, maker, big nerd ⭐️ software engineer @ microsoft (toots/opinions/etc are my own) ⭐️ married to @racheez ⭐️ 🇨🇦 living in seattle area ⭐️ co-author of @StarHill ⭐️ Black lives matter