>>13818>I played around with the idea a bit just to pretty much find out that the A20...dead wrong.
this is really cool actually. I can never seem to get a grip on programming, but my excuse is my classwork and stuff. not a very good excuse, though. I'm struggling through learning how to work with APIs in Python of all things. I used to run this program called WeatherSTAR 4000, that was basically a simulator of the old 1990s era WeatherSTAR hardware run by the Weather Channel. it would display graphics and radar, etc. and local stations could overlay icons and text according to local forecasts. I used to like to keep it running in the background on my CRT TV just for the nice atmosphere. But I guess the national weather service changed the API a bit, so the developers released a new version of the program which is bloat junk, so I figured it would be a nice project/learning experience to try to replicate at least the abilities of the early 1980s WeatherSTAR hardware in Python.
I usually just go with XFCE on my Devuan installs. it's light enough for me. But on my old thinkpad it's a shame since linux has poor support for the card in my laptop, so I have to use Windows XP instead on the damn thing. without the video drivers it struggles to scroll a text file in devuan. Although XP isn't bad, I enjoy using it and I recently got it set up to run a 3d printer slicer program and control a 3d printer, so I'm glad it's being put to use. Nothing like giving an old machine a new job.>neocities
I'm not the spyware watchdog, just have my own small site. I think it looks good but is otherwise a bit lame.https://floppys-lounge.neocities.org/> I'll order the parts for my A600 from my electronics supplier today.
Nice. I have been wanting an Amiga for some time now. I've seen videos of people running email clients on them and stuff like that. games of course and MIDI players, I think (but I'm not sure) that they have ethernet modules for them. Nothing gets me going like putting an old computer online. Well, maybe not nothing. But it's up there.>I poked my head in the other day and will post down the road, my problem is sadly that I sometimes tend to rattle on.
who cares, anyway? rattle on, my dude. back when einchan was still up I realized I had made the latest post in almost every thread on the server, felt like I was talking to myself. But it's slow, so that's how it tends to go. I keep trying to post the link and get more people to pop in hoping it will jumpstart the post rate to something more constant rather than isolated spikes.
I don't trust 8ch coming back either. I'll see what it's like, but I don't think it will be the same. and that's sad. It's not like I was discussing revolution or being edgy. I literally just used to use /fit/ and /tech/ and they were actually welcoming places to be where people were nice. Nothing to do but see where it goes from here.
(see, I can rattle on as good as anyone!)
To keep it kind of on topic, although at this point I don't really care as long as people are posting, I've decided to take on a small electronics project. I just bought a bag phone, it's a Radio Shack model. Pic related, it's got a brick connected to a handset. I'm hoping to gut the hardware and replace it with an arduino and LTE modem. normally I'd feel bad about doing that to old hardware but at least this way it can do what it was meant to do, make phone calls, again. should be difficult, but fun.