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Happy Winter Sale, plus a surprise.

Tis the season, I guess. Have fun. Thought I’d share what I’ve been working on.

Setting up a WP8060U Graphics Tablet on Linux

Linux has wonderful Wacom graphics tablet support. They work almost entirely out of the box with no configuration, unless you want to do extra. However, the one I have is not a Wacom, and is in fact an off-brand one from 15 years ago or so. Setting it up on Linux isn’t as easy. Here’s how, I guess.

Max Comfy Embedded Windows 8.1

For a long time I used Windows 7 Pro, up until earlier this year. But With Windows 10 becoming more common (I think it hit 50% of Windows market share recently?) and me wanting more memory to use, I did the only same thing. I installed Windows 8.

The Discord user experience

Due to circumstances involving needing to contact someone and them only leaving a Discord invite link, I ended up trying it. It wasn’t fun, or pretty.

Vosonic X'S-Drive Pro VP-300

I end up with a lot of weird electronics, and today was no exception: A Vosonic X’S-Drive Pro VP-300 has come into my posession. As to what exactly it is and what you’re meant to use it for, I’m not entirely sure.

On Social Media

For a while, I’ve been considering setting up a GNU Social instance. Needless to say that most other forms of ‘social media’ are hostile, considering their data mining and restriction of freedoms, but rms has some wonderful pages on that so I won’t get into that. However, I will write about why I’m not going to be setting up a GNU social instance. These are not technical reasons, just reasons it wouldn’t be useful for me.

Customizing Windows installers

I felt a need to make a custom installer image of Windows 7 for my desktop. This means including the Intel USB 3 and Pro 1000 ethernet controllers. I had a lot of uh… fun… doing so.

More site updates

So I finally got fed up (during a meeting) and decided to rewrite my site to be entirely static except stuff that actually needs to be a CGI script, so that’s what I’m doing as I write this.

Sanely building Cyanogenmod 13

Part 2 of why you should never try to do any form of Android development ever.

Remotely building Cyanogenmod 13

Part 1 of why you should never try to do any form of Android development ever.

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