I realized that I never wrote my #introductions, so here it goes.
I'm a Python programmer working on open source. After hours I do whatever is my current obsession, so far I have gone through: #wiki, #drawing, #typography, #roguelike #gamedev, #pygame, miniature #painting, #tinwhistle and #ocarina music, #arduino, walking #robots, #rcheli, #electronics, #microbit, #micropython, #circuitpython, homebrew game handhelds.
After the last conference where everybody got a PewPew, I'm having so many ideas for improving them, that I decided to try and make something midway between the PewPew and the µGame — on one hand, a TFT display and SAMD51, on the other hand, no extra flash, AAA batteries, PewPew connector and the same library with huge 8x8 pixels (with an option to also use the 160x128 resolution if you really want to). I started mocking it a bit, and made an initial PCB design. I hope I will get it <$10 in costs.
Back home from EuroPython with a lot of motivation and feedback for the PewPews. One thing I noticed is that people had problems getting to the serial console to get the error messages (or simply didn't know about it), so I'm thinking about using a cheap screen, and still having basically 8x8 display for the games, but use high-res mode for error messages and maybe menus. Couldn't sleep tonight, so I made a prototype with the display and a SAMD51 and we will see how that works.
Remember that you in the past is not the same as you in the future, also when it comes to timelines. For instance: everything that is possible will happen, but that doesn't mean that everything that was possible has happened. The current you will experience more futures than any future you will have had experienced.
Update: seems the open source application for Android for a whole lot of those bands is the GadgetBridge (https://codeberg.org/Freeyourgadget/Gadgetbridge/src/branch/master/README.md).
But I also learned there is going be a new Mi Band released soonish, with heart rate and blood pressure monitoring like I wanted, so I think I will wait a bit more.
Sanity is a social construct, just like beauty, justice, expertise, grace, wealth, kindness, etc. You achieve them by carefully observing the myriad small hints about the expectations of people around you and complying.
Therefore, people who are unable or unwilling to either observe or comply will always seem insane, ugly, unfair, ignorant, blunt, poor, selfish and so on.
Systematic discrimination based on displayed gender is sexism. Systematic discrimination based on displayed ethnicity is racism. Based on displayed beliefs is religious discrimination. How do you call systematic discrimination based on displayed neurological aspects? (You know, the "you are shy, you must be good with computers" stereotype and the like.)
This is my best project to date. A PCB that re-arranges pins of a LED matrix, so that you don't got crazy trying to figure it out.
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