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Samathy @samathy@mastodon.technology

My job as a remote software engineer means my office can be anywhere.
Even a moving car ๐Ÿš™ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Gonna make an attempt at getting back to running, if y'all could encourage me that'd be great ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ
strava.com/activities/17028831

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FYI train tickets in Amsterdam contain NFC chips.

Doesn't seem to have any cool information in though. It does have a lot of data on, but it's all in hex.

@samathy It was actually super easy.

Enable legacy booting with the JohnLewis SeaBIOS script (johnlewis.ie).
Boot an Arch USB Stick.
Format the Flash to MBR.
Install Arch to the flash.

I was pretty productive today - Arch Linux on my Acer C730 Chromebook.

I am a bird ๐Ÿฆ mum now! I have 2 gorgeous parrotlets.

On the perch is Q. So named because he escaped the box when we got him home and mischievously evaded capture.

Seven of Nine is clinging the cage, a 2018 baby!

Both boys.

Today I Learned: It is valid C to declare the types of a function's arguments after the function definition.

Not just valid, but this is how defining a function is described in K&R's The C Programming Language!

I wrote up how I got DSLinux ๐Ÿง running on a pink DSLite recently!

I am now attempting to build DSLinux so I can maybe get a newer kernel (> 2.6 ) running on the thing.
Although that has turned into building GCC because the toolchain binaries don't run *sigh* ๐Ÿ™„

medium.com/@samathy_barratt/ds

I'm walking in the Birmingham Pride Parade tomorrow and bringing my camera + flash - first time I'll be properly trying out the flash without the pressure of *working* an event.

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@marsxyz Linux reports 1964kB just on the DSLite. 34420kB with a SuperCard in Slot-2.

@marsxyz Nope.
Practically none. The screen is really to low resolution to even read the text easily.

Its just because I can.

It's been a busy evening.

Write up coming tomorrow about getting DSLinux running (although it was mostly seemless), as well as probably an attempt to build a newer kernel.

@deshipu @samathy Heh, I haven't done enough arduino programming for that to ever come up, so thanks!

It's interesting how knowing the lengths of types for different common machines was once really important.

Nowadays we can (reasonably) safely assume the sizes across most platforms.

Photo: The C Programming Language

Costa have cold brew now ๐Ÿ˜ โ˜•

Tonight's exciting activities include installing Arch on an Acer Chromebook C730.

Pictured here, a root shell on Chrome OS, ready to begin.

@Argus One can at least be sure that its covered!

I think teenage me put a little too much thermal paste on this GPU core.