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Posts tagged "tech"

Spring '83, the protocol

Spring '83 is a newly proposed protocol for sharing "boards". In this post, I do a bit of commentary, and a bit of thinking out loud....

Made my first wireless keyboard

Call now, and get the Ultimate Keyboard™ with these features! * An artisanal, hand-crafted keyboard * Fully wireless * Funky, metallic, glittery blue finish * Carefully placed switches for maximum ergonomy * Only the best, hand-picked letters for a clutter-free writing experience! Get all of that and more for just 499.99€! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Okay, jokes aside: the thing in the picture really is a fully working wireless keyb...

Relieved to report my backup strategy works

Well, so my hard drive failed. It's not the first time one died on me, but it is the first time it happened in my daily driver PC. By chance, I had looked at the SMART stats maybe a month ago, and nothing out of the ordinary was reported. A few days ago I wanted to check if my backups are all up-to-date, when this happened: Notice how baffled Windows was: The drive was visible in Explorer, but not in Disk management. (I have restarted a few times to see what happens; this was the case about h...

Troubleshooting the Moonlander

How to fix a few issues with ZSA's Moonlander keyboard....

C# keeps getting better! Probably!

I've discovered C# and Python around the same time. I think C# 3 was new then, which places it... some 14 years ago. (😱😱🤯) Over the years I've used both, for hobby projects as well as professionally (Python professionally only a little, though.) I tended to use C# for more complex projects (like the book club app, Obskurnee [https://zblesk.net/blog/tag/obskurnee-book-club/]) and Python for simpler stuff (such as csv-to-sqlite [https://zblesk.net/blog/tag/csv-to-sqlite/]), one-off scripts and...