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The many, many Insta360 Selfie Sticks

January 18, 2022 Sub-Etha Software

Updates: 1/18/2022 – Page created. Why are there so many? What are the differences? Let’s find out… The first problem is that the official insta360.com online store does not currently give any specifications of these accessories. Only two mention a length in their product name. You can find their full …

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C structures and padding and sizeof

January 18, 2022 Sub-Etha Software

This came up at my day job when two programmers were trying to get a block of data to be the size both expected it to be. Consider this example: typedef struct { uint8_t byte1; // 1 uint16_t word1; // 2 uint8_t byte2; // 1 uint16_t word2; // 2 uint8_t …

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PiZ SuperCap safe shutdown for Raspberry Pi Zero

January 18, 2022 Sub-Etha Software

Last year, I learned of a new Kickstarter that solved a significant problem with using a Raspberry Pi for embedded “turn key” projects. The Raspberry Pi is a disk-based Linux system, using a microSD card in place of a hard drive. If you kill power to a Raspberry Pi without …

Apple II

BBSing in the Snow Is the Best Way to Log In

January 11, 2022 Byte Cellar

I logged into my first dial-up electronic Bulletin Board System in the spring of 1986 at the house of a friend I was visiting. His family had an Apple IIe setup with an Apple Modem 1200, the kind that sat under a desktop phone, at one end of their …

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FLSUN Super Racer discount code

January 11, 2022 Sub-Etha Software

I have received my FLSUN SuperRacer 3-D printer. It is very large, and must be assembled. Assembly is simple (maybe 28 screws, of two sizes, plus connecting plugs) but took me almost an hour. Others (who have done this) say it should take about 20 minutes. The first thing I …

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Appreciating the physicality of floppies

January 9, 2022 Break Into Chat

As I continue imaging and curating a collection of Apple II software I received last year, I have an increased appreciation for the importance of preserving physical floppy disks. I have a floppy which contains a copy of a game called “Nosh Kosh.” To preserve the game digitally, Keith Hacke …

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Most-viewed articles of 2021

January 4, 2022 Sub-Etha Software

Here is a snapshot of the most-viewed articles on this site for 2021. Some of these even had dozens of views. The most popular article continues to be my writeup on using a cheap ESP8266 module as a WiFi modem via a .99 cent RS-232/TTL adapter. Several of my C …

Apple II

Mes 12 plus belles trouvailles de 2021 ?

December 31, 2021 Rhod's collection blog

L’année se termine, petit bilan de mes plus belles arrivées. 1/ Suspended / Infocom / Apple II 2/ All New World of Lemmings / Imagineer / DOS/V (IBM) 3/ Maniac Mansion (Lust) / Lucasfilm Games / Apple II 4/ Conan / Datasoft / MCC (french) / Apple II 5/ Bubble …

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Kugoo G5 electric scooter

December 28, 2021 Sub-Etha Software

I received a Kugoo G5 electric scooter to review. It seems to have died after a few minutes. And I can’t find any references to it anywhere on YouTube or the internet beyond a bunch of Kugoo websites, Alibaba and Amazon. When powering up, the display and lights come on …

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Atari

Kay’s 2021 Wrap-Up

December 26, 2021 Kevin Savetz

It’s the waning days of 2021, which means it’s time for my annual summary of the computer history efforts I’ve made in the past year. I published interviews with 29 people across 28 episodes of ANTIC: The Atari 8-Bit Podcast. Many of those interviews can be grouped into specific subjects …