Got input working, and things are actually running. It’s still too slow to be useful, but not going to stress about that for now.

My long weekend project is a port of ORCΛ (specifically orca-toy) to Palm OS on the Alphasmart Dana. Made some progress today. Not quite as useful as the versions by @neauoire and others, but it is rendering frames!(extremely slowly) hope to get it faster tomorrow and and add midi after that.

The keyboard I got for the visor had a whole section of keys not working. Used some conductive ink to fix a ribbon cable that had some damaged traces and it’s all good now! This stuff is great for quick fixes, and seems to hold even after folding the keyboard a few times.

I did build a Twitter client for it, which seems counter productive to the whole being distractions free goal, but it's offline and sync based. you get a set amount of tweets with each sync, all actions go on a log and actually happen when you sync back. and YES - you can edit tweets, since nothing gets posted until you sync. mastodon, gemini, rss apps for Palm coming next. hopefuly I can ditch the phone once I get all of those going.

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Very happy with this Handspring Visor I got a week ago. It's running Palm OS 3, and I got it syncing with my gcal, so I can keep track of my schedule without distractions! It's been great so far.

Fixed the input issues and now the game is actually playable! Next step would be to add MZ loading and try playing Alley Cat

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Spent The last few weeks writing an x86-ish interpreter for the new Nintendo Game&Watch, I'm currently able to run simple COM executables! here's GOODY, running its demo

Today was sunny so I spent most of it chilling out side. I was surprised to pick up hams on my shortwave radio. In the middle of LONDON!

I was able to extract all app icons!
BUT... the b/w versions are corrupted :(

I wonder if these are originally like this (probably not), or if my extraction tool is doing this.

Or maybe ImageMagick can't handle b/w tiffs?

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Extracting icons from NextStep apps

Parsing debug info on Borland compiled dos programs.


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