@vanillacherry should work, only issue would be not having a keyboard. Using an external one would work but would take up the serial port, so no midi out if you do that.
@neauoire code was pretty easy to port, only issue was my lack of experience with palm graphics. Spent some time on it today and it’s a lot better. I’ll be adding input and midi over the weekend hopefully.
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.
Appearently Apple's HomePod Mini has secret Temperature and Humidity sensors waiting to be turned on. I really wish companies would stop sneaking in secret sensors to everything. seems that at this point the only way to get something that does ONLY what you want it to do is to reuse old offline only hw or build it yourself.
Sure temperature, humidity, that's pretty harmless. but why the secrecy? just tell me it's there and I can make my own decisions.
"Living Like It's 99: No Social Media, No Smartphone" by Gregory Alvarez https://www.alvarez.io/posts/living-like-its-99/
This is fascinating. I'm not this hardcore, but the way he describes it, maybe it's not so bad? The credit-card-sized dumbphone is neat.
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. #theWorkshop
Reverse engineering, emulation, retro computing etc.
Currently working on emulator backed remakes of obscure DOS games.
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