Why are PC components so flashy and crap? If I build a PC, I want it to be well engineered and solid, not lit up like a Christmas tree.
That was cool in 2002 - not any more.
Why can't sellers have a "sort by quality engineering" button? Combine that with a "won't make you look like a twat if you take it on client site" filter, and I would be happy.
I couldn't understand why distcc was offering so little improvement to my build time.
Source code gets pre-processed on my desktop, then uploaded to the build slaves. The build slaves appear to be starving of work. How is that? Pre-processing source code isn't really difficult.
- not unless your CPU is desperately trying to save itself from meltdown.
All working much better now.
Did you hear? There's a fan project to build Half Life 2 Episode 3. It's coming along rather nicely, and apparently it will support Linux.
Simple RF transmission might be viable with the Fomu, like I did with my FPGA Ceiling Fan Remote a couple of years back:
Controllers - Super Nintendo Entertainment System Features Pt. 08
How does the Super NES gather input from such a wide variety of controllers? It's all explained right here.
Frederic Robinson - Constellations (feat. Lily Juniper) [Live]
Here's the final box, if someone wants to build one: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:3382291
Useful for power-cycling devices-under-test remotely.
Note, the relays are rated for mains 240V, however this case offers no safety features for high voltage use.
Today's mini project: A 3D-printed box for those $3 USB relay boards: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/5V-2-Channel-Relay-Module-USB-Control-Switch-Computer-Control-Switch-PC-Intelligent-Control-For-Smart/32675468573.html
This turned out to be surprisingly complex.
It's now printing. Let's see how it turns out.
Source code for OpenSCAD: https://paste2.org/e3jjVzP0