At the moment, the Mac Mini is unique in that it spans three processor architectures (although this is very likely to be matched by the iMac).
The new(ish) Raspberry Pi 4 makes a great little Minecraft Server, especially if you only have a handful of users. Daniel Lemire’s blog post is my go-to guide for getting it working.
After some trial and error (and leaning heavily on the tutorials and sample code available online) I have built a Pebble watchface (named gWatch for obvious and boring reasons). It’s fairly basic – see the screenshot below.
After a fair amount of trial and error I now have the Pebble SDK working on my Mac (macOS 10.15.4 Catalina). I was working from the guide here. I can now create, build and deploy programs and watch faces to my Pebble watch.
Firstly I had problems with the virtualenv command:
cd ~/pebble-dev/pebble-sdk-4.3-mac virtualenv --no-site-packages .env source .env/bin/activate CFLAGS="" pip install -r requirements.txt deactivate
It turns out the –no-site-packages flag is not required and should be omitted (see here for details).
I then had issues with no SDK being installed (and the scripts trying in vain to locate the SDK on the Internet). After trying:
pebble new-project testing
I was greeted with:
No SDK installed; installing the latest one...
Consulting Google yielded:
The key part of the reddit post is path to the SDK. I used the following to successfully install the SDK:
pebble sdk install https://github.com/aveao/PebbleArchive/raw/master/SDKCores/sdk-core-4.3.tar.bz2
The last fix was disabling the analytics tracking by creating a NO_TRACKING file in the SDK directory.
After using the Logitech K380 Bluetooth Keyboard with my 6th Generation iPad for a while (as mentioned in my previous post), I spotted a second-hand Brydge keyboard online for $50. This was a great deal, worked well and cemented my love of Brydge keyboards.
Fast forward a few months and Brydge have the Brydge 9.7 on sale for $99, another great deal I quickly snapped up. This seems to be a later version (Model BRY1012) to the second-hand one I was using (Model BRY1001A) – it has extra keys on the trip right hand corner (Battery/Bluetooth/Power) which are a great addition to an already fantastic design.
I even typed this blog post up using it 🙂
I have just finished reading Adam Savage’s book “Every Tool’s a Hammer” (ISBN 9781471186004). It was a thoroughly entertaining and informative read and I highly recommend it.
The section on lists particularly resonated with me. I use a similar system at work: an empty box indicates a yet to be started task, a box with a line through it a task that has been started in some form and a filled in box indicates a completed task.
However my favourite part was a new word I learned – ferroequinologist!
- Fokker 100 (Alliance Airlines, Network Aviation);
- Boeing 737-400 (Qantas/QantasLink);
- Boeing 737-800 (Qantas, Virgin Australia);
- British Aerospace 146 (QantasLink);
- Boeing 717-200 (QantasLink);
- Embraer E-Jets E-190 (Virgin Australia);
- Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia (Network Aviation);
- Fokker F70LR (Network Aviation);
- Airbus A320 (Virgin Australia);
- Saab 340 (Regional Express Airlines);
- Airbus A330-200 (Qantas);
- Dash 8 300 (QantasLink);
- Dash 8 400 (QantasLink).
In no particular order, my 2020 targets are:
- Sooty Tern
- Black-eared Cuckoo
- Southern Scrub-robin
- Gilbert’s Whistler
- Australian Owlet-nightjar
- Barn Swallow (suspect I will need to upgrade my ID skills a bit for this)
- Shy Heathwren
- Rufous Fieldwren
- Noisy Scrub-bird (will need a trip to Cheynes Beach for this)
- Western Whipbird (as above)
- Eastern Yellow Wagtail
I’m going to compile and maintain this list to assist in distinguishing aviary escapees from over-travelling legitimate wild birds (relative to the Perth metro area).
- Rainbow Lorikeet
- Red-Collared Lorikeet
- Princess Parrot
- Scarlet-chested Parrot
- Bourkes Parrot
- Emerald Dove
- Diamond Dove
- Zebra Finch
- Double-barred Finch
- Painted Finch
- Masked Lapwing
- Banded Lapwing
- King Quail
- Brown Quail
- Stubble Quail