SteamDeck | What Makes it Awesome for an openSUSE User

When it comes to my tech, I am reluctant to add anything that has the potential to become a technical liability that I cannot accommodate. I am also not interested in any tech that locks me into a cloud based ecosystem where my future with the technology is at the whims of some faceless corporation. … Continue reading SteamDeck | What Makes it Awesome for an openSUSE User

Stacked Dual Screen on a Laptop

Once I tasted the sweet goodness of a multiple screen workstation, having a single screen seems almost unusable. Sure, that is a bit of a hyperbole but single screen workstations are far less productive for me and I wanted to improve my mobile laptop set up. This is something I had been thinking about for … Continue reading Stacked Dual Screen on a Laptop

Fujitsu Lifebook T725 with openSUSE

I received a kind donation from a member of the Destination Linux Community, Bill, which has become a fantastic addition to my ensemble of machines doing various jobs, daily. This machine is a Fujitsu Lifebook T725 that was manufactured on or about 2015 based on the documentation available. The BIOS release date on my particular … Continue reading Fujitsu Lifebook T725 with openSUSE

New Commodore 64 Keycaps

New C64 Keycaps

I am hoping that these just might be a real thing! There have been other Indigogo campaigns that haven't come to see the production light of day and some of which, I had really hoped to see be a real thing. When I saw this campaign for the Commodore 64 keycaps, I was already skeptical … Continue reading New Commodore 64 Keycaps

Commodore 64 Impostor | My Retro Computer mini-ITX Computer

The Commodore 64 is "famous" for being the most prolific computer of the past. For many people it in the 80s, it was their first computer and as it does hold that position for me. It has been and remains today the computer I get incredible joy out of using. When My Retro Computer made … Continue reading Commodore 64 Impostor | My Retro Computer mini-ITX Computer

Dell Latitude D630 System Check and Tumbleweed Update

Dell Latitude D630 System Check and Update

I have loved the openSUSE project for quite some time and I love how it keeps my old systems relevant and working beautifully. I like to test whether or not this continues to hold true on older machines, especially those that have meant a lot to me over the years. Mothballed my D630 when I … Continue reading Dell Latitude D630 System Check and Tumbleweed Update

A 100 Mhz 6502 CPU | Blathering

100Mhz 6502 CPU

I am not an expert in... well... anything, but I am I am continually impressed by the work done by so many in the world, especially in the "retro tech" world. I read this post by Jürgen Müller on his personal site concerning his project of an FPGA based 100 Mhz 6502 CPU. Just reading … Continue reading A 100 Mhz 6502 CPU | Blathering

HP EliteBook 840 G7 with openSUSE Continued

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Adding about $200 worth of hardware to the HP EliteBook 840 G7, running openSUSE Tumbleweed makes a good machine into an excellent machine.

64JPX | JoyPad eXpander for the Commodore 64

I was going down a retro computing rabbit hole and I stumbled upon this fantastic little device that allows you to plug in more modern game pads into the Commodore 64. Specifically, NES, SNES and Sega Genesis, the 64JPX. This is a small interface that plugs into the DB9 ports of the Commodore, Atari and … Continue reading 64JPX | JoyPad eXpander for the Commodore 64

Dell Latitude D630 Retirement

With the digit changes into the new year, so goes some changes for the layout of the tech in my home. My new HP EliteBook needs a place besides my lap or in a computer bag and my Dell Latitude D630 that has been beside my main machine has been getting less and less use … Continue reading Dell Latitude D630 Retirement