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

HP EliteBook 840 G7 running openSUSE Tumbleweed

I was given an incredible gift by my former employer as a parting gift, an HP EliteBook 840 G7. I didn't unpack it right away as I wasn't sure how I was going to integrate it into my mess of computer equipment. I have been very happy with my Dell Latitude E6440 and decided my … Continue reading HP EliteBook 840 G7 running openSUSE Tumbleweed

Logitech K400+ Keyboard Water Spill Repair

One of the big life enhancements I have had in the last few years was mounting a computer in the Kitchen above the sink. I realized that there is an inherent hazard in mixing electronics and kitchen activities but I maintain a strong belief that this can also be a very beneficial mix. Having openSUSE … Continue reading Logitech K400+ Keyboard Water Spill Repair

Raspberry Pi 400 | Blathering

I am not one of those individuals who gets the new fancy hardware because I am an Internet nobody and that is just fine by me (as I sulk, rocking back and forth in the corner). That doesn't mean I am not without my opinions. Raspberry Pi 400 Kit I watched a video early in … Continue reading Raspberry Pi 400 | Blathering

Noodlings 21 | Inspiration Is Around You

21st Noodling of jam packed excitement... not really. This is the 21st hot-pocket-sized podcast that won't scorch roof of your mouth. I have a small collection of vintage or near vintage gaming consoles. I lean mostly in the Nintendo party as I think they have a great grasp on what is fun. I don't always … Continue reading Noodlings 21 | Inspiration Is Around You

Noodlings 20 | No Linux for 10 Days

20th Noodling, just like the previous, delivered inconsistently! The 20th cookie sized podcast, but not one of those oatmeal raisin type of cookies, more like something with chocolate chips. Chinese food containers are a feat of clever engineering. Most people just toss them in the bin once they are done with them but if you … Continue reading Noodlings 20 | No Linux for 10 Days

Modern Computer in a Commodore 64 Shell

Of sorts. The Commodore 64 was my first computer and there is something about the classic, beige bread-bin shape that brings a kind of retro-excitement. I have many fond childhood memories of flicking the switch on the side of the case where I was greeted with that "Ready" prompt and the blinking cursor on the … Continue reading Modern Computer in a Commodore 64 Shell

Noodlings 19 | BIOS Games Serving the NDI™ Plugin

Another prime number... and no the title doesn't make sense. It's just a nonsensical way to string everything together. 19th Noodling on a mid-August night 19 Episodes… 19 is another prime number! Fun facts about chocolate milk can be found here BIOS Update Dell Latitude E6440 on Linux My BIOS was 4 years out of date. … Continue reading Noodlings 19 | BIOS Games Serving the NDI™ Plugin

AntiMicro | Map Keyboard and Mouse Controls to Gamepad on openSUSE

Installed a game called Pokemon Insurgence on Lutris and there was no way to play the game with a gamepad. Rather than try to fight things, set out for an application that would map the keyboard controls to the WiiU Pro Controller that has become my gamepad of choice. I know I heard it was … Continue reading AntiMicro | Map Keyboard and Mouse Controls to Gamepad on openSUSE