You usually are not what people expect -- my mother

Oh no, I'm being distracted into cool keyboards again:

I sure do want it.

But maybe I'll start small and cheap and buy the hex pad first?

More cooking time. I'm unreasonably fond of this Russian combat knife for veggie slicing.

A technology whose central aim is to increase power without having to invest in developing understanding is anathema IMO. It's deeply irresponsible and unbelievably dangerous -- not because of the singularity, but because responsibility presupposes understanding, and increasing power without increasing the capacity for responsibility seems like it must end up disastrous. -- shon

It's finally time! the 0xC.pad is available *now* from me (assembled) & four other vendors (as a DIY kit)!✨


It's a 12-key macropad with hexagonal keycaps that I designed as well. It runs on an integrated ATMega32U2 microcontroller and QMK out of the box.

This is the very first time I'm selling something I built with my own hands, so I'm super excited (and a bit nervous)! I'd really appreciate a retoot for this one ❤️

I don't know how to install packages on Arch, so I don't yet have Haskell working on my Steam Deck.

Soo, each touchpad is a separate X11 mouse cursor with the onscreen keyboard!

That is really cool!

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Today's obvious idea: when prescribing medication to treat vision problems, don't expect the patient to be able to read the printed label on the container.

Perhaps raised plastic lettering would be better?

Software developers should be able to run the continuous integration process locally EASILY.

Otherwise you will have problems. Reduce friction in the software dev workflow!

Got any other tips for reducing software dev friction?

I spent some points and bought a cool looking monochrome green on black onscreen keyboard. Looks good in the steam UI, but there is no onscreen keyboard in "desktop" mode.
I think that means a separate keyboard will be required for software development.
Now I wish I'd kept one of my Atreus keyboards.

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One of my goals is to use the steam deck as a Haskell development environment.
First thought: it's larger than my pocket. It's quite a bit larger than the Nintendo switch; meaning it's very firmly out of pocket sized.
It's still small enough to carry around like a medium to small purse.
Battery life is good, but I'd expect that in the first week of use.
The speakers are much better than I expected from the size.
The many inputs are great when gaming.
As a gaming console, the steam deck is great!

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