Designed to withstand the toughest environments, the outdoor enclosure is a light, yet very solid wireless outdoor enclosure that fits most boards in today's market.

Mögliche Einsatzszenarien übersteigen meine Fähigkeiten, aber wenn es tough hergeht, sollte das Nebra IP67 locker durchhalten.

As a homage to the 8-bit handheld game console, Game Boy, not only does it carry the same looks, it also includes additional features like X/Y buttons, hidden L/R shoulder buttons as well as POWER.

Sieht hübsch und solide aus und sollte ziemlich zukunftssicher sein, solange sich der Formfaktor vom Raspberry ZERO (W) nicht verändert. Auch gut für Löt-Noobs wie mich: es muss nicht gelötet werden.

Building Internet-connected things seems obvious today, but what about when there’s no Internet?

The concept often feels like something out of a science fiction movie or a doomsday prepper’s handbook- and while this device can work in both scenarios, it’s also about understanding resiliency for your projects and being a good steward of the systems in place today.

Es gibt sicherlich Wichtigeres unter den heutigen und zukünftigen Umständen, aber das “Raspberry Pi Recovery Kit” ist schon echt ein Kunstwerk.

I have no plans to move my main iMac to macOS Catalina, at least for the forseeable future.

Thanks Rob for your public service!

Aus der Ferne sieht der Analogue Pocket wie ein von Dieter Rams gestalteter Game Boy aus. Von nahem sehen die inneren Werte aus wie von Apple:

  • keine Software-basierte Emulation sondern ein FPGA Chip emuliert die echte Hardware und ist damit kompatibel für über 2.780 Spiele für Game Boy, Game Boy Color & Game Boy Advance
  • weiterer FPGA Chip zur freien Programmierung durch externe Entwickler
  • 3.5”, 615 ppi, LTPS LCD mit einer 1600 x 1440 Pixel Auflösung, “pro-level” Farbechtheit, Dynamic Range und Helligkeit
  • integrierte, digitale Audio-Workstation namens “Nanoloop” – win Synthesizer und Sequencer
  • Lithium Ionen Batterie
  • Stereolautsprecher
  • microSD Port
  • USB-C Charging
  • 3,5 mm Klinkenstecker
  • frei-konfigurierbare Buttons
  • Game Boy Link Anschluss

Preis und Verfügbarkeit orientieren sich auch an Apple: 199 US$ und 2020.

Da der Analogue Pocket nur echte ROM-Cartridges abspielt wird für die weiteren Handheld Konsolen ein Adapter benötigt. Zu diesen weiteren Konsolen gehören: Sega Game Gear, Neo Geo Pocket Color und Atari Lynx.

Auch soll es Dock geben, mit:

  • HDMI Ausgang
  • USB-A Anschlüssen für drahtgebundene Controller
  • Bluetooth (für z. B. drahtlose 8BitDo Bluetooth Controller)
  • DAC kompatibel

Ein Preis und Erscheinungsdatum für das Dock stehen noch nicht.

The accessories released are namely recreations of the Sega CD, Sega 32X, and a Sonic the Hedgehog cartridge. All of these can be stacked with the Sega Genesis Mini console.

Best of all: I have the original in my little retro collection:

The Woz Limited Edition reward will be limited to 50 units. There will never again be production run. The best part is each case will be glow-in-the-dark!

This clear case would solve the yellowing problems with my Apple II case. Even better would be the glow-in-the-dark Woz Limited Edition, which would nicely fit with the glow-in-the-dark Amiga 1200 case I backed once. But 450 US$ is a steep price. Ouch.

External Samsung Portable SSD T5 keeps ejecting itself under macOS even when neither Mac nor HDs ever sleep – back to Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD

A few weeks ago good mother @vowe made me aware of an special offer for the external Samsung Portable SSD T5. Since one of my SuperDuper! backup drives failed a few days ago, my wife also needed some new backup drives, and the Arlo Pro 2 base station for continuous video recording, I ordered four of them.

The latter one worked flawlessly after I formatted it with FAT – yeah. But the other three keep ejecting themselves after some time – meh. I know all the Energy Saver settings to prevent the Macs and hard disk from sleeping automatically. But nothing seems to prevent the unwanted ejecting.

I don’t know if it was related on my insistence to format the T5 with APFS (ding!) but three different Macs (an iMac 5K, a MacBook Adorable and a MacBook Air) all with the latest macOS version could not be wrong. So I took it to the Internet and boy what a mess I found. Suggestions to use some Windows tools from Samsung to disable some security settings on the T5 or to install some kext drivers on my Macs. I was sure I would have found some terminal commands to make the T5 behave as expected – but I didn’t want to go this route.

Then I remembered the Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD attached to my iMac 5K via an OWC Thunderbolt 2 Dock. This SSD worked reliably and quietly for years, that I nearly forgot it. Luckily doesn’t make any fuss when returning stuff so I sent the Samsungs back and ordered the same amount from Sandisk. These now work like a charm, even with APFS and we will forget them surely soon.

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Protip – To speed-up watchOS updates disable Bluetooth on the iPhone while the update is loaded to Apple Watch. For me it went from 7 hours to a couple of minutes. I'am always the last one to get to know these tricks.

Just in time for the launch of Apple Arcade I managed to get Lotharek’s SIO2SD run with my Atari 800. Hours of fun ahead. #atari #atari800 #sio2sd