Last month I caught an Atomic Pi, a $35 Intel Atom based single board computer. I hadn't paid attention to their kickstarter ("$72,000+ pledged of $3,500 goal"), I had seen the Hackaday coverage... Which is quite negative about the limited …

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Debian 10 on Ryzen 3 3200G and ASUS TUF gaming B450-plus

Now I've got the BIOS SNAFU straightened out on this motherboard, my goals changed. It's keeping the Ryzen 3 3200G CPU and becoming a Debian Linux desktop machine for Rhe.

I'm going to try to live blog, sortof, the setup process whereby …

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Lighting up the ASUS TUF gaming X570-plus

This ASUS TUF gaming X570-Plus (WiFi) (wow thats a name) is a more featured motherboard than the ASUS TUF gaming B450-PLUS; which is fair considering it costs $70 more.

In my first evaluation the PCIE 4 was the big feature difference, and …

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acrylic case

All my hardware was delivered, so I gleefully set about building up the new system to start playing with it... I figured go ahead and put it in the case from the start because surely there'd be no downside to that, right …

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Review: Taylor's Otto

The Taylors were kind enough to supply me with more of their wonderful product today. I asked for some more pretty flowers to take pictures of and oh my did they come through.

This is their "Otto" strain; and it's that purple …

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Looking at new computer hardware, the i7 2600k in use now is showing its age. There's those that say its a reasonable CPU still; and for what it is, that's true.

With the new AMD stuff and the new PCIE v4 boards …

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YOU MUST GRAB: https://www.adafruit.com/product/4292 and/or https://www.adafruit.com/product/4295 ; 1gb and 2gb Raspberry Pi 4 at Adafruit, 1 per customer and grab them while they last. Get the Power supply, fan, and anything else …

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Macro photo graphy

Pretty plant porn corn

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Review: Taylored 2

Last month, I got in touch with Mr. John Taylor, the neighbor whose lovely product so enthused me. He kindly sold me a fat ounce and I've been burning it since then. Now, there's less than 8 grams left, I can say …

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