I'm trying to like the Dark Theme on GNOME. For the most part it's OK but annoying where applications don't support the system-wide preference, insist on it being a per application choice or just offer a fixed white theme. The GNOME developers are trying their best but the World has yet to catch up.
Reflecting on my programming history:
Basic, 8080/Z80 Assembly, Fortran, Pascal, C, C++, 8051 Assembly, Delphi, Perl, PHP, Python, Modern C++ and finally Rust.
That's over a total of 44 years from age 16 at Secondary School. I wonder if young people entering the field now will have the opportunity for such a rich experience?
Getting ready to do some learning of Rust. I've added the llvm13 and rust-stable Sdk to my VSCodium flatpak and verified that they're available and working then disabled use of rustup in the IDE.
Now it's just a case of working through Rust By Example with the Rust Book at hand to fill in the gaps. I expect this will be a challenging exercise for this old C++ programmer. 😅️
For anyone remotely interested, I'm attempting to program this thing in c++17 standard. Initially I'm using the PlatformIO Native platform but eventually I'll port it to Raspberry Pi Pico or ESP32 depending on resource demands (and whether wireless connectivity benefits anything).
I can't wait to get CP/M built and running on the end result and maybe a Forth implementation - just for fun.
I had a desire to do some retro programming so I thought "I know, I'll create an emulation of a 1979-vintage Intel Intellec Series II MDS" which was the first microprocessor development system I ever used.
Wanting to emulate the features accurately I determined that I'd have to implement some Multibus features. Multibus I (as used in this hardware) is now obsolete but Multibus II isn't and is trademarked.
As I'm implementing Multibus features in software I named my implementation: Softibus. 😉️
I've noticed that Cura produces better quality prints than PrusaSlicer but couldn't quite fathom why. It occurred to me that Cura may employ better extrudate flow control. After printing the same object, sliced with both programs, using the same start and end GCode I believe this could be the reason. I observed that after printing a PrusaSlicer-sliced object a small amount of filament dribbles from the nozzle. This isn't the case with Cura so now I need to invetigate actual filament usage.
Electronics and Software Design Engineer by training. Open Source Hardware and FLOSS user by choice.
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