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Just want to post a reminder that if you're on this instance and you're not into making the same types of things you see me post, that's ok. If you're making (or have made) a thing and want to share it, please feel free. I'll usually post things that are electronics or mechanics related, but I'm always interested in seeing the diverse things that makers create.

Fresh from the factory: the first backcovers of the postmarketOS #PinePhone Community Edition!

If you've missed the announcement about our collaboration with @PINE64, read all about it here:

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I'm going to start on some server maintenance and hopefully bump our Mastodon version from 3.1.2 to 3.1.5. There might be some service interruptions.

Pine Made Phones, Laptops, and Now… Soldering Irons?

The TS100 smart soldering iron may have some new competition. Pine — the people best known for Linux-based phones and laptops — though the world needed another smart soldering iron so they announc…

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It's that time of the month again -- the July 2020 Update Blog is live!

I have said we have too much news to list for several previous entries, but that's especially true today. This is the biggest update we've had yet.

- #PinePhone @postmarketOS Edition preorders live
- OG #Pinebook upgrade kit back on horizon
- #PineTime with @JF firmware upcoming
- Say hello to #Pinecil

I hope this gets a lot of attention. A dead simple image viewer. No nonsense, just show-you-the-image. It looks like it is trying to be easily embeddable in other software, which is so cool!

While running drawterm under sway (wayland), the middle mouse button triggered both down and up only *after* the button was released (as seen by xev).

It came down to 'button scrolling' on the TrackPoint device (you can hold the middle button and scroll with the trackpoint). I couldn't figure out how to get libinput to stop doing this.

With a nudge from toward sway-input and it's man page. I added the following to my sway config:

input * scroll_button disable

Making PCBs The Easy Way | Hackaday - Includes a video about drag cutting PCBs instead of cutting them with a rotary bit in a mill. Seems like an appealing option to me.


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