Woohoo! Just upgraded my main ThinkPad T450 from 16GB to 24GB. Another 16GB module arriving next week to take it to 32GB. The specs say it can only take 16GB (2x8GB), but there are reports online 32GB (2x16GB) works. So far so good! 🍾 Time to open a few more Chrome tabs! 🤣

One reason I prefer the ThinkPad TrackPoint over a trackpad is scrolling. Turns out not everyone knows you can hold the middle mouse button and use TrackPoint to smoothly & precisely scroll in 4 directions. Keeps hands on the keys too. ❤️ 💻

Been noodling around on my ThinkPad X220 today. Originally it had 14.04.5 installed then upgraded through 16.04, 18.04, all the way to 19.04. Still rocking Unity which works brilliantly on this 8 year old machine. :)

Today, the Riot Chat developers released 1.2.0 of their secure desktop communication client. So this evening I packaged it up as a snap to make it super easy to install. Enjoy :)

snap install riot-web

Visit snapcraft.io/riot-web for more details.

Razer announce the sunset of Ouya service in June. I backed the Ouya, and while they made (plenty of) mis-steps, it was a fun device with a good bunch of playable local multi-player games. Me & the kids have some happy memories playing Towerfall, No Brakes Valet and Bombsquad.

In 2017 I backed the Clockwork GameShell on Kickstarter. Now it's available via Amazon. Runs @debian , is a great kit to hack on 👩‍💻 has WiFi, 1200mAh battery, great display, and is a super portable retro gaming rig 🎮 Worth a look.


The @Puri_sm Librem One saw quite surprising growth starting at 9pm BST (8pm GMT) on 15th May. Very odd numbers. Can someone explain this, another abnormal leap?

Aaargh! Worst feeling ever when I yoink my earbuds out and one of the rubber pieces stays in my ear. Feels like Chekhov in The Wrath of Khan! KHAAAAAN!!

Watching a bit of "Rich Rebuilds" and spotted an (14.04?) install on the Tesla hacker's ThinkPad. Interesting video! Worth a watch. youtube.com/watch?v=o-7b1waoj9

After nearly a week, the @purism "Librem One" crowdfunder almost reaches 50%. I just noticed they have a "competitive chart" with Librem 5 up against HTC, OnePlus and Samsung flagships. Bold. I look forward to side by side comparisons at launch of the Librem 5!

Growth in backers to the @purism Librem One campaign between 30/04/19 and 03/05/19. From 154 to 1654 in under 4 days. No idea which level each person backed at, because ironically Purism aren't open with that data on the site.

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