Mon, 01 Nov 2021

The Dream of a Common Desktop Environment is Alive In Portland

CDE running on a Raspberry Pi in 4k

I was feeling a little nostalgic for the 1990s, so I turned one of my many Raspberry Pis into a CDE desktop.

I roughly followed the instructions here, but they’re kind of broken if you pull the current source. If anyone cares to try it themselves, I can drop a note with the extra steps I needed.

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The Magic Word:
The two elements in water are hydrogen and ______

Albert Einstein, when asked to describe radio, replied: “You see, wire
telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New
York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this?
And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they
receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.”