@kelbot I DO NOT NEED THIS MACHINE. I DO NOT NEED THIS MACHINE. I DO NOT NEED THIS MACHINE. I DO NOT NEED THIS MACHINE
@kelbot Alright, so this was more or less what I was expecting. it's tiny. It's a toy, but it's a fun toy.
Pocket Chip in a slab factor.
@ajroach42 Yeah, it is tinier than it appears without anything to compare against or seeing it in person. https://twitter.com/dan_sanderson/status/1434271621120884738
Cool for sure but I just don't really understand why you make something this style and make it tiny but not tiny enough to fit in a pocket. If it's not going in a pocket why make it so small that it's frustrating to type on?
@ajroach42 Also, reading those comments about the direction buttons being weird and the gamepad buttons not being in the typical symmetrical cross layout is a bummer.
@ajroach42 It is still tempting though just so I could browse gemini on it and then print pages out on thermal paper :-P.
@kelbot I'm still planning to get one.
I wish it was like 25% larger, or pocketable. The size seems like a bad compromise.
@ajroach42 I really is still tempting just for the cool factor even with all the less than ideal design choices that were made. I'm probably going to pass on this one though. For now... We'll see if my will power is strong enough :).
I've thought about this a lot, and I think it'd be better to do something like an Intelligent Mail Barcode: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intelligent_Mail_barcode. Throw out their scheme for how the data is organized completely, and instead make it be an arbitrary length (possibly broken into multiple lines rather than one long line) and use the four states to encode two bits at one time. It'd be significantly easier to decode, although less compact than a QR code.
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