ArgonOne NVMe Expansion

This weekend I upgraded the Raspberry Pi that hosts my Mastodon instance and Home Assistant (among other services) with an NVMe drive.  Previously it was using an old mechanical USB hard drive, so the performance increase with the NVMe is huge!  

It runs a bit hotter than with the microSD card + external HDD, but it’s nice to have everything in one case without worrying about SD card wear anymore.

I also finally got around to upgrading from Ubuntu 20.04 to Ubuntu 22.04, just in time for the next LTS release later this year.

Trail Marker

📍 Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (New Hope, Pennsylvania)
📷 Olympus E-M10 Mark II (92mm, ƒ/8, 1/15s, ISO 400)
📅 October 22nd, 2023

Log Cabin

📍 Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (New Hope, Pennsylvania)
📷 Olympus E-M10 Mark II (20mm, ƒ/6.3, 1/125s, ISO 400)
📅 October 22nd, 2023

Moss on a tree trunk

📍 Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (New Hope, Pennsylvania)
📷 Olympus E-M10 Mark II (78mm, ƒ/10, 1/10s, ISO 400)
📅 October 22nd, 2023

Spicebush Berries

📍 Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (New Hope, Pennsylvania)
📷 Olympus E-M10 Mark II (42mm, ƒ/5.6, 1/40s, ISO 400)
📅 October 22nd, 2023

Waterfall

📍 Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (New Hope, Pennsylvania)
📷 Olympus E-M10 Mark II (40mm, ƒ/16, 1/20s, ISO 400)
📅 October 22nd, 2023

Autumn Leaf

📍 Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (New Hope, Pennsylvania)
📷 Olympus E-M10 Mark II (37mm, ƒ/8, 1/60s, ISO 400)
📅 October 22nd, 2023

Dreamcast CMOS battery

Finally got around to installing a replaceable CMOS battery in my Dreamcast. Hopefully my VM2 will arrive soon, and then I won’t have to worry about the VMU batteries anymore either!

Retro Computer Models

I also ordered some little 3D printed retro computer models to put on my desk. I wasn’t expecting them to arrive until later in the month as they’re from a seller in Italy, but they showed up last night!

Retro Gaming Pins

Bought some cute #RetroGaming pins on #Etsy a few weeks ago, they really look great!  I was planning to stick them on my backpack, but now I’m a bit worried they’ll get damaged in the rain/snow so I might stick them on my camera bag instead.