More random hardware notes

Dsi – This is amazing, looking into how to add more tiles to HiyaCFW.

Vita – Option between 1000, and 2000. Generally leaning towards 2000 because of micro-usb for charging, smaller size. 1000 has OLED but 2000 still has a pretty good IPS screen. And I might not even get the opportunity to enjoy the 1000 screen if it’s too big to carry around and too annoying to charge.

Wii – Want one of these, have no where to plug it in right now. Seems like cfw is pretty easy to put on it, with an SD card (or usb) could be an option for a general classic game cabinet (nes, snes, n64, psx, gc, wii).

2ds LL – Right now cfw doesn’t offer enough advantages over Dsi to make it worth-while. Still the same pool of emulators and 3ds games are still pretty expensive.

NEC Lavie – full hd 12.5 thin and light laptop. Probably not enough of a step-up over my Asus Zenbook, but the closest candidate for the kind of hardware that would make me want to update.

Hardware Queue

DSi – The DSi can now be soft modded. And DSi’s are pretty cheap.Looking at the homebrew it doesn’t look like there’s too much there. File browser, Colors! and emulators. I’m not that interested in the emulators as there isn’t much in the 2d library that I work with. But there could be a few classic DS games that would be worth picking up.

Animal Crossing, Legends of Zelda, Advance Wars, Pokemon, Mario Kart, Fire Emblem, Okami, Pheonix Wright, Disgaea, Rythm Heaven

PsVita Originally I was thinking of grabbing the PSP to be on the cheap side, but that was until I hard that the PsVita 2000 series changed from a proprietary power cable to a normal micro-usb cable, so that settles that possibly. I’m not interested in the psVita library very much, mostly the PSP and PSX libraries, but the OLED screen, micro-usb and second analog stick give the psvita a clear advantage over the PSP.

Samsung Galaxy S5 This one is a really low priority entry. The Samsung Galaxy S5 seems like the ideal Lineage OS device. After trying the Nexus 5 (no removable battery, no extendable storage) , and Nexus 5x (too big), and Pixel (multi-slot boot), the Galaxy S5 has a removable battery, SD card slot and it was made in an era where phones could actually be used with one hand.

SBC: http://linuxgizmos.com/rk3399-based-96boards-sbc-starts-at-99/
wxHedEditor Formatting: http://wiki.wxhexeditor.org/index.php?title=Custom_Hex_Formatting

ThinkCentre M715q Tiny

I’ve been looking around at desktop computers, and I can’t seem to get around that the ThinkCentre Tiny looks like the best possible desktop option. It’s small, has an AMD processor of either the A-series or Ryzen-APU series. It has DDR4 memory, space for a 2.5″ hard drive (storage) and m.2 nvme (OS), and has two display out ports. And in general the prices seem pretty reasonable, if not even mysteriously cheaper than building a small form factor computer. At work it would be pretty obvious to pop either Fedora, or Debian on it, and at home it would make a pretty good desktop/network storage combination. Basically leave it on all day or most of the time, and have a specific directory mounted and available on the network.

Vim3: https://www.khadas.com/vim

Cheap Laptop Comparison

Name Screen Size Screen Resolution CPU Memory Hard Disk MicroSD Microphone Power Cable
Thinkpad X201 12.1″ 1280×800 i5-540M max 4GBx2 1066 MHz Serial ATA-300 2.5″ yes? yes 65W barrel jack
TransBook T100HA 10.1″ 1280×800 Atom x5-Z8500 2GB 64GB eMMC yes? no microUSB
Pinebook Pro 14″ 1920×1080 Rockchip RK3399 SOC 4GB LPDDR4 64GB of eMMC no but m.2 yes? usb-C

Commission for Dashie

I think i’ve found an artist that matches the art style of Dashie and actually has pricing and conditions listed on a website.

Artist: https://twitter.com/desert_days
Web Page: https://desertdays.weebly.com/commissions.html

Predicted Price:
Reference Sheet: $10
Style B Base: $165
Rigging: $25
Idle Animation: $10
Total: $210

Payment is with paypal

Wish List

Desktop: ThinkCentre M715q Tiny Link

Megaman Legends 1&2
Resident Evil 1, 2& 3
Final Fantasy 7, 8, 9
Castlevania SotN
Tenchu
Metal Gear
Einhander
Vagrant Story
Final Fantasy Tactics
Harvest Moon
Gran Turismo
Harvest Moon: Back to Nature
Silent Hill
Final Fantasy Tactics
Valkyrie Profile
Xenogears
Tecmo’s Deception 1, 2, 3
Dino Crisis
Chrono Cross
Brave Fencer Musashi
Parasite Eve 1 & 2
Tales of Phantasia
Yugioh Forbidden Memories
Digimon World
Legend of Mana
Ape Escape

Einhander
G-Darius
Geki-oh Shooting King (Shienryu)
In the Hunt
Philosoma
Strikers 1945ยน
Raiden Project
Raycrisis
Raystorm
Xevious 3D/G+