• right between the sound machine

    From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Friday, May 22, 2020 08:35:46
    Hallo Nancy!

    And yes, the cybertoast function looks good... ;)

    I thought so too. However, the keyboard should make it work as well as it looks or at least from my perspective.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-11-05 is 167 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een donderdag.
    2021-01-01 is 224 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een vrijdag.
    --- GNU bash, version 5.0.16(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)
    * Origin: Little Mikey's EuroPoint - Ladysmith BC, Canada (2:280/464.113)
  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Wednesday, June 03, 2020 17:23:40
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 22-May-2020 08:35 <=-

    And yes, the cybertoast function looks good... ;)

    I thought so too. However, the keyboard should make it work as well
    as it looks or at least from my perspective.

    Does that mean you've obtained a decent keyboard to use with this new
    setup...?

    ttyl neb

    ... I did not! or Too! depending if I was Supposed to or not

    --- EzyBlueWave V3.00 01FB001F
    * Origin: Tiny's BBS - telnet://tinysbbs.com:3023 (1:229/452)
  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Thursday, June 04, 2020 20:14:59
    Hallo Nancy!

    Does that mean you've obtained a decent keyboard to use with
    this new setup...?

    It was supposed to be here yesterday. Maybe tomorrow. I the meantime this works as well as the fido node so it can wait.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-11-05 is 154 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een donderdag.
    2021-01-01 is 211 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een vrijdag.
    --- GNU bash, version 5.0.17(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)
    * Origin: Little Mikey's EuroPoint - Ladysmith BC, Canada (2:280/464.113)
  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Saturday, June 06, 2020 18:45:06
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 04-Jun-2020 20:14 <=-

    Does that mean you've obtained a decent keyboard to use with
    this new setup...?

    It was supposed to be here yesterday. Maybe tomorrow. In the meantime this works as well as the fido node so it can wait.

    Eventually.... ;)

    ttyl neb

    ... "No, not Tandy!", John said, unrealistically.

    --- EzyBlueWave V3.00 01FB001F
    * Origin: Tiny's BBS - telnet://tinysbbs.com:3023 (1:229/452)
  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Sunday, June 07, 2020 15:24:48
    Hallo Nancy!

    Eventually.... ;)

    I am guessing the keyboard is being held up at Canada Customs. I hear there is a real log jam there thanks to covid-19, which is why I had to order it in the first place given that anything local has been closed. Mind you I doubt anything local would have had the right one with the proper hacking keys.

    Stinkin' bluetooth. Amother reason so-called smart devices are a stupid purchase in the first place. :::mutter, mutter, mutter:::

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-11-05 is 151 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een donderdag.
    2021-01-01 is 208 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een vrijdag.
    --- GNU bash, version 5.0.17(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)
    * Origin: Little Mikey's EuroPoint - Ladysmith BC, Canada (2:280/464.113)
  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 00:53:06
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 07-Jun-2020 15:24 <=-

    Eventually.... ;)

    I am guessing the keyboard is being held up at Canada Customs. I hear there is a real log jam there thanks to covid-19, which is why I had
    to order it in the first place given that anything local has been
    closed. Mind you I doubt anything local would have had the right one
    with the proper hacking keys.

    And in the meantime, I note that the keyboard finally arrived... was it customs...?

    Stinkin' bluetooth. Amother reason so-called smart devices are a
    stupid purchase in the first place. :::mutter, mutter, mutter:::

    And for all that, at least it worked when it came... <G>

    ttyl neb

    ... A computer makes as many mistakes in 2 seconds, as 20 men do in 20 yrs

    --- EzyBlueWave V3.00 01FB001F
    * Origin: Tiny's BBS - telnet://tinysbbs.com:3023 (1:229/452)
  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001.2989 to Nancy Backus on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 15:15:44
    Hey Nancy!

    And in the meantime, I note that the keyboard finally arrived...
    was it customs...?

    I don't know but given how long it took it was definetly held up somewhere along the line.

    And for all that, at least it worked when it came... <G>

    It works but leaves much to be desired, I am blaming Android itself for the extremely poor keyboard support but am not going to do anything about it seeing the Android OS isn't anything I feel obligated to in any meaningful way. Just for fun I did manage to get replying working and this is the very first official reply from the tablet using the now crippled keyboard. Very, very sad but it does 'work' so ... :::shrugging shoulders:::

    Life is good,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts of note:
    2020-11-05 is 142 days from now and falls on a Thursday.
    2021-01-01 is 199 days from now and falls on a Friday.
    --- GNU bash, version 5.0.17(1)-release (aarch64-unknown-linux-android)
    * Origin: CanadARM - Ladysmith BC, Canada (1:153/7001.2989)
  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Sunday, June 21, 2020 20:42:58
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 16-Jun-2020 15:15 <=-

    And in the meantime, I note that the keyboard finally arrived...
    was it customs...?

    I don't know but given how long it took it was definetly held up
    somewhere along the line.

    Guess you'll probably never know, then... ;) At least it finally did arrive.... :)

    And for all that, at least it worked when it came... <G>

    It works but leaves much to be desired, I am blaming Android itself
    for the extremely poor keyboard support but am not going to do
    anything about it seeing the Android OS isn't anything I feel
    obligated to in any meaningful way.

    Now you know... :)

    Just for fun I did manage to get replying working and this is the very first official reply from the tablet using the now crippled keyboard. Very, very sad but it does 'work' so ... :::shrugging shoulders:::

    Works well enough to use for messaging... ;) Part of the experiment... :)

    ttyl neb

    ... And so the gods said, 'E=mv+2P/r' and there was popcorn!

    --- EzyBlueWave V3.00 01FB001F
    * Origin: Tiny's BBS - telnet://tinysbbs.com:3023 (1:229/452)
  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 21:58:33
    Hallo Nancy!

    Now you know... :)

    No big surprise though since I already had a bad experience with a chromebook and it's poor excuse for a keyboard. However I was hoping that all of the keys on the bluetooth keyboard would have worked but some of very important ones - Esc for example - don't work as they are expected for vi. One is forced to use the onscreen control keys instead which I have yet to figure out if they can be disabled without breaking anything ... not that it really matters given it might as well be broken given Android's lameness. What a waste of a cpu etc. running that poor excuse for a linux distribution. Google should hang it's head in shame.

    Works well enough to use for messaging... ;) Part of the
    experiment... :)

    Yep. I just need to fix a few bash scripts to make up for Google's sad excuse for an OS. Also I thought I might try compiling it's own uEmacs and see if that is better than vim for this particular idea. uEmacs can do utf8 so it should have a future.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-11-05 is 134 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een donderdag.
    2021-01-01 is 191 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een vrijdag.
    --- GNU bash, version 5.0.17(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)
    * Origin: Little Mikey's EuroPoint - Ladysmith BC, Canada (2:280/464.113)
  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 22:58:46
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 24-Jun-2020 21:58 <=-

    No big surprise though since I already had a bad experience with a chromebook and it's poor excuse for a keyboard. However I was hoping
    that all of the keys on the bluetooth keyboard would have worked but
    some of very important ones - Esc for example - don't work as they are expected for vi.

    Well, that's a disappointment...

    One is forced to use the onscreen control keys instead which I have
    yet to figure out if they can be disabled without breaking anything

    Sounds like it was just as well they weren't disabled yet, though, as
    you needed to use some of them....

    ... not that it really matters given it might as
    well be broken given Android's lameness. What a waste of a cpu etc. running that poor excuse for a linux distribution. Google should hang it's head in shame.

    Indeed.

    Works well enough to use for messaging... ;) Part of the
    experiment... :)

    Yep. I just need to fix a few bash scripts to make up for Google's
    sad excuse for an OS. Also I thought I might try compiling it's own uEmacs and see if that is better than vim for this particular idea. uEmacs can do utf8 so it should have a future.

    That sounds like a good idea... ;)

    ttyl neb

    ... Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.

    --- EzyBlueWave V3.00 01FB001F
    * Origin: Tiny's BBS - telnet://tinysbbs.com:3023 (1:229/452)
  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Thursday, July 02, 2020 17:11:10
    Hallo Nancy!

    Well, that's a disappointment...

    So far it looks to be a deal breaker considering I haven't turned it on since the first official reply was sent from it. The thrill is gone.

    uEmacs can do utf8 so it should have a future.

    That sounds like a good idea... ;)

    I have yet to try it out but given that it successfully compiled the binkd it is using to recieve/send msg's then I am guessing it can also compile and run uEmacs. We'll see ... eventually.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-11-05 is 126 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een donderdag.
    2021-01-01 is 183 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een vrijdag.
    --- GNU bash, version 5.0.17(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)
    * Origin: Little Mikey's EuroPoint - Ladysmith BC, Canada (2:280/464.113)
  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Friday, July 10, 2020 00:22:46
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 02-Jul-2020 17:11 <=-

    Well, that's a disappointment...

    So far it looks to be a deal breaker considering I haven't turned it
    on since the first official reply was sent from it. The thrill is
    gone.

    Oh, well.... ;)

    uEmacs can do utf8 so it should have a future.
    That sounds like a good idea... ;)

    I have yet to try it out but given that it successfully compiled the
    binkd it is using to recieve/send msg's then I am guessing it can also compile and run uEmacs. We'll see ... eventually.

    Possibly a new experiment to grab your attention for a bit.... ;)

    ttyl neb

    ... Sometimes I sits and thinks, and sometimes I just sits.

    --- EzyBlueWave V3.00 01FB001F
    * Origin: Tiny's BBS - telnet://tinysbbs.com:3023 (1:229/452)
  • From Maurice Kinal@2:280/464.113 to Nancy Backus on Sunday, July 12, 2020 21:50:40
    Hallo Nancy!

    Possibly a new experiment to grab your attention for a bit....

    So far it hasn't. I haven't even powered it up since the last replies I sent in your direction from it. I was still using vi on there and have yet to ship the uEmacs source over to it to see if it can compile it. Maybe later today I'll give it a shot but don't hold your breath. I find toys like that far too annoying especially the swiping crap nevermind it crippling a perfectly good keyboard. :::mutter, mutter, mutter:::

    Anyhow this still works and I did test uEmacs on it just to make sure that it could work if and when it actually matters. So far it hasn't but nice to have it in reserve.

    Het leven is goed,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts van belang:
    2020-11-05 is 116 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een donderdag.
    2021-01-01 is 173 dagen vanaf nu en valt op een vrijdag.
    --- GNU bash, version 5.0.17(1)-release (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)
    * Origin: Little Mikey's EuroPoint - Ladysmith BC, Canada (2:280/464.113)
  • From Nancy Backus@1:229/452 to Maurice Kinal on Wednesday, August 05, 2020 23:29:40
    Quoting Maurice Kinal to Nancy Backus on 12-Jul-2020 21:50 <=-

    As you can see, I've fallen way behind again..... sigh....

    Possibly a new experiment to grab your attention for a bit....

    So far it hasn't. I haven't even powered it up since the last replies
    I sent in your direction from it. I was still using vi on there and
    have yet to ship the uEmacs source over to it to see if it can compile
    it. Maybe later today I'll give it a shot but don't hold your breath.
    I find toys like that far too annoying especially the swiping crap nevermind it crippling a perfectly good keyboard. :::mutter, mutter, mutter:::

    I suspect nothing has changed on that front.... ;)

    Anyhow this still works and I did test uEmacs on it just to make sure
    that it could work if and when it actually matters. So far it hasn't
    but nice to have it in reserve.

    Yup, it's a nice thing to have handy.... ;)

    ttyl neb

    ... Only those who attempt the absurd achieve the impossible.

    --- EzyBlueWave V3.00 01FB001F
    * Origin: Tiny's BBS - telnet://tinysbbs.com:3023 (1:229/452)
  • From Maurice Kinal@1:153/7001.2989 to Nancy Backus on Thursday, August 06, 2020 13:41:53
    Hey Nancy!

    As you can see, I've fallen way behind again

    I noticed. Not too worry as I've been distracted with other things.

    I suspect nothing has changed on that front

    Yes and no. Lately most of the work destined for the android thingy has been done on a far more capable pc which is where I am replying from. Also uEmacs will require some serious hacking to get working on the tablet so I put that aside. We'll see but don't go holding your breath ... if it even matters at all which I suspect it doesn't.

    Life is good,
    Maurice

    ... Cybertoasts of note:
    2020-11-05 is 91 days from now and falls on a Thursday.
    2021-01-01 is 148 days from now and falls on a Friday.
    --- GNU bash, version 5.0.18(1)-release (x86_64-motorshed-linux-gnu)
    * Origin: Pointy Stick - Ladysmith BC, Canada (1:153/7001.2989)