Revision 2 of the PinePhone keyboard, this one is actually nice to type on :D

@crazypedia a 1 on each gets you to 1023 in binary as long as you count folded fingers as 0s ;)

re: android tablets, my domain name 

@Tay0 I'll end up turning the old one into a wireless touch control panel for @rosalind or something, once everything's in it's new home, wherever that ends up being ;)

re: android tablets, my domain name 

@Tay0 my wife likes the size for reading her books and playing the games she likes to play without it being too small to see on her phone or too cumbersome on her laptops, mostly, along with a couple other android-specific things she requires for work convenience

re: android tablets, my domain name 

I will, of course, adopt the aging and failing LG tablet and its weird magnetic docking external battery slash speaker stand thing, and try to find some way to keep it doing something semi-useful in the lab for many years to come. it's a thing.

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re: android tablets 

@poiseunderchaos that's the kind of joint that can survive any recession!

re: android tablets 

@poiseunderchaos you and me find ourselves muttering at the ends of the same bars an awful lot ;)

re: android tablets, amazon link 

for reference purposes, this is the tablet in question, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3 Enterprise Edition

amazon.com/gp/product/B08VX95P

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@stibbons I'll definitely let you know my take once it's in house - it's kind of a unicorn to find a usable and decent android tablet.

android tablets 

my wife has been looking for a replacement for her aging and failing 8" LG tablet which replaced her aging and failing 7" Nexus.

android tablet options, particularly under 10 inches, are obnoxiously bad or outrageously overpriced and underspecced so it has been challenging to say the least.

however, I found a glimmer of hope when I realized samsung has a "ruggedized enterprise android tablet for field workers"

it's still just an android tablet with a chonky rubberized case, but it should have less consumer crapware and it has some nice extras like a removable battery and a fingerprint reader.

a little pricey at ~$500 but still only half an ipad.

I will report back once it's arrived and she's used it for a bit.

(an ipad would not fit her use cases and needs. nor would a refurb tablet running an android fork or linux rom.)

@Taweret

(or, in Welsh, according to our corporate overlords, Mae'r Gymraeg wedi mynd i mewn i'r sgwrs.)

@mdhughes not to mention tons more usable - that OCC-1 CRT was like computing on a sub's sonar screen

@docskrzyk @c0debabe @TheGibson I seem to remember riffing on the concept of a virtual retrocomputing federated swap meet over activitypub at one point, I should dig that up after we move

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