A breath of fresh air

I am composing this post from my Haiku virtual machine and I am reminded how much joy Haiku brings to computing. Although there are things that seem strange, like the near-total absence of login security (you can work around this but it is off by default, a-la Mac OS 9 and earlier), it is such a unique expression of the personal computing environment that could have been. I think that come Beta 3 Haiku is going to graduate to a hardware install in my house. I would love to set it up on a family computer and see how my kids interact with the interface.

John Olinda

2021-05-25

Today is the first day in ages that my allergies haven’t flared up within minutes of being outside. Now I can actually enjoy not having to wear a mask!

Print all the things

Today I picked up a broken piece of plastic from our entertainment center that the boys broke and decided to model and print a replacement. I grabbed my calipers, opened a TinkerCAD project, and got to work. About half an hour later I had a replacement model and printed it off in ABS. It worked great, although I think I might make the screw holes a hair larger if I ever need to reprint it.