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Making a custom PCB ornament

I decided this year to make an ornament for our tree. The timing coincided with a creative itch and a business need to actually go through the process of printed circuit board (PCB) design and manufacturing, so I thought I’d make a little tree gadget.

Legacy SSH key configuration for DOS

As part of my deep dive into retro computing, I’ve recently had to figure out some SSH configuration in order for older DOS-based computers to be able to connect and authenticate. This is a summary of what I found out, since I had to puzzle my way through this and couldn’t find any info already online about it.

Project 386 #4: Against all odds, success

This is post is long overdue, since as I leaked a few weeks ago, I got the dang computer to work! I’m still completely amazed. I’m not totally out of the woods, as any other part of this could die on me at any moment, but things seem pretty solid for now. I wanted to write a bit about the technical side, but also to write more about what I’ve learned by going back in time.