There, I fixed it.
Decided to split the difference and go with the Dremel.
Woot! It came back. Guessing it just needed a little more time for the battery to get across some threshold (maybe the change circuit draws too much current for the thing to turn on even when plugged-in below a certain voltage?).
Anyway, now it works on both AC and battery. That said, the replacement I had is a tad plumper than the old one (1000mah vs 650) so I’m going to have to decide if I want to buy something smaller or perhaps mod the case a smidge…
We’ll see how this goes. Now it won’t turn on, but we’ll give it another shot once the voltage gets up to operating temp…
So I bought a Palm Pilot (have I told you this already?).
I’m still going to revive the Newton, but that’s going to take some time and I need something reliable to store my essential bits now.
It is a Palm Zire (M150). You can get them NIB for about $20 on eBay, they are tiny, light, tough and run for weeks on the internal lipo. I imagine with a small solar panel it would run indefinitely.
Also it has usb, which makes it much easier to sync and it looks like Linux has enough support for it to meet my needs.
The purpose is to have an authoritative source for this essential data that I have control over and can protect. The motivation comes from recent events involving my phone.
Expect lots of wacky integration code from me in the next few weeks.
Inspired by this paper any my teacher friend who is being forced to go back to in-person teaching.
My ancestors were pirates, my grandfather killed Nazis, I do what I can to carry-on their legacy.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.