unrelenting.technology

Happy new year! Since I haven’t been posted in a while, here’s what I’ve been up to lately:

  • adopted Wezterm as my terminal emulator, contributing a bunch of (mostly Wayland-related) patches in process
  • figured out a minimal tool to make Xiaomi power strips work without the β€œcloud”
  • saw a SIMD-accelerated tac line-reversing utility and immediately ported it to arm64 NEON/AdvSIMD
  • helped out with firmware and EC (just testing with the latter) patches for the Thinkpad L430/L530
  • developed a FreeBSD driver for the SPI keyboard/touchpad attachment in Apple MacBooks (currently only in my fork and only tested on the 2015 MBP, spibus-side prerequisites are in review)
    • related: got the Magic Trackpad 2 (which uses a compact packet format but similar surroundings to bcm5974) working too
  • started learning PCB design with Horizon EDA
  • found bugs in the mold linker and zlib-ng
  • made new Wayfire plugins: wf-globalgestures, wf-dynspaces, wf-touchpad-gesture-drag (yeah, turns out 3-finger drag is easy with current libinput: it’s a hold-cancel-swipe sequence!)
  • finally made a freebsd-embedded-hal Rust crate
  • just now added dark mode to micro-panel where I’m writing this

Unusually, I do have a legit new year’s resolution this time: I should blog more! Want to publish some long-form things here.

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