I am getting deeper into working on #Circuitpython stuff now. I am in the process of adding the UDOO Bolt to Blinka, which is the Circuitpython compatibility layer for Linux. This is my most complex change so far, which requires extensive changes to two repos.

Charlie is easy. I just have to give her more snuggles and belly rubs. :)


Just because we can do it does not mean we should do it.


I had my first sleep study last night and am back home with Charlie now. Now, I have to wait for seven to ten business days to get the results and find out how to proceed from there. I know these studies will show something and I have already been diagnosed with Obstructional Sleep Apnea.

Have you been diagnosed? If not, why not? I am having a sleep study on the 20th, which will be the last thing that needs to be done before I can be fully diagnosed and get a machine to use during sleep periods. I have been timed at up to 30 seconds without breathing.



Oh my, so funny! This one snuck up on me!


I now have a complete UDOO Bolt computer with 32GB RAM, a 1TB NVMe m.2 SSD, dual-band WiFi, and Bluetooth 4.2. I did take a few pictures of the assembly process, but I need to get a few of the finished box before I can post them.

Hey, I found a way that I can deal with those small u.FL/mcx connectors! I just place the board on my table, position the connector at the right place, and then press down gently with my pliers. The antenna connectors snap right in!

I have been trying to install Windows 10 but it wants drivers I do not seem to have. I downloaded current drivers for my board but some of them are in a .EXE file. What computer company puts installation drivers in a .EXE? AMD apparently! :( There does not seem to be any way to get to a shell from the Windows 10 installer.

Does anybody have an idea what I need to do to fix this?

The SSD I am waiting to arrive is a Seagate FireCuda 1TB M.2 NVMe drive [newegg.com]. I need to stay at 18.04 because some stuff I want to do requires it. I may try 20.04 on the eMMC after I get the SSD.