AliExpress seller “Gamers Zone Store” has Joy-Con shells that seem to be coming off the same line as the real ones — same finish, same regulatory markings, same casting marks — and they just got right-green. So I just got right-green. Now it is always green.
Not too bad of a job — maybe 50 minutes for both, with a few fiddly ribbon cables, so it’s definitely a tweezers job — and then you pair them to your computer and use Joy-Con Toolkit to change their color in software so that they show up green on the Switch.
I was pretty jazzed by the state of Loch Leven Lakes. I’d always wanted to swim out to the islands but never remembered to bring a towel. Now, thanks to our cold but otherwise lame winter, the ice is thick enough to baby-deer it over. It’s a good thing™.
This hike is also neat since you cross the Donner Pass rail tracks, so the odds of seeing extremely long trains with many engines is pretty high. Downside is if you’re on the wrong side of one going up-hill, it’s a wait. Good snack time, though.
I don’t know why I made this or why it’s been sitting on my hard drive for almost ten years, but I do know that I’m way more excited for that new Space Jam movie than I was before.
For some reason I couldn’t really find any good-quality pictures of the greatest console mascot, Mr. T from the FM Towns Marty, on the internet. Even Bonk is available in higher resomolutions, which is a disgusting miscarriage of justice. So anyway, I was bored and decided to just draw Mr. T in the quality which he is deserving of, which I am not actually capable of but whatever.
Here is a PSD so you can bop away the background and have a nice day.
The Royal Warrent of Salem, MA, by appointment to HRH the King of Same.
This was a fun little project. Not that hard, since I’ve already done it on a GBP and the GBA gives easier power. Still fun, though. The purple isn’t very dark; I’ve also got clear blue, clear orange, and clear green to try.
Picked up a Monoprice Select Mini v2 to use while my bigger printer is florpin’ away at long jobs, and damned if the little bastard doesn’t do a tremendous job. I mean for, what, $160 on sale? Nice. The last time I bought a “cheapie second 3d printer” it was the Da Vinci almost three years ago, which I hated for reasons that were mostly, admittedly, ideological. Now I can do dumb things with much greater efficiency. All thanks to Weichai Power! I mean, probably.