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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

Post your Best, your worst, and your most interesting. But please - no programming questions . This forum is purely for amusement and discussions on code snippets. All actual programming questions will be removed.

 
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honey the codewitch16-Jul-21 6:25
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For $10 I'll just get an ESP32 WROOM devkit. You can get the chip itself for like $2 but that's without all the supporting hardware to make it go + program it. They're dual core 240MhZ with like 300kB of RAM available and 4MB of flash. WROVERs with the extra PSRAM aren't that much more, but are a little bit harder to come by reliably.

The problem with a raspberry pi is they are power hungry as heck. It's a bit hamfisted for an e-reader. You may as well just run some EPUB reader software on a linux desktop over HDMI with it. The power saving from e-ink won't matter. I mean, if you really want to save on eye-strain get a nook because doing this with a raspberry pi is like going fishing with a battleship.

And thank you! I appreciate it when people let me know they enjoy my work. I'm getting an E-PUB reader working on a WROOM. Right now I'm neck deep in making a zip library that allows you to stream the contents directly out of the zip file without loading them into RAM or storing them in flash uncompressed (but you can if you want/need to). EPUBs are just zips renamed, so I'm treating the entire zip archive as its own little read-only filesystem with all the EPUB html and image content. Smile | :) No RAM use - except for a small amount of temporary block buffer for the decompressing stream. My end goal is to get it running on a WROOM, and running quickly on a WROVER.
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GeneralA really fascinating breakdown of dithering in graphics rendering Pin
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