The basic gist is that they don’t play well together out of the box. You can make them work if you’re willing to do a bit of fiddling and if you’re not afraid of the OS X command line. The first problem is that Apple decided that the new MBA SuperDrives should only be used [...]
The Goal I have an old White 1602 knitting machine that uses a light scanner to produce patterns in the knit fabric. The bed of the knitting machine syncs up with the controller via two obsolete rotary encoders and the stitch patterns are produced as a sequence of pulses causes specific needles to be selected. [...]
Since MacBooks don’t have serial ports, the only way to get serial port support in a Windows VM is to use a USB-to-Serial adapter. It turns out this wasn’t as straightforward as it should be.
This is the first article in a three-part series inspired by something I read in Scalability Rules: 50 Principals For Scaling Web Sites by Martin Abbott and Michael Fisher
The amount of time it took to figure out what I wanted my new blog to look like was astounding. Settling on WordPress as the blogging platform was easy. It was the next step where I found myself knee-deep in the weeds.