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Backticks in backticks [til/misc]

Written by Remy Sharp / Original link on May. 5, 2021

To put a backtick in a markdown code block, i.e. within backticks, you just add more backticks around your code block. Really this is more useful in the inline code blocks, for instance I can do console.log(`you're on the ${branchName} branch`). So inline instead of wrapping with a single ` backtic…


PS/2 Spectrum keys [til/spectrum]

Written by Remy Sharp / Original link on Apr. 30, 2021

If I've got a PS/2 connect to my spectrum then certain keys or buttons - like the NMI button - are mapped to either F-keys or key combinations. This isn't a complete list, but useful (to me). Function Key NMI F9 Edit Shift + 1 Caps lock Shift + 2 Backspace Shift + 0 Break Space Keys that are requir…


Fun with ESP modules [blog]

Written by Remy Sharp / Original link on Apr. 28, 2021

In my evening projects I've been getting into projects that use an ESP module, an ESP 01 specifically, and so I wanted to write up what I've found, how to upgrade (or downgrade) them, common AT commands and general tips either for you my dear reader, or for Future Me when I no doubt forget. I'm far…


Building a PS/2 remote keyboard [blog]

Written by Remy Sharp / Original link on Apr. 14, 2021

In the last week I bought myself a small computer called a neptUNO that has an FPGA (aka - to me - replicate retro computing hardware - see more here). The ports on the machine are suitably old and include: VGA out, DB9 for joysticks/joypads and two PS/2 ports for keyboard and mouse. The device doe…