Things Needed Pre-Project
Currently I am working on building a new office space for myself. This space also doubles as the storage room for the house, so I’m tackling a few things at once here.
After my space is somewhat tamed, I need a computer powerful enough to reliably work on this. ATM the only machines that I have that operate are 3rd gen and back thinkpads, some ppc stuff, an ultrasparc 3i box, and some servers that don’t want me to install anything to them. At the moment, I have a GPU bridge in the mail to hook up to my thinkpad X230T. I don’t know if I can just use an RX480 as a processor, but in the event theres a C compiler built to run on a GPU or something, I’m keeping that option open.
In the event I can get a server to cooperate with me, I’ll use one of them for building and testing, but atm my best option that I know how to set up is to take my G5’s, put them on the network, and have them run as crosscompilers with the X230T. I’ve done this before, though I remember it taking me a while to figure out. Meh.
Someone also offered me some mobos with some ram and a chip. I don’t know where thats at as of now, but I am waiting to hear more info. In the event I get something like X79 I’ll be ripping a 2690 out of the R620 and dropping it in there. I have a wanton for 12 cores in my desktop. It’ll just be too useful.
It was also pointed out to me that skylake chips are about to hit the 50 dollar and under mark used. My only thing with using skylake is I want a translated mobile chip so I can OC it out the wazoo.
After that, the only thing left is setting up a git source of some sort, whether hub or lab.
What am I doing now?
ATM I am doing a little research into a moto device exploit that came out a while ago. Its pretty much ubiquitous with all moto devices up to 2020, and allows you to bypass a lot of security checks to pop root. My registered E6 has gotten security updates, so it won’t let me root because of them, I think. I have an unupdated one thats unopened that I’ll try the basic unlock on, and if it doesn’t end up working I’ll be making an autounroot tool for the E6.
As my devices are Tracfone devices, theres no garuntee that I can actually hack anything with them, however, an XT2005DL is a XT2500DL, theres no magic here other than the tracfone symbol on the back.
I am also trying to tune my thinkpad a little bit. I doubt that there is quad rank ram, or X4 for that matter, but 2RX8 isn’t hard to find, and with some wiggle work I can have 32GB of ram. Bit of a pain in the ass though. However, its now fully loaded with 3X SSD’s (128GB MSATA, 128GB SATA cd slot in dock, 500GB internal slot) and I’m trimming out ho wI want things set up. ATM it just has PopOS, however I think I am going to install VOID and W10, as long as getting things working will not be a major pain.
Lastly, I am putting some effort on the side for some local note taking. Nothing crazy or anything, but I want devnotes saved somewhere. Just a though.
God damn spiro makes me sit in the bathroom half the day tho so ech