For the month of March, we did the following:
For the month of April, we did the following:
- Bitwise Homework Day 3 [BH 7]
- Bitwise Homework Day 9 [BH 8]
- Bitwise Homework Day 12 [BH 8]
- Unboxed the HiFive Unleashed [RISCY 58]
- Demoed a Fedora chroot and Ion on the HiFive Unleashed [RISCY 59]
March was an exciting month in that Per Vognsen started the Bitwise
project! My focus has perhaps been a bit too heavy the past few months on following along with Bitwise, but in the long run it will pay off as it is really bootstrapping my knowledge for accomplishing my own goals on my series. I highly recommend everyone watch Bitwise and I think that Bitwise is very complimentary to RISCY BUSINESS! I've been streaming all of my Bitwise Homework on Twitch, and it is all archived on riscy.tv
. Note that the Bitwise Homework episodes are not being annotated or early-access just like the pcalc development streams.
In April we continued following along with Bitwise in my Bitwise Homework series. I also unboxed and began playing around with a HiFive Unleashed
which is the world’s first RISC-V-based, Linux-capable development board!
Not only that, but even more of that sweet sweet RISC-V hardware we all love has been announced with Microsemi unveiling a board purpose-built to expand t... and much more. Make a RISC-V PC!
I'm just waiting on CrowdSupply to respond to my request for alternate payment method to get my expansion board ordered. On a more somber note, I had to hassle with my Gumroad account getting suspended, but after talking with their support it was put back in good standing.
Moving forward I am looking to continue the Book Club, RISCY BUSINESS, Bitwise Homework, and working on pcalc in the coming months. I can't wait to do more with my HiFive Unleashed and ultimately build a RISC-V PC.