25 mar. 2024

I’ve just realized that writing custom Arduino code to control RGB lights with an ESP32 microcontroller must be the most fun I’ve had programming in years 😐

Nick Lockwood (

In principle Picotron represents everything I loved about programming when I first got into it. It was an instabuy for me, and I spent a pleasant afternoon reading the docs like 🥹 And yet… I can’t muster any enthusiasm to make games for it. I suspect it’s because on some level it feels like playing pretend at programming instead of doing it for real. I truly wish that computers were still simple, understandable machines like they used to be, I really do. But you can’t go home again.

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