Either this is the first time I'm visiting this site or I don't remember; But I wonder how they are managing to compete with Node.JS in the search engines with that name. Google doesn't respect even N-O-D-E, where as DDG brings up the site as first result for N-O-D-E. Not to mention there's another famous Youtube channel by the name Node by Corridor Crew.
They seem to sell some items based on their design along with the stuff they make at their store of the same name, I would like to know how they reach out to their audience from any regular subscriber of their work.
Self plug: I have a startup related site which is text only and occasionally I draw some comics which always consists of transcription.
What i'm thinking is that popularity and SEO issues are not really a concern since it looks like a very closed community type of thing.
Couldn't find the channel, what's the name?
These are all from the articles on the homepage, https://n-o-d-e.net/index.html, many of them contain videos but also with mirrors on YT/archive.org/etc. I would be really interested to know what software he uses to make the videos.
The Zine also seems pretty great.
>I would be really interested to know what software he uses to make the videos
I would like to know the encoding parameters he uses to convert the video to .mp4, because when ever I convert my video to .mp4 with handbrake or ffmpeg it fails to play properly in <video></video> in one or more browsers resulting in me putting 3 different sources in my blog (Twitter, direct .mp4/.webm links).
A highlight: https://n-o-d-e.net/nano_server2.html
the most shameful fact about the F91W isnt its spartan design or its affordable price, but the fact that the timepiece with its ten year battery will easily outlast its resin strap, and its springbars are nothing more than pot steel held into the soft plastic lugs by friction alone. Chances are, when you replace the band after a few years youll pay just as much as the watch to do so, and run a pretty good risk of damaging the springbars to the point of rendering them warped or broken. the simple act of removing the springbars themselves is enough to strip out the lugs sometimes.
the clearances between the lugs and springbars are also very tight, so it discourages aftermarket additions like NATO bands or third party straps.
the B650WB is somewhat more durable.
I imagine the average person generate more daily plastic waste before lunch time than goes in to an average F91W.
It's also worth pointing out that metallic lead isn't all that toxic - it's lead compounds that you need to worry about, especially organic compounds.
Ones I've purchased in past 5~ years all have had straps fail. They've clearly switched to cheaper materials.
They made a new model 'W-217H', which is just a larger F91W. I enjoyed the larger face and wouldn't go back to a F91. But the strap too broke a few months after use.
And like you said, with the cheapest of straps being almost the cost of the watch, and there's no guarantee it'll easily fit.
I was going to do an Atari 2600 case based wifi router a while ago, and this idea of taking design classics and adapting them to minimalist modern use cases would be a company.
This would be a lot better than an NFC chip on a standard smartwatch as the F91W could last for years with that chip inside it.
The F91W is cheap, and really reliable. I've always fantasized about modding one, and this exactly would be my dream.
Sadly, I don't have enough time on my hands.
If it were for sale, I'd buy it immediately !
The link is at the bottom of the site, but it's pretty subtle, and I think these watches have the same mods.
Edit: These have NFC, but no SD card, so maybe they will show up with enhanced storage later, but anyone wanting the NFC features with the watch it looks like they are available.
Edit Edit: The NFC chip in the ones for sale is not tap-to-pay :( still neat though!
However, the relevant authorities might take a dim view of repurposing the transit card in this manner and probably have certain restrictions in place, to deter people from defacing their property. On another note, the author is using a NTAG213 on the watches sold via the shop and Oyster is Mifare, from what I can remember. There might be issues with response times regarding the proximity to the reader, if you wanted to experiment.
I could dig that up if it’s helpful but in general I think it’s pretty straight forward, just some risk of destruction :)
The mod could be used by spies to authenticate each other on a data drop. NFC powers the device and validates the key is correct. Once the two users are validated the data is exchanged and the data runner exfiltrates the payload.
That one is only a 2Kb though. They also make an 8Kb 4SFYU: https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=M24SR64-YDW6T%2...
Anyway, cool to see that this watch isn’t only a favorite of terrorists.
But cool project!