5:41am: Haven't been able to sleep, starting to finally feel tired. Wrote the beginnings of yet another coding project. Never used DACs much but this should be fun if it can handle processing the data fast enough. I think it shouldn't have too much of an issue... 8kHz sampling rate for testing. If there's CPU to spare, I might take it all the way up to 11 or 16kHz.
(This was a Twitter thread that I reposted here because I figured some folks may have similar experiences and be able to offer tips/tricks?)
Booting into FreeDOS looks promising. Otherwise, I will use the Windows PE trick. Failing that... Win10 maybe? Trying to think of how I could even boot into Windows 10. Install it from USB flash drive to external hard drive, maybe? If I can find an external hard drive laying around somewhere. Or just fill the other empty m.2 slot with a cheap SSD... all for a BIOS update.
Ugh, I really should update my BIOS on my laptop. It's only a few months old but the BIOS that it came with is one of the earliest revisions. This is possibly the ONE area that running Linux full-time is a problem. And only if you use a laptop not supported by fwupd. Sadly, Acer haven't joined LVFS and only offer BIOS updates as .exe files... so I will have to try one of the many alternative methods as posted on the Arch Linux wiki.
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