I am quite happy with this setup. I just need to get a C128 down here and I'll be good....
They are ready to go.
For peeps running @elementary Hera or any other distro which just got a 5.4.0-42 Ubuntu HWE kernel update only to find their laptop boots to a black screen - Just boot into recovery mode from Grub, enable networking, and use ubuntu-drivers install to get the latest Nvidia driver. This fixed my problem and my system boots again.
https://elementaryos.stackexchange.com/a/25348/22486 for details.
@conceitedjerk I wasn't originally wild about cutting a whole in the case (I've had this TI99 since 1983), but it was totally worth it for what it can do.
Programming another Sparkfun ESP module to operate as a modem for my C64.
This particular ESP8266 module has 3.3v-5V voltage levelers built-in, so it's perfect to use as a C64 modem.
The 8bitdo gamepad has nothing to do with this process..it just happened to be sitting there.
I have figured out a way to mitigate the problem without removing the update by jumping through a bunch of hoops, but it's a big PITA to fix on a bunch of machines.
Basically, once KB4565483 is applied, making a user a member of local administrators group will no longer exempt them from the LG policy restrictions as it should.
Removing the update makes it start working normally again.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko