I decided we were overdue for some googly eye fun at work, so I added these eyes to our pencil sharpener. Everyone walks past it on the way from the back office to the front desk, but no one noticed right away.
The boss is on vacation for the next several days, so there will be conspiring and googly eye hiding while she is away. Mwahahahaha!
In other news, I finally ordered a second Raspberry Pi 4, the newer model with 8 GB of RAM. I plan to play with emulators, so more memory is more better. I also have a USB-to-SATA cable recommended by @themarkymark so I can use a laptop SSD instead of MicroSD. I plan to permanently connect this via HDMI to my new TV using the case from my original kit (pictured below) and keep the other Pi in my tablet where it is now.
I would like to see if this can emulate a PlayStation 2. Does anyone have any experience compiling any of the various FOSS PS2 emulators on a Pi? And can emulators just read the original game discs directly from a DVD drive once installed? I can always dive in and just see what happens, but I'd appreciate any links to similar projects if you know of any. People have succeeded in running PS1 and N64 emulators, but Google and DuckDuckGo seem to only pull up old info based on my cursory searches thus far.
I'd also like to run WINE, or at least DOSbox, and see what I can run from older CD-ROMs and GOG outside of Windows. This is where I hope to have lots of nostalgic fun, too.
At any rate, I have now cleaned off the factory adhesive from the heat sinks and applied a proper thermal paste. The case has a fan on top and a vent on the bottom, so airflow should be fine for cooling even if I overclock. The first Pi is in use as a regular computer now, but this one is for fun. Now to prep a MicroSD card so I can get started!