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    Should I have received my final order eMail already?

    Aannnd Pyra #163 arrived safely today! Thanks ED and to everyone involved. I’ve waited years for this moment!
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    Should I have received my final order eMail already?

    Pyra #163 shipped on the 8th! Man, it’s a surreal feeling. Edit: One-frame movie, as requested. ETA is tomorrow!
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    Everything sorted into the shelves

    My Pyra’s in this picture– and I love it. Cheers for a well-organized assembly!
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    Just a quick status report video

    Oof, ok, that’s understandable. I’ve waited this long, after all. I remember thinking in February that it’ll be cool to have my Pyra before my second child is born. Now, well, it’s going to be a close call. [emoji28] Even so, I’m grateful for the store and other factors that have allowed ED to...
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    Should I have received my final order eMail already?

    I think I saw in the “more rooms” thread that they couldn’t start assembling more until the new space was set up, which I think happened this week. I am cautiously hoping that some people will start getting shipment news before the end of the month.
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    PineNote - eink reader

    Same. [emoji28] I jailbroke my Kindle Paperwhite 3 right away, but it was always a bit disappointing what you could actually do with it. There’s some android eink devices, but they’re not for everyone. I’ve had an irrational desire for an open eink device for some time now. This looks like it’ll...
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    Should I have received my final order eMail already?

    Mine hasn’t been shipped yet either, nor have I heard anyone say theirs has from the latest batch. I wonder if they will go out all at once or as they are done? Hopefully things are going smoothly with the assembly and the testing. I’ve been checking far too often, hoping for a shipping notice...
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    Should I have received my final order eMail already?

    Order 163 placed for a black chrome mobile unit, and a case to carry it in. [emoji6] Thanks ED for a pleasant checkout experience where my collection of vouchers not only all worked, but were applied all at once without breaking the store. Can’t believe this day has finally come. [emoji16]
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    Should I have received my final order eMail already?

    That’s some really encouraging news! If lots of orders can get shipped out, maybe the next round of emails can be sent soon. Either way, enjoy your unit!
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    First information for new Pyra owners (FAQ)

    Yeah, some images are like that for systems where you can’t just boot an iso burned to a flash drive or DVD. I have a Pinebook Pro, and it’s the same there. In the Pyra’s case, the system images are here: with the latest one as of now being...
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    First information for new Pyra owners (FAQ)

    You have Synaptic, which lets you search for, install, uninstall, and update packages without using the command line. However, you might find the interface to be somewhat less friendly if you’re used to Software Center. I believe regular (non ARM) Debian has a version of Software Center that you...
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    First information for new Pyra owners (FAQ)

    If it boots correctly with a card in the left slot, then the boot bytes are not set. If not, then you could either use it only in the right slot, reformat it using a tool such as gparted on Linux, or use some sort of tool to set the card as “not bootable”. With Linux systems that use apt, like...
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    Just a quick heads up

    Maybe apply a blur effect over the box while it’s in frame, so we just get to see the average color of the box and that’s it. Then you could upload the unblurred copy later or to an unlisted video. Anyway, great update! Definitely worth the wait to see how the various challenges that crop up...
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    New Pyra pre-order - General questions

    You may want to check out Insync ( ) for synchronization with Google Drive. It’s been some time since I used it, but it supports Linux and looks fairly beginner-friendly. There’s also Rclone ( ) which is quite flexible and supports multiple clouds...
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    Production Pyra photos/videos/thoughts thread

    I used to use a netbook as my primary laptop. After all of the clunky scrolling around with a tiny trackpad and moving windows around because of the small resolution, controlling the Pyra with dual analog nubs sounds like freedom. [emoji16]