News this week in the Pi World!


I had taken a few weeks off!. I've had a lot of work this week with [PiKISS]( I just missed being a trending topic on Twitter, ha ha. I thank all of you who have supported me, both financially in [Paypal]( where I am receiving donations from users who have found the project very interesting, and those who have spread it through social networks. The article in the prestigious [Tom's Hardware]( has also been an injection of desire to move forward. Now it's time to do my best and get out some new scripts, although there's a lot of old and obsolete code that I'd like to refactor and that gives me a little bit of shame, you know how demanding I am, so I don't get involved anymore. I leave you the links that I have collected this week that are interesting... Here we go!

Video of the week: Pi Labs > Let's try PiKISS on TwisterOS!! it's awesome!!
  • **6 SD cards tested. Raspberry Pi 4. Speed test. A1, U1, A2:** I like each and every video from *leepspvideo* (especially the one from [PiKISS]( Whenever I go to buy a *microSD* card, I have no idea which one to choose. It's usually a *Samsung EVO*, but the *Kingston* are also a clear winner. However, in this video they clear up your doubts. | [ > leepspvideo](


  • **Come to Discord and talk about development, retro gaming and Twister OS!:** *Salva from Pi Labs* along with *Grayduck* have a *Discord* server where we talk about this operating system that's a trend. There we are *ptitSev*, the creator of the project [box86]( to emulate x86 libraries on Pi, and myself where I have my own channel to support *PiKISS*. These days we have been looking at how to create a *dynamic wallpaper* like the one on *MacOS Catalina* for *Raspberry Pi*. You won't be bored, I assure you! | [ > Pi Labs](


  • **Raspberry Pi 4, now running your favorite distribution!:** Who needs *Raspberry OS* when you can have *Debian*. The image comes with no extra software, only the compressed image is about *363 MB*. It comes with *kernel 5.7.0-2* and **if you have the RPi 4 8 GB**, you better wait for them to fix a bug with the *USB* ports. | [](

  • **UASP makes Raspberry Pi 4 disk IO 50% faster:** *UASP (USB Attached SCSI Protocol)* is a File Transfer Protocol (It's not FTP!). I didn't know that the one usually used is called *BOT (Bulk-Only Transport)*. This article explains it quite well, although I haven't had time to read it thoroughly. By the way, Jeff's blog is very interesting and worth to have in the bookmarks. | [](

  • **Writing GUI applications on the Raspberry Pi without a desktop environment:** Of course, using *framebuffer*. It's not the best way to get something that needs speed, but it works. They also comment a library called *Raylib* with many advantages to work with accelerated hardware. | [](

Twitter of the week thanks to [@sulfuroid](

Happy weekend!