I've been listening to every Bad Religion album in order. I've finally reached "Stranger Than Fiction", the album that flipped the switch in teenage punk head. BR albums are sad because they're a reminder of how little society has changed, but the those soaring harmonies on "Incomplete" always reset my emotional clock back an age when I was just raw and angry and believed we'd all do better.
@solderpunk @neauoire "IC fabrication requires large amounts of energy, highly refined machinery and poisonous substances. Because of this sacrifice, the resulting microchips should be treasured like gems or rare exotic spices. Their active lifespans would be maximized, and they would never be reduced to their raw materials until they are thoroughly unusable."
Yes! Yes! One thousand times, yes! This person gets it.
But no worries, you can't win them all. So the oatcakes are hot and the fish and onions are ready and the tea's poured. We sit down to watch the movie to discover MSFT has decided that the computer updates when they say. And it's the update for Windows 10. The last Windows machine in the house is the old clunker plugged into the TV, and it reminds us this is MSFT's compy, not ours. That was two hours ago. We only now are allowed to watch a film we stole because we couldn't buy it. /2
How intellectual property ruined my morning. We had plans to brunch and watch the Cornish indie film "BAIT". Well, there's no NA release of "BAIT" because film distribution is still regional. Okay. So, we hop on the UK VPN endpoint. It cannot be rented or bought on Amazon without the website breaking. We later find out why when we try to subscribe to BFI-- you must have a UK credit card. Dejectedly, we torrent a film we genuinely wanted to pay good money to see. 1/
More dispatches from the everyday #retrocomputing project. In this episode, I discover getting a good ANSI terminal is haaaard.
Over the weekend, I started to find the disk emulation of GSPort to be wanting, so..mi just ported its support for the Uthernet card for Apple iie and IIgs to MAME.
A little write-up on how to get a shell to the SDF from an Apple //gs emulator. #retrocomputing
@neauoire Have you ever considered HF ham radio for your boat? It'd be wild to PSK31 chat with you.
long post, retrocomputing
Inspired by some exchanges with @neauoire as well as my own NES "how it's done" labs, I'm taking up a project I'm calling "everyday #retrocomputing". My goal is to do my everyday stuff from a #6502 based machine. Step 1 today was to get some kind of emulator working with a TCP/IP stack. After some hemming and hawwing, I got GSPort building on modern Linux and got its network stack working! With a basic telnet client, I can have the rest of the project bootstrapped.
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