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Hey Fedi, do you know if there is a federated (perhaps even #ActivityPub-powered) cooking recipe hosting service? If not, let's 👏 make 👏 this 👏 happen!

I hate modern recipe websites. All of them are full with ads and tracking. The leading recipe hosting in my country loads over 30 different trackers, and that's excluding the ads!

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@notawizard The irony of AI failing to understand a search for Lisp in context. 🤣

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Also, what does Windows actually do with the failure information it's collecting? This process is taking ages.

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Here we go again...
IT department says it's all fine.

Why can't I just be allowed to use Linux directly instead of virtualized in this painful environment.

Interestingly, the external displays kept their current content while the main screen shows the blue.

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can someone recommend some good death/melodic death metal bands with finnish lyrics?

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Ich werde mich in meiner Funktion als BfDI auf nationaler und europäischer Ebene dafür einsetzen, dass die Verordnung in dieser Form nicht kommt.

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Warum ruft ihr dann nicht da an, um bescheid zu sagen?

Oh, I also used the solder fume extractor for the first time. What a game changer! No more holding my breath while soldering. Big win!

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This makes me optimistic I can properly test the oscillator of the Sharp. Desoldering shouldn't be an issue either, I practiced that now, too. I was a bit afraid of the thermal mass of the grounded case (I think it is?), but it was no issue at all.

I wonder how much of those slow edges shown on the scope are due to the very long ground lead I have used.

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Doing some preparation for the Sharp MZ-731 tests. I've never tested a crystal oscillator before, and that 17.7MHz XO on the Sharp's mainboard is one of the hard-and-likely-annoying to replace parts.

So before testing it, I figured I better do a test run. Here's a 14.3MHz XO from a dead PC mainboard.

Turns out it was good I did this dry run, because now I know oscillators actually survive blasting 30V at there output instead of 5V at their power supply pin.

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@Spoonboy The IBM lives again so as promised here's what it looks like running. Regular CGA on the left, composite CGA on the right. I'm not going to say the graphics look great but they do the job and animate smoothly. They were all done with vectors, Another World style. Amazing how much could be packed onto a single 360K disk that way.

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Hello Mastodon! Let's start as I mean to go on by posting about a random DOS game. No idea where this service got the name from but it probably wasn't from Lane Mastodon vs. The Blubbermen, a 1988 Infocom release. These "Infocomics" were their other type of interactive fiction being a branching comic book. It's good silly fun, ahead of it's time for the idea, behind it's time for the tech with the Infocomics being possibly the last commercial games to only offer composite CGA graphics.

I've only used avr-gcc and avrdude before and I've always been a bit of a purist, but I gotta say, Arduino is surprisingly comfortable to use and for what I needed, it was perfect.

5 Minutes from download to the little bit of code running on the Arduino. It would have taken me longer to get avrdude working again.

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So I got the #leaked build of #DukeNukemForever running on an of-the-time #retrogaming PC, a pentium III with a Voodoo 3 running Windows 2k.

I can't fucking believe they scrapped all of this and started over. This feels like 70%-80% complete. And way better than the Duke Nukem Forever we actually got.

Next up -- seeing if it'll run on a #SteamDeck

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The only kernel crash I had on Linux in the past 20 years was when my own kernel code was buggy.

This is already the third time this year.

My crime? Pushing the "pair" button on my headphones.

I have actually managed to clean up my workbench (for the most part). Some small adjustments are still in order and I'm waiting for my RetroTink. Then I just need to fix my old PC monitor (broken backlight, I think) and replace that crappy flat screen TV with it.

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💾NEW PODCAST💾 March was our 5th birthday, so we needed a big game to celebrate and what game for MS-DOS could be bigger than 1996's Quake?

Get ready for bunny hopping, rocket jumping, WASD+mouse, 3D acceleration, and oh so many mods. Enjoy!

dosgameclub.com/quake/

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