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!
Venting, operating systems
Also, what does Windows actually do with the failure information it's collecting? This process is taking ages.
Venting, operating systems
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.
Ich werde mich in meiner Funktion als BfDI auf nationaler und europäischer Ebene dafür einsetzen, dass die Verordnung in dieser Form nicht kommt.
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!
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.
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.
@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.
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.
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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