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The real draw of retrocomputing 

For me, retrocomputing is at least as much about "human-scale" technology as it is about nostalgia.

"Web-scale" is all about turning humans into a commodity, and I'm tired of being a commodity.

I'll probably deploy the Mastodon 3.0 upgrade some time tonight, so that's going to be goodbye to anyone still using software than only speaks OStatus... :flan_wave:

Yesterday I blogged about how I’m starting to post the links I previously posted on @indie / the site to my own site (and on here.)

Also I wrote a couple of reasons why… including how often my work is attributed to @aral

Moderately good ideas, made worse by bad execution: My partner wanted to coat the surface of a wooden box with transparent acrylic resin (as a test run for a different project), and I thought I'd protect the borders with paper tape, to so there's less overflow.

Only the paper has now bonded with acrylic and wood, and is very hard to remove...

Ok, dry run output doesn't look too complicated... Let's do a quick update before going to bed...

Sometimes I can't help wondering if Google mostly trains their Maps 3D AI on warzones...

*sigh* Now that makes me nostalgic for them time when I was using my Pandora every day. I mean it's still viable for many things even now, despite the small screen, old CPU, and 512MB RAM.
What it would need is a web browser that works with the limitations of the platform in mind. Not that there is any, but even if there was - SuperZaxxon is an ancient OpenEmbedded base system running on a 3.2 kernel souped up with non-portable hardware drivers.
Yeah, still keeping on to my Pyra preorder...

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Okay, I am finalizing the 3.0 release now

Immer noch der Sound zur Wiedervereinigung, so aus ex-BRD - Sicht: Slime - Deutschland muss sterben

Oh look, there's my original OpenPandora unboxing photos (2011). I later traded in that unit for a Rebirth upgrade, after Open Pandora Ltd had collapsed and EvilDragon had taken over to rescue what was left of the effort.
I've had high hopes that EDs experience with that would make the Pyra project go much more smooth, but it seems his financial constraints have resulted in choosing unreliable suppliers for some of the critical parts, the cases in particular. Like a year of delay just for those?

Let's see if the stylish plastic bird feeder meets any acceptance by actual birds...

(And survives more than one winter season, unlike the cheap wooden bird houses that start rotting away at the first sight of humidity - and the cheap brittle plastic houses that don't like being in the sun).

OH: We do these things, not because they are easy, but because we thought they were going to be easy.

No Alexander, you can't use your tcsh aliases in bash...


adults: "don't believe everything you read on the internet"
us: "ok"
*one childhood later*
now older adults: "can you believe this (incredibly fake) shit i read on the internet???"
us: *sigh*

Oh, Blackberry hasn't given up on Key2 LE security updates after all... (Previously was stuck on July 1 Android patch level.)

Ok, this thing is on the public internet? Well, at least they don't let me use it as a redirect service...

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