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OK so I initially rolled my eyes a bit at the thought of doing on of those posts, but I found some cool people when chasing down hiking hashtags so here are a few extra things I'm into.





(broad one I know but hey I like new stuff)

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Anyone who looked at my blog would think I'm a rugged outdoorsy type but actually if I didn't get a good latte and some poached eggs on sourdough on a regular basis I might actually burst into tears.

I emailed the guy who was on the domain whois info. I guess I just don't know when to stop taking things on. πŸ˜€

It really bugs me that mastodon.com.au has been left to rot, idle and broken, by someone who jumped in on the game early and then got bored.

I kinda want to email them and see if I can do anything, but I also don't need yet another job.

So far I've been trying to get things from more-or-less the current day up and running on hardware from 2001.

OS X 10.4 isn't recent, of course, but it performs well enough that I'm going to try going back to more era-appropriate operating systems. That comes with the challenge of finding live download links, old forum posts, and trying to hit a sweet spot where things worked but time hadn't marched past and started optimising for much later CPUs and GPUs.

A few weeks ago I rediscovered my old iMac G3 and thought it'd be an amazingly good idea to repurpose it as a dedicated arcade game emulator to run some old 80s games I loved like Time Pilot.

So many stumbling blocks so far.

Ubuntu/Debian - kinda OK video performance, but sound totally broken

NetBSD - can't get X up at all

FreeBSD - installer hangs

OS X 10.4 - can't get USB controller recognised by MAME

I reckon I have an idea though ...

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There has never been a better music video than this. True fact.

youtube.com/watch?v=cGBGkT9E-x

Interview with TimothΓ©e Jaussoin, about the migration of Movim's official server from Metronome to ejabberd.

blog.process-one.net/movim-mig

TFW you fix the Linux problem.

..but only after months of chasing endless forum rabbit trails that lead nowhere
.. then giving up
..then getting a 2nd wind
..and posting a forum question
..but minutes after posting you discover the solution
..is in the originally provided solution but you interpreted it incorrectly
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I'm not really comfortable admitting how long I just watched this for.

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It's been a long time since I last installed on something. It's been nice to get reacquainted!

I'm installing on an iMac which would have been brand new and shiny last time I was doing a lot of NetBSD stuff on old MIPS Decstations. Now it's the antique ...

Still doesn't top my favorite time the Facebook algorithm was on point back in 2014.

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This is what Facebook decided should be at the top of my memories of 2017.

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TIC-80 is a fantasy computer for making, playing and sharing tiny games. tic.computer/

Congratulations Australia you're humane and not a pedophile haven like Alabama

has passed in Australia at last!

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I actually need a blank CD. This is the first time this has happened for about 10 years.

Someone's trying to brute-force login to one of my websites using a username that doesn't exist.

I kinda feel sorry for them, they've got all this computing power at their disposal and they're just wasting it. Mine some cryptos or something, mate.

Today I read that Steam will stop accepting Bitcoin as a payment method, which directly led me to me learning that Steam once accepted Bitcoin as a payment method.