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It's amazing how fast you can get back up to speed on something when you have an internet and search engines and emulators to test things in.

Having to reboot your development environment to try something out was a real pain in the 80s. You kids don't know how good you've got it ...

I'd like to point out here that if you're not familiar with the restrictions of the that stripe across the middle probably doesn't look like much of an achievement. Trust me, it's cool.

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As for me, I'm running this because communication technology interests me and I've been chatting to people around the world using 1s and 0s since about 1989.

I'm a professional . I've been working in the field for nearly 25 years and I've been reasonably competent at it for about 10.

I'm a big fan of the old SAGE code of and operate by it all the time when working, including my hobby projects like this one: usenix.org/system-administrato

I hope we can all make some new friends here!

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Hey, I just wanted to say a quick to the recent Chinwag arrivals!

Chinwag's reason for existing is to provide communication tools for people, which is something I've always been interested in. I kind of target users, but welcome anyone from anywhere.

Please read our rules: social.chinwag.org/about/more

And our privacy policy: social.chinwag.org/terms

There's a basic guide to using Chinwag Social here: chinwag.im/social/

If you have any questions or concerns hit me up!

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I guess a new post is in order!

I'm Mike, I run lots of little services on the big, bad internet and they're mostly centered around , which I find is a pretty neat area.

Aside from that I'm into , , and - I run some open mic rooms in and dabble a little in standup myself.

Attached is a picture of my first ever appearance.

social.chinwag.org/media/Dbqib

They should announce a relaunch of Top Gear with all female presenters and we can see if it's possible for Jeremy Clarkson to literally explode.

Seen a bunch of articles flying past lately about how Telstra/Optus 5G services will render the NBN obsolete. The only reason 5G is a viable threat to broadband here is that the NBN was deliberately sabotaged by Turnbull. Fuck that guy.

I wish there was a viable alternative to fucking Jaycar. Today they sold me something that doesn't exist.

Guess what? If someone returns something faulty, it readds it to their store inventory and people can then buy that item via their web store even if it's no longer carried.

I have two monitors, overlapping windows everywhere, I shuffle and resize things all the time for specific tasks but I'm never comfortable with my main terminal window at anything other than 80x24 characters.

oh my god waterworld is on netflix

A few weeks ago, someone here told me about a circuit board that could be used to make a simple smartphone. I want to take a look at it but I forgot how the project was named. Does somebody know?

Came across our while he was licking the glass.

I'm a futurist specializing in education and technology.

I've been using all kinds of social software for decades, and really want to get Mastodon working this time.
#Introductions

Every time I fire up a after working on it, I load Swinth to test it.

youtube.com/watch?v=AiHyTJsE3A

When I was a kid, this blew my mind in some weird way. I remember taking my whole setup into the bathroom once so I could have this playing while I was in the bath.

Damn there's some ludicrously cheap addons and stuff out there and it keeps giving me ideas.

@healyn @lynnesbian imagine the discomfort of actually being Australian

Action shot of Jenga the at base camp for an ascent attempt of East Rock.

The cats are thinking about moving out.๐Ÿ˜ฎ

This little cutie is only staying until Friday but they don't know that.

@fitheach @orrery

I would *highly* recommend watching this version of Metropolis, it's based on the 2010 version with an all-new score:

youtube.com/watch?v=fCDQzGTBA3

The 2010 version is the one to go for if you can, as it's almost exactly what Lang released originally. A lot of plot points make more sense with the restored scenes. (There's still a couple of very brief scenes missing, but the captions cover them adequately.)

#Metropolis #SilentFilm #SilentMovies

Me: itโ€™s nice to go to pubs where people feel comfortable bringing their children

Also me: Get your screaming brat out of my relaxation space.

Torn between the desire to rub dencorub into my painful muscles and my desire to be able to pick up and eat a slice of pizza again in the near future.

"Millenials! Urgh. They come in here and act like they rent the place."

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