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Here we see illustrated "random bits of wire and crap from desk while wondering if this madness will actually work" vs "prototype".

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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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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/

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Re-toot if you remember when the default webpage color was grey and you had to overwrite that if you wanted a white page.

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Had a really disturbingly weird dream where I was running late and there was a 45 minute wait for the next train at North Melbourne station because they were burning people at the stake on platform 2.

Thanks, hipsters, for ensuring I can just go out and buy a pack of blank cassettes to test my tape drives with.

Chilli patch update.

Lots of ripening ghost chillies and several green reapers including the big fat one that still hasn’t ripened.
#gardening #superHotChillies

Annoyed at myself. I bought a really nice new glass mixing bowl, and as I was carrying it downstairs to the car, that bag it was in tapped lightly against a tiled wall and it shattered into a million pieces.

RIP bowl. You did one good batch of pancake batter.

Breakfast! Ricotta pancakes with blueberries and maple syrup, featuring the ricotta I made yesterday. I really should get more into cheesemaking. I've been meaning to for ages.

Hey, Australians, apparently there are big discounts on all my books on this website!

mightyape.com.au/authors/ian-s

Want to use a link shortener on #Mastodon?

Don't! :blobsurprised: All links in Mastodon posts count for 23 characters, no matter how long they really are.

(via @jond )

#MastoTips

When they forked LibreOffice from OpenOffice, did anyone propose "Cubicle" as a name?

So, I recently decided to go through every #BBS on the Telnet BBS Guide site list.

My plan is to see which ones are still up and which ones aren't. Also document the BBSes themselves - as in, what games they run, if there's a community, what software you can download and if you can speak to the admin and lots of other things!

I would like to interview every admin I can, whether over IRC, email or whatever.

If you know where I can find more BBSes, or you run one, just reply to this msg!

I've pieced together ERP systems and containers on Unix systems to make cost effective Dev and test systems. But fixing the wifi settings on the damn printer so my mom can print and that God forsaken blue light stops blinking is a top five achievement.

Today is a "putting your dirty clothes into the dryer and standing there with detergent in your hand knowing you've missed something but unable to figure out what" kind of day.

"At this point, the man revealed his homespun back pain remedy — injecting the semen into his own arm once a month, for 18 months, using a hypodermic needle he bought online."

abc.net.au/news/2019-01-18/man

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I'm beginning to think just burning my phone is the correct approach to this escalating fuckwittery.

I know a lot of people think they have a super awesome take on "lemon, lime and bitters" well here's mine, and it's a pretty good way to end a summer night really.

Feels like there's an "eat a punnet of cherry tomatoes for dinner" kind of night coming on.

The best antidote to Facebook et al is just to continue building viable communities outside of those systems, using open protocols.
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