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It took me three years of off-and-on assembly and troubleshooting but today my RC2014 boots!

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There's booting from a floppy and then there's booting from vinyl

So we know it's possible to build records from the pre-microprocessor days so if at any point distributing software for something like #CollapseOS (or maybe the OS itself) becomes an issue, it's possible to cover some bases with a 45 RPM 10" record

I'm sure the EPROM can be replaced with hardwired functionality

This specific example has a #FreeDOS kernel
boginjr.com/it/sw/dev/vinyl-bo

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The Matrix would have been 100% successful if it had used cows instead of humans

Is there a cli application on Linux that displays realtime election results? You know, something that I can display on a terminal. It would be nicer than loading a webpage.

Got an awesome multimeter with a nixie tube display. Appears it was a heath kit that Devry students would assemble as part of a course back in the '70s.

After my oscilloscope popped last week, I got this old-timer. Apparently it is a rebranded heathkit model.

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A few weeks ago I ran ethernet and mounted a new UniFi AP in the utility closet and it has been a nice, stable piece of kit.

Replacing my iPod's logic board. The only original components left are the case, display, and click wheel at this point.

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the only favorite brand i have is sun microsystems

My Raspberry Pi PBX now runs through 10base5 thicknet because why not?

Finished migrating famicoman.com to Hugo and removed over a decade of WordPress cruft. I finally feel like I can blog again without being burdened by my platform.

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Migrated one of my old sites from WordPress to Hugo and found an awesome retro theme, obsoleet.com/

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