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New fighting game called King of Socks '80 but a quarter of the playable fighters are just palette swapped Ray Kassar and the final boss is just all the engineers/designers who defected to Activision

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Idea: drink called a Ballmer Curveball or High Ballmer.

It's like a highball, but it also has a shot of everclear, a dissolved caffeine tablet, and grated ghost pepper.

Why did moving the mouse cursor cause Windows 95 to run more quickly? retrocomputing.stackexchange.c

"large applications that could take an hour to install could be reduced to 15 minutes with suitable mouse input."


If I start a blog maybe I should actually call it "Clarus the Blogcow"

I can't pretend that I never wanted a "canon" name so I couldn't make borderline RP-jokes. Anyone remember Natter? That was fun. 😔

2029: Americans finally become annoyed with not having the metric system.

Democratic president Ernie Sandwich decides to implement reforms, and the Democrats decide to do the decent thing and compromise.

It is on this day that the inch-metre is implemented

I am constantly torn between the members of the unholy trifecta of: "I'm cute; I should post pics," "I don't want to be vain; I shouldn't post pics," and most importantly "I don't want to be doxxed or followed by the feds, I'm deleting all of my pics."

New fighting game called King of Socks '80 but a quarter of the playable fighters are just palette swapped Ray Kassar and the final boss is just all the engineers/designers who defected to Activision

"Whenever the men in shirts and ties from Sears dropped by Atari, the technicians hid in the back room, for fear of alienating them. Bob Brown, an engineering supervisor at Atari, had just designed Video Music, a game that hooked up to the TV set and the stereo so that the sound from the stereo produced psychedelic visuals on the TV screen ... The men from Sears asked what they were smoking when they designed it, and one of the technicians stepped out from the back room and produced a lit joint"

SimFarm on the other hand I am scared to start playing because I started it up and I actually would have to RTFM, and hoo boy it was long; guess after this I'll go all the way and become a large-scale farmer irl

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I started playing The Tower SP and it was a lot of fun but I kind of think I'll like SimTower and Yoot Tower more despite the portability

Whenever a web browser, operating system, or web site gains dominance among users, it stops being cool and starts becomes blatantly abusive.

This Chromium nonsense is just more of what we saw from Internet Explorer.

Every generation of geeks learns this anew, and acts all shocked. Learn some history, folks. Learn from those who came before.

Stop supporting only one platform. Variety is ESSENTIAL. Monocultures are death. #sysadmin

Wonder how my 2nd gen is going to react to slapping on Virtual PC and trying to play and some shitty games (I separate out SimTower because it is *not* shitty)

Me: "I should work on actual tech things now that I'm on vacation"
Me, instead: *plays Animal Crossing and dicks around reading Internet bullshit*


We are proud to announce the birth of the Free Silicon Foundation (!

We organize a conference in Paris, March 14-16 2019, to promote:

1. Free and Open Source (FOS) CAD tools for designing #VLSI circuits
2. the sharing of hardware designs
3. common standards
4. the freedom of users in the context of #silicon technology

Program and submissions:

#Hardware #FSiC


When designing a user interface, imagine some old woman using it, say Margaret Hamilton, and she's clicking your app's buttons and saying to you, as old people do,

"Young whippersnapper, when I was your age, I sent 24 people to the ACTUAL MOON with my software in 4K of RAM and here I am clicking your button and it takes ten seconds to load a 50 megabyte video ad and then it crashes

I'm not even ANGRY with you, I'm just disappointed."

In that holiday crunch mode and I cannot wait for it to END. At least I'm not working at early 80s Atari, I guess.

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