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A SE/30 Odyssey. A gruesome tale with a happy ending and "one more thing." Gruesome because some of those images made me flinch and cringe.

axio.ms/blog/2021/10/02/MacSE3

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Confirmed info: Windows business model is to collect and sell user data.
youtu.be/Mg5xJtmCZbI

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Feeling yesterday's workout this morning, but also feeling good about it. Enjoying some breakfast and to fuel up for another workday and another workout session afterwards. Let's do this! πŸ’ͺ πŸ’― β˜•

Great "The Resistance" show by DJ @tbn97 tonight! Time now to get this ol' nogging shaved and the rest of me showered. πŸ›€ 🚿

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i had never noticed this about zsnes before last night.

pay close attention to the shadow rendering on all the UI elements (menus, mouse cursor, dialogs).

every element in the UI has a *depth* and the shadows fall on each thing in the stack appropriate to how deep they are in the screen!

this is all in tightly-optimized handwritten x86 ASM pixel drawing code running on DOS-era hardware from the 90s, just to add a detail that makes the interface *subconsciously* more pleasant and intuitive but won't be noticed by 99%+ of people.

nowadays we all have powerful GPUs in devices of all sizes and they're all wasted on a design landscape that's a flat, solid-color, sea of low-contrast nothing.

(nobody should use zsnes for emulation in 2021, btw - not only is it horrendously inaccurate, there's also a VM escape vulnerability kicking around in it. but it's got some lovely stuff in its GUI!)

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I was kind of surprised β€”- realized I could still write this nice lol πŸ˜πŸ’¦

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Decided to watch this video before heading off to the gym. This dude created a version of using the Engine. Looks pretty good! (Video is in Spanish.)

youtube.com/watch?v=rCQ_JU3eXs

Just went through the list of not-installed apps through the Google Play Store and boy was that ever a flashback! πŸ˜…

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point we got into a discussion about the benefits of different Linux distros. I gave him a number of websites to visit and before we hung up, he had booted into a Slackware Live disk and was thanking me for giving him the freedom to change his computer as he saw fit.

I was obliged to tell him. "Don't thank me, thank Patrick #Volkerding and Alien "Bob" and Linus #Torvalds and the whole free software movement. - 3/3

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collection data and selling it."

"Yes," said he, "I remember those days. I am thinking about getting rid of my computers. I don't need all of that."

"I don't blame you." Said I.

"But..." he started with a curiously mischievous grin that I could hear over the phone, "I recently found something amazing. It is called #Slackware #Linux. Have you heard of it?"

Astounded and amazed, I responded, "Heard of it? That is what I run on my computer right now!"

"Is it any good?"

At this - 2/3

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Yesterday, I was working phone support. I work for an #ISP. A man called in, he was 83 years old, with a problem. He just upgraded to #Windows 10 and his computer would no longer connect to the wireless network. He then asked me, "Young man, do you remember the good old days? When you could modify your computer any way you want? I think it must have been Windows 98. Nah, you are probably too young."

I said to him, "Oh I remember. That was back before every big company was - 1/3

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