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I am quite happy with this setup. I just need to get a C128 down here and I'll be good....

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Regarding Windows updates..
To (mis) quote Lord Vader, "I find your lack of quality control..disturbing."

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On the web, you can do other stuff while reading an article. On a BBS, get distracted and it will kick your ass off!

Coming to a new HP Dev One from using a Pinebook Pro.
Quite the jarring system shock!

...Apparently if it's enabled, and it seems to sometimes enable itself, "Startup Boost" runs MS edge in the background all the time, just IN CASE you want to use it, so it'll appear to start up faster.
You can turn it off in Edge settings, but you have to do it PER PROFILE(!) which doesn't scale well.
Anyway, here's how you turn this nonsense off on a mass scale. You can use either the registry, or group policy...

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Microsoft is at it again with the sneaky Edge "features". This time it's a thing that they call "Startup Boost"

This isn't really new, It's apparently been around for a couple of months, but it's something I just started running into as I create new master images for deployment.

I noticed that suddenly, on new machines that I'm deploying, MS Edge is running in the tasklist all the time, even when it's never in use. Since I use the tasklist with a lot of my scripting, this is an issue for me...

If you have any doubt about how unfathomably BAD network daytime TV still is, even in modern times, just sit in a doctor waiting room for a few hours.
OMG.. literally painful!

For a few minutes it was drowned out by a lawn crew outside the window. A few wonderful minutes. That’s over now though…

This is my handheld Coleco Electronic Quarterback football game, bought new from the store in the 1970s.

This is not a replica, and it 100% works fine.

Yes.definitely. It's a relatively simple board.

Paradroyd boosted

Folks, you might want to block so people don’t get confused as it’s a parody account but is refusing to mark itself as such.

The original account,, does great work in sharing information about the fediverse and I’d hate to see it negatively impacted in any way by this.

If you are parodying another fediverse account, don’t be a douchebag and mark your account as a parody.

#fediverse #block

I finally got Amiga networking tunneling through the PiStorm's network connection this weekend, using the tun0 interface via iptables.

I'm using the Roadshow TCP/IP stack.
Once I got that going I was able to get IMP, iBrowse, and some other TCP/IP-based apps going.

My black and white cat Quax jumps on my chair every time I get up for a minute. He likes it down here. During the day when I'm "adulting" this is his domain.

t can't blame him...It IS a nice space to hang out in.

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I built a simple spinner control with a weighted button spinner and a project box, mostly to play Tempest. It'll work for anything that can use an x-axis only "mouse" as a control. The buttons map as left and right mouse button.

It connects via a single USB A connector cable.

Pretty much any OS sees it as a standard mouse.

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