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Want to play a fun game? Do a search and replace on a news article about migrants, replacing the word "migrants" with the word "people".

Then re-read it.

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Yay, more EOL, obsolete, and insecure old tech to play with!

This will go nicely with my other obsolete Cisco stuff (2 x 2501 routers, 2924xl switch) and Sun Netra X1 server. Now I just gotta buy a rack.

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Glad you asked!
1. Pages load twice as fast
2. Laptop battery lasts longer
3. My privacy isn't invaded by 50 different douchebro Silicon Valley companies
4. Your fucking site doesn't slow down my computer to a crawl and I can actually read your fucking articles

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I think that the key to having a good fediverse experience is shamelessly replying to strangers.
Because friends start out as strangers to each other.
And making friends is the key.

My mother-in-law left us this afternoon, four days after suffering a stroke. Rest in Power, mom!

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Despite having owned the game for two decades, I have never been able to get my copy of The Ninjawarriors to work on ANY of my Amigas.

I finally got it to work in WHDLoad. What a letdown.

After temporarily giving up on my Amiga 4000 yesterday, I decided to fire up the Amiga 1200 that's on my desk. After switching it to PAL mode in both Early Startup and in Preferences, I found I was finally able to play all of the WHDLoad games that would never run. I had to add PAL to the tooltypes for a couple of games, but now virtually EVERY GAME I OWN will run properly without NTSC cutoff.

I just played Breathless for the first time. What a game!

I've been fighting with my Amiga 4000D for the past hour, trying to get a picture on my TV to no avail.

I figured it was a defective RGB-to-SCART cable, until I read that certain SCART-to-HDMI converters don't work with certain RGB signals. An acquaintance in my Color Computer group recommended a model that DOES work. Time to shell out yet more money...

Mrs. IPX just received an email from the Director of Telex Operations from what we're certain is a totally legitimate company in Nigeria. I'm picturing a guy in shorts sitting next to an ancient Telex machine in a rundown storefront somewhere in rural Nigeria.

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Insane humidity today. Our house windows are completely fogged up on the outside. I went out to throw something in our recycling bin, and it felt like I was wrapped in a heavy, wet blanket.

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So someone's going to storm Area 51 on September 20th? Guess what else will happen on the same day: a global climate strike.

So don't get fooled, this Area 51 thing is nothing but a media hoax to draw attention away from the climate crisis and collective action. Just ignore it, will you, and fight for the climate.

#climatechange #climatecrisis #area51

I had to drag out the PC Engine tonight. I've been wanting to play this unreleased gem: Space Fantasy Zone.

I was recently introduced to Power BI as part of my new job. Anyone know of an open-source alternative?

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So, to spill the beans somewhat... A couple of months ago, I was offered a promotion, whereby I'd be heading up our company's IT department. I got the job (started at the beginning of this month), but as it turns out, I'll be focusing less on the IT aspect and more on efficiencies and analytics.

Remember when I said I'd quit if our VP of Operations hired an efficiency expert? He didn't hire one... he gave ME the job.

Well played.

I'm in Vancouver, but my body is on Winnipeg time...

It's been extremely difficult tracking down a proper 5mm eyelet bolt for Amandine, my vintage Peugeot NS Pliant bike. I saw one on eBay but the seller wanted $50 USD and $20 shipping. Screw that!

I took out my Dremel and tried drilling out the opening of the bolt, but the bit snapped. So, I used the polishing drum instead and went around the fender stay instead, filing it down to fit the eyelet.

It ain't pretty, but it holds. Aquarian hacker mentality to the rescue!

Mrs IPX is watching the Macy's firework show on TV. Neither one of knows who any of these performers are. We are officially middle-aged.

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Fidonet and Usenet were the Fediverse, way before there was a fediverse.

At about the same time Fidonet was created, NSFNET was also launched.

A lot of people have forgotten that there has always been networks run by individuals and for individuals.

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