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Here's the problem. This code can be assembled either absolute or zero-page: ca65 assembles them zero-page by default. GUESS WHAT WDC'S TOOLS DEFAULT TO mastodon.sdf.org/media/YuLHjGc

I'm making a ROM version of sxb-hacker for my 65c265 SXB. It just takes the sxb-hacker code, moves it to its running location, and executes it. So I can use sxb-hacker directly on power-on.

Porting code again. Luckily I have a listing of the "original" product as assembled through WDC's tools, so I can go through and work out what mine's missing

(vimdiff is awesome btw... used it on Apple DOS 3.3, ProDOS, and SOS porting to great success.) mastodon.sdf.org/media/xldw88V

Oh holy fucking god


I've been on the internet since 1995. Two things have remained constant, unchanging, because they Just Work: IRC and email.

This dead battery is the worst part of owning a laptop. I might not be able to get a replacement that's any good.

If you don't absolutely need a portable computer, stick with a desktop. Much better in almost every way.


Turns out editing inetd.conf and disabling the internal services (though judging from strace output, I suspect simply disabling "time" would hqve done it) makes inetd stop crashing

Still horribly insecure, but it was 1995, after all.

Slackware 2.3 installed fine on a 486 because I pretended it was 1995 and showed up to that party with it appropriately equipped. 3C509 network, IDE storage...

The security is right where Pat Volkerding left it in 1995. Bonus DOS: "nmap -sT" makes inetd crash mastodon.sdf.org/media/8V_NWZ2 mastodon.sdf.org/media/IpcnLOL mastodon.sdf.org/media/BCW2s8Z

Lacrosse make great battery chargers, but the branded batteries that shipped with my BC1000 are complete rubbish (as I suspected)

I wanted to bring the batteries I'd never use at home to work, but if they can't hold a charge for more than 2 days...

If I made a mobile phone, it would be matte from top to bottom.

Matte screen, matte back, matte sides. Not one glossy part on the entire phone that didn't absolutely NEED to be glossy (fingerprint reader, cameras, etc.)

I hate Samsung phones because of the infernal Samsung apps that can't even be turned off without a hassle

And oh... I should have started with the SOC version of the SXB to begin with. Don't need WDC's Windows-only tools to make it go, for one. I just assemble my code, convert to S28, shove it down MenschMonitor's gob, and g)o to it!

"low-profile" PLCC socket + PLCC extractor = fail

I have to abuse the extractor and pry one corner up to get the tool to hook in properly so it doesn't slip. :oP mastodon.sdf.org/media/VWaqG-D mastodon.sdf.org/media/_6UfJDb

worst place in USA the free person could be: public bathroom.

So... the email malware from company employees still continues. Gee, wonder why?

"I clicked on the link, but noticed it wasn't company link." reads another email.

Oh. >:o(

2 emails that are obviously malware, in my work inbox.

Yeah, sure, a major telco with US govt contracts hosts files for "overdue invoices" in Iran...

What I do miss is the software that shipped with that first CD-ROM drive. I should have kept it. I get a bad feeling I threw it out in one of the many ensuing moves. :o(

Oh how I don't miss CD-ROM drives with proprietary interfaces. My first one was Mitsumi (I think) in 1994 because the Reveal sound card I had had the matching interface, and that's the CD-ROM Reveal resold. Every subsequent CD-ROM drive was standard (ATAPI, SCSI, SATA, USB).

Every time I reach for the mashed potatoes, I'm reminded of the mashed potatoes scene in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. (Actually, that's the only scene I remember) mastodon.sdf.org/media/WGtP7cE

How about a board game that's the opposite of Monopoly