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Why do YOU think sysadmins hate systemd? This is just the tip of the giant poo.

They always say "Don't play with fire," but that's impossible when I have tools like this arc lighter to start fires.

Welp. Here's why the block move "didn't work". The program crashed!

I'd tested the code in the IIgs monitor, which has the effect of resetting things to sane values once a program returns. I wasn't doing this in my code (because I didn't realize I needed to), so the data bank register ("B=" in the debug window) was set to the destination bank. All subsequent data accesses referenced different data, and kablooie.

(What's in the listing does work on any IIgs!)

I had to debug the THINKING/PRINTING sim from Print Shop again because I only tested it on a ROM03 IIgs instead of trying with earlier ROMs as well. (Non-IIgs machines run it fine because they don't even have shadowing.)

While ROM03 has a bit in the SHADOW reg to enable text page 2 shadow, earlier IIgs machines don't have it, so I have to manually shadow by copying page2 to slow RAM on each switch.

(Even ROM03 runs this at 1MHz, so I don't feel bad.)

Half phone, half battery.

The battery pack is probably 2 18650s in series

Grocery shrink ray in action. They're both $2.59, they both have the same food, but the one on the right has 3oz less than the one on the left.

At least Synology makes these knobs accessible in a sane place, and they're a sane default after clicking "Skip" before.


This is a DS712+. What're you, going to tell me the obvious? ("Buy a new one!")

Where's the "NO, GOD DAMMIT" option?

Bought new SSD to install High Sierra from scratch. Realized I didn't have an installer, so am restoring the old backup.

And now I just realized I could have booted from my old disk and made a High Sierra installer. :oP

Screw it; this will probably be better, hopefully maybe

I said maybe. And that's final.

I guess when it comes to old flash formats, I have more choice than I think. (I can't even read the Smartmedia cards anymore unless I use them in my old Handspring Visor.)

That JumpDrive can take SD, full-size memory stick, and xD.

STILL the best mechanical pencil a mere mortal can buy.

New CFFA3000 card for my IIgs. The remote switch even has a case this time!

I wonder if this will work on my LASER 128EX, like the CFFA does (I just enable external slot 7 and plug it into expansion header component side up)

Pretty sure my phone's doing fine avoiding 100% of the apps I don't download.

and oh... the built-in diagnostics are speed-sensitive. It only gives me "System Good" at 2.8MHz (I run it at 8MHz usually)

An early IIgs Finder's idea of a user-defined type vs. GS/OS 6.0.4

(also note the earlier Finder isn't Y2k compliant and can't see all my drives. That second one is because ProDOS on that disk had the old DEVSRCH routine that didn't remap devices)

they should take the stupid spalled approach while they're at it

send me your bill

Not sure I trust MS to do the right thing with any of these (if indeed they BOUGHT all of these)

I never thought relying on the likes of github when installing "trusted" software from scratch was a good idea. Now I know for sure.

Here's why it's tough for me to recommend Sprint in public.

Not only was my signal terrible in the car dealership, I didn't even have "3G".

I had to use Hendrick's guest wi-fi and then login to Whatbox to get my OpenVPN conf so I could usr a VPN.

Oh... I found this phone in the recycle bin at work.

The touch screen doesn't work, but cosmetically, it's perfect, which is more than I can say about the Pre I had, which had cracks around the charging port, cracks near the power switch, it had been dropped when I fell on a patch of ice...