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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

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

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.


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

"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

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

the weather is like "oh... it's winter. Better snow when he's in bed, then.." mastodon.sdf.org/media/KKF7m5Y

How to improve graphics performance under Linux when you have $30 Athlon 5370 with integrated graphics:

Get $50 nvidia card and use nvidia driver. Both radeon and fglrx are STILL slow on some configurations. The only thing worse is nouveau.

Really... using nouveau with this nvidia card made the system go apeshit.

(Spent like $300 max on this system)

mastodon.sdf.org/media/wmjV8Ty mastodon.sdf.org/media/kjO5oKL

Best purchase I've made in awhile (fair warning: requires a rather oddball Li-ion cell. 14500 (bka "AA size"))

My only wish is that the 14500 cells be from a reputable OEM. I had to violate my "no batteries with 'fire' in the name" rule for this one. Fine so far. mastodon.sdf.org/media/DhiLeDB

This dialog makes more corporate users say "JAVA SUCKS" than anything else. Can't update shit; Java only cares about... some version... that your IT department hasn't upgraded to. mastodon.sdf.org/media/-lFlwnl

Trying to work out how Epyx Fastload has a cart at $8000 yet BASIC has all the RAM free, unlike my cart, which subtracts 8k cause it suddenly became ROM.

Getting the feeling I don't quite know how bank switching works on the C64. Fastload is obviously doing it...



Definitely going to have to make this sub-hack work-safe (unfortunately) mastodon.sdf.org/media/vsgFMjx

Installed Ubuntu 16.04 and then MATE onto the MacBook Air.

Best thing I've done for this laptop in awhile, I reckon. mastodon.sdf.org/media/o8X_Xsd

Once upon a time, S.R. Bourne wrote the Bourne Shell.

It is clear that he went insane at some point, and wanted all the C to look like shell scripts! From V7 Unix: mastodon.sdf.org/media/NYSv36V

Oh come on, man...

I have to hex-edit a copy of disk][ 13-sector ROM, make it read the boot sector, post-nibblize, un-garbage it, and stop the motor. THEN it's readable

And for added crappiness, can't do the un-garbage separately since monitor steps on zero page

All this crap just cause they couldn't fit a 5&3 postnib into 256 bytes. (the 16-sector ROM fits postnib16 into 256) mastodon.sdf.org/media/PuFTjMq

Reminder that this is the direct sequel to Pac-Man via it being called "Pac-Man 2" mastodon.sdf.org/media/fqrb8wf

Stone cold frozen metal weather

Meanwhile, my half-assed impromptu window seal job did make an improvement in reducing the draft from outside. Nothing like a 42 square foot hole in the front of your house to let the heat out... mastodon.sdf.org/media/ysvSW1t mastodon.sdf.org/media/u014eG4

1 block every second. 1 256-byte block per second. 256Bps. mastodon.sdf.org/media/TEzc3DX