For the first time since 1996, I'm having to compile an X server.
I see the build process is largely the same pile of "you're in a twisty maze of passages, all alike" intertwined dependencies it was back then, but now with libtool and pkg-config on top OMG IT COMPILED LETS SEE HOW BADLY IT CRASHES NOW
Five of the worst words one can hear:
"I saw it on Facebook."
("I saw it on Twitter" is a very close second.)
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 https://mastodon.sdf.org/media/YuLHjGcKLs1SOcAARNE
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.) https://mastodon.sdf.org/media/xldw88VJG8dlZshVW4A
Oh holy fucking god
NO GOOGLE YOU MAY NOT FUCK UP EMAIL WITH YOUR AMP BULLSHIT
I've been on the internet since 1995. Two things have remained constant, unchanging, because they Just Work: IRC and email.
@vertigo yeah, that's annoying for a desktop. I still have trouble finding a desktop case that doesn't have a window, and need to watch what fans are included as they're frequently of the LED type
I'd absolutely love to be able to get a pizza box desktop case. Just need room for a decent video card and maybe an extra NIC.
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 https://mastodon.sdf.org/media/8V_NWZ2EhzjBMb10PGE https://mastodon.sdf.org/media/IpcnLOLL7_g64mr_wyM https://mastodon.sdf.org/media/BCW2s8ZArhTzxvB0RmI
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...