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q: how do you feel that nothing in your life has changed?

it's wonderful, that's just wonderful, 'cause things only get worse, things only get worse, they never get better, so if they're the same, that's okay.
— rich evans, ~2015

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life's hard when you're a cat eating spaghetti

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i make stuff for old computers and things. c, c++, a variety of assemblies (and python when i can't avoid it).

purveyor of obscure movies and almost any music in my exorbitant free time.

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"We moved to GitHub because everyone's already there"

"We shut down the mailing lists because most of our users prefer to use GitLab in their web browser"

"We're rewriting in Rust because we don't really have any non-x86_64 users"

"We're leaving IRC because Discord is more user-friendly"

What all of these arguments have in common is that they exclude people, centralize infrastructure, and eschew free software for proprietary solutions, all in the name of some ill-defined measure of "progress".

just ordered a minidisc player and a pack of discs, very excited!

new gemlog post: WebP Revisited (a little more in-depth this time)

gemini://nytpu.com/gemlog/2020-10-19.gmi

hey look, my terraria world is every u.s. politician!

today i drove through sinclair, wyoming, the closest you can get to a company town and still have it be legal.

i guess looking on the bright side at least they provide actual housing, however mediocre, for their workers because driving by trailer parks surrounded by 100 miles of empty semi-arid desert in all directions is even more depressing.

new gemlog.sh update: now you can (optionally) insert headers between the years and months!

check it out here:
tildegit.org/nytpu/gemlog.sh/r

the travesty of how the gaming community ignored donkey.bas has finally been brought to light by the retro game deconstruction zone. there's also the full and in-depth analysis that the game deserves (finally!)

retrogamedeconstructionzone.co

new gemlog post: Re: I am the preëminent server of WebP in Geminispace

gemini://nytpu.com/gemlog/2020-10-13.gmi

I couldn't think of a better metaphor for what owning Internet of Shit devices is like if I tried

pentestpartners.com/security-b

new gemlog post: a history and description of tapes and a reply to “Video tapes and helical scan”

gemini://nytpu.com/gemlog/2020-10-08.gmi

finally, i got to what i actually went there for

seven segment displays are really restricting, but these should be good.

sparkfun.com/products/16427

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omg finally i can run my own pirate radio station. (i'd never do such a thing without the proper licensing fcc, don't worry)

sparkfun.com/products/15853

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my dreams of adding a rotary dial to my cell phone may finally be able to come true

sparkfun.com/products/14790

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oh my god this is what i've been wanting my whole life

sparkfun.com/products/14830

again, i have literally no use for it, and it costs $2000, but it's definitely worth it. time to start saving

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