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The death of went online about as well as I expected; praise Reagan, Soviet Union did everything wrong until Gorbachev saved it by dissolving it, but then Putin is apparently a communist or something so in reality the Soviets never went away, Russia's neoliberal policies and him ranting about Lenin are somehow more of a proof Putin's about to reestablish the Soviet Union....

Seriously, I implore you not to read the Gorbachev discussions today if you value your sanity.

There have been a lot of hacks and late nights and 24+ hour compilation runs, but I now have a SPARCstation 5 running #CDE 2.4.0 on #NetBSD 9.3 - so like, pretty current versions of everything.

#retrocomputing

so apparently phishing over sms is called "smishing"

i am begging you all, stop coming up with cute gosh darn names for the same exact thing "but via a different medium"

Wow, when programming 8080 (and 8086) assembly you can really feel the crushing weight of backwards compatibility hacks in modern x86. Even with them hiding away most of the backwards compatibility in an almost unreachable real mode or a (now almost always disabled) VM86 virtualization thing.

Still much prefer the Z80 over the plain 8080 and any x86 CPU though. (Seriously, no relative addressing in the 8080? Fuck you Intel. And the 8080 mnemonics suck ass vs the Z80 and 8086)

Not a fan of most things cloud, gaming especially, but I played thru on back in the day as it was considered the least buggy version of the game. :-)

I have to admit, the fact that I just took my Stadia save files, copied them over to my rig and loaded from where I left off, but now locally under is pretty slick. Wish more 'cloud' services had this philosophy.

I'm looking over the documentation for "DoubleDOS," a utility program featured in the next "Chronicles" episode I'm blogging. "DoubleDOS" came copy protected but the publisher, SoftLogic, would give you a non-protected disk for another $5.

Now, a lot of publishers charged extra to remove copy protection. What I find interesting is that SoftLogic asked you to sign and return a copy of the license as well. They didn't just fall back on the "shrink wrap license" concept.

Hey Rustaceans, I need your help! Have you ever wanted to clone an io::Error? Have you, like me, been very annoyed that you can't? Please let me know so I have more examples for a potential RFC.

Now they're calling adblockers "content blockers". Moving the goalposts much?

Lots of cool home brew stuff lately in the CoCo world. And now its spreading to the Dragon side!
A Dragon 64 from scratch. And the person even published the files needed to 3D print the case and key caps :)

github.com/danwerner21/Dragon6

Zoom installer does a stupid
theverge.com/2022/8/12/2330341

> When Zoom issued an update, the updater function would install the new package after checking that it had been cryptographically signed by Zoom

> But a bug in how the checking method was implemented meant that giving the updater any file with the same name as Zoom’s signing certificate would be enough to pass the test — so an attacker could substitute any kind of malware program and have it be run by the updater with elevated privilege

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#PineTime, #PinePower desktop, #PinePhone keyboard case and more is in stock. PinePhones coming next week. #Pinecil V2 and #PinebookPro coming at the end of the month/ early September.

Please note, Monday (Aug. 15) is a bank holiday so shipping starts on Tuesday (Aug. 16).

Send Output To Editor (sote) 1.0.0 released

Fish(er) plugin that sends the output of your last command to your editor.

Ever wished you could grab and manipulate some text from the output of a command without using the mouse and copy/paste? This is for you :)

Install:

fisher install small-tech/sote

More info:

github.com/small-tech/sote#rea

(So this is me apparently not yak shaving today.)

#fish #shell #terminal #sote

I've always wanted to try implementing a segment display, where each bit in a byte is a segment being turn on or off.

Do you know of any hosting provider that is (as) sustainable (as possible), preferably owned by the workers and reliable? Thanks, boosts ok :)

Now the radioMii builds are also automatically deployed via the
@codeberg CI on Codeberg Pages. It took a little while, but I think you can't have enough pipeline iterations to enjoy the @WoodpeckerCI 😊

If you are interested in the script: codeberg.org/haeckse/radioMii/

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