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I need to throw out all of my power only usb cables.

Noting quite like wasting time trying to get something to work when the issue is using a power only micro-usb cable :alex_sob:

God doesn't respond to your prayers because he's only collecting the metadata.

“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.

“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”

“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”

“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.”

I kind of want to make a minimal front-end that plays a random Funkwhale radio with just a volume control and skip button, and the 'discover' screen from calibre-web.

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funkwhale and calibre-web recreate an adequate representation of my favourite coffee shops / bookstores of yore.

your zeitgeist is just a new franchise for the disenfranchised

Good morning Fediverse! Here is your #vintagecomputer picture for today: my Issue Two 48k ZX Spectrum, kindly sent to me by @GedgeHead (we actually did a trade and I sent him some floppy drives in exchange -- that was fun!)

The machine included a large number of tapes, so I dug out my wife's old Panasonic tape player to load some games. Took a few tries, but I got it going. It was fun loading from tape again after 30 years (on my Atari 400, back then). Gedge did a composite mod on it before he sent it to me so I can run it easily on my PAL monitors here in the States.

Later, I sent some photos of the innards to "ZX Wife" (hmm...wonder if she's on Fedi...) who said it was probably originally a 16k Speccy that had been upgraded to 48k.

Hope everyone has a great day. Keep it retro 😎

I had a dream that culminated in a chungus meme.
This is endemic Internet.

Someone get a hold of Mark Sweep, I have questions about garbage collection.

Bought a Palm IIIxe recently just for fun, and it's now unironically my main driver for notes and scheduling now. So much better than constantly getting distracted by my phone when I just want to write something down.
#purposebuilt electronics forever. #permacomputing #retrocomputing #pda

nostalgia, selfish security 

The past is a gift, in that it is something you are freely entitled to. No one has experienced it the same as you; The memories are yours, alone, and will die with you.

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social.drastical.tech

Open instance in the spirit of netizenship. Cyberpunk leaning, tech-forward, available to the public; I provide a lot of services that no one but me really uses, just 'cause. https://drastical.net/