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@museum_things: Random items in Museums Victoria’s collection

@gui_dreams: Dreaming of the GUIs of the future, by dredging up archived skins and themes from Customize․org

still thinking about how I spent a couple of hours in Ghidra trying to work back from references to GetLocalTime and getting nowhere, and the first time I did a UTF-16 aware string search I found this instantly

strings(1) not having any encoding support is honestly criminal

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if anyone’s curious about the file format, there are two examples included with the installation in the “mailbox” folder. the results look like they’re JPEG-compressed but I can’t find any conclusive JPEG marker bytes in there

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okay, I’ve uploaded DreamFlyer for PC, its help files, an extracted copy (in case your computer can’t run 16-bit EXEs like the installer), and my patched-to-run-until-August-9999 EXE to the Internet Archive, enjoy! archive.org/details/dflyerpc

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apparently there was a compatible application supplied on a “FINAL FANTASY VIII Desktop Accessories” disk, “FINAL FANTASY VII Mail,” which used the same TransMediaLetter format

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Emails sent by DreamFlyer make the claim that there’s viewer software for Windows and Macintosh, but it appears that the Macintosh version was never actually released. Pink-Rabbit does seem to have had a Macintosh version, but I can’t find *any* version of that

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I managed to find a copy of DreamFlyer for PC on The Wayback Machine - sadly it had an expiry date, but I managed to defeat it (the expiry date is stored as a UTF-16 string… weird!) and I was even able to read a TransMediaLetter I sent from my 🌀Dreamcast! Hell yeah!

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hey folks it is the anniversary of my existence and also Bandcamp Friday so please go buy yourself some music from your favourite independent artists (where they get 100% of your money!) for the occasion 💜✌🏼🎶 isitbandcampfriday.com/

and it’s “not” a “game” so I can’t even document it’s existence on MobyGames! which sucks!

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DreamFlyer came both as a stand-alone disc with various stationery and stamps you could use to customise your letter, and on the Dream Passport discs in a “Lite” version with minimal stationery, you could also download additional stationery and stamps from the web

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For those whose ears I’ve never talked off about it, DreamFlyer is a Japanese-only multimedia email client for 🌀Dreamcast, it’s very cute and apparently shared the TransMediaLetter file format with a similar piece of PC software called “Pink-Rabbit”

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I can’t believe it, I actually got DreamFlyer to send an email, I must be the only person on earth who’s sent a “TransMediaLetter” file within the last, like, 10 years

I can’t believe Professor Oak died of Slugma

today I learned that the Philips CD-i consoles have a clock battery which is permanently formed into the clock chip, meaning you have to *break open the chip enclosure* to replace it 😨 cdii.blogspot.com/2009/03/pict

wha’ts the German word for that time while you’re waiting for your dns change to propagate and getting exceedingly frustrated because it turns out 3600 seconds is a lot of seconds

Vancouver pals, I am trying to find a computer with a real (not USB-attached) parallel port, do any of you have one I could borrow or buy?

scouring the dark web for a supply of new old stock sanitary pads

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I don’t like that I have a temporarily increased need for them, but I thought I’d already gotten all of my trial and error a fifteen pack at a time to find one that worked out of the way years ago, but I guess I have to go do all that over again now, ugh!

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