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Is a viable way to fix the issues with the Classic? I.e., can I put dumps of my NTSC games onto an external stick and solve _most_ of the problems with the thing? Because it's a lot cheaper right now than it was when it debuted, and I would kind of like to preserve the few PlayStation games I have…

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Interesting historical factoids 

Why is a user's `$HOME` directory shortened to "~"? Because "~" and "Home" shared the same key on an ADM-3A keyboard. Also influencing vi/vim: H/J/K/L double as the arrows and the colon doesn't need SHIFT, making it more convenient.

Shout out to the eBay sellers selling download codes for close to $50 just because the physical game is rare

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Oh hey I totally missed the physical release for . 😒

These are the helping hands I settled on, after reading a bunch of reviews and such. They have a few upgraded models like one that's a big slab of steel with repositionable arms that magnetize to the base, but I thought this one was a good choice. quadhands.com/products/quadhan

Also spent part of the day rounding up whatever soldering supplies I had. Noticed the screw that holds the tip in on my old Radio Shack (RIP) soldering pencil was stripped, so if we have trouble, might need to buy new…

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Spent a good chunk of the day reading through one of my gifts: a copy of the #StarTrek TNG book "Warped: An Engaging Guide to the Never-Aired 8th Season", based on one of my old favorite Twitter accounts, TNG_S8. I giggled a lot. 😁 goodreads.com/review/show/2638 #AmReading

The youngest wins too this year. I'm erasing my old stash of flash drives to pass on to them. (Actually, this has already begun—they'd already been dipping into my stash a few weeks ago…)

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My youngest's aunt bought them a solder-your-own-game-console kit and I am terrified because my soldering skills are terrifying.

But I'm gonna pick up some soldering helping hands and a few other things I've been missing and we're gonna try to do this. 🤞

Probably the most useful gift I’ve received this year: a set of dual-ended flash drives. 😎

There’s a center neutral position, but they also lock in either C or A mode to plug into whatever.

I reiterate my call to bring about the USB-A-pocalypse but these will do for now. 👍

Irritated with AirServer stuttering when AirPlaying music to the old iMac we have set up in the living room. Giving Reflector a try today. airsquirrels.com/reflector

I'm not nearly as sold on the concept of planned obsolescence as a universal industry driver as I am the idea that software abhors a computing power vacuum

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I'm still trying to figure out how to explain to fellow developers and designers that we have a lot of authority when it comes to the products that become popular. The more we herald them, the more power they have. The people ARE the power.

Why don't tech workers care about people?

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Discrimination in academia, FOSS 

And maybe others have made the connexion before

But I feel like this is a good analogy for marginalised groups in academia and FOSS

We keep asking things like "Why are FOSSbros burning out?" or "Why are grad students having such a hard time?"

And then we propose solutions that would help out the people who (while they are having a hard time) are *making it* in some sense

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So there was a book or something I read once about WWII fighters where engineers kept reinforcing the parts of the planes that came back with damage but that didn't help with rates of survival

They were confused "But we are protecting the parts that get damaged—what gives?"

Then someone realised—those planes *are coming back* with damage there

So they reinforced the parts that didn't have damage, because maybe if they got hit there, they wouldn't have come back

Pocket is recommending an article titled "Life and Death on El Capitan" and I'm thinking "come now, El Cap was one of the better releases, all told"

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Cleaning up a customer's PC, I made the mistake of leaving a tab open on Yahoo's home page. Only 1 minute later: malvertized. Sunuva...

I did it again to pin down the cause, & indeed it's Yahoo's ads breaking out, taking over the page, & loading scary messages that make it difficult to leave.

I can't stress enough, folks, that an ad blocker is Internet SECURITY software.

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So here’s the thing about Mennonites. We are earnest? Strike that. We’re passive aggressive and competitive. Hidden as earnest. Anyway. I made this. For reasons.

I love .io domains because I always read them in Charles Martinet's voice

"It's-a me, LGBT-io!"

recursion (n.) you notice that ' Microsoft Store app is a "Trusted Microsoft Store app"

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@zigg 2019 the year of USB-C on the desktop

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