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The HTML <blink> tag was just a joke. Netscape got the idea from a chat, "what special effect is possible for browsers on a Unix terminal?" Lou Montulli (Lynx author) joked "blinking text". Another implemented it as an Easter egg. And everything went out of control later...

> [...] blinking was constrained only to the UNIX version, but it didn't take long [...] to spread [...]. I remember thinking that this would be a pretty harmless easter egg, that no one would really use it, but I was very wrong. When we released Netscape Navigator 1.0 we did not document the blink functionality in any way, and for a while all was quiet. Then somewhere, somehow the arcane knowledge of blinking leaked into the real world and suddenly everything was blinking. "Look here", "buy this", "check this out", all blinking. Large advertisements blinking in all their glory. [...]
> In the end, the thing that I am truly sad about, is that Lynx never did get to blink.


Still using . I love this software and I love that it has embraced a sustainable model while still letting everyone into all the source code.

Yeah, I'm sorta back. Thinking about using this account to nerd out a little, maybe?

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It's alright to be tired if everything you did today was hold yourself together. Sometimes we can't quantify the forces inside us and how they relate to the limits of the body and mind. It's alright if all you want to do is drink tea and wish the day was longer and shorter at once.
Tomorrow comes
is a promise you make yourself each night. And I am glad you're keeping it.

First time I'd ever done a transfer to and saw the Pikmin do their thing.

I am utterly charmed in the middle of an otherwise tedious day of deciding which Wii has the save files I want and groaning at the fact that I have to redownload every title on my SD card.

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The Shop is closing entirely on January 30. Looks like I need to go see if we have all of our Virtual Console and WiiWare titles downloaded 😦

I have two icons in my dock and clicking the left one starts the right one 🤷

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Help, I'm considering selling my Wii U version of New Super Mario Bros. U + Super Luigi U to buy the Deluxe version

I am part of the problem 😬

I wrote about what my journey from college dropout to software developer and consultant looked like, and the lessons I learned along the way.

The Shop is closing entirely on January 30. Looks like I need to go see if we have all of our Virtual Console and WiiWare titles downloaded 😦

If you're on and you want to take a DVD with you without taking your DVD _drive_ with you, you can install dvdbackup and libdvdcss from Homebrew, insert and unmount (but don't eject, i.e. `diskutil unmount`) your DVD, then run `dvdbackup -Mvpi /dev/disk3` (where `disk3` is the device your DVD is mounted to, cf. `diskutil list`)

I was going to attempt to reseat my youngest’s laptop drive but I have no idea where I put my screwdriver. 😑

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Dissenting opinion 

NOT self-hosting your stuff is OK and APPROPRIATE

put your attention and energy where you feel they are best utilized

self-hosting is but one option of many

i may run my own mini-cloud but...

i pay OTHERS to manage some of my services because my attention and energy is best served on other endeavors

self-hosting is NOT a silver bullet

fools will say it's the best option

i promise, it's not the best option unless your decision tree takes you to that conclusion

my decision tree has many variables, not all options are created equal and self-hosting doesn't always win for me

don't let the "always self host" people ruin your day

Do I want for enough to drive to work this week and pick up a used copy at a GameStop near the office

I think I'm gonna get a Classic. $60 is hard to pass up if I can use with it. It's a little hard to wade through all the "god this sucks" hyperbole online, but I believe it's in the space of "it wouldn't be worth it if it was unmoddable, but moddability tips the scales".

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Phew, RiME is unsettling to play on an undocked . Framerate is making me ill 🤢

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the mastodon instance at is retiring

see the end-of-life plan for details: