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at least the french entry this year was a matrix rave scene, not pure, distilled nationalism

oh heck yeah, bringing back last year's winners have been better than any of the actual entrants this year unfortunately

#eurovision was more fun when it was HAPPY about being gay af.

Belgium doing a Bond theme this year I see.

More intersting than most of these, which have been durges. :/

Developing a new software release automation tool called WOPR that simplifies configuration by simply brute-forcing any credentials it needs for a launch.

@retr0id pick-n-place machines hate this one weird trick to simplify your two layer board routing

Did some work yesterday putting together packaging for the macOS version and uh... I guess I just can't help myself

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Firefox really just does not respect users' preferences any more, does it. Apple levels of "we know best".

once again wishing there was a debug interface for my body actually telling me why i have a headache

I think the most annoying thing about the MS AV in Win10 is that "allow on device" doesn't work. It treats things like VNC as "hacking tools", but 1) if you're not fast, it'll automatically quarantine them before you can allow them, and this includes just after restoring them from quarantine 2) it doesn't propagate that allow to volume shadow copies, so redetects it there and then fails backups.

It's 2022 and AV remains an absolute curse.

Percy's an original International...Proto...Machines Personal Computer, all chunky low-res greenscreen CP437 text graphics and big floppy floppies. He's the bland sensible guy everyone is about to back over his flashy peers.

I've got a few of these I wanna do, so much so I'm kinda grouping them a bit like this by approximate design. (We'll see if health, mental and otherwise, will let me actually do the rest.)

(Also available on my FA gallery, if you brave that kind of place.)

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Alton showing Percy his pet mouse.

Some retro protogen I'm doing, trying to actually be accurate to specific period machines. Alton's an Xerox Alto, a crazy-ahead-of-its-time graphical workstation with a high-res monochrome portrait screen. He's a big chunky industrial boy, but pretty mobile on his castor heelies.

In another data point for "SMART is worse than useless": got an external drive that is resetting under load now (such as running the backup to it...and presumably restoring from it, which means I'm down to N+0 on some stuff until a replacement arrives), and *even though SMART tests are sometimes interrupted by this* it's SMART overall health assessment is still "all hunky-dory here, chief! :thumbs_up_paw_o1: "

(no it's not the host, I've swapped it to an entirely different machine to test)

(Kinda hoping if I *do* go to VBox 6.1 it'll at least fix a stupid host-0,0-mouse-warping issue I have with mouse integration *off* that makes it useless and I can't find anyone else experiencing, at least.

Yes, ironically this is a problem in combination with games...which is what the 3D WinXP VM is for. It's been broken a while. Software updates are a sadness.)

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(I was kind of wishfully hoping someone would dive into making the new VboxSVGA stuff work with XP, but I can't exactly blame the VBox devs for not doing a feature nobody is actually *paying* for, nor can I exactly blame that there's no hobbyists out there deeply gung-ho about diving into grody legacy Windows driver internals.

The Foones et. al. of the world are still playing with 3.1, after all; 95 at most.)

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