Downloading pkgsrc over a 115200 baud PPP connection and only getting 10KBps.

My first impulse was to debug it ... but no: this is exactly how fast thing were back then.

@pho4cexa sorry, probably my over-reaction to the phrase 'bragging rights' -- growing up Irish and Catholic meant bragging is a bad thing (tbh: often true!) -- but now I see you didn't mean it in a bad way ...

@pho4cexa :shrugfire: I paid US$30 (plus at least the same again in shipping and import duties). It's an Acer R11, with 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC and a quad-core Celeron N3150.

tbh I don't mind boasting if it was something I did and not just ... some expensive thing I bought etc.

The duct tape is not an aesthetic choice (or at least, it's not _just_ an aesthetic choice). This thing was water damaged and came with broken hinges and a busted case. Tape, glue and soldering a new power connector brought it back to usable life. That feels good too. Buying someone's former e-waste and doing it back up. I'd repeat the experience but ... well I don't need another computer.

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My current personal laptop is a liberated Chromebook running regular Ubuntu 21.04, folded back with a nice bluetooth keyboard and a trackball. ngl it's making me happy to use it. A change is as good as a rest.

All languages with loops are now "turing-likes"

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<strong> Play Kentucky Route Zero and Cry </strong>

"You are fettered," said Musk, trembling. "Tell me why?"

"I wear the chain I forged in life," replied Satoshi's Ghost. "I mined it block by block, and hash by hash; I coded it up of my own free-will, and of my own free-will I wore it. Is its pattern strange to you?"

Musk trembled more and more.

"Or would you know," pursued the Ghost, "the weight and length of the strong coil you bear yourself? It was full as heavy and as long as this, seven Christmas-eves ago."

@djsundog @ajroach42 Kentucky Route Zero sent me down this rabbit hole. Infinity good comes from digging into the references in that game 😁

@djsundog @ajroach42 well then you might also be interested in this archive of material manipulated with it vimeo.com/copyitright including a talk demonstrating and explaining it from (presumably) the late 70's

Distribution Religion by Dan Sandin (1978).

Instructions on how to build a modular video synthesizer.

Read the first three pages of this and tell me it's not a hippy alternate history free [soft/hard]ware licence.

Then just enjoy the literally cut, copied and pasted hand annotated document until you've had your fill.

"Put in your own method of returning energy to me here"

criticalartware.net/Distributi

@dorian @pho4cexa @djsundog Bring back Zone Mail Hour! en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FidoNet# -- I wonder how an intentional "store and forward" ActivityPub implementation would work?

@tindall not only ruining Father Ted for me, but now Takeshi Kovacs 😣

@tindall fuck me, "fellow scribe graham linehan" is a phrase that should cause someone's keyboard to catch fire upon typing it out.

@pho4cexa I really like this website uptime.is/9 for saving me from math. 21 hours a month, I can live within those means ...

That was the UPS going in, Statuscake reckons 9 minutes of down time or, as we say in industry: one nine.

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