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aeberbach

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iOS programmer by day, studying B.Eng part-time, 3D printing, Solidworks drawing, KiCAD using, Topre keyboard loving. Have an Amiga 1200 and a Mac SE/30 for fun. I like to cook too.

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timixretroplays, to random
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aeberbach,
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@timixretroplays @3dprinting @3dprinting neat construction but having learned to put them in straight I don’t know if I would use it if free. I can see it would help a lot with the inserts that have a cylindrical overall form but with the correct hole the good inserts with the cut on the leading edge tend to go in straight. A jig might make the really bad inserts, especially the ones where the thread is obviously not concentric, more usable.

linux_mclinuxface, to random
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  1. Twenty twenty four.

(In YVR airport)

aeberbach,
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@linux_mclinuxface is it mounted on a structure that has a lucrative advertising billboard on one or many sides? That’s why Telstra keep their payphones on pavements in Australia.

TheByteAttic, to random
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Here's an index to nearly all main software out there, neatly organized by Marcus Schommer in a single place:
https://github.com/sabotrax/agon-software

aeberbach,
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@TheByteAttic great - have not been at all happy about the prospect of using Facebook or even discord.

jasonkoebler, to random
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Humane AI Pin is Juicero. It is Ouya. It is Coolest Cooler. It is Magic Leap. It is N-Gage. We must honor tradition and relentlessly clown on it freely and unimpeded by boring tech bores wanting to silence free speech

https://www.404media.co/we-must-never-forget-how-dumb-the-humane-ai-pin-is/

aeberbach,
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@jasonkoebler we also must relentlessly clown on websites that fade out and demand signing up before reading.

jake4480, to retrogaming
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I remember using a Flightstick Pro for the family Mac Performa in the mid 1990s. My dad had the Chuck Yeager flight simulator (which was pretty cool at the time), and that was the game he had gotten the stick for.

But I mostly used it for REBEL ASSAULT. 😍

A screengrab from Star Wars Rebel Assault for the Mac - showing the cockpit of your X-Wing, and you're targeting a TIE Fighter

aeberbach,
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@jake4480 CH made super quality stuff, I their main business was industrial controls. I’ll be wiring mine up for BBC as a dedicated Elite stick I think.

wikipedia, (edited ) to abc
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On this day in 1987, Rage first screened.

The first guest programmer on the couch was ABC presenter Andrew Denton. Who are your memorable guest programmers?

You can read more about rage's history https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rage_(TV_program) or scroll down memory lane with the list of guest programmers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Rage_guest_programmers

aeberbach, (edited )
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@wikipedia @wm_au Henry Rollins, who had the most awesome intro to a Morrissey song. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O8EXFS7ruU4
It’s a bit cruel but that’s his whole thing really. And if anyone deserved it, Morrissey.

aeberbach, to random
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Waiting for Bluey to come on the TV

rasterweb, to MountainBiking
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Bike People, what are your thoughts on this kind of bike bag?

aeberbach,
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@rasterweb they’re fine though I prefer under-saddle. Either way stuff a rag in last thing so the contents can’t rattle.

aeberbach, to random
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@golmac also after reading Wishbringer musings: in the Spellbreaker feelies, Dimithio of Borphee “adapted nitfol spell for egg-laying mammals”. Someone loved their Platypus.

penryu, to random
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golf clap

aeberbach,
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@penryu maybe I missed the reference that is the pistol he’s holding but he could have had Deckard’s blaster…

aeberbach, to random
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@golmac Hi Drew, just found your site and podcast - great stuff! I know emulation is more practical but just for the feels, what vintage system would you choose experience Infocom on? IBM 5170? Apple II?

aeberbach,
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@golmac no your answer was kind of what I expected. Have been thinking of this recently because I got a BBC, immediately thought “nice 80-col text and keys, Infocom!” - only they did not support BBC! My first IF system was IBM 5170 which would also be good, though the Model M made some in the office sad as I never stopped clacking. Might look at the “Vezza” z-machine parser for Agon Lite if I can find my PS/2 keyboard today.

bazscott, to random
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Urgh. Sick. Shivers, temp, headache, etc 🤒

aeberbach,
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@bazscott get better soon Baz. There’s a lot going around right now, I just got out of bed after a week.

GurgleApps, to RaspberryPi
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After school activities yesterday- off to the nearest @Raspberry_Pi shop to purchase more Picos for the Word Clock Kits, mad rush to get there before closing time!
https://gurgleapps.etsy.com/uk/listing/1689755114/color-word-clock-kit

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aeberbach,
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@GurgleApps can I make a suggestion? Put your logo on the back - it really doesn’t fit with the aesthetic of the clock. It’s stopping me from wanting one.

bazscott, to random
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Phil Davis and Gary Oldman back together again on my telly - oh happy day!

This time it's in Slow Horses. If you can tell me what they previously starred in together, you win a prize!

(It was over three decades ago and is possibly Oldman's best ever performance.)

(No Googling!)

aeberbach,
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@bazscott Leon: The Professional (after which I will watch any Gary Oldman show)

aeberbach,
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@bazscott I should have cheated

chakie, to ruby
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Meh, I fucking hate messing with Ruby to try to get it to work for Fastlane. The various tools all make no sense. It's gem this and bundle that and it's all a mess. I wish Fastlane used Python which has good ecosystem management.

aeberbach,
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@chakie and don’t you love, four hours of stuffing around later, when fastlane tells you how much time you just saved?

root42, to random
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Is the Hakko FR301 4x better than the ZD-915 desoldering station?

https://makertube.net/w/97Arnj9UNYX5gcAnoCBPB1

I have the ZD-915 and am glad that I have it. But yeah, I wish I had a better tool. However as I desolder only a couple of times per year, the Hakko is just too expensive...

aeberbach,
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@root42 I had the ZD, it died. I bought the Hakko, it works better than the ZD ever did. It’s easy to clean and maintain. If you work with a lot of through hole and want to go faster than a genuine soldapullt anything cheaper is false economy.

dan, to random
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Checked on the garden, apparently we are growing potats now.

aeberbach,
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@dan you will never harvest the last potat and when you try to grow anything else there it is the potat that will rise quickest!

aeberbach, to random
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“Garamond masala’ - thanks a lot autocorrect, that’s exactly what I wanted to say. Pretty tired of computers being helpful.

prefetcher, to random
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aeberbach,
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@prefetcher I bet the authors used to fly RC planes

Beerbruin, to random
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Google is intentionally killing the internet. It's time to save it by going elsewhere. Have you tried Startpage.com or DuckDuckGo?

https://retrododo.com/google-is-killing-retro-dodo/

aeberbach,
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@Beerbruin have you tried DuckDuckGo recently? It’s worse than Google, wish that was hyperbole but it’s not.

aeberbach,
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@Beerbruin yes. Purely technical searches return only unrelated crap to buy, not information. And I notice they have also decided to jump on the AI bandwagon. Was genuinely surprised to find Google less bad!

TheVintNerd, to VintageComputing
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aeberbach,
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@TheVintNerd Atari 1200Xl?

timixretroplays, to random
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Is there such a thing as a USB-powered screwdriver? I just want something in between a manual screwdriver and a cordless one to quickly buzz screws in and out of stuff at my desk. I don't want yet another battery-powered thing in my life, and "corded screwdrivers" seem to be expensive industrial appliances for putting screws in drywall.

aeberbach,
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@timixretroplays are you not better off with some quality manual screwdrivers for delicate work and an 18V impact driver for heavier work? Inside that Bosch Go would take away all the feel and control. Outside it would just be a toy. I’d rather spend the $100 on the best screwdrivers I could find and keep the change.

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