I try to learn electronics and programming in my free time, but those projects move very slowly.
Release v1.0.0 · xvxx/phetch · GitHub https://github.com/xvxx/phetch/releases/tag/v1.0.0
A new #gopher client.
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We live in the city that people in the small towns drive to.
Today we drove out to a town, to shop at their antique mall (I got some great comics, I'll post about them later!)
We good good pupusas at a Mexican restaurant, because we wanted to sit down inside, and then we got even better pupusas from a Salvadorean pupusa truck!
Yum yum is all I can say man 😋🍪
@Aleums one of my fav things about neural nets working with cat pictures is that so much of the source imagery it learns from has IMPACT TEXT on it. so it learns that cats look like that, that it's a part of a cat.
@ajroach42 spotted among the comics
off to the antique mall that used to carry a lot of good comics, there's a new dealer now so I'll spend most of the time browsing their selection.
I updated the html version of my comic list. in case anyone's curious, you can see what I own here:
(I'm *pretty sure* that's the most up-to-date version of the list. It's from september, and appears to include the magazines I purchased at the comic con last year)
"Robot Carnival" is a collection of shorts, & "Starlight Angel" is the title of one of those.
I have something like 700 anime LDs, mostly from the 1985―95 time period. I don't just sit on them, either. I do viewings at conventions et cetera. In fact I expect to be running one this Saturday.
if I were to point out a fundamental paradigm shift of user behavior in terms of interaction with an interface, due to the advent of the corporate web, I'd say that the user was reconfigured as a scroller, and therefore as passive consumer because the interaction is purely mechanical and only accidentally performed manually.
Evolution of computer terminology and names I've witnessed since the 80's:
"install.exe" (DOS era) -> "setup.exe" (Windows era)
"Program" (DOS era) -> "Application" (Windows 3.x era and above) -> "App" (Mobile)
Not a fan of the last one.
"Player" -> "Gamer"
Not a fan of this one either.
"Monitor" / "Screen" -> "Display"
Not sure when that change happened but I think it started around the mid 00's.
"Doom clone" -> "FPS"
Yeah, that happened.
"Weblog" -> "Blog"
All thanks to Blogger.com.
'Smilies" -> "Emoji"
I suspect 'Emoji' caught on because it was a (now generic) brand name.
I like old computers, pulp sci-fi and comic books
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