Hey y'all, my friend @Username_Here_ASAP needs people to follow.
He likes high fantasy, story heavy RPG, and plotting the destruction of the capitalist class.
He's funny, and kind, and working hard to become a better person in ways that are subtle and admirable. He's one of the absolute best friends I have, and I'd really appreciate it if you'd help me find some cool folks for him to follow.
Hot take: The fediverse needs microtransaction infrastructure to leave centralized media monopolies behind.
As in, seize the means of media production, @ajroach42 -style
reminder that adobe has published cd keys for legacy macromedia software that you can easily get ISOs of on the internet archive
It's about a corporation racing other corporations to colonize Mars, told from the point of view of various crew people and the shipboard AI.
It's smart, and funny and sad so far.
I started listening to #marsfall yesterday.
I only made it through the first episode, and a few minutes in to the second before I arrived at my destination, but I was really impressed with what I heard.
"... whenever a techbro talks about 'disrupting an industry,' they mean: 'replicating an already existing industry, but subsidizing it heavily with venture capital, and externalizing its costs at the expense of the public or potential workers by circumventing existing consumer-, worker- or public-protection laws in order to hopefully undercut the existing competition long enough to bring about regulatory capture.'"
@ajroach42 dunking in paraffin and then maybe squeegee off the excess? The real question is what kind of gum you'll put inside? I suggest fruit stripe gum, as it loses flavor in about three seconds.
(we thought someone else was going to buy it. They've backed out becuase they can't afford to front the money.
We can't afford to front the money either, but I'm betting I can fix that. We'll see how the next several conversations go.)
I am 100% open to suggestions for useful software for either machine.
I have ideas, of course. After all, I write about this kind of thing all the time.
But these two computers each present quirks and challenges that prevented me from ever having them in serious contention for daily use.
Now that I have daily use figured out (via my Omnibook 300) it's time to start exploring the fringe.
Anyway, I'm basically using my vacation to play with old computers and visit my family that is all sad and stuff.
The computer part has been great!
On the other hand, while I'm in GA, I also picked up my Gateway Handbook 286, and I'm imaging a new HDD for that.
It's also *very* cybre, with it's indeglow screen.
I'll probably just install a good text editor and some IF on that, and let it be. It has a serial port, but no PCMCIA slot, so it still lands somewhere short of completely useful (plus a 286! Oof!)
At least, though the Liberetto has a PCMCIA slot and works reasonably well with flash memory. So It isn't entirely out of the usefulness running.
So I gotta figure out what I'm going to use it for, and where it'll fit in to my arsenal.
The fact that the internal battery is essentially toast (but not entirely toast! for reasons I don't full understand) is a serious limiting factor. (But! Now that I have two, I can get one of them rebuilt (again, to use with the less busted model)
I write and build stuff.
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