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Andrew (R.S Admin) @ajroach42@retro.social

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

helpx.adobe.com/x-productkb/po

Have we talked about how JΓ€h Division distilled our current cyberpunk dystopian timeline in to a perfect soundtrack?

Dub will tear us apart again is music from the future.

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 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.

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The web browser Brave is marketed as a privacy-friendly ad-free alternative, but that's pretty disingenuous.

Brave exists not to protect privacy, but to make money from selling ads.

Brave is a commercial company funded by venture capital. Its business model is selling advertising and cryptocurrency investment.

One of Brave's owners is Peter Thiel's Founders Fund. Thiel is also the head of Palantir (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palantir) and on the board of Facebook.

I do not recommend using Brave.

#Brave

On this warm and sunny Sunday…
…why not fix an old computer?

Anyone have any tips on trying to diy some wax packs of my own?

@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.

Anyone have any tips on trying to diy some wax packs of my own?

Local soda shop has old dead stock garbage pail kids stickers.

(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.)

And now we're back to trying to figure out how to purchase the coffee shop.

Oh yeah, getting pcmcia storage to work in DOS is a pain in the fucking ass, I remember now why I never bother with it.

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.