Tabletop gamer, animation fan, part time lagomorph, planeswalker, gayish, leftyleftish. Formerly of meow.social and vulpine.club
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Question for ADHD or adjacent folk: do you try to purposely queue up extra things to get into based on a subject you like, with the mindset if you do nothing with it it's ok, but it's a good fuel stockpile for when you get into hyperfocus mode, so you're not stuck with a Special Interest and desperately trying to find something to apply it to so you don't feel awful for burning fumes?
oh hey if you want a quick positive boost, and you wear glasses, try this:
clean your glasses
like with good soap and running water and soft paper towel dry
suddenly the real world looks so good
Sharpen up your ERP skills, Cyber Monday is just over a week away!
That time again - do you have any data stored on your devices that's important to you? Do you have it backed up? Multiple times? Regularly? Have you checked that your backups are actually happening? Have you checked that you can restore from them?
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It's not like I didn't know full well that it was gonna happen, but boy howdy is saying any nice thing about Large Internet Company on Mastodon quite the exercise.
I'm just another noodle on the internet - what do I know?
But perhaps if any mention of a mainstream anything invites You're Doing it Wrong and you Should Feel Bad About Your Opinions as responses by default... maybe this place isn't so fun.
Hey everyone. What is your opinion of Cloudflare? I've been using it for a few weeks now with my websites, and I'm thinking of using them as a registrar for my domains. What are your thoughts on their services?
What is the best piece of advice you ever got?
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recorded a Windows 95 full disk defrag to soothe your timeline.
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I have been working an unhealthy amount the last two weeks on what I believe is my most complex video yet. It's a video I've been wanting to make for years about a subject I've always loved.
It's finally finished, rendered, and uploading now. Coming to a screen near you soon!
Honest question. How alive is Mastodon?
Thanks to everyone who explained “plethora” to me.
It means a lot.
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Something I don't think I've seen talked about too much, but then again I'm not too into the #RetroComputing scene.
If you've ever looked into PC video game demos or shareware around the EGA/VGA era, and wondered why a lot of the original distribution files were split up into multiple zip files, I can put forward a guess.
The biggest I've seen these is around 1mb. You might think that's to make it easier to transfer to a floppy disk, which were 1.2 or 1.4mb standard at the time. That might have something to do with it, maybe other sizes too, but I think the real reason was download sizes.
Shareware's big distribution was through electronic bulletin board systems, or BBSs. These were mostly hobbyist services, with a nerd running it on a spare computer for the fun of it and the benefit of the community. Since it often wasn't making money, maybe squeaking by with donations, they often limited users to about an hour of connection time each day.
At 2400 baud, a common modem speed at the time, it would take about an hour to download a megabyte. So if you wanted to try this new Wolfenstein 3D demo your friends were talking about, you had to spend your allocated hour the first day getting the first part. Then wait until tomorrow to get the second part. Then finally download the rest the third day.
Modem speeds increased, letting you get multiple chunks at a time, but the split files let you get them at your own pace and priority. At the time when you set to download something, that was all you could do, the entire computer and connection was dedicated to transferring the file. There were some exceptions, but they were quite uncommon.
So even if you had a fancy 14.4 kbps modem, some time was tied up downloading, and you might want to save some of your time for doing your daily Forest Fights in Legend of the Red Dragon.
That's my completely unresearched guess, anyway.
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Need 240V for a test?
(Note: do not do this)
If I ever absolutely have to get one of those wireless APs with the 8 antennas, I'm making the SSID be "SPIDER_He_Is_Our_Hero"
why why why do so many things like movies and many TV shows have terrible audio mixing where music and effects are extremely loud and dialog is extremely quiet
I swear it's almost classist on purpose for those with houses and a middle finger to people in apartments
as the holiday becomes more and more commercialized, let's not forget the noble sacrifice and the true meaning of Prime Day
I love this 16th century term for being depressed or in low spirits: "mubble fubbles."
The OED says the use was chiefly "in one's mubble fubbles," as in "Mignon is in her mubble fubbles."
Obviously, we should bring back this word. It's so much fun that just saying it could help rescue people from their mubble fubbles!
What other words should we bring back?
Update on the little red fridge:
Firstly, I cannot believe the video did that well. Hour-long videos definitely aren't gonna be the new norm for me, but let that be a lesson to those afraid of making long videos.
I intend on making a Connextras follow-up to go over the results of my new sensor placement (which look promising) and address a number of questions/concerns that kept coming up and I didn't think to answer. Such as...