48kRAM boosted

This is cracking.

"The Royal Mint launches new coin to celebrate 30 years of Wallace & Gromit
[...]
Inspired by the original short film, A Grand Day Out, the commemorative coin depicts Wallace and Gromit and the outer shell of the rocket ship that took them to the moon. The coin also features the Latin inscription ‘CASEUS PRAESTANS’, which translates to ‘cracking cheese’."

#Aardman #WallaceAndGromit #Coins #RoyalMint

aardman.com/royal-mint-wallace

48kRAM boosted

Some fucking patent troll is suing @gnome, and they are fighting back, to help all of Free software, who might be victims if the troll wins.

I've gotten so much from Gnome trough so many years, and given so little back. But here it is easy to give, so I did, and I tried to make up a little bit for all I've gotten.

And you should too!

Read more: gnome.org/news/2019/10/gnome-f

Give to the defense: secure.givelively.org/donate/g

Please boost, they are fighting for all of us, at least we can spread the word

48kRAM boosted

spent the better part of the day theming my phone's home screen...

User: "Thanks. I didn't know <thing>"

Me: "Neither did I, until I took the *radical* step of TYPING THE DAMN ERROR MESSAGE INTO GOOGLE AND LOOKING AT THE FIRST HIT!"

48kRAM boosted

#inktober and #orctober day 9: Dungeon Meshi/Delicious in Dungeon!

As someone goofy about fantasy logistics and also comics about cooking, I naturally love this series. Male orcs even have little horns! It’s a neat take on both the pig-orc and fugly-humanoid look, and they’re even drawn with distinct clothing variety!

I might’ve been able to make her a little fluffier but I only had so many references on me at the time. She’s still having fun fanning herself.

Had a good night hanging with an old friend and his girl. She kicked the crap out of my Centipede score, so I'm now in third place.

Got Williams Stargate working again by replacing the inter board cables and the nvram chip. The owner also got Asteroids working again, so 2 machines back from the dead. Yay!

48kRAM boosted

CHECK ONE:

□ MONKEY ISLAND 2
"I want it all! All the
puzzles! All the work!"

□ MONKEY 2 LITE
"I've never played an
adventure game before.
I'm scared."

Wow GORF is so much harder on the Atari 800 than the arcade cabinet.

Playing some Canyon Climber and BBSing on the 800xl tonite. Such a good machine!

Finally got 11 of the 13 REXes that I built working. I might be able to get the 12th one working, too. These are flash ROM boards for the 100 portable computer. They allow you load multiple option ROM images onto flash and switch between them in software.

These taxes will be sold at Tandy Assembly next weekend.

48kRAM boosted

And this is what happens to a floppy drive that was mounted directly above the said chemical reaction.

48kRAM boosted

This is what happens when a 25 year old computer backup battery leaks and reacts with a row of capacitors. #retrocomputing

48kRAM boosted

#announcing #new Try the BiTZ0NE BBS - its brand new and fun! #retro #bbs
ssh bitzone@tty.livingcomputers.org

So, I was able to burn a ROM 4x for the Apple 2c. The github only makes patch sets available, so you have to track down original ROM 4 to be able to create the modified image. It adds this optional boot menu (boot holding closed Apple key). Haven't tested booting from external floppy -- I have one but it's buried from the move still.

Show more
OldBytes Space - Mastodon

Full of old bytes.
Please don't demagnetize the core memory, thanks.
Do you like old hardware ? Do you use them ?
Perfect you're welcome here !
Please remember that Mastodon can still have bugs !
We run Mastodon Glitch Edition.
Don't forget to read the rules.