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The DECSTATION board now has some memory - not really enough to do much of anything useful - but enough to determine whether or not the board works, in theory - I just have to hack up a power connector and a video cable and we'll see if it works! - But first! Let's measure out all the caps we can find, and make sure none are shorted. ;; At some point, I'll put up a page on my gopherhole on some of this stuff, and some current instructions on how to get Ultrix up and running in simh. Happy Hacking!

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Insert found in IRIS universe (the magazine of visual computing) - a nice physical zine full of SGI goodness.

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Random crazy idea of the day: Drawing sprites on a grid and calculating the byte values by hand is kind of like some arcane occult numerology shit where you add up all the numbers to get to something meaningful - you could reverse this and start with a bunch of auspicious numbers and reverse them into sprites.

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Forget DAS BOOT....
have MAX BOOT instead.

(Was talking on irc with @cat about ๐’ถ๐‘’๐“ˆ๐“‰๐’ฝ๐‘’๐“‰๐’พ๐’ธ๐“ˆ and remembered the time i decided to photograph my boot because it looked neat in the blacklight - the ratio of aesthetic to mundaneness of the subject depicted is way way off here haha)

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https://video.hackers.town/w/w8zDzJgNdUT17WevwYNUr7 Projectors are fun.
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request for zine submissions, short timeline, no time-wasters 

i'm compiling AI generated art for a full color zine, the instructions are below.

the prompt must be an unaltered song title, if the AI tool rejects your prompt because of banned words, etc then you can't change it you'll need to choose a different title. song title only, not artist name and song title, not song title (feat. whoever) just the title of the song. no album titles, no lyrics, only song titles.

send them to me via channelzero@b4udw3rk5.com with the following information;

Song title:
Song artist (in the case of covers etc. use your discretion, if the cover was the song you had in mind send me the cover artist):
AI engine/tool used:
Name you'd like to be credited as:
One single URL where people can find you/your socials/your homepage:

submissions will be accepted no other way, submissions close 0:00 UTC August 15.

that's it.

go.

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fedi music weirdos, i've been out of the loop for a while; give me some fresh recommendations

toobnix.org/w/aNgzFbyiu9xgdXqH

Hacking the gibson in VR...

I made another video showing the progress on my game engine.
This what a couple of weeks of not having to work a dayjob gets you... it's alright i guess, haha ๐Ÿ™‚
It's really fun to use in VR now, although the UI controls need a lot of improvement yet. And obviously we need many more columns to float around in. The idea I had was that each 'column' could be a different remote machine, with each of the terminals on the column being an ssh session.... or something.... open for ideas! All the code is here: linkerror.com:11175/Eternal/Et

Code problems got you down?

Forget your worries!!

This magic solution will make it all go away! The principal engineers hate it!

Simply keep refactoring everything until you forget what the original problem was!

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Started working on something like a desktop :maru:

It's nice to pick and choose from all kinds of UX that I've enjoyed over the years.

We're now at 5kb/64kb

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The company I worked for up until today, only recently rebranded itself a "security company" only to be bought out by a company who's first and only wikipedia entry is about how they got pwned. (although that's the least of the problems with the new overlords) - Needless to say, I quit. Officially a digital hobo now! - More detailed rant on gopher here -
gopher://gopher.linkerror.com/

This morning, I noticed the various computers in the room, combined with the noise of the airco is creating a soothing pulsating hum which sounds like a meditative เฅ.

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@lmorchard Attention all planets of the solar federation.

We have resumed control.

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excluding the baud.baby logo, this is by far my favorite ASCII art heading I've done

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talking with @rmgr tonight it came up that I don't particularly want to make zines, what I really want to do is make covers, so maybe I should make a zine of zine covers? ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

this is the cover of the Japanese phone zine which now may or may not eventuate...

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this turned out to be a much bigger PITA than I was anticipating and I can't find my stapler but now I have a Very Lovelyโ„ข print copy of equa's Imaginary Landscapes zine; video.hackers.town/w/wQNJvKEqY
equa.space/imaginary-landscape

https://video.hackers.town/w/5Uk5vKWugY8Jdpk8vDjVL2
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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.