Thinkpad T61 restoration project:

1) Acquire a working battery
2) Acquire blank CD-R.
a) burn new BIOS onto cd-r
b) upgrade bios

Not bricked?

3) acquire and install 2.5 SSD drive
4) acquire and install working 2x4GB ddr2 RAM

then, maybe?

5) upgrade cpu
6) upgrade wifi card

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signal tries to run facebook ads which show you how facebook is targetting you, facebook bans them for showing how their grotesque sausage is made.

remember: if you're using facebook, you're hurting yourself and everyone you're connected to. you are the product, and advertisers are the consumers.

boingboing.net/2021/05/05/sign

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Hey, fedi!

I'd like to write a blog/gemlog post about positive experiences from open source contributions. And by that I mean I want to hear your stories, and publish them as CC0 along with my own :)

Bring it on! (Boosts are of course welcome)

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Circumlunar Transmissions. gemini://republic.circumlunar.space/users/joneworlds/2021-05-05-ct-1.gmi

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I’m trying to find the computer with the hugest uptime. So far the Voyager space probes are the best I can find (44 years) but I bet there’s some mainframe out there that has been chugging-along since before 1977.

allaboutcircuits.com/news/voya

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I finished watching Avatar: The Last Airbender, and I'm gonna miss watching this show.

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@kupad I sent it to one of the Frinkiac creators and his response was: "ha, nice :)"

I think I'll use it to make a STTNG botsin.space bot next.

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Announcing Meme It So! It's a Star Trek The Next Generation Meme and GIF Generator, inspired by Frinkiac.

It has every line of dialogue spoken on STTNG tied to screencaptures. Which makes it good for looking up lines as well.

memeit.so/

ext4 isn’t so great for storing a lot of small files. Gonna try reiserfs which is very old, but supposed to be better for this purpose. Which is good. On the other hand, the original developer is a convicted murderer.

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i've tagged out 600+ open source, experimental and tiny tools by their qualities and built a new website for sorting through them!

these are all tools towards joyful digital creation, with the goal of enabling working entirely outside of proprietary systems- moving instead from one hand-made software to another.

(the list takes submissions if it is missing yours >:))

tinytools.directory

@lordbowlich: Do you have any animation jitter issues in Gnome/Pop!_OS? I'm having some really annoying jitter issues when I mouse past animations. It might just be how gnome performs with nvidia cards, I'm not sure.

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I wish there were less programmers writing useful blog posts using Medium.

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My new System76 computer is in the mail! I’m a Debian user, but I’m up for trying their Pop OS. Anyone have any experience with it?

Setting up a server on DigitalOcean. Looking at the nginx logs is just depressing. Immediately filled with requests probing for vulnerabilities. The internet is such a hostile place.

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hackers.town

A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.