One BBC Micro now working, four dodgy keys fixed, composite video is now colour. And it's still banal. I want to poke registers for sprites!

I have been gifted a real-life bona-fide, all be it broken, 8-bit computer - a BBC Micro Model B. It has a wealth of features to make you go 'meh'. Institutionally boring. Yet I still impatiently await the components I ordered to fix it.

Thank fuck for SATA cabling. This is the connector for a twin drive from the 8-bit era.

6502 ALU boosted

When you're accustomed to vim but have to look up how to save and quit in nano.

@elly Just read your tilde /~elly/userland.txt - one of the most clear and concise bits of text I've ever read, really informative. Had to say wow and thanks!

A single reasoned opinion, no matter how misinformed, is more precious than a parroted voice in a mob, more so when the reasoner reassesses that opinion over time.

So mastodon is really just another incarnation of the shit swilling, pearl-clutching, anger inducing, needy infested Twittersphere.

I'm trying to figure out if this is down to leakage of toxic culture or plain old human nature.

Sincerely created web content is an expression of oneself.

Commercially driven content is a reflection of perceived interest.

Create sincerely.

Wow! Inventing missing bits of photographs.

Simulated 3D zoom on a single frame image.

Are you crazy? Looting would be suicidal in the zombie apocalypse.

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