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A brief for the of former users:
I'm Filip, online better known as or FiX

Current interests:
Β· ( in particular) and various other / topics such as the .
Β· and
Β· and casual
Β· and other content
Β· novels.
Β· Drinking interesting , beer in particular.

As for :

I was a GPlus user from the early beta period. While I was very active during the first couple of years, my interest in creating original content dwindled after Google removed interesting feature after feature, till I remained only as a lurker and occasional commenter.

Especially during the early adopter period, before Google's focus for seemed to switch to mainstream users, it was an engaging platform. It was interest-oriented, rather than existing-contact-based.

features that were killed early on that I really missed:
†Followed By Stream, where you could see the posts of those who were following you. Handy way to connect with people with similar interests, and to mute those who followed you just to spam.
†Keyword/topic subscription, so you could follow posts based on interests, rather than people, without having to manually search. Much better than the promoted +1'ed content that later 'replaced' it.

That btw was one of the features that really pissed me off and made me use it a lot less: the +1'ed by a friend promoted content, which more often than not was irrelevant to my interests, as it often included family photos of people I only followed for a specific interest. Along with the What's Hot posts, which increasingly became mostly about 'celebrity' nonsense, they just polluted my stream with noise.
The influx of mainstream users also made go quickly downhill.

@FiXato can you recommend an MSX emulator on Linux? At which games or demos should I definitely have a look? I really like the MSX machines. Sounds like the super 8bit computer I have dreamed of in the early nineties. Unfortunately I did never own one...

@dubst3pp4 as a host of development builds for Windows, MacOS and Android of the emulator, I'd suggest openmsx.org where you can get release builds and source archives, or github.com/openMSX/openMSX where you will find the source code.
For legal reasons it only comes with the BIOS ROMs, which should get you up and running with most cartridge images at least. For other machines and extensions, you will need to find and download the necessary ROMs to the systemroms folder.

@dubst3pp4 most Linux distributions will have some version of the emulator in their package manager as well, though personally I would recommend building the most recent versions from Git.
If you need live assistance, there's on freenode IRC.

@dubst3pp4 If you want to play games straight from your browser, you can also give file-hunter.com/MSX/ a go, which uses the embedded emulator.
If you want fairly recent MSX titles, check out the competition: msxdev.org/ and in particular the archive of previous submissions: msx.org/news/en/msxdev-update-

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