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I'm looking for anyone who'd be willing to be interviewed or have a chat about their experiences of using technology in the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s as part of a #DigiPres project to document the growth and change in that time.

Please drop me a reply or DM if you're interested.

Who am I looking for? Software people, gamers, enthusiasts, fellow nerds... anyone who used and/or loved technology around the start of the PC boom and birth of the WWW around the world.

@cwebber the idea is import the sun inside a controlled environment to have a micro-climate that isn't possible in the local location. so yeah there is silly overhead to get the sun inside a warehouse, but then you get to grow tropical fruits in a snowy season, and less energy in transport and global shipping lanes. also there is a possibility to optimize the micro climate to make things super efficient and grow faster than traditional agriculture

@cwebber I think this looks at the problem the wrong way, and I'm not a proponent of vertical farms.

But they aren't built to replace the sun. They're built to prevent weather-caused losses. Their ability to prevent such losses is argued to outweigh their other inefficiencies

Mature language and blurred sex acts 

What if we put Pikachu's head on top of Bowser's body! 

(3/2) Ok, bonus post.

I mostly think of myself as "gender awkward"; you can't really use the wrong pronouns on me, so you're not likely to mess up. (That's not true for everyone.) But I would *appreciate it* if you tried.

In the meanwhile, it's probably *easiest* to use they/them, because that's been very successful and isn't an uphill fight!

My asking people to explore Spivak is partly because I'm asking people to consider: why do we use language this way? What effects does it have?

Of the 223 companies that have manufactured hard disk drives, there are only three left: Seagate, Toshiba, and Western Digital.

None of the first four pioneers in the field continue in the industry today.

Legend has it that Mithridates the Great (135–63 BC) was so paranoid of being poisoned that he took small doses throughout his life to build up an immunity.

When he was eventually captured by the Romans, he tried to kill himself with poison, but failed due to to his immunity.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mithrida

Got my copy of Quartet #msx #homebrew cart in the mail yesterday! The box looks great, now I need to dust off an MSX for some modern #retrogaming! @bitsofbas

Wild pigs in Canada will burrow themselves under the snow to stay warm in the freezing temperatures. These icy shelters are technically known as β€˜pigloos’.

if my part of the fediverse missed it, Terry Cavanagh published the source code for VVVVVV: distractionware.com/blog/2020/ and with the existing subset of the assets for level creation being freely distributed, you have yourself a nice fun set of things to play with and port to ATMs: distractionware.com/blog/categ

Korean culture question 

I just pre-ordered this video game.

Can someone tell me what that backpack says on it?

My phone is telling me "EMERGENCY REMOVAL", but I think that's missing some nuance.

I assume it's something like "Emergency Supplies"?

Found my oldest workbook! :) This is a study of character form of Green Beret #MSX version. I think I was 10 year old... #retrogame

♻️ story: a programmer who had been working on Y2K fixes 

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