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Went into one of my '#nostalgia boxes' filled with old receipts, stickers, #wristBands, souvenirs and other #memorabilia from vacation trips, #concerts, and other #events, that a normal person would turn into a #scrapbook I guess. I was hoping to find one of those construction bricks I was looking for in my earlier post.
While I didn't find that, I did find some lovely #memories in that #NostalgiaBox, such as #demoscene stuff from #OutlineDemoparty
#MSX #Mario #Delain

Looking for the name of a construction toy from my youth 

Spent some time trying to find the name of some #constructionToys from the #80s or #90s that I used to play with in my #youth.

I can't quite remember the design of the bricks, so I drew four designs that I could imagine. Not sure if there was a single type of brick, or if there were two different ones that were meant to be used together.

You could lock these together to form various geometric shapes or weird structures. Either by locking the sides together, or by inserting one or two into the middle of another.

I was first reminded of these by seeing 'Plus-Plus' in a #toy shop here in Norway, but those aren't quite the same as the ones I remember growing up in the #Netherlands. #PlusPlus is rectangular, while the ones from my #childhood are square-shaped instead, and had a plus-shaped hole in the middle.

I had sort of forgotten about them again after the last time I looked for their name, but since I dreamt about them last night, I figured I'd #AskTheFediverse this time. :)

#JeugdSentiment #jeugd #MijnJeugd #JarenNegentig #JarenTachtig #eighties #nineties #MyChildhood #nostalgia

Byte Battle:

youtube.com/watch?v=uiLUcZbTDM

#demoscene

(But Truck what is that?
It's a sizecoding showdown... 2 coders head to head making something in tic-80, with time _and_ size limits. See the video. Still be unsure what it is. Know it will be awesome and tune in.)

(And yes, Fennel is allowed ... but sadly the contestants (8 folks) are already picked (which is probably a good idea, really, since coordinating people across timezones and being sure everyone's set up...

I _believe_ Flopine will be one of the contestents, I don't know, I just know Flopine was apparently trying out tic80 on her stream ... so... (: )

I have this series of #sketch #drawings of a sort of #mascot I drew several years ago inspired by the name of the website of an #IRC friend of mine, but which never really got used: photos.app.goo.gl/21j5iXxcv14G

I still really like the idea of it, but never really fleshed it out to a point where I was completely satisfied with it.

Recently I've had the urge to do something with it again; perhaps use it for some of my own projects, but it's very #music oriented, which I'm not as much.

I guess I could use it for some of my music-related projects, like I did as a placeholder for fixato.org/music/recommendatio, but it'd still feel like I'm underutilising the little chick.

Though I guess that how I drew him here, with the 'o' originally meant to resemble a harp, I guess it also kind of looks like a computer keyboard, albeit from a wrong perspective.

#FiXatoDraws

dream log, Hitman, Roswell, MSX (long; ~1400 chars) 

I dreamt I was playing an #MSX game which reminded me a lot of the #Hitman series.
Visually it alternated between a isometric perspective like in the Batman game, or #LaAbadíaDelCrimen, with graphics that made me think it was a typical #ZXSpectrum port (though ran a lot smoother than those usually do...).
Bright red, yellow and blue colours used, with red being the most prominent.
You even had two coins you could throw to distract guards. They were supposed to be Polish #złoty, though I noted in the #dream they were incorrectly indicated as #Euro. The coins were dark red and obviously spun around a lot.

One of the levels was supposed to have a hidden ending where you found a #cryostasis unit and had to find a way to thaw and revive those inside. It would turn out they were aliens.

That specific episode was set in the ' #Roswell year', which in the dream I thought was 1943, but I was corrected by another dream character as it having happened in 1946. A quick look on Wikipedia shows both my dream thoughts were wrong, as the #RoswellIncident was in July of #1947.

I was trying to plan the game in my #ParentalHome, with various other people also bringing in their MSX machines, including my late #father. A missed #realityCheck opportunity...

Now I kinda wish such a game existed for the MSX :p

#dreaming #dreams #dreamLog #FiXatoDreams #personal

re: CLI Player Queue progress 

got some more #coding done on #CliPlayerQueue, and I can now easily add channels by name and channel id either via a single #CLI command, or by hitting ctrl+n in the #fzf menu and entering the values when asked for.

Existing feeds can be updated from the menu by a single ctrl+u press.

Filtering is also slightly improved.

At this point it's one thing I can cross off the #ScratchYourOwnItches list. :D

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Google Photos 

Started the download of about 250 GB of photos and videos from #GooglePhotos.
So glad we have #fibreInternet now, so I can just download five 50GiB archives one at a time, rather than 25 ten GiB archives, which then still had the tendency to time-out while downloading...

Once I've verified the archives, and successfully extracted them all (hope I have the spare disk space for that on the missus desktop...), I can tell #Google to reduce the quality to claim back cloud storage space.

Inspired by @benhamill's #WolfShirtWednesday post, here's a snapshot of me wearing my #SonataArctica #wolf #tshirt.

#DailyPhoto #contentWarnings: #selfie, no direct eye-contact from me, as I'm looking towards the banner on the wall behind me, but the wizard drawn on it does kind of look directly at the camera.
And I guess the metal horn hand-sign?

#wolf #wolves #beard #selfies #FiXato #FiXatoBlog

(repost because the (long) image description didn't seem to have gone through from mobile...)

I've created an alt account over at toot.cat: @FiXato@toot.cat

You can find the re-introduction post at toot.cat/@FiXato/1055047806305.

Once the avatar and other profile data are properly cached (currently I'm showing as a without profile info for some reason, at least from m.s), I'll boost the intro post and import my follows list.

Currently I don't have concrete plans for migrating away from this profile, yet. I first want to explore 's features, and maybe try out other alternatives.

I've created an alt account over at toot.cat: @FiXato@toot.cat

You can find the re-introduction post at toot.cat/@FiXato/1055047806305.

Once the avatar and other profile data are properly cached (currently I'm showing as a without profile info for some reason, at least from m.s), I'll boost the intro post and import my follows list.

Currently I don't have concrete plans for migrating away from this profile, yet. I first want to explore 's features, and maybe try out other alternatives.

computing, today vs yesteryear, atari st 

this PDF of this book I've been virtually thumbing through on the Atari ST internals is wild through a modern lens.

it was contemporary to the machine itself, so it was for all intents and purposes examining a new thing in as much technical detail as it could. as you'd expect.

then I scroll to page 275 of the PDF and am presented with Section 3.9 - The BIOS Listings - Version 1, which appears to be a full disassembly of the system BIOS along with comments throughout explaining what was (supposed to be) happening on that line

highly secure: can't jailbreak what's already unlocked :blobthinksmart:

if you like to nerd out reading 68000 assembler, this link's for you

synacktiv.com/ressources/Atari

the of :
«late 14c., drogge (early 14c. in Anglo-French), "any substance used in the composition or preparation of medicines," from Old French droge "supply, stock, provision" (14c.), which is of unknown origin. Perhaps from Middle Dutch or Middle Low German droge-vate "dry barrels," or droge waere, literally "dry wares" (but specifically drugs & spices), with first element mistaken as indicating the contents, or because medicines mostly consisted of dried herbs.»

Dad joke, gross food 

Seen in random comments on a website: "Don't knock haggis. It gives you a full stomach." :flan_drummer::flan_sick:

Great... 2021 has barely started, and I already have a idea for yet another xD
Of course it's also something that fits my set of ideas...

Fortunately it should be something that's fairly straightforward. (or so I hope... :P)

People complaining once again about the spec limitations of the competition.
So, this year I decided to suggest that those who want to compete with , , or other configurations that don't match the limitations of the , to participate in one of the many out there. :)
msx.org/news/challenges/en/msx

Feel free to comment here with your suggestions for events that welcome in their specific compos or . :)

Good morning folk and friends from far and near!

Today I wish you a bit of comfort when you need it ✨

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