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One thing I've learned is it's possible to get a VGA -> composite cable for very little money. If I can get that, I'd like to play some pixel art indie PC games on my CRT with my SNES USB controller.

Other games I'll review: ALIEN SYNDROME - the opening of each level has pixel of art of a space ship and these are amazingly well done. Playable game, kind of atmospheric. AFTER BURNER - nearly-incomprehensible chaos but it makes me happy nonetheless. ALEX KIDD IN MIRACLE WORLD - I dont' know how to feel about the cover art. Sort of a strategy-platformer, which is interesting.

Another great SMS game is GREAT GOLF, which is sort of proof positive that attention to detail can make up for presentation. Very basically presented golf game but somehow it feels like a very realistic simulation. Some issues with course design because it always faces you to the pin and it's relatively easy in many situations to OUT OF BOUNDS but... IDC! Very fun golf game :)

I purchased a CRT finally, actually an amazingly beautiful old wood-cabinet HITACHI. We absolutely do not have room for this but somehow, it fits already. It's maybe even from the 70s but somehow... SOMEHOW in perfect condition.

I was playing SEGA MASTER SYSTEM games on it, given to me graciously by a friend. Most of those games are (sad to say) second rate compared to many NES games however Wonder Boy In Monster Land is kind of a treat! Fun to think how many people played this last year :)

These have been some programming thoughts. I really enjoy computer programming, it's a delight!!!

So I am using overall a little bit older computers for my things, and let me say: there is a certain peace of mind in using a computer that doesn't change how it works in some small way every 6 hours!

I think programs should not have a wrapping limit, each line should be a logical thing and if it long for a good reason, it get to be long...

"But I like to diff it side by side"

Yeah but that's a tool issue!

"But github something something"

Git is not my boss why's it yours?

That said I would like a programming editor that could wrap comments, and comments ONLY. This is the only part of a computer program that feels like it should actually text-wrap, to me.

So much anime I remember hearing about when I was a teen and it was just not. available. Except as piraty, which I could not do, because (urf) my hdd was never big enough for very many episodes!

Bubblegum Crisis looks cooooool as all. get. out. How is it I already know it won't be available except as a $237 box set on Amazon............ :///

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As of right this very moment I'm available for hire and looking for work! C++, Rust, Scala, Python. Tools and services dev. Would appreciate any boosts as well. :D

At my coworking space, love having a little spot to go to and focus :) Er...

I'm enjoying Yo-Kai Watch (the first one) incredibly so much. For me this is a perfect game.

I had to return my communism book to the library because someone else had it reserved.

This is sort of ironic, but also ironic is that I kept it like 4 extra days because I have a good job and don't care about paying the late fees.

Idk this whole situation is just a bit funny :) BTW it was a very good book, called HOUSE OF GOVERNMENT. I wrote down what page I made it to and I think I'll try to get it back.

Played quite a lot of Xenoblade Chronicles X (the Wii U one) lately.

Also I wonder if I can become a crystal that people can consult, somehow.

Also: I realized I don't need a raspberry pi for a git server, I just need to root an old phone and put Linux on it.

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While I'm inventing conspiracy theory origins for recent technologies, here's another one:

Bitcoin was invented by an unknown person pseudonamed "Satoshi Nakamoto". Before people used their spare computing time to mine bitcoins, one of the big things they did with spare compute was to run the SETI@Home client, helping to search for extraterrestrials. Who might have a vested interest in redirecting resources away from the search for extraterrestrials? Is "Satoshi Nakamoto" really a /person/?

Cats are cute babies and don't nobody tell me notherwise!!

Also been really into yaeji lately, check her music out if you didn't know about it already:

youtube.com/watch?v=eRV1Dzqj1g

The weird thing about seeing a movie in Thai was being able to make out parts of the dialogue, at least with the help of the subtitles. Thai is the only language other than English that I ever learned to speak for the purpose of communication.

I'm not even slightly competant but it has a special feeling for that reason. I badly want to learn more languages.

Tonight I saw a movie, BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK. Some info is here:

calgarycinema.org/screenings/2

If you get a chance to see this in a theatre I can recommend it, it's a mesmerizing and incredibly interesting, thought provoking, perplexing and at times absurd film, while also being quite serious and poetic.

Not really like anything I've seen before, I feel lucky to have been able to see it.

I am really liking this book about the Bolsheviks and I want to make a zine about Yakov Sverdlov