“A microphone turned on. “It’s okay, professor,” one of the students said. “I could use a crying break too.”“ qmwproject.com/post/response-t

(CW: Suicide and pandemic grief. I cried.)

github.com/cr1901/devdriv/blob I can mark something off my bucket list. I wrote a Device Driver for MS-DOS. In 2021.

The "HELLO" character device repeatedly streams "HELLO, WORLD!!\n^Z\0" in a loop when read from.

You can treat it like a file and do things like "COPY HELLO COM2" or morally equivalently "TYPE HELLO > COM2" to get the string "HELLO, WORLD!!\n^Z\0" to appear on your terminal device connected to the second serial port :)!

Minddump for later... if using DOS devices in cooked mode, they MUST support grabbing 1 character at a time in blocking read.

If you lie and return a value of chars more than you actually read (which I did for simplicity), the cooked mode DOS handler will treat the read as "EOF reached".

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Currently hovering at around 20 crashes. Tonight's bullshit is brought to you by "most DOS utilities operate on devices in cooked/ASCII mode, where some bytes are interpreted specially". This has caused me a WORLD of fucking pain.

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I suppose I'm doing a reboot/crash counter for this project... currently at 3 I think?

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Time to crash DOS for the 10,000th time... wonder what I did wrong :o...

'Irreconcilable Differences' by me


My thoughts on the Mastodon iOS app and the frustrations within with a side of our long standing problems with Gargron.

I had to do a mod again in my IRC channel... wheee... it sucks lmao.

But being thanked by others for "taking out the trash" DOES feel really damn good :)!

So apparently we can easily help people out of poverty by providing aid, stopping evictions, increasing unemployment benefits and increasing wage pressures

i have no money and need food. im also out of estradiol. dont get paid until august 6th, and after food and bills and saving for appointments i wont have any money for HRT which is about £60 i need per month for just estradiol. can someone please help me?? dunno how much more i can keep going on like this with the dysphoria<3



cashapp: JuliaEl

I offered Meech some breakfast but he claims to be pretty happy where he is and does not wish to attend the kitchen at this time. #MastoCats #CatBellies

"That reddit-killing distributed self-hosted tool you’re building probably won’t kill reddit, sorry. [...] Make something personal for a dozen people, because that’s the one thing those massive vendors will never do and never even understand that they could do."

- Graham: "My proposal for scaling open source: don’t"


Commodore 64GB

* 64 gigabytes of ram, addressed by a 16 bit address plus a whole lot of paging
* 40x25 text screen with 8k-upscaling HDMI output
* twin joystick input, one for each of the two windows you can have
* 8 terabyte removeable storage packs using 300 baud data transfer
* comes with a free copy of Cyberpunk 2077 in hex dump printout format, in several warehouses full of Compute magazines. There's a checksum after every 32 bytes to catch typing errors. Issue 4,554,545 is a little faded.

Caution: Write-protection will not prevent a cartridge being erased by
bulk-erasure or degaussing.
-- HP Ultrium tape drive user's guide, page 12

oral sex doesn't count 🤝 dental care isn't covered
not realizing the mouth is part of the human body

Please don't spam this channel with newbie questions about "help im drowning" and "gblrblgrlb" before reading the quickstart documentation, thanks

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