I always wondered why Hajime no Ippo felt weirdly nostalgic

And the lack of home computers, DVD players (though plenty of VHS), or mobile phones struck me

Then I remembered, the setting for the original story is the late 1980s to the early 1990s. It was also when Japan and the global economy tanked hard and people turn to sports and entertainment when job prospects are low and careers seem fleeting

@moonman

Wireguard is actually a nice example of smallcode base in a field where its even more crucial.

I refuse to accept a world where we choose to exclude large parts of society because we are lazy, or what's more often the case because it's 'cheaper'.

You say outlier, that's on one hand crude, but also wrong. Broadband isn't in the hands of a majority of people, even if it was, we got a duty towards minorities.

The undeniable retro-modern appeal of cyberpunk aesthetics are a vector for messaging and culture that must be possessed and maintained by we freaks, lest they be used against us.

鈥淚nspirational quotes are best given with photos of nature鈥
- me

@garbados And how! I do miss the days when I could figure out how things worked though. Now, the only thing I know for sure about computers is where the power switch is

[Inspirational quote]
鈥淲ow. I should do that too鈥

*sips coffee*
*doesn鈥檛*

鈥淢icroservices鈥 are kinda what Unix programs did and still pretend to do

@natecull @enkiv2 @Triplefox I think the fact that we build applications is the single biggest problem in computing because composition is one of the most powerful concepts in computing, and we've almost entirely flushed it down the toilet, at least for the end user, WHO IS THE ONLY PERSON WHO MATTERS IN COMPUTING.

Is it crazy how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how crazy it is?

Time for another #retrocomputing show and tell!

I'm quite pleased to introduce you to the NEC MobilePro 900, a "handheld" PC powered by a XScale PXA255 processor and running Microsoft Windows for Handheld PC 2000 (build 9546-126)

(Photos taken on top of a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 for size reference)

@slphilxyz @moonman It鈥檚 weird to live in a time when 鈥淚 decide what runs on my computer鈥 is considered old fashioned

@cypnk I use a static site generator for this reason. I try not to serve any JS at all. I've always hated this; I'd prefer having to refresh if it meant the Internet actually worked and wasn't a half-assed "application". Just serve me a page!

The New Yorker dropped a piece today on Linus Torvalds and the sexist culture of abuse within Linux. Turns out Linus's apology came after they contacted him for comment. newyorker.com/science/elements

Ever-growing list of websites that don鈥檛 work at all or show a plain white page without is a testament to the cesspool that is modern web development

I browse without JS on mobile to save my meager bandwidth (8mb for JS libs from 10 different sources), to save battery life, and to avoid the deluge of on-page malarkey that make most sites unusable

@rubah Space-wise, yes. But you do get more freedom to do as you please with a house. E.G. Turn the attic into a den or third bedroom, put in another half-bath downstairs, nice fires during winter, break through walls etc... There are other perks besides space

@cypnk I sketched out the dimensions of Nebraska (left) and compared it to my sketch of our old apartment (right)...
Total sqft: 1152 : 562
Dining room: 121sqft : 60sqft
Kitchen: 88 sqft : 72 sqft
Living room: 218.5 sqft : 221sqft
MBR: 90.25 sqft : 156 sqft
(Apt only had 1br to Nebraska's 4)
Bath: 61.75 sqft : 45 sqft
Closet: 9sqft : 24 sqft
(Apt only had 1 clos to Nebraska's 3)

This house would have been a moderate improvement over our apt in some regards, but not much...

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