The 1981 IBM PC Technical Reference Manual appendix A includes the extensively commented 8088 assembly source code for the system's BIOS. http://classiccomputers.info/down/IBM/IBM_PC_5150/IBM_5150_Technical_Reference_6025005_AUG81.pdf
It's a two-coffee kind of morning apparently - purely hedonistic, I should specify. I try not to drink coffee just because of caffeine. In fact if I could find a really tasty decaf I might end up having more than two cups of coffee a day... (I try to limit myself to one, but that's often unsuccessful.)
The barista apologized that the foam was a little flatter than intended. It was delicious. Great texture, great dial-in.
I am going to end up working on a big Factorio spreadsheet in org-mode, I can just sense it.
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On the upside I did a whole lot of reading about it and now I know of a new ways in which people can be awful to other people, so that was useful.
And I managed to keep off the internet while dealing with the sharp part of the embarrassment, so that worked out. (Played a bunch of Factorio instead and made some progress there.)
Feels like this is one of those events my brain will dredge up ten years from now when I'm feeling down though. Blargh.
Live and learn.
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Yesterday I jammed my foot in my mouth pretty hard.
A friend mentioned she appreciated a point of etiquette, one which I hadn't thought about before, & noted a hellbirb thread from a stranger on the topic. It was mostly unfamiliar so it sparked off some new thoughts for me.
But I mentioned it to a different group of friends who recognized in it indicators of a really problematic school of thought and got pretty upset.
Absolutely mortifying. Nothing worse than hurting friends.
The interesting thing about doing my code streaming in the later afternoon is that the cats get fed around 5pm, so they start to mill around me near when I want to wrap things up. Also they get to guest star on cam.
Yesterday at her insistence I made @firstname.lastname@example.org a martini so dirty that it was basically a cocktail glass of brine and olives spritzed with gin and waved under a bottle of vermouth.
unrelated reminder that the UK metal festival Bloodstock had to ask performers to not swear during stage banter because if the wind is right the audio carries a mile and a half to a nearby WW1 memorial graveyard
and apparently while music just sounds like white noise at that distance, someone shouting "ARE YOU HAVING A FUCKING GOOD TIME YOU BASTARDS" over the PA is recognisable and so they had some complaints
Apparently in provinces where alcohol can be sold in grocery stores, no name brand has wine???🤯 Iconic.
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(amid the instrumental, you hear blaring, ominous horns from afar)
th̸e ͡ven̸gabus a̸pproac҉hęs
t̴ǫ ̢c͜le̸an̕s̴e̛ us̨ o͠f͘ ̴rȩp͢roa̛ch҉e̷s͡
͡our ͟so̴u̷l̕s ̴re̶m̨a͏in i͘n l̡im͢bo
͝a ͜t̶r͝a͞nscen͞d҉ental̴ ͞d̷isco
̛t̵h҉e ͞whe͞e͞l͠s̛ ̕ar͢e ҉in͘ ̛s͡usp̵e͠ns̷i̛o̵n̵
y̴our ̕min͟d̴ sųc̴c̛umbs t̸o҉ tension
so if you͡'̷d join ̸ou̸r pa̧r̕t̷y
c̢ome͘ ̕on an͡d l̛e̸av̛e ͘y͜o͞ur ̢bod͘y
oh man when boys noize and erol alkan released a vinyl for their song "lemonade" they made it a picture disk and made it look like a cdr
except its a normal sized vinyl so its a HUGE cdr, look at the fucking size of this bastard holy shit