I am debating with myself if I should get a D2500HN Desktop Board that's available locally for cheap, and set it up as a retrogaming system.

I have an old Nvidia PCI GPU doing nothing at the moment, and with the 4GB DDR3 ram that's included, it should do nicely for anything of the Windows XP era and earlier, as well as most 8, 16, and 32 bit emulators.

Decisions decisions...

Initial testing of "Smuggles of Cygnus" by @Longplay_Games with Wayland on Fedora 36 looks promising. No issues so far, and moderately better performance than on X11, especially on modest hardware (AMD Vega 8). Rock solid with an Nvidia 1650Ti using nvidia-510.68.02 drivers.

Grab the pre-release Alpha demo for Windows and Linux on itch (longplaygames.itch.io/smuggler) and give it a spin! If/when you find bugs, you can report them to me, @Longplay_Games, or on the forum (forum.longplay.games/)

uspol, Linux 

Just received an automated email about the Linux Foundation's Open Source Summit coming up next month in Texas.

It is despicable that the Linux Foundation would host a major event in Texas. I can't think of any better way to signal to women and the LGBT community that they don't matter to the open source movement.

Apollo is introduced to physics, using a Newton's Cradle. Not sure he understood the concept, but he found the moving pendulums amusing

Sitting at my home office desk working, while installing a game on my A1200 harddrive. Listening to the floppy drive working is like ASMR. Soothing noises that warms my retro computing heart.

Did you check out my album? :D Which track in "Side A" is your favorite?

Spotify: open.spotify.com/album/7uZwxrS
Bandcamp: colorbleed.bandcamp.com/

Wish I didn't have to, and I'm not looking forward to tomorrow, but I just got my booster vaccine.

But better vaccinated than dead...

It only took me 31 years, but I finally sat down and finished Loom, in all its Adlib glory.

Nice and relaxing little game, that actually only took about three hours to leisurely complete. I like the musical mechanics of weaving, and the accompanying Book of Patterns. Fairly decent graphics for the time, but the story felt like it missed a few chapters. I'm guessing some parts of the game were cut for some reason it another.

All in all, I give it a 6.22 out of 10...

Shhh! Nobody tell my habanero plant that it's almost December, and we're in Northern Norway...

What's your primary OS?

Boosts appreciated for sample size :)

Anyone in Toronto interested in a 1984 Mac 512K? Free, as-is. Pickup only, East York. It's just light enough to carry on transit.

I kinda need to know whether to hang onto it or Got Junk it by tomorrow, and I'll only be around till the 1st to give it away.

Boosts OK.

I installed @elementary OS 6 on my laptop the other day.

I'm genuinely impressed with the level of polish! Animations are smooth, touchpad gestures fluid and intuitive, and Gnome has never looked this good.

I love the new dark mode, with automatic switching (although I do wish it would switch between the night and day water cliff image as well).

All in all, a very good distro, and while sightly more "locked down" than other *buntu distros, unlocking it was fairly simple, and took a minute.

Ahh, Linux. You're my favourite Windows-be-gone!

Setting up my new laptop with @Manjaro KDE.

Coming this Winter - a new concept of Early Access...
We'll be releasing an EA Demo of that improves as we approach the full release.
As the game matures and adds features, so will the demo - and your save game will transfer!

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