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That was fast! The keycaps I ordered from wasdkeyboards arrived today and now my ZX81+38 has a complete keyboard with the full set of ZX81 glyphs, keywords, and symbols.

#zx81 #zx81plus38 #hardware #projects #keycaps

The part of John Wick where he turns to the camera mid-fight and says "It's Wickin' time" then decapitates a man with a scented candle

@rysiek "this UEFI implant seems to have been used in the wild since the end of 2016 -- long before UEFI attacks started being publicly described", uhm hello I'm right here.

Just heard Carbon described as "grievance based language design" and I can't stop laughing.

Basically, the ISO C++ standards group wouldn't give Google everything they asked for, so they made their own C++ with black and hookers and ya know what, forget the dynamic linking.

i will boost any columbo content that crosses my feed. this is my promise to you

in this episode of Columbo, an autogynephilic woman murders a sex pervert. Columbo plays the tuba.

Roadside sign tryna be funny: "Has anyone tried unplugging the United States and plugging it in again?"

Me: .... why on the lorde's green earth would you plug it in again

What I really want to see is a model where the local software is like a VR web browser, only it loads virtual spaces instead of websites - and the virtual spaces live on servers in the form of a plaintext something-or-other on par with HTML - or at least some kind of easily-modifiable open format - so that anyone can make their own VR spaces that are browser-agnostic.

Maybe somebody out there is already working on this?

The hard part is, how the heck do you handle multiple people interacting in the same space? The actual Web wasn't really built for that sort of thing and doesn't have a good general solution to copy...

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i was today years old when i learned that spreadsheet language...


... is considered to be a form of BASIC! "visual basic for apps"!

it's so different to me as to be unrecognizable

NOOOO david warner you were supposed to live forever :(

i ❤️ that he shows up in so many random movies, good and bad, from various eras

in my heart he will always be the pee-flinging wizard from QUEST OF THE DELTA KNIGHTS

close second: playing a laser-obsessed satan in TIME BANDITS

The 3-5 minute load times for loading ZX81 software from "tape" are starting to get tedious. Time to give this machine some other means of talking to the outside world. Hello, ZX PICO IO, just sent off to fabrication.

#zx81 #zx81plus38 #zx-pico-io #projects #hw

this is how i learned that apparently golang has THREE infinities: +inf, -inf, and .... neutral inf!

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follow-up: the toml compliance test also had several basic coding errors ... i'm not convinced anyone actually tried to run these. i patched it enough to actually compare the expected outputs. i'll probably submit that to them as a PR when i'm done, in case anyone else is still looking at it.

i found the json test suite over in a different repo (burntsushi) and patched a few that were ambiguous, tho i patched them for python (the tests were written for golang) so there's no point making a PR

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one of my favorite tricks is to use the unicode "top 1/8 block" character as an underline for errors

there's a toml compliance tester but... they forgot to check in the actual test files 😂

i nearly had a stroke last night when i realized that columbo's partner (for one episode) was DABNEY COLEMAN

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