NB - Starting this Wednesday, 5 PM CET, I'll be doing retro programming streams on weekdays.
First task is to write a little HyperCard stack to help us get any code we write into version control.
The usual Sunday gaming streams will continue as normal.
like if i could have pair programmed with my dad when i was a kid? or together with my brother on the little games we made together?
that would have been amazeballs for learning and fun
I always found it disappointing that desktop environments usually only support a single mouse pointer and a single focused window / insertion point for keyboard input.
Unixy systems might support multihead where devices could be routed to separate desktops, but I'm thinking more like
If you had a very large 4k tv hooked up two a computer with two keyboards and two mice/trackpads, and did pair programming with a colleague or a child, able to edit separate windows/tabs or the same one simultaneously.
Note: I've moved my streams back to Sundays 5pm CET (8am PST). I'm currently playing Sam & Max Season 2, the point-and-click adventure from the naughts.
Taking a break from streaming each morning, might slowly go back to that in a few games, it was fun, but I miss sleeping in.
BTW — I did some videos where I ramble about writing a programming language. Currently covers the basics of tokenizing, parsing, and of implementing my own bytecode interpreter VM.
(PS — the first two episodes have the cam covering app output, apologies)
Still, the JPEG decoding slowness rings true. I do remember finding some image files I had converted from JPEG to (dithered!) GIF in one of my backups. That was probably exactly for the reason he mentions: That I had more apps that could open GIFs than JPEGs and that it was faster.
Recently discovered Adrian's Digital Basement, a video series about retro computers. He revived a Macintosh Color Classic.
I had totally forgotten that JPEG decoding took this long back then, but as soon as he showed it, I recognized the JPEGView progress cursor, which I wouldn't have seen had it been faster. And the Mac I sued back then was a 68LC040 too.
I guess from googling 8V seems to be the standard current for a doorbell. Also seems what all the doorbells in online shops here seem to be, so I guess that's standardized, surprisingly.
Is there a simple way to find out what voltage my doorbell uses if I don't have a volt-meter? Is there a usual voltage for a 50ies era ringing doorbell?
Thinking about connecting a piezo buzzer to the contacts so my doorbell doesn't sound the same as the neighbor's, or connecting a Raspberry Pi to it so my phone can know when the doorbell is rung. #tw
A lot of people are mentioning that Trump's bans from social media will cause more issues, but I disagree, and this comment sums it up well. While this is in response to a subreddit being taken down, it applies to Facebook and Twitter as well.
Interesting video about troubleshooting a modern 8-bit computer (the "Commander X16"), which has basically everything on it to do the cool things 8-bit computers (like Commodores or Nintendos) were able to do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LU5989eVRZs
I make a HyperCard clone at https://stacksmith.org
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