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I have a love_hate relationship with underscores

Turns out it was a simple error, having TOTAL_NOUNS set to 13 when there were 16 nouns in the game :yooka: Glad I got this old thing working again.

Oh my! I looked through a tar.gz of my old home directory and found some source code I thought I'd lost three years ago, for a little text adventure game I was writing in C++. Looks like I broke it at the end by trying to split up the code or do a Makefile or something. A fun puzzle I left half-finished 🤔

The 2012 laptop is finally in retirement, and I'm using VLC's Chromecast support + KDE Connect to get the same experience with my TV as before. Very convenient :)

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When someone makes a Tamagotchi clone for PineTime I might get one, this is an essential feature for me to get a smart watch, I've decided

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This Week in KDE: In case you thought Plasma wasn't configurable enough, now you get to pick your preferred accent colors too. That is, you can choose the background colors of highlighted menu options or selected items.

pointieststick.com/2021/08/27/

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Computer repair trick of the trade 

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Computer repair trick of the trade 

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"Do you need comfort or solutions"? Important question to ask when someone is having a bad time. = Note to self who is always in solution mode.

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All cryptography is public-key cryptography if you did it wrong enough.

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I found this YouTuber from a C++ video (youtu.be/TBGu3NNpF1Q) but he also has some fun Python videos where he steps through bytecode and whatnot :win3_computer:

ooh, I completely forgot they added a match statement to Python 3.10 🥳

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(Actually pretty sure my laptop was from the end of 2007)

Pretty sure I installed Google Chrome back when it first came out and was exclusive to Vista (if I'm remembering right). It had tree-style tabs as an option, then Google removed that option so I went back to Firefox with my billion extensions 😛

The last version of Windows I used and enjoyed was actually Vista >.> It worked well on the specific laptop I had back in 2006. I started experimenting with Ubuntu in 2011 by installing it on an external hard drive. Then I got a laptop with Windows 8 and overwrote it with Ubuntu, and my only experience with Windows 7 is using it for work on desktop towers. So although I didn't dislike Win7, I also don't have any fond memories of it like I do with 3.11, 95, 98, XP, and Vista

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@brianna Microsoft just does not believe in their own designs. They should have treated Windows 7 like Apple treats OS X. The basic user interface paradigm is solved and only needs to change a little bit over time. Not that Apple has done a great job of that over the last 10 years exactly.

I used Windows 10 for about a year and my opinion is that it's better for programming than older versions of Windows (thanks to WSL and the new Terminal and VScode) but the experience for an average user is really, really bad. There are 3 different apps for changing sound settings, and the File Explorer looks like it wouldn't fit into *any* version of Windows let alone 10. Microsoft gave up. Hopefully Windows 11 is an attempt to fix this but... consistency in the proprietary world is impossible🤔

Windows 10 "file explorer" was so ridiculously bad, I looked for an alternative and never found one. The Windows 11 version (first image) doesn't look nearly as bad, but I'm skeptical of the functionality since Microsoft screwed the last one up so bad.

Someone I follow on GitHub starred an alternative Files app for Windows 11 (second image), and it looks more consistent with the design language of modern Windows.

It's pretty bizarre that Windows Terminal is one of the best Microsoft apps now.

"wellness" in companyspeak translates to "snake oil"

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