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12 more days until update ⌛I'm excited for new caves under my old chunks!

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@levels_check when you're trying to find a vegetarian meal in a rural area

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"demoscene" is a great word because whenever someone asks you why you're doing/learning some technical thing you can say "demoscene" and they'll leave you alone

MangoHud works easily using 32-bit Debian 11. Running it with MANGOHUD_CONFIG=fps_limit=30,no_display

Now my only issues are 1) the mouse position is offset inside the VM (seems like it would be tricky to fix but the mouse is optional anyway), and 2) my USB-connected gamepad is not passed through to the VM (should be easy to fix, right?)

Apparently these apps called "MangoHud" and "Strangle" are supposed to be able to limit FPS, but I can't get either to work. Strangle wants some older version of a 32bit library so I'm gonna try it in a virtual machine

Well, it worked until level 4 where I had to mash buttons to skip a cutscene in which Spider-Man dies... then at the end of level 10 I found out the level-ending cutscene also has a glitch in which Spider-Man dies. Saw in YouTube comments that this problems occurs because the framerate isn't locked, which makes logical sense? So I'm trying to figure out if it's possible to fix somehow. My Spidey adventure might be over at level 10

Spent a bit of time trying to get the PS1 version of Spiderman the 2001 video game by Neversoft to run in PCSX2. I guess it's a hard game to emulate for some reason. However, it turns out you can run the Windows version in Wine and it works easily 😃

Trying to look up a postcard designer app I had on CD-ROM in the 90s. Google search is like:
"postcard designer windows 95" does that mean you want to buy postcards?
"windows 95 postcard designer" does that mean you want to install Windows 11?
"card designer CD-ROM 1995" do you want to buy blank CDs?

Remember when Google actually used the keywords you submitted instead of guessing what ads to show based on a single word? 🤦‍♀️

The app I remember was by SoftKey. I found it in an image search

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In the spirit of open government, France dumps 9,067 repos online to show off its FOSS credentials theregister.com/2021/11/11/fre

Firefox reader mode estimates it would take almost 2 hours to read all 1100 excerpts from erowid.txt :blobcatcoffee: :winrar: fun.tassaron.com/erowid.txt I made this file so I could Ctrl+F to confirm that I'm not posting a duplicate

I made an actual erowid.txt you can download, containing all 1100ish quotes posted as of November 10 2021 fun.tassaron.com/erowid.txt I recently started updating the @erowidtxt account on Twitter again.

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On being "lazy" about software freedom:

Everyone lives a full life. Not everyone gets the same opportunity to pick what fills their life, though. People are busy. They have things they like to do or find easy, & things that are unpleasant or difficult.

People whose life is filled differently than yours, who have different priorities than yours, aren't any more lazy than you are lazy for not picking a more compassionate way to talk about the challenges standing in the way of software freedom.

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flags as language markers shitpost 

Well, this 14 minute test stream is actually watchable but I still haven't got the mic situation figured out. I will in time. For now this is good enough for me. I just want to practice speaking and maybe capture a few Minecraft memories for later. twitch.tv/tassaron/v/119888943

This $50 Bluetooth headset sounds quite good on Windows even if it does require playing control-panel-games to get it working like a normal microphone (by default it's only used for phone calls). On KDE Plasma it's much easier to configure the audio devices but then the Bluetooth codec or whatever makes it sound like dogshit. Hopefully Linux media production will be easier someday. Reading a manual to get simple devices working is no fun :professor:

I was using the built-in mic on my laptop with a noise gate, which works okay but turns out I was talking too quietly because it was early morning. So half my speech got cut by the gate. Every other microphone I have, other than a webcam, is not working properly out of the box on KDE Neon and I don't have the patience to learn about the snakepit called Linux audio -_- So until I do, I'll just talk louder.

I streamed for an hour on Twitch this morning, building paths around the wheat fields heading to the 7 windmills that still need roofs built... I didn't talk much but yeah, I might as well stream in case something interesting happens. Gives me an excuse to talk to myself

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I’ve been running an instance since 2017 and I gotta say the whole moderation experience sucks. And I can’t even automate it because the API fof domain suspension doesn’t seem to exist, and then only alternative is manually finding and white listing Every Instance. #mastodev #mastoadmin

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